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Unique Restaurants to Dine with Your Family

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by OpenTable Team
Updated August 03, 2023

Hungry for a dining experience that's tailor-made for you? We’ve got you covered. Here are our top restaurant picks for your next outing. Bon appétit!

Credit: Las Palmas Bar & Restaurant

A photo of The Wild Flower Bar & Dining at Bells at Killcare restaurant
4.7
4.7 (700)
$A41 to $A100
Mediterranean
Killcare Heights
About the restaurant
The Wild Flower Bar & Dining is renowned for its Mediterranean cuisine offering world class hospitality with a strong focus on sustainability and seasonality. The menus are a celebration of "Food of the Sun" and feature produce from many local suppliers from up and down the coast and surrounding hinterland, including fresh daily seafood from local waterways, all within a lively, sophisticated bistro-style space.
Top review
CHCFanofFood
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Our party of four had a great experience at The Wildflower Bar and Dining. The food was excellent, and the experience and knolwedge of the staff was also of a high standard. It was a relaxed lunch and great to show our guests the quality of dining on the coast.
A photo of Izakaya Masuya restaurant
4.4
4.4 (16)
$A41 to $A100
Japanese
Sydney CBD
About the restaurant
IZAKAYA MASUYA is one of the first izakaya-style restaurants in Australia, introducing Japanese sake from various areas in Japan.
At lunchtime, a range of takeaway menus including nutritiously balanced BENTO (lunchbox) menus and a variety of sushi rolls and DONBURI (rice bowl) menus attract local customers.
The store serves various dinner menus from Charcoal grilled wagyu beef to grilled chicken, tempura, Kyoto-style Temari sushi, and hot pot.
The concept of the store is to convey the beauty of Japanese sake to the world including Australia.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent choice for lunch! Looking forward to going back soon.
A photo of BRAZA Churrascaria - Darling Quarter restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2940)
$A41 to $A100
Brazilian
Darling Quarter
About the restaurant
Braza Churrascaria is an authentic Brazilian Barbeque house that serves world-renowned Australia meats. We are an “all you can eat” restaurant, with typical Brazilian service style known as “Rodizio” where Passadores (meat carvers) rotate from table to table serving more than 20 different types of skewers. “Braza" means the sizzling charcoals of the fire and "Churrascaria" is the restaurant specialised in Barbeque or Brazilian style steakhouse restaurant.

Our purpose is to provide you with an Authentic Brazilian experience where you can explore the many mouth-watering flavours of our Barbeque.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing food and ambient, you have to try everything in the menu, and the sides are also good. Chimichurri sauce a must
A photo of Georges Mediterranean Bar & Grill restaurant
4.2
4.2 (309)
$A41 to $A100
Greek
Barangaroo
About the restaurant
Sourcing the finest fresh produce, Georges Mediterranean Bar & Grill creates the most flavorsome meat and seafood dishes, amongst others, prepared simply & without hiding their unique characteristics, what we know today as the wonderful Mediterranean Diet ! Greek cuisine is inspired by fresh produce, which back in the day was largely grown in the garden at home, where the key ingredients are echoed in their distinctive taste. At Georges Mediterranean Bar & Grill you will enjoy a large selection of Mezze dishes, which similar to tapas, are perfect to share in abundance. Our Daily Menu includes some of our finest local seafood like premium fish, octopus as well as mussels served with flare in an ambience that stems from the serene Mediterranean.
Top review
DorothyTvip
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
Had the Meze banquet. Delicious! Friendly service, lovely view & perfect location for people watching
A photo of Justin Lane Geelong restaurant
4.2
4.2 (247)
$A41 to $A100
Italian
Geelong City Centre
About the restaurant
Since we started in 2011, our humble little Burleigh Heads pizzeria has grown into a popular, multi-level restaurant, bar and event space. We're now in Geelong!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Amazing Italian food and the ambience is so gorgeous! Will Definitely return !!
A photo of KOGI Korean BBQ restaurant
4.6
4.6 (140)
$A41 to $A100
Korean
Haymarket
About the restaurant
The artisan way of doing Korean BBQ, Kogi's management team goes back 35 years. Donald Bae the founder was the first to bring Korean BBQ to Australia, meanwhile Hang Jun Chung has been serving up the best Galbi and Korean BBQ dishes since 1983.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Food is absolutely delicious here. There was some issues with seating arrangements and we had to share a table even though we booked well in advance. Everything else however was perfect.
A photo of Las Palmas restaurant
4.5
4.5 (471)
$A41 to $A100
Latin American
Palm Beach
About the restaurant
Las Palmas Bar & Restaurant brings you flavours from across Latin America, finding roots in Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba and beyond. The menu is designed to be shared with friends and family giving you a chance to try a wide variety of dishes. Las Palmas brings an innovative and fresh approach to the cocktail menu whilst always keeping customer enjoyment as the paramount priority. The venue overlooking beautiful Palm Beach is open and airy letting summer and ocean breezes roll in. Las Palmas is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the most important parts of life.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Favourite restaurant by far, the food and customer service is 10/10
A photo of Rubyos Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (124)
$A41 to $A100
Fusion / Eclectic
Newtown
About the restaurant
Rubyos features an eclectic grazing menu, designed to share from the middle of the table. They offer the ultimate grazing experience – a modern Australian cuisine with a “fusion” mix of international flavours – to be shared in true tapas style! Established in 2005, Rubyos is known as the Jewel of King Street for its charm and relaxing contemporary interior and tries to bring a touch of style to the bustling Newtown.
Cocktail Bar - Whether you're seeking a night out with friends, pre & post-dinner drinks, a place to celebrate, a moody date night or sitting back with bar snacks and cocktails ~ we have just opened the perfect bar space.

