Restaurants with Vegan Options in Australia

  • Manta Restaurant and Bar

    Manta Restaurant and Bar

    Perched on the edge of Sydney’s sparkling harbour overlooking Woolloomooloo Whar...

  • Choc-A-Block

    Choc-A-Block

    Blending Arabian, Asian and Australian fare with dessert decadence and shisha, C...

  • Vines Restaurant at Hollydene Estate

    Vines Restaurant at Hollyd...

    Vines Restaurant at Hollydene Estate presents a unique and inviting dining envir...

  • Machan Indian Restaurant

    Machan Indian Restaurant

    Located just off Eltham’s main drag is Machan Indian Restaurant, a solid local f...

  • The Wine Library

    The Wine Library

    A new chapter has opened on long standing Woollahra watering hole, The Wine Libr...

  • The Hop Factory

    The Hop Factory

    For Newcastle's ultimate craft beer dining experience, swing by The Hop Fact...

  • Shelter

    Shelter

    Set in idyllic beachside Lennox Heads, Shelter on Pacific Parade beckons as a ho...

  • The Allotment Cafe

    The Allotment Cafe

    Refined café fare and organic coffee have Reedy Creek locals flocking to Th...

  • Momoda

    Momoda

    Traditional Chinese street food with an unexpected, modern twist awaits Canberra...

  • QT Kitchen

    QT Kitchen

    Melbourne foodies are flocking to modern Vietnamese restaurant QT Kitchen on Hig...

  • DelBoy's Diner

    DelBoy's Diner

    Put on your blue suede shoes and head to DelBoy's Diner on Dwyer Turn in Joo...

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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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