Restaurants

Top Choice Modern Australian in Brunswick Heads

Fleet

With a teeny-tiny and simple (if effortlessly stylish) shop front (entered from Fingal St) and most bookings snapped up on release, Fleet might be Australia's most cultish dining destination. Josh Lewis (chef) and A…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Quay

Quay is shamelessly guilty of breaking the rule that good views make for bad food. Chef Peter Gilmore never rests on his laurels, consistently delivering the exquisitely crafted, adventurous cuisine that has landed …
Top Choice Modern Australian in Cabarita

Paper Daisy

Boutique hotel Halcyon House's gorgeous ground floor is given over to its restaurant, which is open to nonguests. It's a busy, visual space with bistro chairs and lots of small oils hung salon-style, but manages nev…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Newcastle

Edwards

If new Newcastle had a beating heart, it would be found at this happening West End bar-cafe-diner, stylishly flaunting its warehouse chic on this light-industrial street. It’s the place to be at all hours, for delic…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Northern Beaches

Jonah's

On the hill above Whale Beach, luxurious Jonah's has fabulous perspectives over the ocean. The food is easy on the eye too, with immaculate presentation and excellent fish dishes. For the ultimate Sydney indulgence,…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Lord Howe Island

Anchorage Restaurant

Open all day, this is the island's go-to spot for a morning coffee or post-walk pick-me-up. It's also an excellent place to eat. Genuinely friendly management and an attractive, welcoming indoor-outdoor space, with …
Top Choice Modern Australian in Berry

Silos Restaurant

The former grain silos that give this winery its name overlook this loveable restaurant, which has a sweet verandah space and dining room with dreamy views over the vineyard's grassy slopes. It's a sort of rural idy…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Nowra

Wharf Rd

Right on the river, this restaurant is in Nowra's nicest corner, especially when the jacarandas are blooming alongside. Despite the roar of traffic, the dining room is a romantic venue for quality, cosmopolitan cuis…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Ulladulla & Mollymook

Cupitt's Winery & Restaurant

Enjoy respected cuisine and wine tasting in this restored 1851 creamery, 3km west of town and well signposted. It's a pleasantly rural location with relaxing views over a lake and cattle grazing in a green valley. T…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Hunter Valley

Muse Restaurant

Inside the dramatic Hungerford Hill winery complex is the area's highest-rated restaurant, offering sensational contemporary fare and stellar service in an attractive modern space. Presentation is exquisite, especia…