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Diners' Choice: Australian restaurants in Melbourne

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Australian cuisine in Melbourne? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.9
4.9 (45)
$41 to $100
Australian
Carlton
About the restaurant
Bistra is an Australian bistro serving quality food and wine; our fare draws its influence predominantly from British, French and Italian cooking and technique, and yet it is quintessentially Australian. You can expect generous, memorable plates championing seasonal ingredients and an extensive list of wines.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
When the CEO of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival says Bistra is her new favourite I knew I had to try! I was not disappointed - it was spectacular on all levels. Don’t hesitate to go.
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4.8
4.8 (65)
$41 to $100
Australian
Moorabbin
About the restaurant
Awarded One Hat by The Age Good Food Guide 2022.

We’re your local neighbourhood restaurant and wine bar offering good food and drinks without the pretence.
A place to come together and connect with friends, old and new.

Come as you are.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
Comma never disappoints - the food and service are always good; and the staff - friendly and professional. We were there to celebrate a birthday, so the extra touch of a candle in the dessert was greatly appreciated.
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4.7
4.7 (285)
$40 and under
Australian
Brunswick
About the restaurant
Please return soon for more information on Grandview Hotel.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Good food and drinks, good ambiance, attentive service
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4.7
4.7 (213)
$40 and under
Australian
Fitzroy
About the restaurant
The Oak has quickly become the crowd favourite amongst Fitzroy locals. Providing a wonderful atmosphere to enjoy one of our delicious meals and indulge in an array of tasty beverages. By the fire in winter or basking in the sun on Freeman Street. We are your local pub, a place for all to gather and celebrate conviviality
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
I celebrated my 60th birthday with my friends in the dining room on the 18th of June and it was fantastic night. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. The waitress who attended to us was attentive and made sure we had everything we needed to have an excellent night. I am a local and it was a friend party I attended in March when she celebrated her birthday at the bar and the main reason I wanted to head back as we had such a wonderful evening. The wine list was great and overall a great place to celebrate my 60th. Looking forward to heading back again and will definitely be telling people, what an amazing place it is. Thank you to all the staff at the Royal Oak.
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4.7
4.7 (100)
$41 to $100
Australian
Fitzroy
About the restaurant
Winners of the 2023 Timeout "Innovation Award"

Flint takes a unique approach to the modern dining experience, with our open kitchen and bar on the first floor, personable dining and open fire cooking. We provide an experience like no other in Fitzroy. Everything on the menu is cooked over an open fire in the middle of the restaurant creating unique flavours that cannot be found anywhere else.
Top review
JamieK
Dined 5 days ago
Food was incredible as usual, you have to have the lettuce as it's a flavour bomb. The small plates are all extremely tasty and great value and I would buy the Marrow butter by the tub full. The steak and lamb were perfectly cooked and seasoned to cap off a delicious dinner.
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4.9
4.9 (93)
$41 to $100
Australian
Malvern
About the restaurant
Milton is a neighbourhood wine bar, operating since 2014 with simple ideas executed with detail.

We oer woodred pizza with quality at the core, a considered wine list representing producers who focus on honesty and representation of place. We are a venue to visit multiple times a week for a glass, dinner, or throw your birthday celebration at.

Our kitchen operates Tuesday to Sunday, featuring woodfired pizza alongside snacks and share plates that work with the wines we love to drink. Pasta nights on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Our Kitchen hours are:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday & Wednesday: 5-8:30pm
Thursday: 5-10pm
Friday: 3-10pm
Saturday: 12-10pm
Sunday: 12-8:30pm

Whilst reservations are recommended, we always keep a few tables aside both inside and out for walk-ins
Top review
AlistairP
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Great selection of wines + some tasty food = a lovely night out
A photo of The Courthouse Hotel restaurant
4.6
4.6 (238)
$40 and under
Australian
North Melbourne
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
DNM3051vip
Dined 6 days ago
Our first time sitting upstairs. Fantastic night by the fire with great food and fantastic service. My favourite local place to eat.
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4.8
4.8 (17)
$40 and under
Australian
Williamstown
About the restaurant
One of Williamstown's oldest watering holes has had a makeover! We are proud to bring you an updated classic, with a traditional, cosy vibe. Welcoming locals and visitors alike, we offer excellent pub food with a contemporary twist, a great choice of beers on tap and a diverse wine list. We can't wait to welcome you to your new favourite pub!

For reservations at the moment please call +61391001955.
Top review
PhilipA
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent place, friendly, down to earth staff, great sized dining area and seperate couches near a nice hearth. Very easy to liase with management about numbers etc. Just a great place and way to enjoy time with friends.
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4.8
4.8 (238)
$40 and under
Australian
Port Melbourne
About the restaurant
The North Port Hotel is a place for locals and visitors alike, you may choose to head to the front bar for a cold beer or glass of wine and watch the footy, or take a seat in the dining area and order from our ever changing menu, with all the classics you know and love, as well as a great selection of bar snacks and starters, main meals using quality seasonal produce and desserts.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
North Port Hotel is a brilliant local pub! Apart from the great food, service, location and value, dogs are welcome too - a real attraction for us.
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4.7
4.7 (453)
$41 to $100
Australian
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
A contemporary, ‘New Nordic’ approach to Australian dining, led by Michelin Star and award winning Executive Chef Jae Bang.

Top review
RobinE
Dined 7 days ago
Amazing flavors and presentation. Cost a little more than it should have been. I would go again on a special occasion.
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