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.

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.

Lebrina sits in an 1840's cottage that has never been gutted to create an open space. Instead, guests dine in homey, intimate, old-world rooms, surrounded by antiques.

A fixture in Sydney since 1938, this small pie cart along the wharf in Woolloomooloo has been, and continues to be, a gathering spot for a cross-section of Sydney society. Both the working class and the wealthy visit Harry’s to sample its famous meat pies.

Situated in the western suburb of Cabramatta, Thanh Binh is locally renowned for its fresh, authentic Vietnamese fare. Large front windows admit plenty of natural light into the small dining room, which is simply decorated with sparse white walls and tiled floors.

If you somehow feel lighter after a three-hour meal at Circa, it's because everything here seems to glide. The service is effortless and efficient, the room is a study in crisp white linens, and chef Andrew McConnell's menu hits all the right notes.

Now operating out of its new location, the former home of Ottoman Cuisine, the Wharf Restaurant at Pier 2 serves Australian cuisine created by chef-owner Aaron Ross. Menu items include the smoky eggplant cigar and a parsley, sumac, tomato, and mint yogurt salad.

The Tilbury Hotel, located amids the restaurants along the wharf, is quite possibly one of the most popular pubs in Sydney.

The restaurant serves straightforward local food that's as popular with natives as it is with those who've traveled thousands of miles for the island's revered salmon and beef.