Restaurants with Vegan Options in Australia

  • Fruits of Passion

    Fruits of Passion

    Offering the promise of aromatic coffee and delectable fare is lively café,...

  • The Independent Gembrook

    The Independent Gembrook

    A lively hot spot in Melbourne’s outer south-east dining scene, The Independent ...

  • Roshni Indian Restaurant

    Roshni Indian Restaurant

    In the heart of Mackay’s busy centre sits Roshni Indian Restaurant, a welcoming ...

  • JJ's Indian Restaurant Kiama

    JJ's Indian Restaurant Kia...

    Spice lovers embark on a flavoursome dining adventure at JJ’s Indian Restaurant ...

  • Centrepoint Cafe

    Centrepoint Cafe

    Iconic Centrepoint Cafe on Victoria Street in Taree is a neighbourhood spot with...

  • Stella Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria

    Stella Italian Kitchen and...

    Begin an Italian gastronomic journey while soaking up the Northern Beaches vibe ...

  • The Barracks Espresso Bar & Eating House

    The Barracks Espresso Bar ...

    A comfortably quick 30-minute drive from Canberra City, perched amongst the lush...

  • Casalinga

    Casalinga

    Experience contemporary European cuisine in Croydon at Casalinga, a smart casual...

  • Zanya's Cafe

    Zanya's Cafe

    As the smell of gentle spices waft through the air, prepare to embark on a Middl...

  • Boss Pizzeria

    Boss Pizzeria

    Tucked away in the back streets of Camberwell, Boss Pizzeria entices locals with...

  • Gather and Feast

    Gather and Feast

    Take the bite off lingering hunger at Gather and Feast on James Street in Cabool...

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    Cultural Influences

    Restaurants in Australia are as diverse as they are plentiful. With a restaurant scene rich with cultural influences from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, America and Polynesia, Australia has become a destination for restaurant buffs from around the world. While a blossoming food culture exists right throughout the country, Sydney and Melbourne are at the forefront Australia's fine dining scene. "Modern Australian" is the term used to describe our cuisine; a mix of east meets west, somewhat French, somewhat Italian, somewhat Asian. Our own unique style, but unclassifiable.

    Australian Cuisine

    There is no real discernable difference in cuisine from region to another, but influences such as italian and greek in Melbourne and asian in Darwin are noticeable. Australians love their seafood: Sydney rock oysters, Queensland sea scallops, rock lobsters and mud crabs, giant king prawns and Balmain bugs (the Balmain gug or Moreton Bay gug is a type of slipper lobster and is closely related to the rock lobsters. It is a popular crustacean commonly found in restaurants, fish markets and local fish shops), blue eye cod and Barramundi are all delicacies regularly found on menus throughout the country.

    Indigenous foods are also becoming widely recognized and available, enabling the creation of dishes such as: calamari seasoned with lemon myrtle, aniseed myrtle linguine tossed with South Australian scallops, native spinach fettuccine with crocodile, creamy bush tomato and macadamia sauce, kangaroo fillet crusted with mountain pepper, served with a pepper berry dressing and rosella flower salad. And of course there are witchetty grubs, a delicacy usually reserved for those who venture into the outback.

    Restaurant Opening Times & Reservations

    From relaxed water front cafes to internationally renowned award winning restaurants, whatever the style, Australia serves up an infinite range of culinary delights that will satisfy the most discerning palate. Every restaurant operates on their own opening & closing time but as a guide:

    • Breakfast: 7am - 10am
    • Lunch: 12noon - 2pm
    • Dinner: 6pm - 9.30pm

    Reservations are usually made by phone, fax or via the Internet. It is advisable to book award winning restaurants several days – in some instances weeks – in advance. The bill (check/cheque) includes service and tax. Tipping is optional but appreciated. If you are pleased with the service it is customary to add a tip of 5-10%.

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