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 Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Modern Australian, French, Australian
Neighborhoods:Townsville, Potts Point, Milawa

A Touch of Salt

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Townsville
828 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Going to A Touch Of Salt is like going to a friends house for dinner. Always treated as a friend, made to feel so welcome. They always remember you, even if its been awhile betwRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Tropical North Queensland
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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 Restaurant

$$$$·Australian·
Milawa
327 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
As usual the food, wine and service was excellent! Always enjoy the experience, highly recommend!
91% recommended
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Cafe Sydney

$$$$·Seafood·
Sydney CBD
2,726 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Cafe Sydney is one of our favourite restaurants, especially for a celebration. Not only is the quality of food and wine exceptional, so is the quality of the service. The scenic haRead more
96% recommended
Best Service in Sydney / New South Wales
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Captain Moonlite

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Anglesea
479 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
  • Great for Lunch
Brilliant - great food, great location! Good wine choice and it’s got to be the best food on the coast!
97% recommended
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Cecconi's Flinders Lane

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
356 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Incredible food, beautiful ambiance and lovely old world service. Definitely one of my favourite dining experiences. A really special evening.
95% recommended
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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
933 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
Great food, great service and great city views! The QR code ordering system makes it easy for groups and splitting bills.
98% recommended
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Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$·European·
Sydney CBD
454 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
The food was great, service was great, but they need a larger selection of beers to go with the meals on offer. We will be back.
96% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Sydney / New South Wales
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David's

$$$$·Chinese (Shanghai)·
Prahran
416 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Delicious food and drinks, and lovely service and ambience.
85% recommended
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Dead Ringer

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Surry Hills
469 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Friendly staff with great smiles, tasty very nicely presented dishes, food is yummy, most is or can be done GF, thats great! Nice restaurant, nice ambiance and restrooms are very pRead more
93% recommended
Modern Australian in Sydney / New South Wales
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Donovans

$$$$·Modern Australian·
St Kilda
659 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
I celebrated my birthday recently at Donovans with my husband. Donovans is our 'go to restaurant for birthdays, anniversaries, and any other reason we can find to go there for a mRead more
93% recommended
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Eau De Vie Melbourne

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Melbourne CBD
449 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Enjoyed the wednesday whiskey and cheese tasting paddles. Tried several cocktails. Professional service. Excellent value venue. Arrived early for our booking and they managed to seRead more
95% recommended
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Elio's Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Carindale
745 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Great service and food. Never a bad experience at Elios over the years we have dined there.
99% recommended
Best Overall in Brisbane / Queensland
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French Saloon

$$$$·European·
Melbourne CBD
289 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Attractive room with nice ambience. Good service. Food excellent. Would return.
90% recommended
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Glasshouse

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Timbumburi
856 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
Food was amazing,place feels your on a romantic adventure with love one ,so cozy
96% recommended
Modern Australian in Sydney / New South Wales
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Kepos & Co

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Waterloo
461 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Great service, lovely setting and original menu. Quite spicy and salty food.
99% recommended
Best Food in Sydney / New South Wales
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Kneading Ruby

$$$$·Italian·
Wollongong
1,148 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Great no complaints. Lovely staff. Everything tasted good. Defs going back
97% recommended
Good for Groups in Sydney / New South Wales
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LP's Quality Meats

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chippendale
302 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
Food, drinks and service perfect and spot on. Every dish we had was amazing and the cocktails were generous and tasty! Highlights for us were the pork chop, half-chicken, cuttlefisRead more
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sydney / New South Wales
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Lucy Liu Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Melbourne CBD
1,417 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
We had the degustation at it was amazing. Kingfish sashimi best ever!
94% recommended
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Mamasan Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·Asian·
Broadbeach
702 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Fabulous!!!! Could not fault any dish. Great service.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Central 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
891 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Great food, great drinks and really friendly and knowledgeable staff.
96% recommended
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Mjølner Sydney

