It’s a new year, which means a new batch of up-and-coming eateries to sink your teeth into and sample the delicacies of. Yelp, the app that publishes crowdsourced reviews, has just released its list of Australia’s top 100 restaurants for 2016.
To compile the list, Yelp analysed which places were most popular and well reviewed since the app launched in Australia in 2011. Businesses were compared from across the country suing a ranking which takes into account ratings, number of reviews, quality, popularity, and statistical fluctuations. Here are the top 10.
#1 Chin Chin, Melbourne, VIC
Chin Chin serves up a modern take on Asian street food and takes its style cues from the workingman’s dining halls of Bangkok with dishes like Thai-style crunchy school prawns and suckling pig pancake rolls.
#2 Din Tai Fung, Sydney, NSW
Known for its ‘world-famous’ dumplings, Din Tai Fung has garnered a huge following for serving up Taiwan-inspired delights like soup, rice and noodles to the hungry mouths of Sydney.
#3 Toastface Grillah, Perth, WA
An homage to Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ghostface Killah, Toastface Grillah specialises in delectable toasted sandwiches, from classic combos like cheddar, mozzarella, ham and pineapple, to more adventurous pairings like blue cheese, pear and lime chutney.
#4 Bourke Street Bakery, Surry Hills, NSW
Crispy croissants, mouth-watering tarts, pastries and soft, crusty artisan breads, and not to mention strong coffee. Does it get any better than Surry Hills haunt Bourke St Bakery?
#5 Mamak, Haymarket, NSW
With a weekend queue that wraps around the block, Haymarket’s Mamak is not just incredibly popular for its addictive Roti, but other Malaysian delicacies like Nasi Lemak with Sambal Sotong.
#6 Tuck Shop, Perth, WA
Despite the simple name, Tuck Shop in Perth is a fuss-free pie place and deli with a cult-following from weekend warriors and coffee-lovers alike.
#7 Little Creatures Brewery, Fremantle, WA
Little Creatures Fremantle Brewery welcomes visitors from far and wide every day. Whether you’re up for a guided brewery tour or just some pizza, wings and nosh in the sunshine, Little Creatures clearly has the goods.
#8 The Grounds Of Alexandria, Alexandria, NSW
From an industrial precinct in the 1920’s to a landmark coffee roastery, cafe and sustainable garden, The Grounds of Alexandria is known for its abundance of fresh produce and hands-on experiences.
#9 The Hardware Société, Melbourne, VIC
The Hardware Société is albeit a tiny cafe, but draws huge crowds all week. Favourites like the baked eggs with chorizo sausage, piquillo peppers and queso de cabra keep the punters coming back for more.
#10 The Old Crow, Perth, WA
Perth gets a little taste of the States at The Old Crow with cocktail jugs and gourmet American soul food served in a busy restaurant and bar with outdoor seats.