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Beth McFadden4 years ago

3 Bundaberg restaurants with delectable dishes

When you hear the words 'modern Australian cuisine', it can be hard to decipher exactly what that means. When we talk about traditional Italian, Indian or Chinese dishes, it's easy to differentiate between the flavours and immediately some key dishes come to mind. Australian cuisine, however, isn't always as easy to identify. We've done our research and found that it can be described as using local, seasonal produce and cooked in a way that is fresh and healthy, to reflect our active lifestyles. Often it also features delicious seafood, and can also incorporate many of the multicultural flavours we're lucky to taste in our beautiful country. Read on for 3 of the best modern Australian restaurants in the Bundaberg region!

Check out these fantastic Bundaberg restaurants that serve only the finest in Australian cuisine!

Penny Lane Gardens Restaurant & Function Centre

Enjoy their variety of dishes, Penny Lane Gardens Restaurant & Function Centre - Bundaberg
Enjoy a variety of dishes, Penny Lane Gardens Restaurant & Function Centre – Bundaberg

Located among the trees, Penny Lane Gardens Restaurant and Function Centre offers a relaxing alfresco dining setting. Alongside their fantastic, laidback venue, they have a seasonally rotating menu with hearty and modern Australian meals. Open for lunch and dinner, this is a local favourite that caters for quiet date nights, big groups and even weddings.

Book your table and try something off their winter menu. Entrèe dishes include delectable options such as crumbed camembert with cranberry dipping sauce and parmesan croutes. With a versatile selection of mains from rosemary lamb shanks to twice-cooked pork belly and pesto fish, there is a dish to suit every palate at this modern restaurant. Before you leave, don’t forget dessert—the sticky-date pudding is to die for!
Where: 57 Gorlicks Road, Branyan QLD 4670

Salt Restaurant at Bargara

Beachside dining at its finest, Salt Restaurant - Bargara
Beachside dining at its finest, Salt Restaurant – Bargara

With waterfront views and fresh seafood dishes, nothing quite beats the experience at Salt Restaurant at Bargara. Their modern Australian cuisine stretches from their breakfast menu right through to dinner and drinks, so no matter the time of the day you can relax and indulge in some of Bundaberg’s finest cuisine. Pop in for a refreshing start to your day with a chilli crab omelette alongside a fresh juice or barista-made coffee.

Need somewhere to dine for lunch at dinner? You won’t be disappointed with the range of dishes at Salt Restaurant. Open for lunch 7 days a week, and for dinner on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you’ll be treated to dishes such as the garlic scallop dumplings, or tender balsamic chicken. The beautiful setting and friendly staff will make sure your modern dining experience at Salt Restaurant at Bargara is one to remember!
Where: Cnr Bauer Street & The Esplanade, Bargara QLD 4670

Kelly’s Beach Resort Licensed Restaurant

An a la carte menu to please, Kelly's Beach Resort Licensed Restaurant - Bargara
An a la carte menu to please, Kelly’s Beach Resort Licensed Restaurant – Bargara

Located inside Kelly’s Beach Resort, their licensed restaurant is surrounded by lush tropical trees and located close to tropical beaches. Whether you’re staying at the resort, or just want to enjoy an a la carte meal, Kelly’s Beach Resort Licensed Restaurant is a perfect place for modern Australian meals. Visit for breakfast 7 days a week, or dine in for dinner every day except Monday!

Their dinner menu consists of gems such as crispy skin duck or herb and macadamia crusted pork medallions with honey Dijon mustard sauce. To accompany these delicious meals, the restaurant also has a delectable dessert menu, and a huge assortment of fine wines and specialty cocktails. Why not order a Bundaberg rum cocktail while you’re in the area? Try the pink polar bear with Bundaberg rum liqueur, lemonade, grenadine and a layer of cream. Delish!
Where: Kelly’s Beach Resort, 6 Trevors Road, Bargara QLD 4670

Do you prefer Thai cuisine over modern Australian? Click here for Bundaberg’s 4 best Thai restaurants!

Have we missed your favourite Bundaberg restaurant? Let us know in the comments below!