Restaurants-Good reasonably priced

Old Dec 15th, 2005, 06:27 AM
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Restaurants-Good reasonably priced

We will be travelling to Sydney, Melbourne, Port Douglas, the Great Ocean Road (staying in Port Ferri), Adalaide and Kangaroo Island next month. I am looking for any and all restaurant recommendations. We like good food, but good, local, ethnic, inexpensive (reasonably priced)food. We don't like to eat in the trendy, hottest places (usually overpriced). Any recommendations for these areas would be greatly appreciated. We eat everything, but especially love seafood, Italian and Asian food...
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Old Dec 15th, 2005, 09:38 AM
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On our last visit to Port Douglas, a local suggested we eat at the RSL Club which is supposed to have a good view at sunset without the high prices. Unfortunately, we were not able to get over there during our short visit, but we have eaten at RSL Clubs in other parts of Australia. The food is good and the prices are quite reasonable. You'll be eating with the locals, not tourists, so that can be a lot of fun.
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As an initial guide, try www.eatanddrink.com.au
You can input a location & price range and cuisine and find a list of likely contenders.

Along the Great Ocean Road, there are some excellent opportunities in the towns - just have a look as you go.
Often the local hotel ("Pub") will have an excellent bistro.

I quite like to buy a "Cheap Eats" for major cities - good recommendations and a nice souvenir to take home.

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In Sydney try Chinatown, which caters to all pockets, and if you have time King Street, Newtown, a long strip of eateries of all persuasions and prices - it's an area not very far west of the central business district, easily reached by bus, train or cab. Further west there's Leichhardt, good for Italian. There are also pockets of restaurants in inner-city areas like Surry Hills and Glebe. Stay clear of the prime tourist hangouts, The Rocks and Darling Harbour.

Melbourne also has a good Chinatown. There's also Lygon Street, a restaurant strip just to the north of the city (dominated by Italian), and like Sydney there are busy near-city areas like Brunswick with plenty of choice.

In Adelaide you'll find most choice at the western end of Rundle Street, from where it stops being a paved pedestrian mall to where it meets West Terrace. North Adelaide also has a good choice of eateries.
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Courthouse Hotel on cnr of Macrossan and Wharf Sts (lovely old Queenslander pub) has reasonably priced meals. There's an upstairs balcony with good views over inlet.
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Sorry, that referred to Port Douglas, of course.
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