Melbourne’s Vue de Monde has been named as the best restaurant in Australia at TRIPADVISOR Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2015.
The elite dining establishments in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and regional Australia have earned the highest praise from travellers for their remarkable cuisine and commitment to service.
“We tapped the TripAdvisor community to help us serve up the top fine-dining restaurants around the globe because an exceptional dining experience can be the highlight of a trip or a special occasion,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor.
Top 10 restaurants in Australia
1. Vue de Monde, Melbourne, Victoria (735 reviews)
Positioned on the 55th floor of Melbourne’s iconic Rialto building, diners can enjoy a sweeping view across the city and beyond. Chef Shannon Bennett tries to create an unparalleled dining experience and has evolved the menu from classical European roots to a more natural menu. All ingredients are sourced locally.
2. The Fish House, Burleigh Heads, Queensland (438 reviews)
Located in the ambient coastal setting of Burleigh Heads, The Fish House, serves a fine selection of Australian seafood inspired by Southern Europe. Restaurateur Simon Gloftis presents an excellent resume spanning a whole career in the Australian hospitality industry.
3. Chianti, Adelaide, South Australia (569 reviews)
Celebrated as one of Adelaide’s finest dining establishments, Chianti is renowned for its superb food, fine wines, and impeccable service. Owners Frank and Maria Favaro have been in the industry for 30 years and are proud to present an esteemed venue which provides patrons with the warmest of welcomes similar to an Italian family trattoria.
4. Quay Restaurant, Sydney, New South Wales (1,109 reviews)
Nestled in the breathtaking Sydney Harbour setting, Quay, is one of Australia’s most respected restaurants. World renowned chef, Peter Gilmore, is passionate on delivering a truly unique dining experience to guests, with his ethereal yet grounded cuisine.
5. Muse Restaurant, Pokolbin, New South Wales (576 reviews)
In 2009, Megan and Tory Rhoades-Brown opened their restaurant amongst the iconic plains of the Hunter Valley. The foundation of their cooking is simple and fresh local produce, which is why they are a two hats restaurant.
6. Aria, Brisbane, Queensland (690 reviews)
Opening its doors in 2009, Aria Brisbane provides the quintessential Brisbane dining experience, presenting an impeccable seasonal menu, featuring local and Australian produce. Owned by Chef Matt Moran, and restaurateur Peter Sullivan, Aria Brisbane was recently awarded two Chef Hats.
7. Tetsuya’s, Sydney, New South Wales (802 reviews)
Tetsuya’s is one of Australia’s most recognised restaurants. Created by Tetsuya Wakuda, the serene dining enclave does not shy away from spectacular food. Tetsuya’s serves a ten course degustation menu, and is a unique fusion based on Japanese philosophy and classic French technique. Tetsuya’s is hugely popular, so do ensure you book in advance.
8. The Stunned Mullet, Port Macquarie, New South Wales (551 reviews)
Located in the coastal town of Port Macquarie, The Stunned Mullet, delivers a relaxed Australian dining experience with exceptional locally-sourced food and wine. The Stunned Mullet has been privileged with the honour of a Chef Hat award, the only restaurant to be awarded in Port Macquarie.
9. Sage Restaurant, Canberra, ACT (435 reviews)
With a warm Zen-like welcoming courtyard and interiors, we can understand why Sage restaurant is popular amongst visitors and travellers alike. With exquisite food reflective of ‘art on a plate’, Sage’s award winning chefs showcase the region’s best produce with flavoursome food.
10. Coda, Melbourne, Victoria (514 reviews)
Coda is nestled in one of Melbourne’s iconic laneways, and the dynamic cultural and culinary hub of the city. Since opening in 2009, Coda has been well received by foodies with its diverse range of Euro-Vietnamese and modern-Australian influenced dishes.