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Redfern
1,860 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
It is the second time I celebrate special occasion at Mjolner and this time they went above and beyond. I have been spoiled by a birthday present and card from the team. It was theRead more
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Sydney / New South Wales
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Momofuku Seiōbo - The Star

$$$$·Caribbean·
Sydney CBD
677 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Lovely dining experience however music was quite loud and drink portions felt a little bit conservative. Overall good night.
89% recommended
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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
878 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Service was amazing and the food was outstanding.. definitely going back!
97% recommended
Great for Brunch in Sydney / New South Wales
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Osteria di Russo & Russo

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Enmore
597 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
Our experience at Russo & Russo was unbeatable. We will definitely be coming back! The food was amazing, we did the Tutte Bene and it was great to be able to try different meals Read more
97% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sydney / New South Wales
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Osteria Oggi

$$$$·Italian·
Adelaide
1,320 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Amazing service. Could not be happier with this place.
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Adelaide / South Australia
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Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$·Italian·
South Melbourne
404 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Everything was incredible, the service, the food & we loved where it’s located. Nice and quite
87% recommended
Most Booked in Inner City
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Pause Samford

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Samford
346 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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 🥰
98% recommended
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Pt Leo Restaurant

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Merricks / Merricks North
1,262 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Amazing views and Amazing food!! What an experience, will definately be back again! Thank you!!
93% recommended
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Restaurant Hubert

$$$$·French·
Sydney CBD
598 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Went for the jazz and some cocktails, great music, venue and ambience. Was slightly quieter than visits prior to Covid (no shock there) but was still a brilliant experience. Staff Read more
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Sydney / New South Wales
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Rick Shores

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Burleigh Heads
1,972 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
I have been to Rich Shores a number of times and as always was exceptional. From the view, to the service to the food, all is outstanding.
96% recommended
Scenic View in Gold Coast
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Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Noosa Heads
1,094 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
Love the spot and the warm, friendly, courteous service. We will be back soon! Thankyou all!
96% recommended
Best Ambiance 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
369 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
We always enjoy going to Rookie. Inspiring food and good service.
94% recommended
Australian in Sydney / New South Wales
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Sails Noosa

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Noosa Heads
1,372 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
Amazing in every way
95% recommended
Best Service 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
1,021 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
The staff were very polite, and the food was delicious!
92% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Adelaide / South Australia
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Smith & Daughters

$$$$·Italian·
Fitzroy
1,075 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
The staff who attended us were brilliant, really personable and friendly. They also made every effort to accommodate a particularly tricky food allergy and made us feel really at eRead more
93% recommended
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Stokehouse Q

$$$$·Modern Australian·
South Brisbane
801 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
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.
88% recommended
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Sum Yung Guys

$$$$·Asian·
Sunshine Beach
2,895 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Spicy
Entrance to restaurant is a bit average, but once inside it is really quite nice. Service was great, very attentive, pleasant and courteous. Food was fantastic. We had a set menu Read more
97% recommended
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Sunda _

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Melbourne CBD
502 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Each dish was well presented and full of flavour. Taste unique and thoughtful. Only criticism was the dessert with beetroot sorbet was too much. Prefered if it had been half theRead more
91% recommended

The Cape Kitchen

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Phillip Island
470 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
The service and food are always excellent! I really enjoyed the carrot and parsnip rosti. I have not had that before. I always a unique combination of flavours that are provided bRead more
98% recommended
Great for Brunch in Melbourne / Victoria
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The Peacock Den

$$$$·Mediterranean·
The Basin
257 reviews
  • Cozy
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
Always delicious food and service is friendly and spirited! At the moment the inability to choose more individual dishes is not my preference but I totally understand with currenRead more
100% recommended
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The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Bendigo
1,044 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent in every way, the woodhouse experience menu with matching wines was perfect for us on our anniversary.
99% recommended
Best Food in Melbourne / Victoria
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Tinamba Hotel

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Tinamba
482 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
Really excellent experience. Would definitely recommend to others
97% recommended
Best Overall in Melbourne / Victoria
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Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$·European·
Brisbane CBD
566 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Our visit started in he delightful bar area where we enjoyed an outstanding dirty martini, best I've had in Australia, so worth a mention. Incredibly well-trained staff, exceptionaRead more
95% recommended
Business Meals in Inner Suburbs
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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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