A taste of Restaurant Australia

In 2014 Tourism Australia invited 86 of the world’s most influential food and wine media to sample Australia’s freshest produce, explore world-class wine regions and dine in some breathtaking locations. Guests from 16 countries with a combined audience of 400 million followers visited Australia for an unforgettable food and wine adventure. Here is a taste of what they saw. A taste of Restaurant Australia
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A taste of Restaurant Australia

See Australia through the eyes of 86 globally influential food and wine media. 


In 2014 Tourism Australia invited 86 of the world’s most influential food and wine media to sample Australia’s freshest produce, explore world-class wine regions and dine in some breathtaking locations. Guests from 16 countries with a combined audience of 400 million followers visited Australia for an unforgettable food and wine adventure. Here is a taste of what they saw.  

The culinary who’s who – which included food and wine writers, broadcasters, authors, critics, reviewers and bloggers as well as celebrity chefs, TV personalities and outspoken columnist from across the globe - were brought out to Australia to explore the country’s food and wine offering.

What soon became apparent to the group was the number of unique food and wine experiences Australia has offer. The delicious and fresh produce that is available and the outstanding dishes that Australia’s chefs are serving up at restaurants and awe-inspiring locations around the country. 

Darwin Barra and Crab,
Darwin, NT

So what makes Australian cuisine unique? Neil Perry AM, celebrity chef and Restaurateur of the Rockpool Group explains, “with outstanding produce and innovative ideas, our food and restaurants are truly world-class. What makes us unique here in Australia are the people, our produce and sense of place.”

Ben Shewry of Melbourne’s award winning restaurant, Attica points out “with all the different climates around the country at any one time, from tropical far north to cool-climate south, we have such an abundance of produce available to us. Add to that a small but very special and unique pantry of native Australian ingredients and you have the raw materials for a unique cuisine.” 

Want to plan your own Restaurant Australia holiday? Explore Australia’s food and wine and discover world-class wine regions, gourmet food and wine festivals and a wealth of seasonal produce ready to be sampled.   

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