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Top 50 restaurants in Australia

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.

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As rated by verified OpenTable diners
34 Restaurants
Updated 19 November 2019
Restaurants:A Touch of Salt, Cafe Sydney, Cecconi's Flinders Lane
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Modern Australian, Seafood, Italian
Neighborhoods:Townsville CBD, Sydney CBD, Melbourne CBD
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A Touch of Salt

$$$$
Modern Australian
Townsville CBD
4.8
1600 reviews
An excellent night out for the family. Incredible mix of intriguing and well paired flavours. Exceptional, engaging staff. We will be back!

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Cafe Sydney

$$$$
Seafood
Sydney CBD
4.6
3455 reviews
I first came to Cafe Sydney perhaps 20 years ago and it’s amazing that it continues to offer excellent food and service. As a coeliac I was particularly impressed on this visit with the fact I could eat almost everything on the menu (in some cases with modification). Highly recommend to coeliacs and those with non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS). Cocktails delicious too. Shared dessert to complete meal.

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Cecconi's Flinders Lane

$$$$
Italian
Melbourne CBD
4.7
662 reviews
Great food. Good service going back agian this week coming

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Chocolate Buddha

$$$$
Japanese
Melbourne CBD
4.7
1617 reviews
Gluten free foods was absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to go back next time we are in Melbourne.

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Continental Deli Newtown

$$$$
European
Sydney CBD
4.7
687 reviews
It was our first time eating here, and we were not disappointed! The food was delicious, service was prompt and friendly. We'll definitely be back soon :-)

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Dead Ringer

$$$$
Modern Australian
Surry Hills
4.8
774 reviews
Would highly recommend this gem. Excellent service and food

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Donovans

$$$$
Modern Australian
St Kilda
4.8
785 reviews
Donovans was outstanding. The food was exceptionally good, I would recommend the parfait, it was sublime. I have been here quite often but would say it just keeps getting better.

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Eau De Vie Melbourne

$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates
Melbourne CBD
4.6
699 reviews
Staff should make an effort to greet guests upon arrival. We arrived on time for our reservation and waited awkwardly at the entrance while staff appeared busy. At the very least greet guests upon arrival… Once we were seated the staff were attentive.

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Elio's Osteria

$$$$
Italian
Carindale
4.7
1154 reviews
Our favourite local for a casual family dinner. Always consistent.

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French Saloon

$$$$
European
Melbourne CBD
4.5
289 reviews
Attractive room with nice ambience. Good service. Food excellent. Would return.

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Glasshouse

$$$$
Modern Australian
Timbumburi
4.7
1255 reviews
What a beautiful space. We went for breakfast but would love to come back for dinner in Summer.

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Kepos & Co

$$$$
Mediterranean
Waterloo
4.7
552 reviews
Best dinner! So sad it’s coming to an end.. can’t wait for their next project!

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Kneading Ruby

$$$$
Italian
Australia
4.8
1628 reviews
Absolutely fantastic, can't wait to go again. Lachlan, our waiter was awesome and made it a fun night.

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LP's Quality Meats

$$$$
Bistro
Chippendale
4.8
399 reviews
Exceptional food and service together with a fantastic playlist made a perfect night!

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Lucy Liu Restaurant

$$$$
Asian
Melbourne CBD
4.7
2349 reviews
Lucy Liu is a fun restaurant and bar with the most fantastic food. We really enjoyed the occasion and would love to return.

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Mamasan Kitchen and Bar

$$$$
Asian
Broadbeach
4.7
1431 reviews
Great service and amazing food. Thanks for a fantastic night!

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Mjolner Melbourne

$$$$
Modern Australian
Melbourne CBD
4.8
1504 reviews
This was a work dinner, everyone was well impressed with all the food bought out as our set menu. The beef short rib was one of the best I've had. My hubby and I enjoyed it so much we're already arranging to have my son's birthday dinner here.

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Mjølner Sydney

$$$$
Modern Australian
Redfern
4.7
2596 reviews
Great food great service great experience , highly recommend your date will definitely be impressed

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Osteria di Russo & Russo

$$$$
Contemporary Italian
Enmore
4.7
847 reviews
Always a beautiful dining experience at Russo and Russo. Can’t recommend highly enough

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Osteria Oggi

$$$$
Italian
Adelaide City Center
4.6
2421 reviews
We basically loved the place defs going back!!!!!!

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Park Street Pasta & Wine

$$$$
Italian
South Melbourne
4.6
616 reviews
We had a wonderful meal there and thoroughly enjoyed it the waiters and waitresses were amazing. We will definitely come back again!

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Restaurant Hubert

$$$$
French
Sydney CBD
4.7
1306 reviews
One of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had

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Rick Shores

$$$$
Contemporary Asian
Burleigh Heads
4.8
3203 reviews
Incredible setting and food to match. Great sharing options or set menu accompanied by an interesting wine list. Will definitely be coming back here regularly. And the Moreton Bay Bug roll lives up to its hype

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Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

$$$$
Seafood
Noosa Heads
4.8
2034 reviews
Service and food outstanding as always. Location is second to none on the Sunshine Coast for lunch.

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Rookie Eatery

$$$$
Australian
Wollongong
4.5
530 reviews
Incredible food matched with incredible service. Will recommend to friends and family.

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Sails Noosa

$$$$
Modern Australian
Noosa Heads
4.8
2009 reviews
Sails is always our favourite restaurant while in Noosa. The food is always good and the staff are great as well. The location is #1

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Shobosho

$$$$
Asian
Adelaide City Center
4.5
1855 reviews
Excellent food and service, we would definitely come again! The salmon was amazing!!

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Smith & Daughters

$$$$
Mediterranean
Fitzroy
4.6
1444 reviews
We had a great business meal and were seated in a great private section at the top. The service was perfect and the food interesting and varied.

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Sum Yung Guys

$$$$
Asian
Noosa Heads
4.7
5067 reviews
Outstanding! Service, food, drinks - loved it all!! GO NOW!

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The Cape Kitchen

$$$$
Modern Australian
Phillip Island
4.7
973 reviews
Beautiful spot for some beautiful food on a quiet Monday morning. Honestly couldn't have asked for more. I suspect that the experience would be different on a Saturday or Sunday morning - much louder and busier - but on the Monday it was quiet, you could just make out the sound of the waves crashing outside the windows, and the food was served incredibly quickly.

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The Peacock Den

$$$$
Mediterranean
The Basin
4.8
436 reviews
Lovely place. First time there and it was amazing. Will definitely be going back

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The Woodhouse Restaurant

$$$$
Steakhouse
Bendigo
4.7
1784 reviews
Outstanding food and service. The chef really know how to cook a “blue” steak!

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Tinamba Hotel

$$$$
Modern Australian
Tinamba
4.7
860 reviews
The best dining experience around. Wonderful staff and food!!

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Walter’s Steakhouse - Brisbane

$$$$
European
Brisbane CBD
4.7
1323 reviews
Love this restaurant and would highly recommend.

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