Announcing TheFork's Top 100 Australian restaurants of 2022

Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants of 2022 Revealed

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Unveiling Australia’s Top 100 restaurants of 2022, as decided by thousands of Aussie diners.

Dished Up is TheFork's annual wrap-up of the most sought-after restaurants. The list celebrates Australia’s most booked and top-rated restaurants, according to thousands of trusted diners across TheFork network.

This year’s list features tried and trusted locals and hidden gems amongst hatted restaurants and trendy eateries, all with one important thing in common - they have been proven to deliver exceptional service time and time again.

Check out the full list on TheFork to discover where to book next.

Top 10 restaurants of 2021:

1. Fish at The Rocks, Millers Point (NSW)

There’s a lot to say about restaurants that stay open for more than three decades, even more so for those that continue to attract crowds of impressed diners through their doors every week like Fish at The Rocks. Opened in 1988, this Sydney institution has solidified its place as one of Australia’s most loved seafood restaurants, with a focus on celebrating fresh, Australian produce and a reputation for exceptional customer service. BOOK NOW >

What our diners are saying:

When we come to Sydney it's one of our favourite restaurants and always delivers on quality food, great service and ambiance. Thank you for another wonderful experience. 

2. Tulum Restaurant, Balaclava (VIC)

Famed for its contemporary approach to traditional Turkish flavours, awarded Turkish eatery Tulum has established its place amongst Melbourne’s most iconic restaurants. Head Chef Cosjun Uysal delivers artfully modern plates without compromising on authentic Anatolian taste, with a focus on exceptional service. BOOK NOW >

What our diners are saying:

Fabulous restaurant! Excellent staff! Food is so delicious, full of flavour and unique! You can’t replicate any of these dishes in your home! This makes the whole dining experience even more enjoyable.

3. Bouzy Rouge, Richmond (VIC)

This quirky and eclectic Bridge Road institution is a delight to the senses – from the bright interiors and electric atmosphere to the curated menu which takes you on a serious taste journey. Experience powerful flavours in the Euro tapas style plates and the signature roasted ‘share fare' platters that steal the show. BOOK NOW >

What our diners are saying:

Arrived with high expectations as the restaurant was highly recommended. Rich food, rich ambience, magnificent service. Not a single order disappointed. Do yourself a favour and book it.

4. Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room, Sydney (NSW)

Delivering a taste of old-world European charm and a wine list filled with vin du pays, Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room pays tribute to the elegant restaurants and bistros of London, New York and Paris in the 1950s. With extravagant dishes to match its extravagant surroundings, this CBD establishment is favourite for celebratory dinners and long lunches. BOOK NOW >

What our diners are saying:

I hope there is a Bambini in Heaven, otherwise I am refusing to go. Bambini is one of the rare treasures in this city...always consistent in quality of food & charming subtle service. 

5. Yaya’s Hellenic Kitchen & Bar, Cairns City (QLD)

Affectionately known by locals as Yaya’s, this charming Greek restaurant in the centre of Cairns city has impressed diners with its commitment to fresh produce and authentic Mediterranean fare. Most impressive however, is the second to none service, which is warm, friendly and knowledgeable, promising an unforgettable experience from the moment you walk through the doors. BOOK NOW >

What our diners are saying:

Every morsel of food was pure heaven and the staff here are all absolutely delightful! Beautiful views of the water and great value for money. Loved it!

6. Lezzet, Elwood (VIC)

Step inside this charming Melbourne eatery for an authentic taste of Anatolia. Lezzet merges the old traditions of Turkish cuisine with contemporary gastronomy for a journey of the taste buds. A stunning back-lit bar, sandstone arches and dappled lighting set the scene while the wood fire oven is the star - producing mouth-watering meats and claypots. BOOK NOW >

What our diners are saying:

This is my favourite restaurant! Delicious and authentic food! Great service and the atmosphere is excellent! Been here many times and looking forward to the next one.

