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Restaurants in Australia + South Pacific

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Australia + South Pacific restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Australia + South Pacific restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Australia + South Pacific to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Australia + South Pacific restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Australia + South Pacific.

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  • ’Ene’io Botanical Garden & Visitor Center Cafe

    The garden's visitor center serves a traditional feast of roast suckling pig and beef wrapped in taro leaves on Fridays—and staffers perform a Poly... More
  • A Fish Called Coogee

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Just down the street from Coogee Beach, this cash-only seafood joint serves an unusually varied menu compared to the average fish-and-chips restaur... More
  • A Tavola

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    “To the table” is the meaning of this Darlinghurst restaurant’s moniker as well as the motto: a long, communal table of Indian marble invites diner... More
  • Acquolina

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Hearty northern Italian food including house-made spaghetti with fresh clams, mussels, and bottarga (tuna roe). More
  • Adriano Zumbo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Snack on the deliciously outré confections (rice pudding éclairs; Negroni macaroons) from Sydney’s flamboyant young pastry provocateur Adriano Zumb... More
  • Amisfield Winery Bistro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Appellation

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Arthur's Pizza

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Arthur’s simply loves pizza. Case in point: the battle for the rights to Arthur’s Pizza went all the way to the highest court in New South Wales. F... More
  • Artisan Focacceria

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Darlinghurst visitors may drop by this small café for a cup of coffee or a snack, and end up staying for an Italian entrée. A bit like Starbucks, b... More
  • Asiana, Melbourne

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Assiette

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Assiette, the French term for "plate," serves French-inspired cuisine. The menu is arranged in groups of five entrées, five mains, and five dessert... More
  • Attica

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    New Zealand–born chef Ben Shewry’s “simple dish of potato cooked in the earth it was grown in” is surrounded by coconut-husk ash and saltbush leave... More
  • Bar Coluzzi

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    An outpost of Darlinghurst’s iconic 50-year-old Italian café, this full-service restaurant is the perfect spot for a “flat white” (latte) and sandw... More
  • Barzura

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Just steps from Coogee Beach, this restaurant serves modern Australian fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The interior is simply designed with ... More
  • Bathhouse Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar

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