Brunch served at The Kettle Black cafe in Melbourne © Visit Victoria

The Kettle Black, Melbourne, Victoria © Visit Victoria

A guide to Australian cuisine

Group of friends dining outside at Bistro Molines in the Hunter Valley © Tourism Australia

Bistro Molines, Hunter Valley, New South Wales © Tourism Australia

Chef Neil Perry

"It’s the quality and freshness of our ingredients, the amazing seafood and our multilateralism."

Chef and restaurateur Neil Perry

Stokehouse STK seafood platter © Parker Blain

Stokehouse, Queensland © Parker Blain

Flatlay of  native bush tucker ingredients © Voyages

Bush Tucker Journey, Yulara, Northern Territory © Voyages

Did you know?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have been living sustainably off bush foods for tens of thousands of years.

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Chef Curtis Stone

"Australia’s Indigenous people have lived off bush tucker for aeons, and today’s chefs are not only highlighting Indigenous ingredients because they offer a point of difference, but because they taste good."

Australian celebrity chef, Curtis Stone

Wagyu beef at Mayura Station, Canunda, SA © South Australian Tourism Commission

Mayura Station, Canunda, South Australia © South Australian Tourism Commission

Smashed avocado on toast at Folk Cafe in Byron Bay  © Folk Cafe

Folk cafe, Byron Bay, New South Wales © Folk Cafe

Plate of food at Quay restaurant © Nikki To/Quay

Quay, Sydney, New South Wales © Nikki To/ Quay

"Our aim is to constantly be inventive, drawing influences from season, flavour, aroma, wine and texture. We have a conceptual approach to cooking, which reflects on travels and exchanges of ideas."

Head chef at Magill Estate, Scott Huggins

Children picking cherries at Cherryhills Orchard in the Yarra Valley © Cherryhill Orchards

Cherryhills Orchard, Yarra Valley, Victoria © Cherryhill Orchards

Flatlay of vegetarian dishes available from The Hungry Monkey cafe in Kiama © Lauren Bath

The Hungry Monkey, Kiama, New South Wales © Lauren Bath

Baristas making coffee at Industry Beans Cafe © Josie Withers Photography

Industry Beans cafe, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria © Josie Withers Photography

Glass and bottle of Penfolds Grange wine © Penfolds

Penfolds Magill Estate Kitchen, Adelaide Hills, South Australia © Penfolds

Did you know?

Australia is home to 65 wine regions with over 100 different grape varieties. 

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Bartender serving drinks at Archie Rose Distillery in Sydney © Archie Rose

Archie Rose Distillery, Sydney, New South Wales © Archie Rose