If you want to explore the Australian spirit to the bottom, you cannot possibly surpass the culinary extravaganza that it has to offer. Be it the best of Sydney restaurants of the gourmet cuisines of Adelaide or even the taste of the Melbourne palate. Prepare yourself for a treat! Here is the curated list of 10 gourmet restaurants that will be a treat to your taste buds. Explore the native Australian flavors of the land and check out these amazing top 10 restaurants of Australia, while you are at it.
Restaurants in Australia you must try
1. Muse Restaurant – Pokolbin, NSW
Muse Restaurant was opened back in 2009 by the husband and wife duo, Troy and Megan Rhoades-Brown. The couple has presented the gastronomes of the Australia a perfect place that has evolved into its growing reputation of being the “gastronomic delight set in the Hunter Valley”.
Ambience: The best part is the open kitchen concept of the decor.
Menu: The menu is especially curated to offer the fresh and local produce. The food is simple yet exciting. Remember to try out the coconut dessert.
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2. Friends Restaurant – Perth, WA
The Friends Restaurant has been celebrated for being the “benchmark for fine dining in Perth!” The restaurant prides itself in offering absolutely exquisite and rare dishes matched with an award winning wine list. The hospitality is charming and the people are warm.
Ambience: Don’t miss the waterfront property that overlooks the Swan River.
Menu: Go for the truffle degustation meal with matching wines which “surpass expectations on all levels”.
3. FermentAsian – Tanunda, SA
FermentAsian is the brainchild of an award winning chef, Tuoi Do, the owner of the restaurant who opened the place and he planned to serve special Southeast Asian menu inspired by his own Vietnamese root. The heritage of the authentic Southeast Asian food is revered in the dishes prepared in FermentAsian.
Menu: The menu uses local produce and the dishes are, according to review, “beyond delicious”. The chef’s table menu features Hanoi spring rolls, grilled South Australian prawns and Barossa Hampshire pork belly.
4. Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar – Port Douglas, Queensland
The Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar sits in the heart of Port Douglas. It is a charming piece of land, a property offering both indoor as well as outdoor dining. The specialty of the place is the exquisite touch of the executive chef Lee Neate.
Menu: The restaurant uses the best local produce and excellently whips up “truly memorable” Australian cuisine and adds a bit of modern twist to it. Don’t forget to try the duck pancakes and cuttlefish entrée which are especially popular. Spoil yourself with a cocktail, ask for anything you wish, the bartenders would make you just about anything you could possibly ask!
5. Spice Bar – Mooloolaba, Queensland
The Spice Bar brings along “delicious and beautifully presented” lavish spread of Asian fusion dishes. This one’s the main draw. But not to forget another Spice Bar highlight, which is the specially designed bar and dining area that overlooks a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.
Menu: Order the degustation menu—it’s a must. Also try the scallops and braised duck.
6. Nobu Japanese Restaurant – Perth, WA
Here is a traditional mix of Japanese cuisine with a twist of South American flavours bringing to you Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. The food here and the flavours are celebrated; it claims to be “an out-of-this world” unique dining experience for the foodies.
Menu: You can go ahead and ask for recommendations and the friendly staff will suggest you something delicious. They can never go wrong with a classic bento box that features “exquisitely presented” prawn tempura, or some of that sashimi salad even chef’s choice sushi and miso soup.
7. 1889 Enoteca – Brisbane, Queensland
1889 Enoteca is situated in centre of Woolloongabba’s antique and café quarter. 1889 Enoteca is a restaurant that prides itself in carrying forward the heritage of some of Brisbane’s best Italian foods. They serve it fresh and delicious.
Ambience: The joint is especially popular for its “excellent and not intrusive” service and lovely ambience.
Menu: A must try is the “ridiculously good” gnocchi that “melts in your mouth”.
8. Spirit House – Yandina, Queensland
Spirit House is both an exquisite diner and a cooking school. The restaurant doubles in both the capacity and yet serves up an award-winning quality of contemporary Asian food. The place is claimed to bea “magical” property that has been set up in a tropical garden.
Menu: The dish that you simply have to try is the coconut soup. Then again, don’t forget to have a taste of the smoked salmon. The dish is said to be “divine”. You can also try a bite of those whole crispy fish which, according to the TripAdvisor is “truly worth savouring every morsel of”.
9. The Stunned Mullet – Port Macquarie, New South Wales
The Stunned Mullet is situated in the coastal township of Port Macquarie. Claiming to deliver a “fabulously consistent” Australian dining experience, The Stunned Mullet, serves exceptional locally-sourced food and exquisite wine.
Menu: Mandagery Creek venison here is “plated beautifully and exquisite to the palette”.
10. Maha – Melbourne, Victoria
The Head chef and the owner of Maha in Melbourne, Shane Delia curates a special Middle Eastern Cuisine. The chef’s team prepares the dishes “with flavours that burst in your mouth.”
Menu: don’t forget to try the 12-hour roasted lamb shoulder which claims to be “absolutely delicious!” You can also try chemen cured swordfish another of the highlight of a typical Maha meal.
If you are in Australia and need to pamper your gluttony and indulge in temptations, try out the list and grab an Aussie bite. The delicious dishes and the amazing ambience will set you up a perfect dinner with a fine glass of wine. Explore these extraordinary gastronomic delights of Australia.
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