Recipe Collections

Recipes from our Top 80 restaurants

You've tried these restaurants. Now try their recipes.

Fico, Tas: Saffron tagliolini with mussels, basil and lemon by Federica Andrisani and Oskar Rossi. Photo: Ben Hansen

Alicia Taylor

First, we compiled our Top 80 restaurants of Australia for our 2022 Restaurant Guide. Then, we put together some of our favourite recipes from their leading chefs. Whether you’ve yet to visit these winning establishments, or want to give their dishes a rousing encore at home, here’s how to recreate the flavours of the country’s best restaurants in your kitchen.

Want the full list? Here are our Top 80 Restaurants for 2022.

Photo: Marnie Hawson

Lake House, Vic: Alla Wolf-Tasker’s tempura zucchini flowers

Overhead shot of grilled eggplant slices, finely chopped tomato, pomegranate seeds and olive oil on a round white plate.
Photo: William Meppem

Nomad, NSW: Jacqui Challinor’s smoked eggplant and pomegranate salad

Lulu La Delizia's saffron spätzle with Moreton Bay bugs
Photo: Ben Hansen

Lulu La Delizia, WA: Lulu La Delizia’s saffron spätzle with Moreton Bay bugs

Photo: Con Poulos

Una Más, NSW: Una Más’ grilled octopus with fermented chilli

Shobosho's chicken and prawn wontons, chicken dashi and Chinese broccoli
Photo: Ben Hansen

Shōbōsho, SA: Shōbōsho’s chicken and prawn wontons, chicken dashi and Chinese broccoli

Templo's lamb belly with pearl barley
Photo: William Meppem

Templo, Tas: Templo’s lamb belly with pearl barley

Photo: Kara Rosenlund

Gerard’s Bistro, Qld: Adam Wolfers’ kangaroo kofta

Photo: Parker Blain

Kazuki’s, Vic: Kazuki Tsuya’s prawn and chive dumplings, sake butter and ponzu

Photo: Will Horner

Fino at Seppeltsfield, SA: Fino’s grilled peach, zucchini flowers and stracciatella

Photo: James Moffatt

Raes, NSW: Jason Saxby’s grilled cobia with puttanesca salsa

Photo: William Meppem

Restaurant Hubert, NSW: crème caramel

Photo: Sharyn Cairns

Flower Drum, Vic: sautéed mud crab with ginger and spring onion (keong chung hai)

Quay's guava snow egg

Quay, NSW: Quay’s guava snow egg

Photo: Ben Dearnley

Cafe Paci, NSW: Pasi Petänen’s potato dumplings with XO trout

Grilled eggplant with sesame, cumin and chilli
Photo: Alicia Taylor

Lee Ho Fook: Victor Liong’s grilled eggplant with sesame, cumin and chilli

Photo: Ben Dearnley

Lankan Filling Station, NSW: O Tama Carey’s cabbage mallung

Photo: Ben Dearnley

Africola, SA: Duncan Welgemoed’s peri peri chicken

Photo: Alicia Taylor

Ho Jiak Town Hall, NSW: Junda Khoo’s Hainanese chicken

Photo: Kristoffer Paulsen

Brae, Vic: Dan Hunter’s herb toasts with hand-dived scallops

Best autumn recipes - Flour and Stone's Lemon Dream cake
Photo: Benito Martin

Porcine, NSW: Nik Hill’s cauliflower cheese tart

Hentley Farm's Kitchener buns recipe
Photo: Ben Hansen

Hentley Farm, SA: Hentley Farm’s Kitchener buns

Photo: William Meppem

Gimlet, Vic: Andrew McConnell’s Party Sangria

Vietnamese spring rolls with mustard leaves and herbs
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Anchovy, Vic: Thi Le’s Vietnamese spring rolls with mustard leaves and herbs

Rainbow trout, horseradish and purslane
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Embla, Vic: rainbow trout, horseradish and purslane

Photo: William Meppem

Saint Peter, NSW: Fish and chips

Mandarin soufflé with white chocolate sauce
Photo: Vanessa Levis

Provenance, Vic: mandarin soufflé with white chocolate sauce

Photo: William Meppem

Grossi Florentino, Vic: Guy Grossi’s abbacchio alla Romana

Parmesan chawanmushi
Photo: Chris Court

Nectarine tarte Tatin with vanilla and thyme
Photo: Kara Rosenlund

Fleet, NSW: nectarine tarte Tatin with vanilla and thyme

Grains, greens, citrus and goat’s curd
Photo: William Meppem

Magill Estate Restaurant, SA: Magill Estate’s grains, greens, citrus and goat’s curd

Photo: Ben Hansen

Fico, Tas: Saffron tagliolini with mussels, basil and lemon by Federica Andrisani and Oskar Rossi

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