Australia’s top 50 restaurants in 2019, revealed by OpenTable

Leading online restaurant reservation platform OpenTable has revealed their Top 50 Restaurants in Australia for 2019, as determined by diners around the country. The annual top 50 list was based on 173,000 restaurant reviews this year from verified OpenTable diners, covering more than 2,000 Australian restaurants.

For the second year in a row, Melbourne came out on top as Australia’s most popular foodie hub, claiming nearly half (46 per cent) of the spots on the list. New South Wales came in second, securing 12 spots followed by Queensland with 11 eateries making the top 50.

European cuisine made a comeback as the most popular choice at 32 percent, however Australia’s tastes were noticeably much more diverse this year. For the first time restaurants from this year’s top 50 list included cuisines from Africa and Chile.

Some of the stand-outs include:

Alibi, Sydney

This design­ led destination bar + kitchen, is considered to be the perfect little harbourside hideaway located in the picturesque surrounds of Woolloomooloo Wharf. It’s menu is created by renowned plant-based chef Matthew Kenney who is all about pushing the boundaries of vegan cuisine. 

Australia’s top 50 restaurants: Alibi Sydney

A Touch of Salt, Townsville

At a Touch of Salt serves up eclectic Modern Australian cuisine designed to spark conversation. Enjoy waterfront views on their alfresco balcony or dine indoors in air-conditioned comfort. 

A Touch of Salt

Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar, Northcote, Victoria

Mesob is a traditional Ethiopian restaurant in High Street, Northcote, Melbourne, where diners can enjoy the rich culture of Ethiopia through their authentic cuisine and charming decor.


Osteria Oggi, Adelaide

Osteria Oggi is all about using fresh seasonal produce and creating a dish that  is designed to share. ‘Oggi’ is ‘today’ in Italian so it’s no surprise that they specialise in sophisticated Italian food, with a carefully chosen wine list to match.

Citrico, Melbourne

This fresh Chilean and South American bar and restaurant new to Fitzroy North has been a popular choice this year.


Frogmore Creek Cellar Door & Restaurant, Tasmania

Frogmore Creek is not only established as a fine winery but also an impressive restaurant serving up modern cuisine using fresh, seasonal produce including seafood, which Tasmania is known for.

In alphabetical order, here are Australia’s Top 50 Restaurants 2019
  1. A Touch of Salt, Townsville / Queensland
  2. Alibi, Sydney / New South Wales
  3. Bella Brutta Pizza, Sydney / New South Wales
  4. Cafe Sydney, Sydney / New South Wales
  5. Captain Moonlite, Anglesea, Melbourne / Victoria
  6. Circa 1876 at The Convent, Pokolbin, Sydney /New South Wales
  7. Citrico, Melbourne / Victoria
  8. Continental Deli Newtown, Sydney / New South Wales
  9. Cutler & Co, Melbourne / Victoria
  10. Donovans, Melbourne / Victoria
  11. Eau De Vie, Melbourne / Victoria
  12. Elio’s Osteria, Brisbane / Queensland
  13. Frogmore Creek Cellar Door & Restaurant, Tasmania
  14. Glasshouse, Timbumburi, Sydney / New South Wales
  15. Kepos & Co, Sydney / New South Wales
  16. Kepos Street Kitchen, Sydney / New South Wales
  17. Laura, Melbourne / Victoria
  18. Little Valley, Melbourne / Victoria
  19. Locale Restaurant and Bar Noosa, Noosa, Brisbane / Queensland
  20. LP’s Quality Meats, Sydney / New South Wales
  21. Lucy Liu Restaurant, Melbourne / Victoria
  22. Mamasan Kitchen and Bar, Broadbeach, Brisbane / Queensland
  23. Marion, Melbourne / Victoria
  24. Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar, Northcote, Melbourne / Victoria
  25. Meze Mazi, Adelaide / South Australia
  26. Mjolner, Melbourne / Victoria
  27. Mjolner, Sydney / New South Wales
  28. Nour, Sydney / New South Wales
  29. Oriental Tea House, Melbourne / Victoria
  30. Osteria Oggi, Adelaide / South Australia
  31. Park Street Pasta & Wine, Melbourne / Victoria
  32. Pt Leo Restaurant, Mornington Peninsula Melbourne / Victoria
  33. Restaurant Hubert, Sydney / New South Wales
  34. Rick Shores, Burleigh Heads, Brisbane / Queensland
  35. Rickys River Bar and Restaurant, Noosa, Brisbane / Queensland
  36. Sails Noosa, Noosa, Brisbane / Queensland
  37. Season Restaurant, Noosa, Brisbane / Queensland
  38. Shobosho, Adelaide / South Australia
  39. Smith & Daughters, Melbourne / Victoria
  40. Sum Yung Guys, Sunshine Beach, Brisbane / Queensland
  41. Sunda, Melbourne / Victoria
  42. Supernormal, Melbourne / Victoria
  43. The Cape Kitchen, Philip Island, Melbourne / Victoria
  44. The Carlton Wine Room, Melbourne / Victoria
  45. The European, Melbourne / Victoria
  46. The Woodhouse Restaurant, Bendigo, Melbourne / Victoria
  47. Tinamba Hotel, Tinamba, Melbourne / Victoria
  48. Tokyo Tina, Melbourne / Victoria
  49. Vaquero, Brisbane / Queensland
  50. Walter’s Steakhouse, Brisbane / Queenslan
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