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In honour of International Women’s Day, OpenTable is celebrating the talented women on the front lines of the food scene. In an industry mostly dominated by men, these women have led, hustled, and most importantly, inspired with their work in the Australian food scene. Aside from being a country known for its wide open spaces, natural wonders, and beaches, the Land Down Under has always been a mixture of diverse cultures. These women showcase various cuisines and contribute to a culinary scene that’s pretty much reflective of the nation’s diversity. For those who’d like a taste of the world, these restaurants are the ultimate foodie paradise. Be sure to check out these women-led restaurants!

Restaurants:Smith & Daughters, Red Gum BBQ, Epocha Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Barbecue, European
Neighborhoods:Fitzroy, Red Hill / Red Hill South, Melbourne CBD
For 2 people on Mon, 3/25
Party Size
For 2
Date
Mon, 3/25
Time
7:00 PM
$$$$·Italian·
Fitzroy
712 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
Diners who are up for a creamy parmesan scramble, a tortilla that’s gone Italian, and the classic meatball pasta — all meat-free of course — just have to head over to Smith & DaughRead more
96% recommended
Healthy in Melbourne / Victoria
11 people mentioned the Croquettes
$$$$·Barbecue·
Red Hill / Red Hill South
454 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Worth the Drive
Authentic American-style BBQ is smokin’ hot down in Red Hill, where guests are made to feel like they’re in the southern U.S.. Red Gum has pit-cooked, melt-in-your-mouth BBQ, and ARead more
90% recommended
Kid Friendly in Melbourne / Victoria
26 people mentioned the Pulled Pork
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$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
291 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Guests can look forward to a European and particularly Greek gastronomic adventure when they visit Angie Giannakodakis’ successful restaurant Epocha. With three decades worth of exRead more
93% recommended
Romantic in Melbourne / Victoria
3 people mentioned the Slow Roasted
$$$$·Seafood·
Merricks / Merricks North
698 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
With an impressive resume that placed her on the who’s who list of Victoria’s culinary scene, restaurant manager Ainslie Lubbock is working her magic in Point Leo Restaurant. UnderRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Mornington Peninsula
11 people mentioned the Pinot Noir
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$$$$·Modern Australian·
Sydney CBD
464 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
With an impressive career that includes stints in Australia’s renowned restaurants like Tetsuya’s as well as Bentley Restaurant and Bar, Kylie Javier Ashton, is one of the most decRead more
86% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales
5 people mentioned the Roti
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$$$$·Seafood·
Barangaroo
443 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
The commitment to offer sustainably sourced seafood in a scenic waterfront setting to enlightened diners drove Michelle Grand-Milkovic, along with her husband Michael, to open loveRead more
92% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Sydney / New South Wales
9 people mentioned the Barramundi
$$$$·Modern Australian·
Barangaroo
509 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Named after Sir Joseph Banks, the first botanist to ever set foot on Australian shores, Banksii showcases Rebecca Line and her husband Hamish Ingham’s love for botanicals. FeaturinRead more
93% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Sydney / New South Wales
9 people mentioned the Trifle
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$$$$·Indian·
Darlinghurst
170 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
Brick Lane is Kiran Bain’s special way of paying homage to London, and its name echoes a popular East London street. With an interior design that features exposed bricks splashed wRead more
97% recommended
Best Value in Sydney / New South Wales
4 people mentioned the Goat Curry
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$$$$·Japanese·
Barangaroo
245 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
Zushi’s modern take on the Japanese classics like sushi and sashimi is well-received among its patrons. With Serena Ang fronting this Barangaroo offshoot as general manager on top Read more
93% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Sydney / New South Wales
10 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Sydney CBD
25 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Cozy
People who like to escape the bustling CBD for a while will find Door Knock’s hard-to-find, subterranean location a refuge. Taking the reins of this cocktail and wine bar is owner Read more
100% recommended
1 people mentioned the Sweet Potato Fries
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