Top review
RobS
Dined 2 days ago
Rubyos is always reliable for quality food flavours, pleasant service and food serves in a timely manner.
A photo of Casa Chow restaurant
4.5
4.5 (231)
$A40 and under
Contemporary Asian
Woolloongabba
About the restaurant
Casa Chow is a high-energy, up-tempo bar & restaurant introducing Brisbane to the vibrant fusion of Chino-Latino cuisine.

This culinary style emerged from the mingling of Chinese & Latin American cultures, blending classic Cantonese flavours with bold Latin ingredients for an unforgettable dining experience.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Good service. Great food and a DJ playing hot Latin mixes
A photo of Tommy's Darlinghurst restaurant
4.5
4.5 (373)
$A41 to $A100
Mexican
Darlinghurst
About the restaurant
Tommy's is a Mexican restaurant & cocktail bar in the heart of Darlinghurst, with a passion for Mexican/South American cuisine and agave spirits. In the kitchen we cook over charcoals on our traditional Parrilla charcoal grill to enhance the flavours of the food. Behind the bar we focus on freshness: every juice is freshly squeezed daily and every syrup & cordial made in house creating s truly unique list of margaritas and tequila & mezcal based cocktails.

Head Chef: Marcus Michel has carefully curated our versatile menu. From 8hr slow roasted lamb shoulder tacos to tuna ceviche to MB2+ Ribeye cooked over charcoals, it combines authentic Mexican flavours with fresh, locally sourced ingredients to provide a truly unforgettable experience.

Top review
Maliri
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
Amazing as usual. We really love the tacos and margaritas
A photo of Sasso Italiano restaurant
4.5
4.5 (682)
$A41 to $A100
Italian
Woolloongabba
About the restaurant
This is Sasso. Your local neighbourhood Italian, made different. Dig in, all are welcome here.
Takeaway available online orders only - check us out here: https://sassoitaliano.orderup.com.au

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
First time there & am definitely going back :) The food was amazing and the music too Thank you!
A photo of Green Olive at Red Hill restaurant
4.3
4.3 (730)
$A40 and under
Australian
Main Ridge
About the restaurant
All Day Farm Menu - Enjoy a selection of grazing plates inspired by our seasonal farm produce and pair with estate wines.

Whether you’re in the mood for sparkling, pinot grigio, chardonnay, rosé, pinot noir, or shiraz … our farm wine collection can either be sampled on our wine paddles, enjoyed by the glass, shared by the bottle or paired with our farm dishes.

When the sun’s shining, groups flock to Green Olive at Red Hill, winery and olive grove. We’re thrilled to welcome both old and new faces and want to ensure everyone has the best experience possible.

Make your booking now:
Brunch 9.45am
Lunch 11.45pm and 2:00pm

After lunch enjoy a self guided Farm Tour and learn about the food we grow, the animals we raise and all of the ways that our sustainable farm works. Take a map and scan the QR codes around the farm with your phone.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
A beautiful venue and setting. Was good for the kids as it has a playground and grass area, although the inground trampoline unfortunatley is gone. The wine was delicious, food was tasty and well presented. However they only have grazing platters. It would be good if they offerred other options. They had good food options for kids, including deserts. Most seating is outside, which is the best spot given the scenery, and they have heaters but being winter it was quite cold so make sure you take a warm coat.
A photo of Merricks General Wine Store restaurant
4.7
4.7 (987)
$A41 to $A100
Modern Australian
Merricks
About the restaurant
We are thrilled to have recommenced dining in, for breakfast & lunch, seven days a week from the 29th of October.
Numbers are very limited & for this reason there are a couple of changes to the way we do things.-
BREAKFAST service daily between 8.30am -10:45am.
LUNCH service daily between 12.00pm -3.30pm.
Bookings will be staggered during these service times.
With inside numbers currently so limited & our weather being so unpredictable, some areas outside will be walk in only & unfortunately some will have no ‘plan B’ for inclement weather.
For a short time, as we progress through the roadmap increments, we kindly ask that all bookings be made over the phone. Please ring our friendly staff to make your booking on 03 5989 8088.
All Covid safe operating procedures are in place & will continue to be updated in line with evolving requirements.
*Please note; due to acting within the government roadmap we are only able to accep

Top review
CalE
Dined 2 days ago
We went as a group of 5 the service was terrific from our hostess Laura! Wine was a fabulous choice & delicious and food was absolutely amazing! The Champagne Gang will definitely be back!
A photo of The Somers General restaurant
4.7
4.7 (301)
$A40 and under
Café
Somers
About the restaurant
Serving dine-in, takeaway food, drinks, MUBBLE ice cream and the general store is open for your pantry + home essentials.

