Top 50 restaurants in Australia

As rated by verified OpenTable diners

Creative dishes, unparalelled hospitality and one-of-a-kind dining experiences, OpenTable's 50 best resataurants in Australia 2018 consistently serve up all this and more, time and again. This year's top 50 were determined by analysing more than 126,000 reviews from more than 1,600 restaurants across Australia - all submitted by verified diners.

Restaurants:A Touch of Salt, Bistro Rex, Brown Brothers Wine Bar
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Modern Australian, French, Australian
Neighborhoods:Townsville, Potts Point, Milawa

A Touch of Salt

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Townsville
934 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
It was a great meal with four courses wine and coffee. Thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and will happily book again when we are in town.
98% recommended
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Bistro Rex

$$$$·French·
Potts Point
388 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Absolutely brilliant food. The service was excellent and the restaurant was wonderful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to eat French food.
93% recommended
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Brown Brothers Wine Bar

$$$$·Australian·
Milawa
327 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
As usual the food, wine and service was excellent! Always enjoy the experience, highly recommend!
85% recommended
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Cafe Sydney

$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
2,868 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
The food, service and ambience was 10/10!
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales
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Captain Moonlite

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Anglesea
479 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Worth the Drive
Brilliant - great food, great location! Good wine choice and it’s got to be the best food on the coast!
98% recommended
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Cecconi's Flinders Lane

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
400 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
When we think about celebrations, Cecconi’s is always our first option and it never disappoints. From the starter to the dessert the quality and tastes of everything was outstandinRead more
94% recommended
Romantic in Melbourne / Victoria
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CHISWICK - Woollahra

$$$$·Australian·
Woollahra
1,073 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
Beautiful place, lovely food and wine. Great place for a celebration
94% recommended
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Chocolate Buddha

$$$$·Japanese·
Melbourne CBD
1,017 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
First time I've been to this restaurant since the upgrade. Food was excellent (better than I remember before the upgrade) and at a reasonable price. The staff were fantastic, greatRead more
93% recommended
Gluten Free Options in Melbourne

Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
491 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Amazing food, great service. Will definitely come back
98% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales
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David's

$$$$·Chinese (Shanghai)·
Prahran
463 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Simple flavours executed to perfection. Great service, excellent value and a must for lovers of Yum Cha
92% recommended
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Dead Ringer

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Surry Hills
528 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Delicious food, amazing cocktails and really great vibes - Sally was the perfect hostess!
95% recommended
Modern Australian in Sydney / New South Wales

Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
662 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Birthdays
fabulous ambience- overlooking the Bay while feeling like you are in your own family dining room. Great selection of amazing food and helpful attentive staff....lovely evening!
95% recommended
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Eau De Vie Melbourne

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Melbourne CBD
504 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Romantic
Loved every cocktail we ordered and the cheese platter was awesome too! :)
96% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Melbourne
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Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carindale
818 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Great food and excellent service as always.
99% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane

French Saloon

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
289 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Attractive room with nice ambience. Good service. Food excellent. Would return.
94% recommended
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Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
956 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies
Relaxing breakfast venue. We will be returning soon.
97% recommended
Special Occasion in Sydney / New South Wales

Kepos & Co

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Waterloo
481 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
We had a lovely evening. Thank you it was great food and relaxed atmosphere
100% recommended
Best Overall in Sydney / New South Wales
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Kneading Ruby

$$$$·Italian·
Wollongong
1,230 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Food is absolutely outstanding!! Always love dining at Kneading Ruby. Beautiful atmosphere and excellent staff. We will be back soon. Thx
97% recommended
Good for Groups in Sydney / New South Wales
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LP's Quality Meats

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chippendale
321 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
The food and the service was amazing. Highly recommend this place.
93% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Sydney / New South Wales

Lucy Liu Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
1,567 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
Michaela was amazing , best waitress we have ever had!
93% recommended
Asian in Melbourne / Victoria
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Mamasan Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
823 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Food & cocktails were amazing, will definitely be back. Only down fall is the limited vegan/gf menu, only one main dish to choose from although apparently that dish is incredible aRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Gold Coast
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Mercado

$$$$·Spanish·
Sydney CBD
521 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Lovely venue was well looked after... the brie and truffles and the Kingfish were to die for, the service was a bit intrusive to the dining experience. Clearing of plates when notRead more
94% recommended
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Mjolner Melbourne

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Melbourne CBD
992 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
Amazing food, amazing service!! My partner and I have loved coming here every single time.
95% recommended
Special Occasion in Melbourne
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Mjølner Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
1,978 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
Great night always at Mjølner, love the food and the ambience
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Sydney / New South Wales
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Momofuku Seiōbo - The Star

$$$$·Caribbean·
Sydney CBD
678 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Anniversaries
Lovely dining experience however music was quite loud and drink portions felt a little bit conservative. Overall good night.
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Moo Moo The Wine Bar + Grill - Brisbane

$$$$·Steak·
Brisbane CBD
449 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great food and great service as always. Perfect setting and the balcony was the perfect place with the heaters and a nice breeze.
93% recommended
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Nour

