What is this website?

We have combined various expert ratings and reviews to create a list of the ten best restaurants in Australia. Some of our sources include Gourmet Traveller Magazine, The Good Food Guides, Restaurant Magazine's Top 100 Restaurants and an element of public reviews. Check out the detailed profiles of the restaurants for head chef profiles, restaurant descriptions and sample menus. (Find out more about how and why we created the list)

The Books

We have selected a number of books that complements what our website is all about, high-quality amazing food! Whether you want to try your hand at mimicking some of the famous dishes from the top restaurants at home or learn more about the philosophy of these amazing chefs, every book presented here is of the highest quality. (See all Books >)
 
Peter Gilmore, Quay Head Chef
Peter Gilmore
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QUAY
Quay, by Peter Gilmore
by Peter Gilmore
Cuisine: Modern Australian/Contemporary
Location: Sydney, NSW
Quick Word: Iconic views, amazing presentation of dishes, eclectic Australian ingredients, textural variety
World Ranking Chef's hat 1Chef's hat 2 Chef's hat 3 Gourmet Traveller Star 1 Gourmet Traveller Star 2 Gourmet Traveller Star 3
 
Ben Shewry, Attica Head Chef
Ben Shewry
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NOMA
Noma by Rene Redzepi
by Rene Redzepi
Cuisine: Modern Australian/Contemporary
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Quick Word: Creative flavour and ingredient combinations, innovative techniques, a rising star in Australia
World Ranking Chef's hat 1Chef's hat 2 Chef's hat 3 Gourmet Traveller Star 1 Gourmet Traveller Star 2 Gourmet Traveller Star 3
 
Tetsuya Wakuda, Tetsuya's Head Chef
Tetsuya Wakuda
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TETSUYA
Tetsuya by Tetsuya Wakuda
by Tetsuya Wakuda
Cuisine: Modern French/Japanese
Location: Sydney, NSW
Quick Word: Consistent long-term high performer in Australian food awards, simple and harmonious flavour combinations
World Ranking Chef's hat 1 Chef's hat 3 Gourmet Traveller Star 1 Gourmet Traveller Star 2 Gourmet Traveller Star 3
 
Mark Best, Marque Head Chef
Mark Best
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Cuisine: Modern Australian/Contemporary
Location: Sydney, NSW
Quick Word: Intelligent and original flavour combinations
World Ranking Chef's hat 1Chef's hat 2 Chef's hat 3 Gourmet Traveller Star 1 Gourmet Traveller Star 2 Gourmet Traveller Star 3
 
Shannon Bennett, Vue de Monde Head Chef
Shannon Bennett
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MY FRENCH VUE
My French Vue by Shannon Bennett
by Shannon Bennett
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Cuisine: Modern French/Contemporary
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Quick Word: A grand dining experience, great service, high quality international wine list
Chef's hat 1Chef's hat 2 Chef's hat 3 Gourmet Traveller Star 1 Gourmet Traveller Star 2 Gourmet Traveller Star 3
 
Andrew McConnell, Vue de Monde Head Chef
Andrew McConnell
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Cuisine: Modern Australian/Contemporary
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Quick Word: Unpretentious dining, highly awarded head chef, diverse Australian ingredients
Chef's hat 1 Chef's hat 2 Gourmet Traveller Star 1 Gourmet Traveller Star 2 Gourmet Traveller Star 3
 
Peter Doyle, Est. Head Chef
Peter Doyle
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PIER
Pier by Greg Doyle
by Greg Doyle
Cuisine: Modern Australian/Contemporary
Location: Sydney, VIC
Quick Word: Simple and classical flavour combinations, consistent attentive service
Chef's hat 1Chef's hat 2 Chef's hat 3 Gourmet Traveller Star 1 Gourmet Traveller Star 2 Gourmet Traveller Star 3
 
Dan Hunter, Royal Mail Hotel
Dan Hunter
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A Family Meal
The Family Meal by Ferran Adria
by Ferran Adria
Cuisine: Modern Australian/Contemporary
Location: Dunkeld, VIC
Quick Word: Amazing scenic location, fresh local produce that produces intense flavours, award winning wine list with great depth of vintage
Chef's hat 1Chef's hat 2 Chef's hat 3 Gourmet Traveller Star 1 Gourmet Traveller Star 2 Gourmet Traveller Star 3
 
Neil Perry, Rockpool
Neil Perry
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ROCKPOOL
Rockpool by Neil Perry
by Neil Perry
Cuisine: Modern Australian/Contemporary
Location: Sydney, NSW
Quick Word: Asian influenced with a focus on seafood and beef, ethically and sustainable sourced produce, balanced and harmonious flavour combinations
Chef's hat 1 Chef's hat 2 Gourmet Traveller Star 1 Gourmet Traveller Star 2 Gourmet Traveller Star 3
 
Justin North, Becasse
Justin North
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FRENCH LESSONS
French Lesson by Justin North
by Justin North
Cuisine: Modern European
Location: Sydney, NSW
Quick Word: High quality produce, classical techniques
Chef's hat 1 Chef's hat 2 Gourmet Traveller Star 1 Gourmet Traveller Star 2 Gourmet Traveller Star 3
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