Are you a self-confessed foodie looking to travel to Australia not just for the sights and experience, but in search of luxury restaurants as well? You’re in the right article. These top spots (not in particular order) are at the top of the food scene when it comes to Australia’s regional culinary destinations, so make sure to book well in advance to reserve a spot.
Manfredi at Bells, Central Coast.
This is a place where you’ll want to linger on the verandah over breakfast to enjoy the rolling gardens in this mini-break destination. This restaurant perfectly combines a beachy Hamptons feel with contemporary Italian cuisine. Manfredi at Bells is onsite at Bells at Killcare, where you can relax and pamper yourself in a king spa suite.
Address: The Scenic Road, Killcare Heights NSW
Brae Restaurant, Birregurra.
This restaurant sits on the top of most foodies’ bucket lists and for the best reasons. Brae is the vision of chef and owner Dan Hunter who has fashioned a modern restaurant set on stunning 30 productive acres of land. It’s a place to mingle with nature and eat from the land. And you’ll surely love eating here, with a degustation menu set at $180 per person, or add $120 per person for delectable matched wines. Also, Brae has opened six luxury guest suites back in 2016! Visit soon!
Address: 4285 Cape Otway Rd. Birregurra, Vic.
Nu Nu, Palm Cove.
What’s better than sitting back with a cocktail and looking out at the amazing views of the Coral Sea at Nu Nu, Palm Cove? After feasting your eyes with the views, check out Nick Holloway’s menu, which can instantly make your mouth water with anticipation. The menu includes house-cured barramundi, orange, toasted crumb and hazelnuts – all are served splendidly! With cool coastal interiors and imaginative cuisine, Nu Nu is an ultimate tropical beach restaurant destination in Australia.
Address: 1 Veivers Road, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879
The Peak, Scenic Rim Region.
Stunningly positioned on a mountaintop in Queensland’s Scenic Rim, The Peak is a place where you can spoil yourself with a range of Spicers Retreats within a quick drive of Brisbane for your dining pleasure. Bask in the glory of Doug Innes-Will’s amazing food that embraces minimalist style combined with a strong emphasis on respect for the food, makers and the environment. What’s not to like?
Address: Off South Branch Road, Maryvale, Scenic Rim, QLD 4370
The Star Sydney (Multiple Restaurants)
Want to go somewhere top restaurants are gathered? Search no more, The Star is home to some of Australia’s finest restaurants. It’s home to some of the best fine dining restaurant Sydney has to offer as well.
So, whether you fancy dining at the much-admired Momofuku Seiōbo, experiencing flawless Japanese at Sokyo, the best in contemporary Italian at Balla or the best Cantonese cuisine at The Century, you’ll always find something that will delight your culinary senses.
As a bonus, you can also find more casual bites in The Star Sydney. The options are abundant. From pub classics to Asian favourites, authentic wood-fired pizzas to Sydney’s best buffet.
Address: 80 Pyrmont Street Pyrmont NSW 2009 Sydney, Australia
We bet your mouth is already watering from the food and restaurants mentioned in this article. What are you waiting for, then? Time to book a flight and visit them! As a challenge, try visiting them all the next time you’re in Australia on an extended trip.