If you’re Australian then chances are you’re probably familiar with our countries world-famous uniquely Australian food that’s contributed to our distinct culture. The obvious ones are Tim-Tams, Milo, Anzac biscuits, Weet-Bix, Lamingtons, Pavlova and of course Vegemite to name a few. But what about Australian cuisine? Things like damper, kangaroo, crocodile and of course barramundi… While these Australian foods are native to the land of Oz, they’re actually considered ‘unique’… even by Aussies!
We’ve put together our top 5 unique eating experiences across Australia.
Puffing Billy Steam and Cuisine Train in Victoria
While this menu isn’t specifically Australian Cuisine, every item of food here is gluten free! The point of uniqueness is that you’re eating on a train. During this experience you’ll enjoy a three hour journey with choice of either a three course meal or a platter and a range of local wines! If you’re looking for accommodation, we’ve got you covered!
Ochre in Cairns
This is a restaurant that’s famous for its Australian foods. Every dish has a touch of native Australian cuisine within it. They serve damper, chargrilled kangaroo, fresh water yabby and barramundi tempura just to name a few! If you’re visiting Cairns then it’s definitely worth visiting to try out these uniquely Australian foods!
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The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant in Melbourne
Yep, you guessed it… You’re dining on a tram! This experience is unique to Melbourne and allows you to cruise through its beautiful city streets while enjoying a 3-5 course menu (depending on your dining time). The menu isn’t strictly Australian food, options are broad and comprise of dishes such as roasted chicken breast, seared beef tenderloin and a selection of cheeses to name a few.Next time you’re in Melbourne add it to your itinerary!
Pearl iPad Heaven in Melbourne
Another from Melbourne is ‘Pearl’. It’s one of the first restaurants in the entire world that offers a wine list and menu via iPad. This digital menu provides the guests with complete information about their food, the winemakers and vintage and also provides food to wine pairing suggestions! A really unique experience to enjoy Australian food and other award-winning dishes.
Secret Creek Café in Lithgow
Less than an hours drive from Bathurst you’ll find this little eatery that is not only home to palatable mouth-watering meals, but also many native Australian animals such as dingo, wallaby, emu and bush turkeys! It’s a 200 acre sanctuary that serves brunch, lunch and dinner and exposes all guests to true Australian wildlife!
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