Please note walk ins are welcome as only 60% of the cafe is available to be reserved, if we are fullly booked online we can still accommodate you when you walk in.

Top review
FredrickDvip
Dined on Jul 14, 2024
Pleasant surroundings, great feel and the food is yum
A photo of 1001 Nights Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (244)
$A40 and under
Middle Eastern
Mount Eliza
About the restaurant
1001 Nights in Mount Eliza, brings the warmth of the Middle East to the Mornington Peninsula. Begin with mezze, small plates ideal for sharing with loved ones. Our signature chargrill menu features succulent lamb, vibrant seafood, tender chicken and delicious haloumi– all cooked to perfection over open flames. Explore the comforting tajines. Slow-cooked stews bathed in fragrant spices, these dishes capture the essence of Middle Eastern home cooking, promising a warm and satisfying experience. Feeling indecisive? Opt for one of our set menus. 1001 Nights also boasts a range of local and Middle Eastern wines and spirits complete the experience. Dine indoors or alfresco – a delicious adventure awaits!
Top review
melissaC
Dined 1 day ago
From the moment we entered the restaurant we felt very welcomed. The wait staff were on the ball from start to finish. Would go again and highly recommend!
A photo of Jardin Tan restaurant
4.4
4.4 (278)
$A40 and under
Vietnamese
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
Taking a stroll through Melbourne’s iconic Botanical Gardens always leads back to Jardin Tan. The picture-perfect location offers a vibrant fusion of Vietnamese and French cuisine within a modern Australian setting. The exciting and delicious fusion of Vietnamese cuisine at Jardin Tan never fails to excite tourists, families and joggers alike.

Much like the grounds themselves, as the leaves change colour with the seasons so too does the menu. Ingredients are kept local, seasonal and are predominately grown in the garden. Jardin Tan offers a different experience to each diner – enjoy a takeaway coffee from the outdoor kiosk, a warm and cosy indoor lunch or an afternoon drink in the thriving courtyard.

Top review
LesleyD
Dined on May 31, 2024
This is a lovely restaurant for a lunch time in the Botanical Gardens. The food is delicious, and the service is fast and friendly. We love the outside garden area at the back of the restaurant. Good value for money. Thank you.
A photo of Chocolate Buddha restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2719)
$A41 to $A100
Japanese
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
Chocolate Buddha undertook an AMAZING renovation in 2019 by Maddison Architects. We have a 22 seater SUSHI TRAIN open Wednesday to Sunday lunches 12 - 3pm and Wednesday to Saturday Dinners 5 - 8pm it includes an EXPRESS train which delivers hot food ordered via a tablet. We offer QR menus at each table for ease of ordering, splitting bills and menu with pictures and descriptions. This type of ordering is optional so always let us know if you prefer to order with us. See you soon @ Chocolate Buddha
Top review
JacquieL
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious food and a lovely experience we will be back
A photo of Yugo restaurant
3.4
3.4 (54)
$A41 to $A100
Fusion / Eclectic
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
Yugo is undergoing venue upgrades starting on December 11, 2023. Join us on Level 1 at Crowne Plaza Melbourne, accessible through the lobby's escalator or lift.

Yugo reimagines the concept of traditional favourites by injecting its menu with an array of global flavours. Designed by culinary and creative visionary Matthew Butcher, Yugo brings together his love of sharing and family with inspiration gathered from his travels.

With moreish starters like the Crayfish & Picked Crab Croquettes or Duck Fat Potato Terrine, to tasty, satisfying dishes from the grill like our Southern Ranges Scotch Fillet with garlic sweet soy, Yugo offers and exciting menu to suit every palate.

Top review
AnnetteT
Dined on Jan 2, 2024
Great service thanks to all the staff whom managed things really well even on New Years Day when there we a lot of people to attend to they kept their cool and smiles
A photo of The Keys restaurant
4.4
4.4 (16)
$A40 and under
Australian
Preston
About the restaurant
Trivia at The Keys Leisure Centre with Ellen, every Wednesday night at 7pm.



Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 18, 2024
Wonderful food in a wonderful venue. The best steak I’ve had in a long time.
A photo of Mama's Canteen restaurant
3.9
3.9 (142)
$A40 and under
Egyptian
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
This fierce Arabic mama cooks – and eats – like she lives. Large!When it comes to her recipes, she kicks it old school. Every one of Mama’s dishes reflects the culinary traditions of her mama, and her mama’s mama.Designed to share family style, her menu is bursting with authentic levant flavours, her methods passed down through generations and perfected over lifetimes.Mama’s place is warm and inviting – a comfortable, modern space that instantly makes guests feel at home.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
Friendly service. Food was delicious. Really enjoyed our evening. Highly recommend.
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