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Top 50 restaurants in Australia 2019

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by As rated by verified OpenTable diners
Updated March 03, 2020

The OpenTable top 50 restaurants in Australia 2019 consistently serve up creative dishes, unparalleled hospitality and one-of-a-kind dining experiences, whatever the dining occasion. This year's top 50 list was determined by analysing more than 173,000 reviews from more than 2,000 restaurants across Australia - all submitted by verified diners.

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4.8
4.8 (2424)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Townsville CBD

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About the restaurant
Enjoy the breathtaking waterfront views, sparkling starry night skies, and refreshing breezes of our outdoor balcony, or opt for indoor air-conditioned seating to beat the heat (which can be a must in North Queensland!).

Our restaurant's name, A Touch of Salt, is a play on our family name, Brine. In 2005, we started as a family business, and our family-style approach of offering genuine hospitality and meals designed for conversation has always been the heart of A Touch of Salt. Over the years, we have perfected our restaurant to become one of the best casual fine-dining restaurants in the North.

We take pride in being appreciated by the locals of Townsville as well as travellers from all over Australia.

Top review
PaulH
Dined 1 day ago
Always reliably excellent. Owners and staff always at the top of their game. Visitors from interstate and overseas are incredulous that Townsville has a restaurant experience that rivals the best that they have at home. Well done ToS.
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4.4
4.4 (890)
$41 to $100
Vegan
Woolloomooloo

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About the restaurant
Welcome to Sydney’s conservatory of green.

Set amongst an ‘indoor-alfresco’ dining setting, Alibi Bar & Dining serves up Mediterranean veggie fare with flair and soul.

Pairing Australia’s pioneer of plant-based cuisine, Shannon Martinez with legendary mixologist Andrea Gualdi, Alibi creates a sensory journey of discovery.

Expect a soulful menu that leans heavily on Martinez’s Spanish heritage, and a fresh and sustainable drinks list that takes inspiration from the Mediterranean style of drinking.

Currently, we trade in the restaurant Tuesday to Saturday evenings from 5:30pm.

We offer bookings in our bar as well as our restaurant (dining). Bar bookings are offered a brief snack menu with some substantial options.

In the restaurant we offer an A la Carte menu option Tuesday to Thursday. On Fridays and Saturdays, we offer a share menu.

Top review
Fabulous
Dined 7 days ago
Great location with a great vibe and atmosphere. The food is excellent, good serving size and flavours
A photo of Circa 1876 at The Convent Hunter Valley restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1126)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Hunter Valley

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About the restaurant
Please note for Wednesday & Thursday or any other dates when Circa 1876 is not available, Restaurant 88 may be open for booking. Click here to check availability and reserve your table at Restaurant 88 today. A short stroll down the tree-lined driveway is Circa 1876, the Hunter Valley's most iconic restaurant, located in an historic cottage on the picturesque grounds of Roscrea Estate. Circa 1876 showcases some great Hunter Valley wines in an award-winning wine list. Circa 1876 quite literally brings the ‘farm to fork’ ethos to life as guests overlook the organic kitchen garden that their food came from just beyond their plate.
Top review
HannahW
Dined 2 days ago
Fantastic food and service. Perfect for a special celebration
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4.7
4.7 (1476)
$101 and over
Modern Australian
St Kilda

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About the restaurant
Welcome to Donovans - our ‘house on the beach’ and home we love to share. Donovans is located on the St.Kilda beach front offering guests a memorable dining experience in Melbourne. With a bay side view, beautiful Mediterranean inspired food and the special relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant, Donovans is where you will feel at home.

Donovans’ exciting menu has been developed our intimate knowledge of modern Mediterranean cooking. The menu is extensive with a modern mix of favourite dishes emphasising the best local produce. Donovans also offers an extensive wine list of Australian and imported wines and an eclectic mix of cocktails.

