Best Restaurants

What makes a great restaurant? At Broadsheet we’re interested in how well a place lives up to its own ambitions, regardless of its age, price point or cuisine. Maybe it’s good value for money and a reliable source of fun. Maybe it pioneered a trend, and remains the most vital example of it. Or maybe, after several decades in operation, it still feels as fresh and relevant as ever. All are equally valid answers when it comes to determining the best restaurants. That’s why our list includes lively wine bars and other dressed-down eateries alongside the usual fine diners. The remit may be wide, but if you’re looking for restaurants that both define and capture our city’s culinary spirit, stop right here.

Melbourne

Attica

74 Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea

Bar Lourinhã

37 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Minamishima

4 Lord Street, Richmond

Cutler & Co

55-57 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Gimlet at Cavendish House

33 Russell Street, Melbourne

Sunda

18 Punch Lane, Melbourne

Aru

268 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Florentino

80 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Navi

83B Gamon Street, Yarraville

Grill Americano

112 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Tipo 00

361 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Osteria Ilaria

367 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Stokehouse

Upstairs 30 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda

Marion Wine Bar

53 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Cumulus Inc.

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Sydney

Quay

Overseas Passenger Terminal The Rocks, Sydney

Bert's

The Newport 2 Kalinya Street, Newport

Bennelong

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point

Ester Restaurant & Bar

46-52 Meagher Street, Chippendale

Firedoor

23-33 Mary Street, Surry Hills

Tetsuya's

529 Kent Street, Sydney

Porteno

50 Holt Street, Surry Hills

Bentley Restaurant & Bar

27 O'Connell Street, Sydney

LuMi Bar & Dining

56 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont

Icebergs Dining Room and Bar

Restaurant 1 Notts Ave, Bondi

Restaurant Hubert

15 Bligh Street, Sydney

Sean's Panaroma

270 Campbell Parade, Bondi

Sixpenny

83 Percival Road, Stanmore

Fred's

380 Oxford Street, Paddington

Cirrus

10/23 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney

Adelaide

Arkhe

127 The Parade, Norwood

Osteria Oggi

76 Pirie Street, Adelaide

Africola

4 East Terrace, Adelaide

The Summertown Aristologist

1097 Greenhill Road, Summertown

Restaurant Botanic

Plane Tree Drive, Adelaide

Peel St

9 Peel Street, Adelaide

Nido

Shop 2 160 King William Road, Hyde Park

Magill Estate Restaurant

78 Penfold Road, Rosslyn Park

Etica

125 Gilles Street, Adelaide

Parwana Afghan Kitchen

124B Henley Beach Road, Torrensville

Golden Boy

309 North Terrace, Adelaide

Fino Vino

82 Flinders Street, Adelaide

Soi 38

74 Pirie Street, Adelaide

Africola

17 Solomon Street, Adelaide

Sunny's Pizza

17 Leigh Street, Adelaide

Shobosho

4 East Terrace, Adelaide

Brisbane

Gerard's Bistro

Gerard’s Lane 14-15 James Street, Fortitude Valley

Joy

7 694 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

Greca

Howard Smith Wharf Precinct 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane

Rothwell's Bar & Grill

235 Edward Street, Brisbane

The Golden Pig

38 Ross Street, Newstead

1889 Enoteca

819 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba

Stanley

5 Boundary Street, Brisbane

Yoko Dining

Howard Smith Wharves 5 Boundary Sreet, Brisbane

E'cco Bistro Newstead

63 Skyring Terrace, Newstead

Sasso Italiano

4 148 Logan Road, Woolloongabba

Montrachet

1/30 King Street, Bowen Hills

Otto Ristorante

River Quay, Sidon Street, South Brisbane

Detour

11 Logan Road, Woolloongabba

Essa

181 Robertson Street, Fortitude Valley

Canberra

Pilot

Shop 1 Wakefield Gardens, Ainslie

Bar Rochford

65 London Circuit, Canberra

Raku

148 Bunda Street, Canberra

Onzieme

35 Kennedy Street, Kingston

Corella

14 Lonsdale Street, Braddon

Such and Such

8/220 London Circuit, Canberra

Terra

40 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra

Rebel Rebel

23 Marcus Clarke Street, Acton

XO

16 Iluka Street, Narrabundah

Wilma

1 Genge Street, Canberra

Monster Kitchen & Bar

Bar 25 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra

Les Bistronomes

18 Blamey Place, Campbell

Mezzalira

55 London Circuit, Canberra

Italian & Sons

7 Lonsdale Street, Braddon

Temporada

15 Moore Street, Canberra

Inka

Shop B11A, 148 Bunda St, Canberra

Perth

Manuka Woodfire Kitchen

134 High Street, Fremantle

Madalena's

406 South Terrace, South Fremantle

Balthazar

6 The Esplanade, Perth

Fleur at The Royal

531 Wellington Street, Perth

Si Paradiso

446 Beaufort Street, Highgate

Wildflower

1 Cathedral Avenue, Perth

Millbrook Winery

Old Chestnut Lane, Jarrahdale

Le Rebelle

676 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley

Bread in Common

43 Pakenham Street, Fremantle

The Corner Diary

260 Woodside Street, Doubleview

Long Chim

Basement Corner of St Georges Terrace and Barrack Street, Perth

Tiny's

Shop E2, QV Building 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Shadow Wine Bar & Dining Room

214 William Street, Northbridge

Casa

399 Oxford Street, Mount Hawthorn

Mummuce

6 46-56 Grantham Street, Wembley