The best 10 best new restaurants in the country for 2019 have been announced by Good Food Australia in the run-up to their annual prizes.
The list includes a small 10-seater eatery in Queensland that offers a very personal dining experience where guests are cooked and served by the two chef owners.
An underground live jazz location in central Sydney and a Japanese eatery in Melbourne also received special mention, as well as an airy river pavilion and a wine bar on the Brisbane River.
Good Food Australia has named the top 10 best new restaurants in Australia, including ARC Dining on the Brisbane River (photo)
ALBERTO & # 39; S LOUNGE – Sydney
Located just a few minutes' walk from Hyde Park in Sydney, the Italian restaurant and wine bar Alberto's Lounge is already becoming popular with city workers.
With a varied menu with everything from fried mackerel to seasoned stewed tripe, there is something for every taste in this upcoming eatery.
Blogger for food and culture Social Sydney Guy called the rate of Alberto & # 39; one of the most inventive Italian dishes in Australia & # 39 ;.
Alberto & # 39; s Lounge was also nominated for the best new restaurant in Australia.
The Italian restaurant and wine bar Alberto & # 39; s lounge (photo) is already becoming popular with city workers in Sydney
With a varied menu with everything from fried mackerel to seasoned stewed tripe, there is something for everyone in this upcoming eatery
JOY RESTAURANT – Fortitude Valley, Queensland
Founded at the end of 2018 by chefs Tim and Sarah Scott, this small restaurant seats only 10 people at a time for bank-style dining.
The Scotts cook and operate the restaurant themselves, chat with diners while they work their magic in the open kitchen.
& # 39; Had the most wonderful experience in Joy Restaurant – great service and well thought out menu & # 39 ;, micro-influencer Olivia Therese wrote on Instagram.
& # 39; Every dish includes varied flavors and textures that cause an explosion in your mouth. Having the chefs in front of you and communicating with you creates a more personal atmosphere.
& # 39; All in all one of my favorite restaurants – will definitely be back. & # 39;
Joy Restaurant was founded at the end of 2018 by chefs Tim and Sarah Scott and can only accommodate 10 people
ARC DINING – Brisbane, Queensland
Located on the Brisbane River, ARC Dining offers & # 39; high end but approachable & # 39; dishes with a focus on ethically produced meat and local ingredients.
Highlights from the small but brilliantly executed menu include pressed pork, tropical dyed crayfish and goose prosciutto.
Instagram food page Brisbane Theory said they loved everything about ARC, & # 39; the food, view, and furniture & # 39 ;.
ARC Dining offers & # 39; high-end but approachable & # 39; dishes with a focus on ethically sourced meat and local ingredients
KAZUKI & # 39; S – Melbourne
The refined restaurant at the Kazuki serves Japanese fusion dishes made with high-quality Australian products.
Expect salmon caviar, ricotta balls and wagyu beef served with bone marrow and miso mustard.
Reviewers recommend the seven course tasting menu, with one dinner that it & # 39; one of the tastiest experiences & # 39; calls they have ever had.
The refined restaurant at the Kazuki serves Japanese fusion dishes made with high-quality Australian products
Reviewers recommend the seven course tasting menu, with one dinner that it & # 39; one of the tastiest experiences & # 39; calls they have ever had
PILOT – Canberra
Pilot is a small restaurant with 30 seats with a strong focus on Australian products and local wines.
The à la carte menu changes daily, but often contains potato bacon balls, Tasmanian oysters and snapper with ginger shallot.
Foodbloggers KB + SP Eat Pilot praised for its & # 39; refined menu, knowledgeable staff and exciting wine list & # 39 ;.
Pilot was one of the eateries that were named as a finalist in the Best Restaurant category of Good Food.
Pilot is a small restaurant with 30 seats with a strong focus on Australian products and local wines
ISLAND MARKET – Perth
Located on the waterfront at Trigg Beach in Perth, Island Market serves breakfast, dinner and a long cocktail list available by the glass or jug.
The emphasis is on sharing with large plates of BBQ octopus, wood-roasted chicken, colorful salads, and falafel-filled pita & # 39; s available.
& # 39; Great atmosphere, friendly staff and food that tasted as good as it looked – not to mention the cocktails! & # 39; blogger Eat Drink Love Perth said in a review.
Island Market serves breakfast, dinner and a long cocktail list available by the glass or jug
Blogger Eat Drink Love Perth praised the & # 39; great atmosphere, friendly staff and cocktails from Island Market & # 39;
DI STASIO CITTA – Melbourne
This new addition to Melbourne's thriving food scene is a sister restaurant to the 31-year-old St Kilda eatery Di Stasio.
Hand-made Sicilian pasta, oven-roasted duck breast and world-class Negronis are the order of the day with desserts such as fudge, chocolate cake, pistachio cheesecake and puffs that receive rave reviews.
Good Food simply told the readers: & # 39; No matter how you go (to Di Stasio Citta), though. & # 39;
A satisfied customer named the pasta from Di Stasio & # 39; the best in the world outside of Italy & # 39 ;.
Newly opened Di Stasio Citta in Melbourne serves delicious desserts such as cream filled rolls, puffs and pistachio cheesecake
World class Negronis are the order of the day when drinking at Di Stasio Citta
MARY & # 39; S SUBSTRATE – Sydney
Mary & # 39; s Underground in Sydney CBD combines great food seven days a week with live jazz music.
Led by chef Joel Wootten, Mary & # 39; s serves European-Australian inspired dishes for lunch and dinner, with dishes such as grilled sand whiting, ranger & # 39; s valley steak, and free-range chops.
Guests can enjoy Afro-Cuban beats while snacking on shellfish dishes and quirky cocktails.
Mary & # 39; s Underground in Sydney CBD combines great food seven days a week with live jazz music
LABART – Gold Coast, Queensland
Gold Coast restaurant Labart prides itself on world-class hospitality and high-quality food, with a focus on fresh seafood.
The Queensland eatery often changes the menu depending on the season, but staples include smoked mussels, local spanner crab, BBQ king prawns and seasoned roasted chicken.
One dinner said that Labart had a & # 39; nice simplicity & # 39; thanks to locally sourced ingredients and the seasonal stock style menu.
Labart is proud of world-class hospitality and high-quality food, with a focus on fresh seafood
PIPIT – Pottsville, New South Wales
Pipit is located in the coastal town of Pottsville of the NSW and offers four or six-course sessions and an à la carte menu with constantly changing seasonal dishes.
The reasonably priced price includes candied sugar bread cabbage, fig leaf fried romanesco and grilled swordfish steak.
Food & Beverage blogger Eat Sydney said that Pipit & # 39; relaxed, sophisticated and worth a visit if you are in the area &.
Piloot was one of the eateries that were named as a finalist in the Good Food Best Restaurant category.
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