Over the last several years, the bustling towns of Albury Wodonga have made a name for themselves as foodie hotspots. Known for their meat and dairy production, Albury Wodonga locals are born and bred foodies. In fact, many of these homegrown food lovers have returned to the region in recent years and gone on to open some of the best restaurants in Albury Wodonga. Ranging from fine dining experiences to home-cooked and hearty meals, these Albury Wodonga restaurants all but guarantee you a fantastic feed.
From haute cuisine to wonderful homages to Spanish and Asian cuisines, check out our edit of the best restaurants in Albury Wodonga to check out on your next trip.
Call it serendipity but one of the best things to do in Albury Wodonga is actually attached to one of the best Albury Wodonga restaurants. Not only is the Murray Art Museum Albury the perfect spot to take in exhibitions from prominent local and international artists but, if art appreciation leaves you hungry, you can check out Canvas Eatery, a light-filled modern casual restaurant attached to MAMA known for its fresh takes on traditional dishes. Open all day with a fairly typical breakfast and lunch menu, Canvas really ups the ante at dinnertime with dishes like seared scallops and prosecco butter, duck terrine with blueberry pinot noir jam, Scotch steak with Montpellier butter and a rich pork belly.
546 Dean Street, Albury NSW
In a town that’s not necessarily known for Asian cuisine, HAPI stands head and shoulders above the crowd. With flavour-fuelled dumplings packed with beef bulgogi and edamame, kale, maple, tahini and lime and bouncy bao with spiced chicken or pork belly and house kimchi, if you’ve got a craving for Asian fusion this is the Albury Wodonga restaurant for you.
465C Dean Street, Albury NSW
Inside the Quality Resort Siesta, you’ll find the Bullring, one of the best hotel restaurants in Albury Wodonga. Paying tribute to the region’s legacy as a major food and wine producer and the owner’s history as a butcher, Bullring is known for having the best steaks in Albury. With incredibly hearty meals and perfectly cooked meat, Bullring is definitely worth a visit.
416-422 Wagga Road, Albury NSW
This Spanish tapas bar is one of the coolest Albury Wodonga restaurants on the scene. They have made a name for themselves serving up authentic slow-cooked paella, tapas faves such as croquetas to patatas bravas and churros which are simply legendary. Their intimate boutique feel and to-die-for wine list has made Saludos the go-to spot for long, lingering meals with friends.
660 Dean Street, Albury NSW
For seriously good wine and pasta, look no further than Norma. Recently opening at the end of 2020, Norma Wine and Pasta serves up traditional Italian fare that is big on flavour. For us, we can't go past their well-seasoned polenta chips, Mrs. Hopps prosciutto and melon, clam linguine and a generous serving of Jen's tiramisu. This Albury Wodonga restaurant has everything you’ll need for a decadent dinner date.
500 Guinea Street, Albury NSW
Founded by Chef David Kapay, who trained under Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay before bringing his expertise back home, Miss Amelie is a fine-dining favourite in the Albury Wodonga restaurant scene. With set two and three-course menus, this is the perfect place to knockback Appellation oysters, seared scallops, Murray eye fillet and delicate desserts.
Station Building, 46 Elgin Boulevard, Wodonga VIC
This European-style bistro is churning out some of the most Instagrammable meals in the Albury Wodonga region. Picture smoked beef tartare, whole market fish, colourful pasta dishes and locally raised lamb. Is your mouth watering yet?
1/467 Olive Street, Albury NSW
With an unparalleled location on the banks of the Murray River, The River Deck is the perfect Albury Wodonga restaurant for those looking to enjoy a meal and take in the majesty of nature. The menu features intricately balanced modern flavours from citrus-cured King Ora salmon, house-made ricotta, feta and edamame gnocchi and dry-aged Porterhouse.
48 Noreuil Parade, Albury NSW
This Albury Wodonga restaurant seamlessly combines heritage and modernity. Serving up bold and modern flavours, the restaurant can be found in the historic Customs House. Taken over by a husband and wife duo in 2007, the restaurant has become a local favourite with dishes such as their three-cheese gnocchi, beef cheeks and succulent pork belly becoming local favourites.
40 Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga VIC