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Dished Up 2021: Australia's Favourite Restaurants by Cuisine

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Australia’s best restaurants of 2021, as decided by TheFork diners.

Dished Up is TheFork's annual wrap-up of the most sought-after restaurants for 2021. The list celebrates Australia’s most booked and top-rated restaurants, according to thousands of trusted diners across TheFork network.

As part of Dished Up, we're excited to share a run-down of 2021's top picks by cuisine. From foodie favourites to hidden gems and exciting up-and-comers, check out the full list to discover where to book next!

Top 10 Italian Restaurants

A plate of pasta from Vizio e Caffe e Cucina

Pictured: Vizio Caffe e Cucina

1. Contact Bar & Kitchen - Woolloomooloo (NSW)
2. Vizio Caffe e Cucina - Woolloomooloo (NSW)
3. Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room - Sydney (NSW)
4. River Cafe - North Adelaide (SA)
5. Pompei's - Bondi Beach (NSW)
6. Osteria 20 - Hawthorn (VIC)
7. Il Vento - Mooloolaba (QLD)
8. Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana - Melbourne (VIC)
9. Two Sugars on Pako - Geelong West (VIC)
10. Icebergs Dining Room and Bar - Bondi Beach (NSW)

Top 10 Japanese Restaurants

The slick bamboo interiors of Sono Japanese Portside

Pictured: Sono Japanes Portside

1. Sono Japanese Portside - Hamilton (QLD)
2. Mugen House Japanese Restaurant - Adelaide (SA)
3. Jazushi - Surry Hills (NSW)
4. Busshari - Potts Point (NSW)
5. Erato Teppanyaki - Adelaide (SA)
6. Yuki's at the Quay - The Rocks (NSW)
7. Misono - Surfers Paradise (QLD)
8. Sushi Planet - Adelaide (SA)
9. O'Cha Cha Japanese Dining & Tea - Cairns City (QLD)
10. En Izakaya - Balaclava (VIC)

Top 10 Modern Australian Restaurants

Mister Walker exterior

Pictured: Mister Walker

1. Mister Walker - South Perth (WA)
2. Wild Sage Barangaroo - Barangaroo (NSW)
3. Coal Cellar + Grill - Adelaide (SA)
4. The Walnut Restaurant & Lounge Bar - Brisbane (QLD)
5. Public Dining Room - Mosman (NSW)
6. Butcher and the Farmer - Forest Lodge (NSW)
7. Rose and Crown - Guildford (WA)
8. The Butcher's Block Wahroonga - Wahroonga (NSW)
9. Cirrus Dining - Barangaroo (NSW)
10. NOMAD - Surry Hills (NSW)

Top 10 Mexican Restaurants

The Black Toro menu selection

Pictured: The Black Toro

1. The Black Toro Windsor - Windsor (VIC)
2. Frida Kahlo's Summer House - Kangaroo Point
3. Cumbia Bar - Kitchen - Adelaide (SA)
4. Mama de Luna - Wilston (QLD)
5. Bay City Burrito Hawthorn - Hawthorn (VIC)
6. Checho's - Penrith (NSW)
7. Juana Taco - St Kilda (VIC)
8. Tacos Muchachos - Surry Hills (NSW)
9. La Costa Cantina - Crescent Head (QLD)
10. Naughty Norman - Mornington (VIC)

Top 10 Pub Grub

The Rogue Squire internal setting

Pictured: The Rogue Squire

1. The Rogue Squire - Wheeler's Hill (VIC)
2. Warner Tavern - Warner (QLD)
3. Centra Hotel - Geelong (VIC)
4. Buderim Tavern - Buderim
5. The Greenwood Hotel - Greenwood (WA)
6. The Sun Hotel - Mundingburra
7. Whitfords Brewing Company - Hillarys (WA)
8. Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross - Blair Athol (SA)
9. The North Star Hotel - Soldiers Hill
10. Leumeah Hotel - Leumeah (NSW)

Top 10 Cheap Eats

A salad from Oak and Vine Melbourne

Pictured: Oak & Vine - Melbourne

Average bill under $25

1. Oak & Vine - Melbourne - Melbourne (VIC)
2. Botanic Dining - Bribie Island RSL - Bongaree (QLD)
3. Limestone at Ainslie Football & Social Club - Ainslie (ACT)
4. Pasture of Balmoral - Mosman (NSW)
5. Warner Tavern - Warner (QLD)
6. Tahbilk Wetlands View Restaurant - Tabilk (VIC)
7. Nasi Lemak Korner - Como (WA)
8. Dog and Parrot Tavern - Robina (QLD)
9. Avrah - Brunswick East (VIC)
10. Broadbeach Tavern - Broadbeach (QLD)

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