Australia’s diverse culinary landscape offers many opportunities for lovers of fine dining to sample a range of world-class cuisine.
From homegrown ingredients to contemporary interpretations of cuisine, there is bound to be a dish on offer that thrills and inspires foodies of all tastes.
Forget restaurants abroad – here are the finest dining experiences available on our shores.
Iconic views and iconic food combine to create one of Australia’s top dining destinations. The sweeping waterfront views of iconic landmarks like Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge add star power to an already luxurious dining experience, epitomising the heart and soul of Australian dining.
The intricately presented dishes are only elevated by exemplary service, impressive décor and an extensive wine list. Try the imaginative menu featuring dishes like congee of Northern Australian mud crab or gently braised quail with brioche porridge and stay for head chef Peter Gilmore’s famous eight-texture chocolate cake.
No Australian fine dining is complete without Melbourne’s Attica. This award-winning culinary masterstroke incorporates unusual native ingredients into contemporary Australian cuisine in a way never seen before.
A sophisticated take on Australian dining, you cannot miss chef Ben Shewry’s degustation menu that matches wines with a myriad of tastes and textures, from honey ants and sticky wattle and pearl dumplings to rainforest Cherry Ripe.
One of the world’s best restaurants, this dining destination in regional Victoria offers guests a true taste of Australia’s native landscape for a breathtaking gastronomic experience.
Set in a contemporary fashion with an ever-changing menu, Brae sources its produce straight from local farmers and residents to create stunning dishes. Think aged Peking duck wood roasted with quandong, or Brae’s signature tomatoes and prawns with finger lime.
This Sydney stalwart combines French technique with Japanese philosophy to create an envy-inducing degustation menu that draws in diners from far and wide. The Confit of Petuna, featuring Tasmanian ocean trout with konbu, daikon and fennel seasonal green salad, is without a doubt Tetsuya’s most sought-after dish.
Vue de Monde
A Melbourne institution, this stunning culinary experience has more than earned its place on the bucket list of foodies from far and wide. With jaw dropping panoramic city views and incredible cuisine, it is no surprise that Vue de Monde sits among some of Australia’s most cherished culinary destinations. Come for the scenery and stay for the food, with each plate brimming with flavour and texture combinations that are artfully created amidst the theatrics of the open kitchen.
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