The foodie scene is among the top reasons why many people choose to visit the land Down Under – brimming with ingenuity and diverse tastes, it’s no wonder we’d all ask for seconds before we’re even done with the first course.
Without further ado, check out the top seven delicious spots in Australia where people of all appetites can savor life’s finest treats, made and served by some of the world’s most-loved experts.
Vue de Monde’s truly unique view of the world
With a reputation that matches its soaring view, this imposing restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience in Melbourne. Among their delicious highlights is the kangaroo meat infused with coffee and chocolate, smoked at the table, or their breakfast-blend of duck eggs with truffles and lamb sweetbreads.
Celebrity chef, Shannon Bennett turns a simple dinner into a performance at Vue de Monde –choose from several-meal-long courses, or you are invited to tell them what you like from their ingredient list, and they’ll turn it into a feast.
A blend of the East and the West by Nobu
Internationally recognized chef Nobu Matsuhisa created a masterpiece for your palate in Perth, dubbed as “heaven on Earth and sex on a plate” by none other than Kate Winslet. His innovative approach to traditional Japanese cuisine brings you the zesty aromas of South America, turning his meals into fireworks for your taste buds.
Some of his signature menu items include a spicy crab, or you can try the Tasmanian ocean trout with crispy spinach, while his famous spicy garlic sauce is combined with many dishes from prawns to scallop.
All-around opulence at Butler
Lush inside and out, the nature-inspired venue welcomes the Sydney locals as well as world travelers for a sip of their signature cocktails and a taste of authentic dishes infused with Ibero-American flavors by chef Amber Doig.
The Butler Potts Point restaurant goes above and beyond to provide you with not just a meal, but an experience. Their cured salmon enriched with the sour aromas of green apple and citrus has a nice habanero finish for those with a brave palate. The slow cooked pork belly is as sumptuous as a dish can get, soaked in the pumpkin and yogurt mousse.
Timelessly modern at the Spirit House
Those craving for a tropical nest immersed in Thai cuisine will love the Spirit House in Queensland. Contemporary, yet traditional, all of their dishes carry an exotic taste-print, from their claypot chicken biryani with Thai mint sauce, to the sweet and sour duck breast with a honey-tamarind glaze and mixed with pineapple curry.
Bask in the sunset from the restaurant’s greenery-cradled terrace, and absorb the romantic view of the surrounding pond while you feed your Zen with flavors of their rich culinary wonders.
Get inspired at the Muse
Who knew that simplicity could be so exhilarating? Seasonal in spirit and local in loyalty, the Muse Restaurant devotes its menus to lovers of true Australian bites grown and harvested in the backyards of Hunter Valley.
Their four-course winter dinner encapsulates the season’s fireplace for the soul – start with a warm portion of wood fried cauliflower with yuzu and raisins among other ingredients, and finish with a desert mixture of roasted white chocolate parfait, banana ferment, blueberry, strawberries and cream.
A new angle on cool with Igloo
Brace yourselves, winter is coming, and Brisbane has you covered in the very heart of the city with Absolut Igloo Bar. Overlooking the river, and offering an original Spiced Absolut Winter cocktail containing vodka, cranberry juice, cinnamon, star anise, cloves and orange, topped with meringue foam, every igloo is designed to warm up your inner Viking.
Think big and treat yourself to a plate of pork cheek sliders, and afterwards dip your lips into the chocolate fondue with strawberries and marshmallows.
Sleek and smooth at Sepia
Another gem hiding in the Darling Park district in Sydney, the Sepia restaurant along with its chef Martin Benn encapsulates the relaxed vibe of the ‘20s and the versatile local tastes blended with bold Japanese influences.
Although you can stay at the bar comfortably sipping some of their delicious wines and cocktails, a multiple-course menu awaits the curious gourmets. Grilled lamb breast with nameko mushroom, roasted garlic and the unique miso emulsion is among favorites in their five-course choice, followed by a winter chocolate forest.