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Top 10 Hotel Restaurants in Australia

Top 10 Hotel Restaurants in Australia

Trip.com
27 Mar 20211610

From Cairns to Coles Bay, we've taste tested 10 of the top hotel restaurants in Australia. Start in your local town or city, or book that interstate holiday and try the accommodation plus restaurant combination for yourself!

Table of Contents

1. Nobu - Crown Towers Melbourne, VIC
2. Jonah's Restaurant & Boutique Hotel - Whale Beach, NSW
3. Hellenika - The Calile, Brisbane, QLD
4. Koomo - Crown Plaza Adelaide, SA
5. Capitol Bar & Grill - QT Canberra, ACT
6. Nu Nu - Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore, QLD
7. Palate Restaurant - Saffire Freycinet, TAS
8. Rick Stein - Bannisters by the Sea Mollymook, NSW
9. Hearth Restaurant - Ritz-Carlton Perth, WA
10. Doot Doot Doot - Jackaloop, Mornington Peninsula, VIC
BONUS!... Lake House, Daylesford, VIC

1. Nobu - Crown Towers Melbourne, VIC

What started in New York as a hangout for Manhattan’s rich and glamorous is now the world’s most recognised and acclaimed Japanese restaurant. The Nobu brand has become an empire of Japanese culinary excellence, spanning across the globe, and in 2007 Nobu opened it's first doors in Australia in Melbourne's Crown Towers.

Famous fusion cuisine blending traditional Japanese dishes with Peruvian ingredients, a must try is the signature dish, black cod in miso. Take in the stunning river views whilst you sip your sake and sample the Hiramasa Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno, Tempura Tofu, Snowcrab Tacos. But don't forget to leave space for the Nobu Chocolate Fondant signature dish, dark chocolate with house-made Imperial Green Tea Matcha Ice Cream.

Top 10 Hotel Restaurants in Australia

Photo: Crown Towers, Melbourne

2. Jonah's Restaurant & Boutique Hotel - Whale Beach, NSW

Renowned for its luxury, privacy and comfort, Jonah’s has hosted celebrities from entertainment, politics, business and royalty. The rooms have a sophisticated elegance and feature a private balcony, spa and spectacular 180-degree views over the Pacific Ocean.

Jonah’s restaurant overlooks Whale Beach and offers contemporary Australian cuisine showcasing some exceptional Australian and international produce. A must-have is the sumptuous Jonah’s "Frutti di Mare" seafood platter for two. Plus, take advantage of the sommelier's knowledge of the extensive wine list of more than 1,600 wines drawn from a cellar containing over 11,000 bottles of vintage Australian and international wines.

Top 10 Hotel Restaurants in Australia

Image: Lemon Tart at Jonah's Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, Whale Beach


3. Hellenika - The Calile, Brisbane, QLD

The Calile Hotel exports Miami and Mexico’s resort-style glamour to this buzzing patch of Brisbane, replete with Instagram-worthy interiors that riff ravishingly on the Fifties. There’s a pose-worthy pool with the hotel’s name picked out in gold tiles, rooms are decked out in ice-cream-parlour hues (from peach to pistachio) with warm brass accents; many also come with admirable views of the city.

The gregarious Greece-inspired restaurant, Hellenika adds taverna hospitality to this urban playground. Take a seat at the bar or recline poolside in a cabana, you can even stay there to enjoy your meal if you so desire. Starters and small plates of kalamata olive-topped taramasalata, grilled saganaki, veal dolmades wrapped in silverbeet and Hellenika’s famous kolokithia zucchini chips will certainly get you feeling like you’re grazing in the Greek Islands. Larger share options include flaky spanakopita, eggplant moussaka, chicken souvlakia and 1.2-kg classic baked lamb shoulder. Not to mention the 450-plus bottle wine list, with an impressive selection of Greek drops to complement your culinary journey.

Top 10 Hotel Restaurants in Australia

Image: Hellenika at The Calile by Tourism and Events Queensland

4. Koomo - Crown Plaza Adelaide, SA

Crown Plaza Adelaide is design-led and modern, centred around creating the perfect retreat for work and rest. Take in impressive views of the city and the Adelaide Hills. Plus, spin the compass and travel any direction from the hotel by car to the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale or Clare Valley.

