Australia

Restaurants in Australia

Munch on wood-fired pizza here.

Just down the street from Coogee Beach, this cash-only seafood joint serves an unusually varied menu compared to the average fish-and-chips restaurant.

Chef-author Christine Manfield is no newbie to the Sydney food scene; she once owned former Sydney restaurant Paramount and returned to Oz after a stint in London, opening Universal in 2007. The menu and wine list defy categorization, reflecting the influence of Manfield’s travels.

An institution in Paddington, the bar and grill at the Royal Hotel has been serving locals for over 30 years.

For the ultimate seaside picnic, head to the one-stop deli to pick up delicious ready-made meals (moussaka; pâtés; chicken-and-leek pies), freshly baked breads, and a variety of top-notch peninsula wines, including Stonier Reserve Chardonnay and Ten Minutes by Tractor Pinot Noir.

Perched on Watego Beach in Cape Byron State Conservation Park, this alfresco seafood café with prime ocean views is the flagship restaurant for Rae’s on Watego's Hotel. The terrace has the best seating, with rows of white linen-tables overlooking the tree-lined beach.

Fresh regional dishes such as Spring Bay scallops in a leek-and-thyme butter sauce.

Don't miss the flaky multilayered börek filled with everything from spiced lamb to leeks.

Dine on braised duck with kimchi and pickled cherries.