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 Birregurra

Brae

Regarded as one of Australia's best restaurants, for many Brae is synonymous with Birregurra. Set up by owner-chef Dan Hunter in 2012 (acclaimed from his stint working at the Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld), the restau…
Top Choice Modern Australian in St Kilda

Attica

The only Australian restaurant on the San Pellegrino World's Top 50 Restaurants list, Attica is home to prodigious Kiwi import Ben Shewry and his extraordinary culinary creations. Native ingredients shine in dishes …
Top Choice Italian in Kangaroo Point & Woolloongabba

1889 Enoteca

Italian purists rightfully adore this moody, sophisticated bistro and wine store, where pasta is not served with a spoon (unless requested) and a Roman-centric menu delivers seductive dishes like carciofi alla Giuda…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Fortitude Valley

E'cco

Years on, E’cco remains one of the state's gastronomic highlights. Polished yet personable staff deliver beautifully balanced, visually arresting dishes, which might see cured ocean trout flavoured with oyster emuls…
Top Choice Modern Australian in South Bank

Gauge

Forget Hansel. All-day, cafe-style Gauge is so hot right now. A crisp, sparse space punctuated by black-spun aluminum lamps, native flora and a smashing wine list, its clean, contemporary dishes burst with Australia…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Central Brisbane

Urbane

Argentinian chef Alejandro Cancino heads intimate Urbane, the apotheosis of Brisbane fine dining. If the budget permits, opt for the eight-course degustation, which does more justice to Cancino's talents. Needless t…
Top Choice Bakery in Battery Point, Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Jackman & McRoss

Make sure to stop by this neighbourhood bakery-cafe, even if it’s just to gawk at the display cabinet full of delectable pies, tarts, baguettes and pastries. Early-morning cake and coffee may evolve into a quiche fo…
Top Choice Modern Australian in South Bank

Stokehouse Q

Sophisticated Stokehouse guarantees a dizzying high, its confident, locally sourced menu paired with utterly gorgeous river and city views. At crisp, linen-clad tables, urbanites toast to inspired creations like chi…
Top Choice Thai in Fortitude Valley

Longtime

Blink and you'll miss the alley leading to this dim, kicking hot spot. The menu is designed for sharing, with a banging repertoire of sucker-punch, Thai-inspired dishes that include a must-try soft shell crab bao wi…