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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in New South Wales

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in New South Wales? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of No Bones Byron Bay restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1216)
$41 to $100
Vegan
Byron Bay
About the restaurant
No Bones is the brainchild of Tahlia, Yasmina and Laurie. In an attempt to change the way we think about what we put in our mouths, we opened our doors in April 2018 with a vision of bringing meat eaters and vegans together over good plant-based food. With each passing year, No Bones has evolved, driven by the determination to do better for both our community and the environment.

We are part of a plant-based movement and invite you to join us on our expedition to save the Earth one Brussels sprout at a time.

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Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
We tried the Tasting Plate option and soooo glad we did! Lots of new dishes to try and experience, that we might otherwise have missed out on. Great service, awesome food, and cocktails. Special mention to the chocolate parfait dessert which I haven’t stopped thinking about since last night haha! The best ever!
A photo of Glasshouse restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1606)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Timbumburi
About the restaurant
Lead by Head Chef Jarrod Smith, Glasshouse is proud to serve a variety of expertly prepared, locally sourced dishes, in a phenomenal venue.
Goonoo Goonoo Station is undoubtedly the New England regions finest destination for accommodation, dining, and events.

Please note:
At Glasshouse, we have seatings options for groups from 2 - 50 people.
Bookings are currently limited to groups of 10 persons maximum.
If your desired time is does not show, unfortunately that time is not available.
Bookings prior to 6:30pm are for 2 hours only.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
All was good. Must have had a busy morning as ran out of clean tea spoons when we had second cups of tea /coffee. Service and food was perfect.
A photo of Valentina restaurant
4.8
4.8 (814)
$41 to $100
Australian
Merimbula
About the restaurant
Valentina serves up a one of a kind dining experience of over the picturesque surrounds of Merimbula lake.
Now more than ever, Valentina values the feeling of being transported. The space has been curated to satisfy all of your Mediterranean beach holiday cravings.
Floor to ceiling glass takes you outside, and the coastal produce of the lake comes inside onto your plate. 
Valentina’s dishes are designed to be shared with friends and family, served one after the other from the kitchen while diners lounge comfortably on abundant soft furnishings.
Everything about Valentina’s lulls you into a sweet long lunch holiday vibe. 

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
There is so much to love about Valentina. We visited for Dinner, and had amazing scallops, whipped cod's roe with flat bread, perfect steak, sides & delicious drinks. The service is 11/10, and the space is beautiful. Valentina is a must visit restaurant on the Sapphire Coast.
A photo of The Wild Flower Bar & Dining at Bells at Killcare restaurant
4.7
4.7 (700)
$41 to $100
Mediterranean
Killcare Heights
About the restaurant
The Wild Flower Bar & Dining is renowned for its Mediterranean cuisine offering world class hospitality with a strong focus on sustainability and seasonality. The menus are a celebration of "Food of the Sun" and feature produce from many local suppliers from up and down the coast and surrounding hinterland, including fresh daily seafood from local waterways, all within a lively, sophisticated bistro-style space.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent service with professional but warm staff. Ambience is warm and interesting. The food was superb and portions ample and, served with efficiency. Will definitely be returning.
A photo of Rowlee Dining & Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (17)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Orange
About the restaurant
Rowlee is a place for shared celebration set against the vines.

A place where we revel in the region’s winemaking roots and bountiful produce.

We thrive on breaking down borders and bringing people together through an informal, intimate food and drinks culture that is curious about the world we live in — it calls for slowness and connection, inspiring conversation, wanderlust, and laughter.

Here you can enjoy divine communal share-style dishes, delicious drinks, generous hospitality, big views, and cosy corners. Where slow, leisurely hours under the sun can transform into a night-time celebration.

