Restaurants of Australia
It’s a question eaters have been grappling with for some time. Is it the [smashed avos](https://www.broadsheet.com.au/national/food-and-drink/smashed-avocado-generation) and flat whites that so many of us preface our weekends with? Is it the leftover spag bol we hurriedly eat at our desks during “lunch hour”? Is it the [wild food stuffs and eons-old traditions](https://www.broadsheet.com.au/national/series/guide-native-food) of the country’s first people: a wonderland of ancient cuisines and cultures that varies around the country like footy team allegiances? Or is it ethnic food flavours that piggy-backed to Australia on migrant shoulders? The edible keepsakes of [England](https://www.broadsheet.com.au/brisbane/west-end/restaurants/london-fields), [Italy](https://www.broadsheet.com.au/adelaide/norwood/restaurants/nonna-and-i), [Greece](https://www.broadsheet.com.au/sydney/restaurants/apollo), [Thailand](https://www.broadsheet.com.au/perth/cbd/restaurants/long-chim), [India](https://www.broadsheet.com.au/sydney/food-and-drink/indu-opens), [Africa](https://www.broadsheet.com.au/adelaide/cbd/restaurants/africola) and more, besides? Is it the things we [grill on hotplates in backyards](https://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/food-and-drink/backyard-barbeque-sunshine-west) that are as much about feeding our stomachs as it is bringing people together? And what of the things we pick up in drive-through windows, between the train and the office, and [after the pub to soften the blow of the morning-after](https://www.broadsheet.com.au/perth/food-and-drink/article/fremantle-gets-new-late-night-food-option)? Maybe it’s the things we buy at farmers markets, specialty butchers and fishmongers. But it could just as easily be the plants that we grow in our backyards, too. The answer, of course, is all of the above, and much, much, more. While Planet Food is a wide, deeply complex world, much of Australia’s brain power seems, right now, to be focused on this country’s restaurants. With this in mind, *Broadsheet* decided it was high-time we began taking a closer look at the restaurants that make up Australia’s wonderfully diverse food scene. Will we arrive at an absolute definition of Australian cuisine? Probably not. But at the very least, we'll get a lot closer to understanding who's shaping our culinary landscape, how exactly they're doing it and where we might be headed.
Colourful Latin American eats from the man behind Lucky Lupitas and United Latino Cocina.
5:30pm - 11:00pm
Adelaide’s Best Restaurants of 2017
Fire-powered Japanese; modern Spanish and Portuguese built on sustainability; and a crisp alternative to Neapolitan pizza.
Restaurants of Australia: Africola
Adelaide meets Africa to create a singular restaurant unlike anything seen before … on any continent.
Restaurants of Australia: Millbrook
A grow-it-yourself winery restaurant leading the way with accessible, seasonal, plant-based dining.
38,000 “No Shows” Blacklisted From Restaurants
Think again next time you decide to not show up. It costs the Australian restaurant industry $75 million.
Restaurants of Australia: A Primer
Behind Broadsheet’s new monthly series on the country's most interesting restaurants.
Restaurants of Australia: Igni
The first in our new series examining the country’s best restaurants is a classic story of boy meets grill, set in coastal Victoria.
The 10 Best Adelaide Restaurants for Cocktails
Deciding where to go for dinner is about more than what you feel like eating. Think about what you feel like drinking.
Digesting The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards
As Melbourne recovers after international dining’s biggest event, we ask the question: what did hosting World’s 50 Best mean for Australia?
Restaurants of Australia: Saint Peter
Delicious. Sustainable. Fun. This smart-casual Sydney diner is a blueprint for fish restaurants of the future.
Jamie Oliver Buys Back His Australian Restaurants
They became available when Keystone Group went into receivership.
Broadcasting Ringside: Day Three of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants
Dentucky Fried Chicken and the World’s Best Somms.
Neil Perry's Menu for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards
What has he got planned for the world’s leading chefs, restaurateurs and critics?
Broadcasting Ringside: Day One of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants
The restaurant world’s biggest party arrives in Melbourne.
Broadcasting Ringside: Day Two of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants
Congresses, collaboration and queues.
DineSmart: Calling All Restaurants and Diners
Dine out, help people who are homeless. Here’s how.
Restaurants of Australia: The Best Dishes of 2017
Broadsheet’s editors share their year’s eating highlights.
Australia’s Best Restaurants, Bars and Cafes with Outdoor Spaces
When it comes to eating and drinking outdoors Australian cities boast an embarrassment of riches to choose from. Here’s a guide to some of our finest.
Neil Perry Close to Finalising Sale of Restaurants This Week
The chef has travelled countrywide to tell his staff.
The Restaurants Around Australia You Should Travel For
It's okay to base your holiday around dinner.
The Australian Restaurants, Cafes and Bars Opening Overseas
These venues are successful on home turf, but how will they fare further afield?
First Australian Restaurant Named in the 2017 World’s 50 Best Restaurants List
Does this mean Australia has two – or more – restaurants on the main top 50 list?
Broadcasting Ringside: Day 4, the Day of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards
Everything that happened before, during and after international fine dining’s main event.
Lantern by Nu
Chef Nu Suandokmai is trading in refined, upscale dining for Thai home cooking.
Squeeze in for wood oven pizzas and a palate-challenging drink.
A vibrant space that mixes the cuisine of Asia and the Middle East with a dash of laneway attitude.
6:30pm - 11:00pm
After 30 years in the game, star chef Sean Connolly put this gem together.
An authentic homage to South East Asian street food culture.
6:00pm - 10:00pm
A contender for the best pho in town.
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Classic burgers with a side of street cred.
5:30pm - 10:30pm
Raising the bar for Italian food in Adelaide.
Modern Spanish and Portuguese cuisine.
5:00pm - 11:00pm
Dressed up Filipino classics and strong beers to wash them down.
Australia to Host World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2017
One of the world’s most prestigious restaurant awards is coming to Melbourne.
Hut & Soul
Malaysian, Indonesian and Singaporean fare united under one roof.
6:00pm - 10:00pm
A city seafood bar with seaside vibes.
An Asian-inspired “fire house” from restaurateur Simon Kardachi.
A relaxed pizzeria from the group behind Press* Food and Wine, Bread & Bone and Osteria Oggi.
One of the city’s oldest Vietnamese restaurants.
5:00pm - 9:00pm
There are lots of Afghani joints in Adelaide offering charcoal grill, but this is one of the better ones.
Treat yourself to a no-holds barred burger and an inventive malt shake.
Combine French technique with Vietnamese flavour and you get more than just bánh mì. Madame Hanoi is proof.
The younger sibling to The Bath Hotel targets just about everyone with its pizza and tapas menu.
Share a platter of modern Italian with family or friends.
5:30pm - 1:00am
Authentic Asian street food – plastic stools included.
5:00pm - 8:30pm