7. Roast Republic, Sydney (NSW)

Authentic US soul food is hard to come by, which may be one reason that Roast Republic has already made a huge impact less than a year after opening its doors in the Sydney CBD. The other reason? The food is unreal. Expect big flavours with favourites including the daily rotisserie cajun chicken, slow cooked beef brisket and our signature grass fed 400g Rib eye topped off with some authentic Southern hospitality. BOOK NOW >

What our diners are saying:

Definitely the home of soul food. Delicious selection, chilled ambience, good vibes. We arrived happy and left even happier, with full bellies and contented souls.

8. Tsindos Greek Restaurant, Melbourne (VIC)

There's plenty of good food to be found on Lonsdale Street in Melbourne, and Tsindos Greek Restaurant tops the list. Tsindos serves traditional Greek food, just like they've been doing for decades. With an atmosphere that begs for a friendly catch-up over a bottle of Greek wine, there's a reason that Tsindos is an iconic name on the Melbourne dining scene. BOOK NOW >

What our diners are saying:

Such a wonderful place. Awesome food, wonderful staff who love to make you feel at home. Please get in and try this place!

9. Rose and Crown, Guildford (WA)

Built in 1841 and oozing heritage charm, the Rose and Crown is WA's oldest operating hotel and the third oldest licensed hotel in Australia. Serving up Australian classics including its famous Pork Cumberland Sausages, Beef and Guinness Pie and Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks, it would be hard to argue against this being Australia's ultimate pub experience. BOOK NOW >

What our diners are saying:

Delicious food, friendly staff and a lively and welcoming ambience. In fact, we liked it so much we went back the following evening and it was just as good!

10. Balcon by Tapavino, Sydney (NSW) 

A celebration of sherry, wine, food and friends awaits at this trendy wine bar in Sydney's CBD. Representing some of the most talented winemakers in Spain, Tapavino sources impressive wines stacked to the ceiling so absolutely no-one misses out. With an outstanding tapas menu to match, this iconic Sydney restaurant is usually bustling with crowds during the week. BOOK NOW >

What our diners are saying:

Perfectly cooked fish & chicken which we paired with a delicious glass of white wine. If you’re wanting to try Spanish cuisine, this place will not disappoint. Staff were fabulous and service was impeccable.

The Top 100 restaurants of 2022:

