On Tuesday 1 December, reservations platform TheFork released it’s inaugural wrap-up of the most sought after restaurants in 2020 according to Australian diners.

2020 Dished Up took into account the opinions and dining behaviour of thousands of Australian diners who have booked restaurants through TheFork this year, with the list reflecting the top 100 most booked and highly rated restaurants in the country.

“In the months following restrictions lifting, we saw 94% of our restaurant partners turn their booking availability back on and 23% of Australians dined out within the first month of restrictions easing,” said TheFork Australia Country Manager Gary Burrows. “We hope that 2020 Dished Up shows restaurants what an important part of Australian culture they are, and encourages diners to continue to make a booking, show up and celebrate over the summer.”

As well as the top 100, the list also reflects what Australian’s are looking for when dining out, breaking down dining trends to reveal diner’s favourite restaurants from the top searched cuisines, including Italian, Japanese and Indian. The most popular fine dining, best cheap eats, ones to watch and TheFork’s top INSIDER restaurants for each state.

A “hall of fame” award honours a long-standing Australian restaurant. This year’s inductee was Ripples Chowder Bay, which accumulated more than 2,500 reservations on TheFork so far this year.

Top 10 sought after Restaurants in Australia:

Vizio Caffe e Cucina, Woolloomooloo (NSW)

Contact Bar & Kitchen, Woolloomooloo (NSW)

The Meat and Wine Co , Barangaroo (NSW)

Ripples at Chowder Bay, Mosman (NSW)

Aqua Dining, Milson Point (NSW)

Balcon by Tapavino, Sydney (NSW)

Eastside Bar + Grill , Chippendale (NSW)

Gavroche Chippendale, Chippendale (NSW)

Butcher and the Farmer, Forest Lodge (NSW)

Via Alta, North Willoughby (NSW)

The full 2020 Dished Up list can be found here.

Image credit: Ripples at Chowder Bay