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Melbourne Tops OpenTable Top 50 Australian Restaurants 2019

With many Australians dining out this month to celebrate the festive season, OpenTable, the world's leading online restaurant reservation platform, has recently revealed their annual Top 50 Restaurants in Australia as determined by diners around the country. Melbourne has claimed its place as the heart of Australia’s food scene for the second year running. How good is that!

The nation’s food capital continues to impress diners with 23 restaurants making the cut. New South Wales secured 12 spots, and Queensland follows with 11 eateries making the Top 50. The OpenTable Top 50 list was based on more than 173,000 restaurant reviews from verified OpenTable diners, covering more than 2,000 Australian restaurants. The growing diversity in cuisine from this year’s list confirms Australia’s appetite for food from around the globe.

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Cutler & Co.

For the first time restaurants from this year’s Top 50 list included cuisines from Africa and Chile. Seventeen new eateries have joined the Top 50 list, including Sydney’s pizza bar Bella Brutta and Melbourne’s Asian eatery Supernormal. The surge of new restaurants comprises more than a third (34%) of the combined Top 50, a testament to the eager eyes and stomachs of Australian dinners around the country willing to try new options.

Tim Domelow, Senior Business Development Manager, OpenTable, said: “The 2019 Top 50 Restaurants have shown incredible diversity for both cuisine and price point. Beyond offering Australians an abundance of choice when it comes to dining out, the restaurants that have made this year’s Top 50 have been celebrated for their efforts to create a great dining experience. This includes combining attentive service and delicious meals with impeccably-designed spaces that create an inviting ambience.” “At OpenTable, we take pride in providing a platform for restaurants where they can both manage bookings and act on insights provided by our diners’ reviews,” Domelow commented.

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Oriental Teahouse.

This year also sees European cuisine – including pizza and tapas – top the list as most popular for diners (32%), narrowly beating modern Australian (30%) which held the top spot in 2018. Restaurants with an Asian influence accounted for one fifth (20%) of the Top 50, with remaining categories taking the remaining nine places.

To view the Top 50 list visit

Alphabetical list of 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 / Queensland

Number of restaurants per city and region:

● Melbourne / Victoria = 23 restaurants (46%)

● Sydney / New South Wales = 12 (24%)

● Brisbane / Queensland = 11 (22%)

● Adelaide / South Australia = 3 (6%)

● Hobart / Tasmania = 1 (2%)