1. Fish at The Rocks - Millers Point (NSW)
2. Tulum Restaurant - Balaclava (VIC)
3. Bouzy Rouge - Richmond (VIC)
4. Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room - Sydney (NSW)
5. Yaya's Hellenic Kitchen & Bar - Cairns City (QLD)
6. Lezzet - Elwood (VIC)
7. Roast Republic - Sydney (NSW)
8. Tsindos Greek Restaurant - Melbourne (VIC)
9. Rose and Crown - Guildford (WA)
10. Balcon By Tapavino - Sydney (NSW)
11. Diana Potts Point - Potts Point (NSW)
12. Jazushi - Surry Hills (NSW)
13. Centra Hotel - Geelong (VIC)
14. Edwin Wine Bar & Cellar - Southbank (VIC)
15. The Spanish Fly - Randwick (NSW)
16. The Butcher's Block Wahroonga - Wahroonga (NSW)
17. Din Tai Fung Melbourne - Melbourne (VIC)
18. Mures Upper Deck - Hobart (TAS)
19. Wild Sage Barangaroo - Barangaroo (NSW)
20. The East Chinese Restaurant - Sydney (NSW)
21. Centennial Homestead - Centennial Park (NSW)
22. Pellegrini's Italian Chatswood - Chatswood (NSW)
23. River Cafe - North Adelaide (SA)
24. The Meat & Wine Co Barangaroo - Barangaroo (NSW)
25. Claire's Kitchen at Le Salon - Surry Hills (NSW)
26. Bah-BQ Brazilian Grill - Crows Nest (NSW)
27. The Meat & Wine Co Southbank - Southbank (VIC)
28. MS.SUE - Footscray (VIC)
29. Cafe Del Mar - Sydney (NSW)
30. Mister Walker - South Perth (WA)
31. Sono Japanese Portside - Hamilton (QLD)
32. Bellota Wine Bar - South Melbourne (VIC)
33. Escagrill - Moonee Ponds (VIC)
34. Neptune Palace - Sydney (NSW)
35. Coal Cellar + Grill - Adelaide (SA)
36. Paris Go - Carlton (VIC)
37. The Lucky Cat Dumplings and Bar - Coogee (NSW)
38. Periwinkle Restaurant - Peregian Beach (QLD)
39. Denmark House - Melbourne (VIC)
40. Philhellene - Moonee Ponds (VIC)
41. Graze MCA - The Rocks (NSW)
42. Jishan Garden - Melbourne (VIC)
43. Bucatini - Mitcham (VIC)
44. Ish Restaurant - Fitzroy (VIC)
45. Sushi Planet - Adelaide (SA)
46. The Meat & Wine Co Circular Quay - Sydney (NSW)
47. Hunter & Barrel - Eastland - Ringwood (VIC)
48. Blossom Thai - South Yarra (VIC)
49. The Meat & Wine Co Perth - Perth (WA)
50. Mountain View Hotel - Whitfield (VIC)
51. Avrah - Progressive Indian Cuisine - Brunswick East (VIC)
52. Ferdinand - Northcote (VIC)
53. Baia the Italian - Sydney (NSW)
54. Via Alta - North Willoughby (NSW)
55. Feast Restaurant Springwood Hotel - Springwood (VIC)
56. Cirrus Dining - Barangaroo (NSW)
57. Macleay Street Bistro - Potts Point (NSW)
58. Gods of the Sea - Mermaid Beach (QLD)
59. Mugen House Japanese Restaurant - Adelaide (SA)
60. Hunter & Barrel - Raine Square - Perth (WA)
61. Public Dining Room - Mosman (NSW)
62. La Luna Bistro - Carlton North (VIC)
63. Cinnabar - Kingston (ACT)
64. Adela Vanberg - South Melbourne (VIC)
65. Vizio Caffe e Cucina - Woolloomooloo (NSW)
66. Arcadia Gastronomique - Ascot Vale (VIC)
67. Pompei's - Bondi Beach (NSW)
68. Il Verde - Bowen Hills (QLD)
69. Vibrante Restaurant & Bar - Templestowe (VIC)
70. Shiraz Persian Restaurant and Bar - Surfers Paradise (QLD)
71. Rubicon - Griffith (ACT)
72. Tamarind Restaurant - Cairns City (QLD)
73. Il Sogno - Surrey Hills (VIC)
74. Geppetto Trattoria - East Melbourne (VIC)
75. Postmistress - Brunswick West (VIC)
76. Flower Drum - Melbourne (VIC)
77. Pier 10 - Shoreham (VIC)
78. Hoosegow Charcoal Restaurant - St Morris (SA)
79. Juniper & Bay - Como (WA)
80. Napoli Centrale - Newcastle (NSW)
81. The Butcher's Block Barangaroo - Barangaroo (NSW)
82. Italian Street Kitchen Bella Vista - Baulkham Hills (NSW)
83. Pellegrini's Italian Kirrawee - Kirrawee (NSW)
84. Giro d'Italia - Melbourne (VIC)
85. The Meat & Wine Co Adelaide - Adelaide (SA)
86. Bentley Restaurant & Bar - Sydney (NSW)
87. Yellow Sydney - Potts Point (NSW)
88. Nevsky Russian Restaurant - Elsternwick (VIC)
89. The Locavore - Stirling (SA)
90. Monte - Leichhardt (NSW)
91. Yamagen Japanese Restaurant - Surfers Paradise (QLD)
92. Me Wah - Hobart - Sandy Bay (TAS)
93. Me Wah - Launceston - Invermay (TAS)
94. Chakra Restaurant - Inglewood (WA)
95. Restaurant Botanica - Pokolbin (NSW)
96. Circa 1876 - Pokolbin (NSW)
97. ARIA Restaurant - Sydney (NSW)
98. Port Phillip Estate - Red Hill South (VIC)
99. Il Vento - Mooloolaba (QLD)
100. Tian38 - Melbourne (VIC)

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