I’ve been to Australia once proper (Melbourne), plus one extended layover where I got into the city (Brisbane), and a couple short airport-only layovers (Sydney).  Australia doesn’t really boast its own cuisine, except Vegemite.  Menus are largely based on Anglo-American traditions, often with a few Asian fusion items tossed in.  Spending a week in Melbourne, among the greatest food cities that I’ve experienced, I was extremely impressed by the restaurant culture’s generally high standards of quality, even at cheap snack shops.  I look forward to going back someday, for the food.

    1. Melbourne (2014): McCabe Centre International Legal Training Program – Training of Trainers (WHO mission)
    2. Brisbane (2015): layover
    3. Sydney Airport (2019): layover
    4. Sydney Airport (2019): layover

“AUS” is the 3-letter abbreviation for Australia within the United Nations system.

These commercial eating establishments in AUS, as featured on GMTD, are arranged geographically below, then listed alphabetically.  Some might no longer be in operation.

Venues in other countries can be accessed via the COUNTRIES index.

* recommended

** highly recommended

! to be avoided


  1. ** Bacchus (Rydges South Bank Brisbane (6.242 Scallops)

Brisbane Airport

  1. Singapore Airline Business Lounge (6.242 Scallops)


Central Business District

  1. ! The Box on Collins (5.342 Crocodile Meat with XO Chili Sauce)
  2. By Korea (5.342 Crocodile Meat with XO Chili Sauce)
  3. The Meat & Wine Co. (5.337 Kangaroo)
  4. ** MoVida (5.341 Cecina)
  5. West Lake Restaurant (5.342 Crocodile Meat with XO Chili Sauce)


  1. * Charcoal Lane (5.338 Wild Harrisa Spiced Wallaby Loin)

St Kilda

  1. Archie’s (5.342 Crocodile Meat with XO Chili Sauce)
  2. Aussie & French Bakehouse (5.341 Cecina)
  3. Barcelona (5.339 Roasted Squid)
  4. Bar Santo (5.339 Roasted Squid)
  5. Casablanca Kebab (5.338 Wild Harrisa Spiced Wallaby Loin)
  6. Elbow Room (5.339 Roasted Squid)
  7. The George Lounge (5.337 Kangaroo)
  8. Lady Grange (5.339 Roasted Squid)
  9. * Miss Fitzy’s (5.339 Roasted Squid)
  10. Sapore (5.339 Roasted Squid)
  11. Sunshine Kebabs (5.340 Fried Cauliflower, Chilli, Coriander)
  12. Skwidz (5.336 Aussie Pizza)
  13. * Topolinos (5.336 Aussie Pizza)


  1. * The Bistro (The Village) (5.340 Fried Cauliflower, Chilli, Coriander)
  2. * My Goodness (5.341 Cecina)


Sydney Airport

  1. Sydney Qantas Club (10.217 Stir-Fried Salt and Pepper Tofu)

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