Australia's Most Beautiful Bars and Restaurants

Whether you're looking for a beautiful place to have your next meal, or seeking design tips for your next renovation, take a look at these stunning dining and drinking venues.

Australia's most visually stunning eateries have been named by the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards - with a number of big and small, local joints making the final shortlist.

The Awards, which aim to highlight the design features of these perfect venues, placed Australian venues among the most beautiful in the world

The shortlisted contestants range from casino restaurants to small-town burger parlours to the most beloved drinking establishments in our fair cities.

Among those was Jupiters Gold Coast's latest dining venture, Garden Kitchen and Bar.

"Our intention was for Garden Kitchen & Bar to embrace the Gold Coast’s enviable climate and luxurious laidback lifestyle," Queensland Managing Director, Geoff Hogg, told LifeStyle of the venue, designed by DBI.

Also on the shortlist is Sydney institution The Tilbury, a traditional-looking but refurbished pub located in the picturesque suburb of Woolloomooloo.

In a statement to LifeStyle, interior design firm Luchetti Krelle explained its "refined, light, fresh and sophisticated" approach to the space.

"The space flows whilst retaining a sense of identity. Furniture and lighting is mixed - not in an eclectic way but rather in a choreographed dance," interior designer, Craig Madgwick, said.

"Brass, natural stone and timbers were used in their truest form. Much of the furniture was custom designed specifically for the project, they fit perfectly with the overall tone of the hotel and achieve the level of comfort that enhances a drinking and dining experience."

Here is the full list of Aussie venues that made the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards shortlist:


  • Bennelong, Sydney
  • Betty's Burgers, Noosa
  • Garden Kitchen & Bar, Broadbeach
  • Lot. 1, Sydney
  • Oggi, Adelaide
  • So 9, Sydney
  • The Tilbury, Sydney


  • J&M, Sydney
  • Pink Moon Saloon, Adelaide
  • Smalls, Melbourne
  • The Clare Bar, Sydney
  • The Milton, Melbourne

Browse the gallery to see the shortlisted bars and restaurants:

The winners of the 2016 awards will be announced in London on September 29.

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