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Surry Hills
881 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
My favourite go to place. The food and cocktails never fail to disappoint.
97% recommended
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Osteria di Russo & Russo

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Enmore
636 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
At the end of the meal we were asked which dish we enjoyed the most, but it was too hard a question to answer. I love that each dish is discrete, but that the layers of flavour buiRead more
98% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales

Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
1,487 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Absolutely beautiful food in a relaxed environment.
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Adelaide
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Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
443 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
A great piece of Italy in South Melbourne. Good food and an excellent selection of Italian wines. I am a regular customer.
85% recommended
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Pause Samford

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Samford
346 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
The best restaurant around . Please don’t shut down and if the covid 19 is impacting your numbers let us know and we will be there 🥰
93% recommended
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Pt Leo Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks
1,263 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
Amazing views and Amazing food!! What an experience, will definately be back again! Thank you!!
92% recommended
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Restaurant Hubert

$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
700 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Tried Restaurant Hubert on a Monday night for the 5.30 service - while this was earlier than we’d normally have dinner, the underground vibe of the restaurant made it feel much latRead more
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Sydney / New South Wales
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Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
2,185 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Immediate friendly professional but unobtrusive service in a magical setting with beautifully presented tasty dishes .our waiter suggested the set menu and it was a perfect sequentRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Gold Coast
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Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
1,245 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Fresh seafood, beautifully cooked, in a wonderful location
95% recommended
Best Overall in Sunshine Coast
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Rogue Bistro

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Brisbane CBD
409 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Great place to celebrate a Birthday or special occasion. The staff were wonderful and checked if we had any food allergies before we placed our order. Would absolutely recommend RoRead more
99% recommended
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Rookie Eatery

$$$$·Australian·
Wollongong
398 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Favorite Restaurant in Wollongong, lovely food. Highly recommend.
94% recommended
Australian in Sydney / New South Wales

Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
1,513 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
Great ambience, location and service. Amazing food!
96% recommended
Best Overall in Sunshine Coast
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Season Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
254 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Family holiday.
94% recommended
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Shobosho

$$$$·Asian·
Adelaide
1,170 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
all other food will now taste crap compared to the food at shobosho
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Adelaide

Smith & Daughters

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Fitzroy
1,154 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Honestly... if I could describe this experience in one word, it would be speechless! The food was amazing, the staff gave phenomenal service, and it was absolutely worth the priceRead more
95% recommended
Healthy in Melbourne
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Sum Yung Guys

$$$$·Asian·
Sunshine Beach
3,083 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Incredible meal! Keep up the great work team, it’s always a pleasure when we dine! Our server was so polite and attentive. 10/10 can’t wait to see the new venue!
97% recommended
Best Overall in Sunshine Coast
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Sunda _

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Melbourne CBD
533 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Definitely worth the hype! The food was beautiful and service was wonderful. We enjoyed the classics menu as well as the vegemite roti. Lovely spot to celebrate a special occasion!Read more
90% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Melbourne
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The Cape Kitchen

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
610 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Excellent service, beautiful food, reasonably priced
98% recommended
Great for Brunch in Victoria
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The Peacock Den

$$$$·Mediterranean·
The Basin
291 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
We booked online last minute so were surprised to get a spot at all then the staff called to explain they were booked out but asked if we would mind sitting at the bar, not a problRead more
96% recommended
Most Booked in Eastern Suburbs

The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
1,145 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Excellent service from the opening door, superb food, particularly the Starters duck dish! To anyone travelling to or through Bendigo you will not be disappointed .
99% recommended
Best Food in Victoria
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Tinamba Hotel

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
546 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
The new owners have maintained the high standards reach over the past decade. Kitchen presented thoughtful tasty dishes. Wine list is good. You certainly get what you pay for. DeseRead more
97% recommended
Special Occasion in Victoria
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Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
686 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic
Wonderful service with an absolutely delicious meal equals a great night out. Highly recommended!
95% recommended
Business Meals in Brisbane
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Puerto - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Spanish·
Patterson Lakes
246 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Service and ambiance was amazing. Perfect for occasion dining. Only downside was food portion sizes considering the price. Food was good but not mindblowing. Best dish was probablyRead more
89% recommended
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Stokehouse Q - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Modern Australian·
South Brisbane
802 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
The setting was perfect overlooking the river, a sunny day with a tiny breeze; the food, service and wine was first class. Overall a memorable experience.
98% recommended
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