Restaurants with Water Views in Australia

  • Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill

    Northerlies Beach Bar and ...

    Absolute beachfront dining with the feel of an island resort awaits at Northerli...

  • Cafe Catalina

    Cafe Catalina

    Boasting an unrivalled coastal location, it's time to unwind at iconic Caf&#...

  • Seaside Cafe Restaurant

    Seaside Cafe Restaurant

    Expect succulent seafood and beautiful vistas at Seaside Café Restaurant on...

  • Xenia Grill

    Xenia Grill

    Transporting visitors to the Mediterranean from the familiarity of Coolangatta i...

  • Reef


    Soak up gentle breezes and breathtaking sunset views over Forster's Wallis L...

  • Brownsugar Restaurant + Functions

    Brownsugar Restaurant + Fu...

    Perched on the shores of Lake Macquarie in Warners Bay, Brownsugar Restaurant + ...

  • 5th Ave

    5th Ave

    Friendly neighbourhood locale 5th Ave café draws loyal crowds from in and a...

  • EAT at Dan & Steph's

    EAT at Dan & Steph's

    Hervey Bay locals and visitors alike take in amazing views of the bay and relax ...

  • Springbay Seafood and Wine Bar

    Springbay Seafood and Wine...

    Take in stunning views while dining over the water at Springbay Seafood and Wine...

  • Ages Pizza

    Ages Pizza

    For a dining experience in Werribee the whole family is sure to love, visit Ages...

  • La Capannina Scarborough

    La Capannina Scarborough

    After feeling sand between your toes and admiring the azure blue Indian Ocean, s...

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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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