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Top10 Top Restaurant Openings 2021

Can't wait to find your next "top" Restaurant? Have a look at these new Restaurants worth noticing, tasty menus, creative venues and much more! Get inspired with our top 10 picks of new Restaurants you can't miss!
Chloe Grabham
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Escape to the Greek Islands without leaving Sydney at the alluring Ikaria at Bondi Beach. As soon as you step inside the neutral rendered walls and look across the ocean, you can't help but feel like you're a million miles away. The wafting aroma's of Mediterranean cuisine wafts through the air as mezze plates of warmed olives and keftedes lamb meatballs fill buzzing tables. Paired with a spritzy cocktail and the company of good friends, Ikaira has all the ingredients of that holiday vibe.
Occupying the prime dining position inside Sydney's iconic Art Gallery New South Wales diners will be treated to a feast at Crafted by Matt Moran. Take in the picturesque views overlooking Sydney Harbour and bustling Wooloomooloo while dining on a produce rich menu of breakfast and lunch delights. The seasonal menu features dishes like burrata with figs, to something indulging like a roast pork cutlet with sides. The well-sought after venue can also be hired exclusively for functions, special events and weddings.
Celebrate a little piece of the Mediterranean at Vini Divini on bustling Carrington Street in Sydney's CBD. The inviting wine lab, open Monday to Friday, is the ideal spot to enjoy a slow lunch grazing on antipasto dishes of olives, salumi, cheeses and a glass of one of the many local and continental wines on the list. For a more intimate dining experience, the Otto Mezzo room is available to book for up to 12 people with a set menu.
Housed in a trendy, refurbished warehouse in Fortitude Valley is the charming Agnes. Don't expect to find a gas or electronic stove in sight here; the kitchen is entirely fueled by a crackling wood stove, crafting a delicate menu of slightly smoked delights. Food is modern Australian, showcasing fresh produce with international influences of Europe and Asian cuisine. With no shortage of wine, the cellar houses over 1500 bottles and, like the food menu, is a mix of Australian and international varieties.
Play, dine, stay with a visit to La Madonna located in the trendy Next Hotel in Melbourne's CBD. Pull up a seat at the buzzing bar and share a plate or two, sink back in the plush leather booths with a serious feed or enjoy a celebration with a group of friends. The menu is a mix of small bites and larger feeds, fusing together the best of European and Asian flavours using local produce.
Experience pub grub reinvented at the Uraidla Hotel in the picture-perfect Adelaide Hills. The hotel is full of character and charm, and the revamped dining space still pays homage to its history, even with its modern decor. You can find all the usual favourites with a twist, using freshly sourced local produce like the fish of the day and housemade pasta. Wine lovers, be sure to book in at The Tank, for an interactive and memorable tasting of local delights.
Surfers Pavilion at Surfers Paradise has fast become a neighbourhood favourite, with its light and bright space, relaxing views over the river menu of feasts and drinks. There are all the classics like fish and chips, seafood platters, juicy burgers and a menu for the little ones. The ideal waterfront venue is perfect for family dining or getting a group of friends together to kick back and enjoy some mojitos in the sun. Get in early to find a spot, with walk-ins only.
If poolside dining with a side of Mediterranean-inspired dining overlooking Brisbane is your kind of thing, then make your way to Iris Rooftop in Fortitude Valley. The luxe rooftop bar is embracing that beaming Brissie sun boasting prime real-estate with stunning views and a menu to match. Taste your way through tapas dishes to serious feeds of steak with chimichurri before finishing with toffee-apple churros. Drinks range from punchy cocktails, craft beers, wines and even kombucha, appealing to all appetites.
With its exposed sandstone bricks and marble benchtops, Grana inside the heritage-listed Hinchliff House is a cosy spot to enjoy all-day Italian dining in Sydney's Circular Quay. Start the day with a morning coffee and house-made pastries or enjoy a steaming bowl of freshly house-made pasta with a robust glass of red at night. With an on-site bakery, pasta room and pastry kitchen, Grana (Italian for grain) mills their own flour on-site every day, producing an authentic and invoking menu.
Soak in ocean views and an ever-changing menu at Pearl on Aldinga Beach, just an hour's drive from Adelaide. Employing a future-friendly, sustainable approach to seafood, the restaurant showcases the local harvest of produce from the Gulf St Vincent, Fleurieu Peninsula and South Australia. Grab a bite on the go from the kiosk or enjoy the whole experience of dinner at the coastal-calm restaurant. Mediterranean flavours influence dishes like Spanish tapas bites and Port Lincoln mussels with white wine and herbs.
As the name suggests, Meat & Wine Co, bring high-quality combinations of prime cuts and top drops with their popular chain of restaurants, now residing in the heart of Adelaide. Styled with high ceilings, bright pops of art and polished features, this is a space ideal for an intimate night of dining or for a group celebrating a special occasion. Select from a range of different cuts, types and ages of beef cooked just how you like it.