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The best restaurants in Australia right now

These are the best restaurants across the country, as reviewed for our annual Restaurant Guide.
The best restaurants in Australia right now. Photo of best restaurant Australia winner Agnes in Brisbane, Queensland

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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