Looking for the best Asian restaurant in Adelaide? With a name inspired by kumo (the Japanese word for “cloud”), Koomo delivers an electric vibe with panoramic views. Located on the 10th floor of Adelaide’s tallest building, Crowne Plaza Adelaide, the stunning interior is inspired by Art Deco and Japanese design and is where diners can enjoy the Japanese and Asian-influenced menu. Taking the best of South Australia’s premium produce for a fresh, seasonal and locally-focused menu that is simply delicious. Try and Koomo lobster roll and the grilled broccoli, white miso, carrot kasundi and crispy garlic. Koomo is on the House of Suntory’s allocation list, meaning it has access to bottles that are difficult to find elsewhere, including Hibiki’s 17-year-old blended whisky.

Top 10 Hotel Restaurants in Australia

Image: Koomo Restaurant and Bar by Crowne Plaza Adelaide & Adam Bruzzone


5. Capitol Bar & Grill - QT Canberra, ACT

Luxury exerts a power all of its own at QT Canberra. Designer chic surroundings meet an elegant portfolio of detail to delight every sense. This is a forum where work and play find perfect accord, and even our most seasoned guest can be genuinely surprised.

Embark on your culinary journey with wood-grilled octopus, nduja, kipflers, basil and black garlic; before mains of house-made linguine with blue swimmer crab, tomato passata and cognac. Renowned for their dry-aged steaks, our recommendation is the New York Sirloin: dry-aged, pasture fed on the bone from Cape Grim in Tasmania, with polenta crusted onion rings and peppered jus. Delish!

Top 10 Hotel Restaurants in Australia

Image: Capitol Bar & Grill at the QT Canberra

6. Nu Nu - Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore, QLD

Alamanda Palm Coveby Lancemore is a tropical beachside getaway like no other. This 5-star beachside holiday retreat offers a range of exquisite inclusions such as three spectacular saltwater swimming pools, decadent day spa and of course their award-winning restaurant. Perfect for couples and families to explore the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage-Listed Rainforest.

Framed by stunning palm trees and facing the Coral Sea, Nu Nu's beachfront restaurant guarantees mouth-watering dishes in an exceptional dining atmosphere. The signature mud crab is a must-eat - wok fried North Queensland mud crab with home-made chilli jam, caramel pork and all the trimmings!

Top 10 Hotel Restaurants in Australia

Image: Nu Nu Restaurant at the Alamanda Palm Cove by Tourism and Events Queensland

7. Palate Restaurant - Saffire Freycinet, TAS

Saffire Freycinet is one of the world's finest luxury lodges. Situated in an area of East Coast Tasmania, which has an enviable reputation for premium aquaculture and agriculture, and famed for the iconic Wineglass Bay, the very best of fine food and wine is produced right on Saffire’s doorstep. Freycinet’s Mediterranean-like weather contributes to the production of stunning cool-climate boutique wines that have won international acclaim.

Palate is quite possibly the most exclusive restaurant in Tasmania. Local fishing villages supply a daily parade of crayfish, scallops and deep-sea fish lifted dripping off the local boats, salty-sweet and fresh from the water. Plump oysters and mussels are farmed in the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay, and the best of Tasmania’s succulent grass-fed beef and lamb, fresh herbs and spices and seasonal fruit and vegetables are on display throughout the menu. Multi-course degustation menus matched with outstanding local wines are designed around what is available fresh from the water or paddock that day and new menus are published every day. Palate is the culinary experience of a lifetime!

Top 10 Hotel Restaurants in Australia

Image: Palate Restaurant at Saffire Freycinet


8. Rick Stein - Bannisters by the Sea Mollymook, NSW

Originally built in 1970s as a seaside motel, Bannisters by the Sea Mollymook offers panoramic ocean views with a choice of luxury suites, cliff-top spas and penthouses. A 5-minute walk to local surf beaches, this unique clifftop hideaway makes an excellent choice for a coastal retreat.

