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Brae restaurant in Birregurra, regional Victoria - red flowering eucalyptus ice-cream

Brae

Brae's been in the upper branches of Australia's restaurant tree for a decade now.
Minamishima Japanese restaurant in Melbourne dish

Minamishima

The quiet, spot-lit room may look spartan at first, but subtle luxury is writ large at Minamishima.
Quay, Sydney restaurant dining room and view of Sydney Harbour Bridge

Quay

Even if you're well versed in Peter Gilmore's leitmotifs, his cooking at Quay always holds you in its thrall.
Vue de Monde

Vue de Monde

The view? Spectacular day or night, of course. The wine list? As impressive as it is expensive.
Magill Estate Restaurant

Magill Estate Restaurant

The modern dining space is set against the legendary Penfolds winery and has all the trimmings of fine dining without unnecessary pomp.
Elska

Elska

Elska requires commitment. The simply furnished, dégustation-only venue has just 12 tables and opens three days a week.
Sixpenny

Sixpenny

From start to finish, a meal at Sixpenny – complete with beautiful ceramics, smart service and imaginative beverage pairings – is a rare and exciting treat.
Berowra Waters Inn

Berowra Waters Inn

Accessible only by boat or seaplane, Berowra Waters Inn is as close as you can get to dégustation dining on the water without getting wet.
Tedesca Osteria

Tedesca Osteria

Underlined by the laidback service and the single seating policy, Tedesca Osteria has a dinner at a friend's place vibe. With faultless attention to detail, it's a must.