Top review
MarkC
Dined 5 days ago
Incredible service with fantastic views. Food was plentiful and great.
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4.8
4.8 (1567)
$40 and under
Italian
Carindale

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About the restaurant
Candle lit tables, chianti by the glass, crooners and generous old fashioned house made pizza, calzone, gelati, huge pastas and antipasto. Perfect for a family dinner, an intimate night for two, or a work get together. A south side institution since 1984.
Top review
Tracy
Dined 1 day ago
Fabulous Food Fabulous Service Fabulous Paul & team
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4.8
4.8 (1239)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Cambridge

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About the restaurant
Enjoy a collection of dishes from the land, sea and garden; a tribute to the beautiful produce of Tasmania and the diversity of kitchens around the world.

Please note : A surcharge of 10% applies on Sundays and Public Holidays

Top review
MikeA
Dined 5 days ago
Frogmore Creek restaurant was recommended by friends who had recently visited Tasmania and it did not disappoint. The setting was superb with magnificent views across the valley on a spectacularly warm sunny day. The service was superb and food the best we had on our holiday.
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4.7
4.7 (1570)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Timbumburi

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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
RichardE
Dined 4 days ago
As usual, the breakfast was good but the restaurant was quite warm and despite having the blinds lowered, it remained hot. It wasn’t until the waitress came to collect out plates the we mentioned it to her. It appears the air conditioning had been turned off for some reason!
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4.7
4.7 (2038)
$40 and under
Italian
Noosaville / Noosa Heads

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About the restaurant
The decor is like a restaurant in NY, Melbourne or Europe and they have added detail with sophistication yet it appears simple and sleek lines with subtle lighting that gives a great atmosphere. There are different areas to sit from the bar to lounge, table seating or a small outdoor area.
Top review
DebBvip
Dined 3 days ago
Always love Locale. Food is always so good. Staff are so nice and efficient and the restaurant has such a great atmosphere. Whenever we are in Noosa we always visit Locale. Highly recommend
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4.7
4.7 (2176)
$41 to $100
Asian
Broadbeach

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About the restaurant
Mamasan Kitchen + Bar is a contemporary pan Asian restaurant with a menu that is designed to share, from cuisines including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indonesian and Thai.

Mamasan Bar serves unique Asian inspired cocktails alongside a selection of premium local and international wines, spirits, tap beer + sake, all designed to compliment the modern Asian menu.

Featuring a unique modern decor and a relaxed yet stylish atmosphere, Mamasan incorporates spaces for all size gatherings including private dining at the 10 seat Banquet Table, outdoor seating on our enclosed Deck or drinks and small bites in the Bar area.

Top review
Lindylouvip
Dined 1 day ago
Mamasan never disappoints! It truly has the most amazing yummy dishes 10/10 ⭐️⭐️
A photo of Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar Northcote restaurant
4.7
4.7 (396)
$41 to $100
African
Northcote

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About the restaurant
The cuisine of culturally rich Ethiopia utilises a sophisticated array of spices to produce a diverse and flavorful taste. Meals are traditionally served on a communal platter for sharing with friends and family.

Come and discover the charm of Ethiopia and MESOB.

Top review
skaras01
Dined 6 days ago
Incredible value for food, lots of flavor, very friendly staff. Looking forward to coming here again!
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4.6
4.6 (1035)
$40 and under
Greek
Prospect

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About the restaurant
Andrew Papadakis moved to Australia in 2012 with the vision of sharing an authentic piece of Greece through the culture of food and family.



At Meze-Mazi, we’re all about authenticity. Our food is derived from old family recipes and our native Greek chefs craft each dish with the same love and passion that they do for their own families.

Top review
JulianaL
Dined on Feb 14, 2024
Good food and good service. Will be back again. Can be very busy
A photo of Park Street Pasta & Wine restaurant
4.5
4.5 (787)
$41 to $100
Italian
South Melbourne

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About the restaurant
Located in a historic corner building at 268 Park Street, Park Street Pasta & Wine is South Melbourne’s friendly neighbourhood pasta and wine bar from Italian Restaurateurs Luca Balbo & Lino Torre, combining their passion for food and experience in the hospitality industry.

Head chef Tommaso Bartoli whips up a creative menu that heavily draws on his Tuscan roots. Starting his career in the kitchens of Florence, he brings to Australia all the knowledge and passion for food that define with his personal style.