When it comes to seafood, few do it as well as Rick Stein. The beach chic setting is comfortable, classy and understated and the food exquisitely prepared. Look out for dishes like grilled Hervey Bay scallops, toasted hazelnut and coriander butter; or Bannisters’ fish pie with salmon, blue eye trevalla, snapper, scallops, mushrooms and prawns in a creamy fish sauce, black truffle, breadcrumbs and Parmesan. Enjoy the freshest local produce without disappointment.

Top 10 Hotel Restaurants in Australia

Image: Rick Stein at Bannisters by the Sea Mollymook

9. Hearth Restaurant - Ritz-Carlton Perth, WA

Cutting a striking silhouette along the Swan River, The Ritz-Carlton, Perth evokes timeless luxury and the joy of discovery. This Perth hotel boasts a stunning building in Elizabeth Quay, overlooking the river, skyline and urban parks. Celebrate the beauty and bounty of Western Australia through culinary experiences highlighting local ingredients, a river-view infinity pool and a luxury hotel spa featuring bespoke pampering rituals.

Perched on the water’s edge of Perth’s Elizabeth Quay, Hearth offers diners an unforgettable Western Australian local food and wine experience. Using only local Western Australian produce from Kimberley to the Great Southern region, paired with an exclusive wine list. Smoked lamb tartare with harissa, toasted cumin, eucalyptus, or raw Abrolhos Islands scallop with cultured cream, fermented plum, coal oil are samples of what you will experience. Don't forget to finish with Artisan Western Australian cheeses.

Top 10 Hotel Restaurants in Australia

Image: Hearth Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Perth


10. Doot Doot Doot - Jackaloop, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Set on a pristine vineyard amid the world-renowned Mornington Peninsula wine region, intoxicating rural acreage frames a luxury hotel, unique in both destination and design. Everything is themed around a mythical antlered rabbit, the Jackalope (a doot doot doot is apparently the leader of the pack). Jackalope sets a new standard in regional accommodation. The 45 luxury rooms boast private terraces, king size beds, complimentary mini bar and on demand movies, rain showers, and the option of deep-soak Japanese baths. Just one hour from Melbourne, over 50 cellar doors and restaurants dot the rolling hills around Jackalope's own 28-acre vineyard, while the Peninsula's pleasures (beaches, golf, hikes) are all minutes away.

Doot Doot Doot delivers a creative culinary journey, where a respect for the feast is served with disrespect for the familiar. Showcasing dishes that pay homage to hero ingredients, the tasting menu is staged in several parts with a la carte options for entree, main and dessert, served with a supporting cast of playful snacks and sides.

Top 10 Hotel Restaurants in Australia

Image: Doot Doot Doot Dining Room at Jackalope Hotel Mornington Peninsula

BONUS!... Lake House, Daylesford, VIC

Because 10 wasn't enough...

Lake House lies on the shores of picturesque Lake Daylesford in the heart of Victoria’s Spa Country just 90 minutes from Melbourne. The village-like cluster of cream buildings nestle in amongst 6 acres of towering trees, country gardens and winding paths. These cascade to the foreshore providing guests with direct access to lake walks and the Wombat Forest beyond.

Regarded as one of the best restaurants in Australia; Lake House is a world class destination for travellers seriously interested in food and wine. With a multitude of awards to its name it currently holds 2 Chefs Hats, Australia’s Best Food & Wine Experience, Australia’s Best Wine List (Hall of Fame) and Australia’s Top Ten Restaurants. Regular guests will tell you of their favourite season and of memorable dishes, perhaps the butter poached pheasant with chestnuts and Farrow in autumn, or the truffled Pecorino tart with artichokes Barigoule, eel, Murray Cod and trout in winter. Wild damsons, Winter Nealis pears, quinces and yellow crab apples feature in fabulous desserts and, in time honoured country fashion, are also made into delicious preserves.

Impressively have their own farm, Dairy Flat Farm Daylesford, a 38-acre regenerative growing facility 10 minutes down the road from Lake House.

Top 10 Hotel Restaurants in Australia

Image: Lake House Restaurant at The Lake House, Daylesford


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