Australia

Restaurants in Australia

Restaurants in Australia are known for their variety of international cuisines. Their food has a certain British influence, but also many Asian styles have become popular in the urban areas. Saffron is known to be one of the best Indian places in Darwin. It is contemporary style with authentic Indian cooking. There is an array of vegetarian choices, but also great chicken dishes for the main course, lamb, and local caught barramundi fish. For local cuisine with a French twist, try Mojo’s in Queensland. Remi Pougeard-Dulimbert and Michael Hart joined forces for the restaurant at the gateway to the Daintree Rainforest. They do specialties as gnocchi with blue cheese, chilli soft shell crab, and pork belly spring rolls.

Australia restaurants offer excellent views. For the best views on Station Pier in Melbourne, dine at My Dog Café. The place serves great human food, and dog treats as well. The Stirling Hotel’s recent renovations make the establishment a beautiful place to dine. It offers a bistro with upmarket pub food, and a fine restaurant that serves regional cuisine. It is always packed and one of the best restaurants in Australia.

Food Farmacy’s Simon Beaton announces his iconoclastic approach to life by wearing a single long sideburn down his boyish face.

Dine on a discreet smorgasbord of "Freestyle Australian" with dashes of Asian fusion: scallop sashimi with mushroom essence and truffle oil, sea-urchin roe with dashi jelly, grass-fed prime rib-eye fillet, vanilla-poached quince—and all of it, as the mantra of Tassie cuisine goes, local, local, l

Inside a landmark building, two twentysomething friends (Jade's a barista, Kate's a graphic designer) have transformed a once dingy DVD-rental kiosk into Switchboard, the hippest coffee spot in town.

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 leaves—and it’s unlike any spud you have ever tasted.

Once known for its hearty “country” food, this Newtown restaurant is now dedicated to organic fare; Dr. Robert Warlow brought about the changes when he became owner.

Housed inside the Woollahra Hotel, Bistro Moncur is a favorite gathering spot among locals in the Sydney suburb of Woollahra.

Chef Greg Doyle is single-minded when it comes to cooking top-notch Australian seafood (carnivores should consider themselves warned).

The Sugaroom Restaurant & Wine Bar, located on the site of a former sugar refinery, is surrounded by parklands with views of Johnston's Bay.

This sandstone and glass banquet hall in Pokolbin specializes in Euro-influenced, Australian dishes by chef Andy Wright like braised baby octopus, seared scallops with smoked ham, and roast Berkshire pork chop with pommes parisienne.

Part casual beachside diner, part locavore’s mecca, this intimate, retro-chic eatery has a deserved cult following among Sydneysiders.

This tiny establishment of a few metal tables serves up squid salad with dried cherries, followed by pan-fried John Dory and vanilla-bean panna cotta with poached fruit.