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Top 50 restaurants in Australia

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.

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As rated by verified OpenTable diners
34 Restaurants
Updated November 19, 2019
Restaurants:A Touch of Salt, Cafe Sydney, Cecconi's Flinders Lane
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Modern Australian, Seafood, Italian
Neighborhoods:Townsville CBD, Sydney CBD, Melbourne CBD
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A Touch of Salt

$$$$
Modern Australian
Townsville CBD
4.8
1536 reviews

It was a quiet pleasant atmosphere under the full moon. The whole meal as judged by both of us was superb quality with deliciuosly enticing and well seasoned flavours and suitable accompaniments presented with flair. The duck dumplings with sichuan vinegar and spring onion oil were outstanding as was the roasted duck, sunchokes, fioretti, smoked beets, kale andcherry vincotto. The meal was finished off with a beautifully presented and tasty vanilla, elderflower panna cotta.


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Cafe Sydney

$$$$
Seafood
Sydney CBD
4.7
3385 reviews

Exquisite food, artfully presented accompanied by outstanding service and one of the best views in Sydney. Staff went above and beyond to personalise our experience and ensure it was a very special occasion.


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Cecconi's Flinders Lane

$$$$
Italian
Melbourne CBD
4.7
625 reviews

Everything was Flawless!!!!!!!


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Chocolate Buddha

$$$$
Japanese
Melbourne CBD
4.6
1529 reviews

The two waitress we had were so welcoming and friendly ! They were in positive moods and made my night !


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Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$
European
Sydney CBD
4.7
671 reviews

Excellent food, vibe, and European-deli vibe. One of my favourite spots in Sydney :)


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Dead Ringer

$$$$
Modern Australian
Surry Hills
4.8
750 reviews

Great food for sharing, excellent and we'll recommend wines!


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Donovans

$$$$
Modern Australian
St Kilda
4.7
750 reviews

Always good to come back and dine here. Its a place that welcomes you and makes you feel instantly at ease. Great food and good hospitality.


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Eau De Vie Melbourne

$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates
Melbourne CBD
4.6
673 reviews

Great service and great cocktails -a very nice place to start the evening


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Elio's Osteria

$$$$
Italian
Carindale
4.8
1113 reviews

Another wonderful dinner at Elias, it’s definitely a family favourite.


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French Saloon

$$$$
European
Melbourne CBD
4.5
289 reviews

Attractive room with nice ambience. Good service. Food excellent. Would return.


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Glasshouse

$$$$
Modern Australian
Timbumburi
4.7
1226 reviews

Beautiful food with many excellent wine choices by the glass. Combine with a stay at the station for a great experience.


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Kepos & Co

$$$$
Mediterranean
Waterloo
4.7
552 reviews

Best dinner! So sad it’s coming to an end.. can’t wait for their next project!


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Kneading Ruby

$$$$
Italian
Australia
4.8
1596 reviews

Kneading Ruby is always amazing. Friendly staff and wonderful food. Great vegan and non-vegan options.


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LP's Quality Meats

$$$$
Bistro
Chippendale
4.7
389 reviews

Amazing food, great quality, amazing staff. Couldn’t recommend this place more.


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Lucy Liu Restaurant

$$$$
Asian
Melbourne CBD
4.7
2278 reviews

Great food, great device and great dining experience.


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Mamasan Kitchen and Bar

$$$$
Asian
Broadbeach
4.7
1375 reviews

Always a fantastic experience with wonderful staff service and food..... thanks so much cheers would highly recommend


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Mjolner Melbourne

$$$$
Modern Australian
Melbourne CBD
4.8
1434 reviews

The food here is genuinely some of the best we’ve ever eaten, and somehow they manage to do the Viking theme without it ever feeling tacky. Can’t wait to go back!


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Mjølner Sydney

$$$$
Modern Australian
Redfern
4.7
2532 reviews

We came for a hens evening and had such a great time. The wait staff made the experience special and the food was indeed a feast! The Bride was thrilled with everything so thank you.


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Osteria di Russo & Russo

$$$$
Contemporary Italian
Enmore
4.7
827 reviews

Everything about this place is perfect. The food, wine selection and ambiance are excellent; and the service was outstanding. If you want something cosy and authentic then this is the place to go. Everything is fairly priced too.


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Osteria Oggi

$$$$
Italian
Adelaide City Center
4.6
2324 reviews

Delicious pasta dishes. Friendly service. Quick service. Loud!


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Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$
Italian
South Melbourne
4.6
598 reviews

Terrific as always great for business lunch on a Friday


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Restaurant Hubert

$$$$
French
Sydney CBD
4.8
1244 reviews

Service was excellent and the food was good too. Was fortunate to get a seat in the restaurant itself, close to where live jazz music was playing. Made for a really lovely dinner date night!


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Rick Shores

$$$$
Contemporary Asian
Burleigh Heads
4.8
3089 reviews

Another great dinner at Rick Shores. Had some OS guests from Canada and they loved the food, location, view etc. Rave reviews from the visitors & they even paid!


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Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$
Seafood
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
4.8
1949 reviews

Excellent night out perfect in every way. Can't wait to go back next time


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Rookie Eatery

$$$$
Australian
Wollongong
4.5
519 reviews

Another fabulous meal at Rookie. Their Feed Me menu is always impressive. We had Feed Me Menu 1 and everything was superb. Wonderful flavours and such a wide variety.


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Sails Noosa

$$$$
Modern Australian
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
4.8
1929 reviews

Excellent food, grea service and great location. Would definitely recommend this to anyone.


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Shobosho

$$$$
Asian
Adelaide City Center
4.5
1773 reviews

Delicious food, nice atmosphere. Will definitely return


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Smith & Daughters

$$$$
Mediterranean
Fitzroy
4.6
1382 reviews

Innovative food that surprises you with tastes and textures that you are not quite expecting - love the cabbage brick (who would have thought) and the chicken was sublime. Great range of drinks including non-alc which is great for a driver, and the staff were all so cute and welcoming, love the smiles and warmth.


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Sum Yung Guys

$$$$
Asian
Noosaville / Noosa Heads
4.7
4859 reviews

Service, food, staff all exceptional, it’s not budget but it is a great night out


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The Cape Kitchen

$$$$
Modern Australian
Phillip Island
4.6
972 reviews

Beautiful spot for some beautiful food on a quiet Monday morning. Honestly couldn't have asked for more. I suspect that the experience would be different on a Saturday or Sunday morning - much louder and busier - but on the Monday it was quiet, you could just make out the sound of the waves crashing outside the windows, and the food was served incredibly quickly.


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The Peacock Den

$$$$
Mediterranean
The Basin
4.8
414 reviews

Great little wine bar. Warm and cosy inside. Food was delicious and good portions. Friendly and welcoming staff. Will definitely be returning.


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The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$
Steakhouse
Bendigo
4.8
1692 reviews

Absolutely the best place in Bendigo to enjoy a beautiful steak.


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Tinamba Hotel

$$$$
Modern Australian
Tinamba
4.7
835 reviews

It was a busy Sunday so the main rooms were full, which always adds a happy energy and buzz! Some people were sitting in comfy chairs by the fire, some big groups at long tables and some intimate window-side twosomes. Staff were so obliging while we chose our perfect spot, which ended up being in the conservatory .. where it was quiet yet connected. We then retreated to the front verandah for our wondrous cherry and marzipan soufflé finale with a pot of tea .. being a warmish afternoon it was delightful.


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Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$
European
Brisbane CBD
4.7
1251 reviews

Just hands down the best steak there is in Brisbane. Highly recommended.


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