Restaurant Guide

The best restaurants in Australia right now

These are the best restaurants across the country, as reviewed for our annual Restaurant Guide.

Restaurant of the Year, Agnes in Brisbane QLD. Photo: David Chatfield
This list of the best restaurants in Australia is all you will need to ensure you enjoy countless dining experiences. Our team of reviewers spend months crisscrossing the country, knife and fork in hand, kicking the tyres of old favourites, putting new players through their paces and generally taking stock of the nation's dining scene to compile this comprehensive run-down for your eating pleasure.
Reviews are written independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way. To learn more about the process, head over here.
Here are the best restaurants in Australia right now


Best restaurant New South Wales, Aalia. Photo: Jiwon Kim
Aalia, Sydney (Best Restaurant NSW)
Alberto's, Sydney
Ante, Sydney
Bar Heather, Byron Bay
Bar Vincent, Sydney
Bentley Restaurant & Bar, Sydney
Bistro Livi, Murwillumbah
Brasserie 1930
Cafe Paci, Sydney
Clam Bar, Sydney
Ester, Sydney
EXP., Hunter Valley
Ho Jiak Town Hall, Sydney
Kiln, Sydney
Margaret, Sydney
Megalong, Blue Mountains
Petermen, Sydney
Pipit, Pottsville
Porcine, Sydney
Porkfat, Sydney
Restaurant Hubert, Sydney
Sixpenny, Sydney
The Dining Room at Promenade Bondi Beach, Sydney
Quay, Sydney
Yoshii's Omakase, Sydney


Best restaurant Victoria, Etta. Photo: Annika Kafcaloudis
Etta, Melbourne (Best Restaurant Victoria)
Alta Trattoria, Melbourne
Attica, Melbourne
Brae, Birregurra
Chae, Cockatoo
Chauncy, Heathcote
Di Stasio Carlton, Melbourne
Embla, Melbourne
Flower Drum, Melbourne
Gimlet at Cavendish House, Melbourne
Grill Americano, Melbourne
Her Bar, Melbourne
Kazuki's, Melbourne
Lagoon Dining, Melbourne
Lake House, Daylesford
Lee Ho Fook, Melbourne
Manzé, Melbourne
Minamishima, Melbourne
Omnia, Melbourne
O.My, Beaconsfield
Patsy's, Melbourne
Provenance, Beechworth
Serai, Melbourne (Best New Restaurant)
Tedesca Osteria, Red Hill
Tulum, Melbourne


Best restaurant Queensland, Agnes. Photo: David Chatfield
Agnes, Brisbane (Best Restaurant Queensland)
Anekawa, Gold Coast
Blume, Scenic Rim
Clarence, Brisbane
Essa, Brisbane
Exhibition, Brisbane
Hellenika at The Calile, Brisbane
Joy, Brisbane
Jungle Fowl, Port Douglas
Market Bistro, Sunshine Coast
Pilloni, Brisbane
Restaurant Dan Arnold, Brisbane
Labart, Gold Coast
Same Same, Brisbane
Stanley, Brisbane


Best restaurant ACT, Onzieme. Photo: Lean Timms
Onzieme, Canberra (Best Restaurant ACT)
Bar Rochford, Canberra
Morks, Canberra
Pilot, Canberra
Such and Such, Canberra


Best restaurant Tasmania, Peppina.
Peppina, Hobart (Best Restaurant Tasmania)
Fico, Hobart
Institut Polaire, Hobart
Stillwater, Launceston
Van Bone, Marion Bay


Best Restaurant South Australia, Restaurant Botanic. Photo: Jonathan Van Der Knaap
Restaurant Botanic, Adelaide (Best Restaurant SA)
Arkhé, Adelaide
Fino Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley
Hentley Farm, Barossa Valley
Magill Estate Restaurant, Adelaide
Maxwell, McLaren Vale
Muni, Willunga
Patch Kitchen & Garden, Adelaide Hills
The Little Rickshaw, Aldinga
Topiary, Tea Tree Gully


Best restaurant Western Australia, Millbrook.
Millbrook, Jarrahdale (Best Restaurant WA)
Casa, Perth
Glenarty Road, Karridale (Best Destination Dining)
Le Rebelle, Perth
Lulu La Delizia, Perth
Madalena's, South Fremantle
Vasse Felix, Margaret River
Wildflower, Perth
Wines of While, Perth
Yiamas, Perth
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