Pull up a seat at one of the outdoor tables to gather with friends around generous sharing plates, or head inside to enjoy swish sips and snacks at the bar. Discover gorgeous gardens, luxurious interiors, and a relaxed ambience with gracious hosts and good vibes.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Lovely service. Design and style done well First resturant and bar where you can hear each other. Bravo on achieving exceptional acoustics!!
A photo of Amalfi Restaurant and Bar Pearl Beach restaurant
4.6
4.6 (37)
$40 and under
Italian
Pearl Beach
About the restaurant
Stroll from the pearly white sands of Pearl Beach to Amalfi. We are the Central Coast’s newest absolute beach front lunch and dinner destination, bringing together delicious modern Italian food and drinks to be shared in great company. Nestled on the beach front of famous Pearl Beach, we aim to give you the ultimate “la dolce vita“ experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Another excellent meal at Amalfi. Great ambience, great food and friendly, helpful staff. A real gem !
A photo of Mimosa Wines restaurant
4.8
4.8 (399)
$101 and over
Modern Australian
Bermagui
About the restaurant
A boutique family owned gastronomic restaurant on the South Coast of NSW. We operate 3 course lunch menu ($99pp) and a 6 course set menu dinner ($130pp).

Head chef Jan Semmelhack is a unique creator, focused on the superb local produce of the South Coast which results in a unique dining experience. Originally from Germany, Jan was the head pastry chef in two Michelin star restaurant in Berlin. Be sure to try his exceptional desserts to complete your Mimosa sensory adventure!

Our wine list has been curated to highlight snippets of the best of Australian & New Zealand wines. We showcase small, up and coming producers, as well as some of the more established winemakers. Due to our continued commitment to sustainability, we favour growers who embrace organic & biodynamic farming practices.

Top review
Glyn
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
We have have dined at mimosa winery many times and the standard stays the same. Always amazing! Fantastic ambience with wonderful service coupled with delicious and delicately presented food. We have never been disappointed over the 7 years that we have frequented the winery.
A photo of The Mez Club restaurant
4.6
4.6 (792)
$41 to $100
Mediterranean
Byron Bay
About the restaurant
Inspired by Moroccan architecture and the Greek Islands, The Mez Club opened its doors in September 2016 and is renowned for its beautiful styling and feel good vibe. The Mez Club was designed to offer locals and tourists alike a beautiful and feel good meeting place which has a flexible menu, that works for both grazing and dining. The upstairs space known as The Souk has been designed specifically to care for parties and group events. We welcome you and your friends to join us in enjoying our restaurant and of course, beautiful Byron Bay.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 2, 2024
Beautiful shared plates, tasty offerings with excellent staff. The staff are friendly and super helpful - also busy making sure every element is right rather than believing certain tasks aren’t their job.
A photo of Thirty Three Degrees restaurant
4.4
4.4 (401)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Forster
About the restaurant
Perched on Wallis Lake's edge, gazing over East 33’s Sydney Rock Oyster farms tended by local families for generations, Thirty Three Degrees is your go-to dining spot. Experience fresh seafood and delectable dishes in a setting that defines modern culinary excellence.
Our Oyster Bar stands out as the centrepiece. It's where oyster enthusiasts gather to savour our renowned East 33 oysters, expertly shucked fresh in-house.
Kick back with a drink on our sun-drenched deck, offering stunning views of Wallis Lake. Thirty Three Degrees offers a contemporary dining experience that blends great food with breathtaking surroundings.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Went here for our 11 yr anniversary, food was fantastic. No complaints, highly recommended
A photo of Whalebone Wharf restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3052)
$41 to $100
Seafood
Port Macquarie
About the restaurant
THE WHALEBONE WHARF IS A NO FUSS, CASUAL AUSTRALIAN FISH EATERY

Our mission is to source the region’s best seafood and seasonal produce by partnering with like-minded suppliers.

Our commitment to locality and our selection of produce flows into everything we offer; from Hastings River Oysters to Urban Grain bread and pastries.

We aim to showcase these ingredients by preparing them carefully and serving them simply.

The Whalebone is a place for friends and family to enjoy local, honest food and wine in a relaxed atmosphere, with a world class view.

Top review
NoelW
Dined 7 days ago
Served by Hannah who was attentive, and very pleasant demeanor. As usual the food was outstanding however one small issue. The Quindilla Peppers were inedible completely overpowered by the pickling vinegar. All three of us tasted them and agreed. Upon mentioning that to Hannah, the response from the Chef was "well they are pickled." Only one blemish, but the rest of the night, service and food was excellent
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