All our pasta is handmade in-house in the traditional ‘fatta a mano’ style. Our menu features inventive sharing plates, classic pasta dishes that nod to various parts of Italy, plus a few modern iterations, all reflective of seasonal quality produce. with a tidy selection of Italian, international and local wines to match.

We are located at 268 Park Street on the Corner of Park Street and Perrins St, just down from the iconic South Melbourne Town Hall.

Top review
MartinA
Dined 1 day ago
Great vibe great food and great service by Luca and his team
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4.8
4.8 (4374)
$101 and over
Contemporary Asian
Burleigh Heads

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About the restaurant
Pan-Asian flavours in one of the Gold Coast's most iconic locations. Focusing on fresh locally sourced produce with intention to share.

By Head Chef James Brady

Top review
TrishB
Dined 1 day ago
Perfect dining experience and we felt part of the beach at our wonderful table. Best in Burleigh!
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4.7
4.7 (2924)
$41 to $100
Seafood
Noosaville / Noosa Heads

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About the restaurant
Set on the banks of the beautiful Noosa River, Rickys River Bar & Restaurant delivers a dining experience that encapsulates the Noosa lifestyle. Rickys offers a delicious menu featuring a wonderful selection of fresh seafood and the very best local produce. With sweeping views of the Noosa River, Rickys is the perfect place for a leisurely lunch, a sunset dinner or a relaxing cocktail in their River Bar.
Top review
JudyP
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent location, great service and excellent food.
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4.7
4.7 (3031)
$101 and over
Modern Australian
Noosaville / Noosa Heads

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About the restaurant
Located overlooking Noosa Main Beach, Sails Restaurant offers sophisticated yet relaxed dining.

Executive Chef, Paul Leete, presents a creative fusion of modern Australian cuisine, while keeping a strong focus on fresh, seasonal produce.

Paul combines ingredients, sourced with integrity, to create clean, thoughtful and uncomplicated menus.

Sails Restaurant also features a multi award winning wine list showcasing more than 500 wines, with a focus on great Australian, New Zealand and French winemakers.

Open from 12pm daily for lunch and dinner.

Sails Restaurant is open for all Public Holidays through the Christmas and Easter periods.

When placing your reservation, please understand that requests for specific tables cannot be guaranteed. We appreciated that everyone who books with us wants to sit close to the beach front, therefore we allocate these tables according to how far in advance you book.

Top review
katecox
Dined 1 day ago
Sails never fails our expectations. Again, another beautiful dinner with great professional service and ofcourse the view incredible
A photo of The Carlton Wine Room restaurant
4.7
4.7 (752)
$41 to $100
European
Carlton

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About the restaurant
Carlton Wine Room is a neighbourhood restaurant offering a well-executed, fresh, seasonal food menu, and an ever changing, diverse wine list featuring the best of Italy, Australia and the rest of the World. We offer a bar space, an upstairs restaurant dining room and three unique spaces that are can be booked for private dining perfect for special events.

RESERVATIONS: are for a two hour sitting. We do not accept bookings for drinks and snacks, however we accept walk-ins for this if space permits. A surcharge of up to 1.2% applies to credit card transactions. A surcharge of 10% applies on Sundays and 15% on Public Holidays.

OUTSIDE SEATING: please note this is subject to the weather and we may not be able to move your reservation inside in the case of bad weather.

CANCELLATION: A $50 per person no show fee is charged for failing to attend your reservation. Contact us on 9347 2626 to make changes or cancel your reservation.


Top review
DanR
Dined 2 days ago
World class. Food was interesting and delicious. Service was fantastic, great vibe and very good value for money. A well thought out dining experience, would highly recommend.
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4.6
4.6 (1173)
$41 to $100
European
Melbourne CBD

