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.
A Victorian Restaurant in New South Wales
Just three hours from Melbourne, Junction Moama showcases the best of local Victorian cuisine. There’s just one issue…
Restaurants of Australia: Millbrook
A grow-it-yourself winery restaurant leading the way with accessible, seasonal, plant-based dining.
Naïm on Melbourne Opens in South Brisbane
An enormously popular Paddington cafe crosses the river.
Chu the Phat Opens in South Brisbane
A 300-seater with the heart of a late-night market stall.
This day through night venue has it all, but you’ll want to try the classy breakfasts first.
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One night, five restaurants, a great cause.
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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 Jetty South Bank
A laid-back, Bali-inspired hangout with river views.
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Deciding where to go for dinner is about more than what you feel like eating. Think about what you feel like drinking.
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Brisbane’s ramen master crosses the river.
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A celebration of a laneway transformed.
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Restaurants of Australia: Saint Peter
Delicious. Sustainable. Fun. This smart-casual Sydney diner is a blueprint for fish restaurants of the future.
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Casual but classy Italian dining.
Sushi and burritos, but not as you know them.
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Tick off some recent openings before the new year.
Coming Soon: Ol’ School to Open in South Brisbane
Quality-driven fish and chips from team behind Hello Please.
Jamie Oliver Buys Back His Australian Restaurants
They became available when Keystone Group went into receivership.
Say hello to Vietnamese street eats.
Chu the Phat
A 300-seater with the heart of a late-night market stall.
Edible works of art are the hallmark of this fine diner.
Burgers, fries, milkshakes, beer, wine, spirits etc.
The Yiros Shop
Store number three for one of Brisbane’s best yiros outlets.