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About the restaurant
Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and taking bookings for the European restaurant Tuesday-Sunday. If you can't find a booking online, please contact the restaurant directly. On Mondays we welcome all guests on a walk in basis. Our extensive outdoor area welcomes guests on a walk in basis so feel free to drop by. We are always happy to see you. Located near the iconic Parliament and Princess Theatre, we offer classic bistro fare with substance and character to complement our extensive collection of Champagne and wines available to enjoy with your meal. We take the best seasonal produce available, cooking simple classic food for lunch and dinner, and everything in between. Drawing on our own in house butcher and farmhouse cheeses matured by our friends at Spring Street Cheese Cellar there is always something new to try on the menu. City Wine Shop and the European offers a welcoming ambiance and warm, generous hospitality - a beacon of Melbourne dining at its best.
Top review
BRIGITTE
Dined 1 day ago
Second time here in the past few months. So good. Atmosphere, service, food - all outstanding.
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4.7
4.7 (2525)
$41 to $100
Steakhouse
Bendigo

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About the restaurant
Take it slow… Have a drink to start. Enjoy a cocktail, local wine or craft beer, Share a snack or two in our dedicated Bar.
Smell the delicious smokiness of Bendigo’s only dedicated steakhouse & grill, where we use local redgum on the grill; there’s nothing quite like the flavour of meat cooked over redgum. The natural smoky flavours and aromas created by this unique timber are something truly special. In the finest tradition of steakhouses, we use locally sourced meat and the very best in fresh, regional produce.

Showcasing 350 wines, including 28 by the glass, including some seriously interesting wines curated by our inhouse Sommelier. With local wines taking pride of place, including some intriguing European offerings, plus a supporting cast of spirits, beers and other beverages, including a decent alcohol-free selection. Cocktail drinkers will be impressed with our seasonally curated list.

Our menu is updated seasonally and available on our website.

Top review
CarolineT
Dined 6 days ago
Has the Express lunch menu. Service was friendly and attentive with some additional extras added for free. Everything was delightful and I would highly recommend. Thank you for making or lunch so enjoyable.
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4.8
4.8 (1137)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Tinamba

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About the restaurant
Simon and Tania Johnson have owned Tinamba Hotel since October 2020 and feel honoured to be the custodians of the hotel’s proud heritage as they build upon a vision from previous owners, Brad Neilson, Damien Gannon, the Schoenmaeker and Whelan families.

Using the finest, locally grown fresh produce from local suppliers and working with the most talented chefs in the region is what the Johnsons believe sets Tinamba Hotel apart. The signature dishes deliver a truly memorable experience, served in a setting famously known as Gippsland’s favourite destination dining venue.

From the first-class dining experience within the dining room, lounge and conservatory, to the relaxed atmosphere in the Amba Bar and on the outdoor veranda, Simon, Tania and the Tinamba Hotel team provide the finest example of country hospitality for local and visiting customers alike.

Welcome to your Gippsland local. The award-winning Tinamba Hotel.

Top review
DavidJ
Dined on Feb 14, 2024
Excellent experience again, this is our favourite restaurant in Gippsland. Food is exceptional and wine variety to match the food is amazing. We would recommend Tinamba to anyone who wants to celebrate a special occasion.
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4.7
4.7 (1012)
$41 to $100
Contemporary European
Albion

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About the restaurant
Vaquero dining is nestled in under the Old Albion town hall built-in the 1800s. Full of character this venue lets the imagination run wild.
The speakeasy-style entry through a vintaged themed butcher shop sees the space open up into a beautifully fitted out dining haven.
The food is inspired by the Spanish Vaquero (herdsman) with aged and cured meats front and centre on a beautifully designed ever-changing menu.

Chef Angellic Lokeni and his team work side by side with a skilled team of bartenders and waiters.
This is an elegantly casual dining venue with flexibility across the board for events and intimate or romantic dinners,

With Albion trains station 150 meters away Vaquero and On the side will satisfy your every need.
Thank you for your interest in our Albion hidden gem.

Top review
MarcA
Dined on Feb 14, 2024
Love going back to Vaquero again and again. The whole experience is wonderful.
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4.6
4.6 (1937)
$41 to $100
Steakhouse
Brisbane CBD

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About the restaurant
Walter's Steakhouse is a restaurant unlike any other. Serving classic dishes paired with old fashioned service.
Top review
JacobP
Dined on Dec 23, 2023
This restaurant was phenomenal as always. We go there at the same time each year as part of our family tradition, and the staff are always incredibly accommodating. Looking forward to next years dinner, but hope to get there more than just once each year!
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