Australia’s Most Diverse Dining Suburbs: Report Released

Microburbs today released its cuisine diversity index, ranking Australian suburbs on the uniqueness of their dining options.

Lao Village, Fairfield - Image credit Grab Your Fork

Lao Village, Fairfield – Image credit Grab Your Fork

What would cultured urban life be without a new cuisine to try every night? Most major suburbs have a pizza place, a Chinese and a Thai but how many have a Belgian, a Persian and a Moroccan?

The cuisine diversity index is part of our ongoing research into the Microburbs Hip Score – our measure of the elusive cool factor of some Australian suburbs. You probably feel it when you’re in a hip area, but we’re scientifically and statistically quantifying it. You could say we’re putting the genius back into je ne sais quoi.

If we were to consider the sheer number of restaurant types in a suburb, we would be strongly biased to suburbs with simply a lot of restaurants. Instead, we look at the ratio of interesting options to commonly available cuisines. The higher the proportion of unique cuisines, the higher the ranking.

Some of these suburbs may not look all that hip, but cuisine diversity makes an area a destination for dining, which brings vitality into an area in the evenings. Good local restaurants are a big part of urban lifestyle, making diverse dining suburbs ones to watch.

Sydney

Rank Sydney Go for…
1 Fairfield Laotian
2 Strathfield Burmese
3 Marrickville Peruvian
4 Glebe Polish
5 Enmore African
6 Bankstown Egyptian
7 Kingsford Russian
8 Brighton-Le-Sands Greek
9 Newtown Balkan
10 Balmain Turkish

 

Melbourne

Alpha Ouzeri, Brunswick - image credit Chasing A PlateAlpha Ouzeri, Brunswick – image credit Chasing A Plate

Rank Melbourne Go for…
1 Brunswick Greek
2 Footscray Ethiopian
3 Coburg Pakistani
4 Brunswick East Persian
5 Fitzroy Cuban
6 Prahran Nepalese
7 Sunshine Afghani
8 Collingwood Laotian
9 Doncaster Greek
10 Elsternwick Russian

 

Brisbane

Tibetan Kitchen, West End - image credit Weekend Notes

Tibetan Kitchen, West End – image credit Weekend Notes

Rank Brisbane Go for…
1 West End Tibetan
2 South Brisbane Peruvian
3 Fortitude Valley Filipino
4 Paddington French-Vietnamese
5 South Bank Crepes
6 Upper Mount Gravatt Malaysian
7 New Farm Tibetan
8 Brisbane CBD Indian

 

Perth

Meeka Moroccan, Subiaco - image credit Meeka

Meeka Moroccan, Subiaco – image credit Meeka

Rank Perth Go for…
1 Subiaco Moroccan
2 Mount Lawley Indonesian
3 Northbridge Vietnamese
4 East Victoria Park Szechuan
5 Perth CBD Korean
6 Fremantle Nepalese
7 Hillarys African
8 Joondalup Pakistani

 

Adelaide

Norberto's Buenos Aires Brasserie, Adelaide - image credit @timyerrell

Norberto’s Buenos Aires Brasserie, Adelaide – image credit @timyerrell

Rank Adelaide Go for…
1 Adelaide City Argentinean
2 Glenelg Peruvian
3 North Adelaide Tibetan

 

Canberra

Banana Leaf Sri Lankan Restaurant, Canberra - image credit Banana Leaf Restaurant

Banana Leaf Sri Lankan Restaurant, Canberra – image credit Banana Leaf Restaurant

Rank Canberra Go for…
1 Canberra City Sri Lankan
2 Belconnen Cambodian
3 Woden Ethiopian

 

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Luke Metcalfe
Founder and CEO at Microburbs. Data geek and tech entrepreneur of 15 years. Passionate about driving efficiency in the real estate market by informing buyers with the objective information they need. Best known for NationMaster, an international statistics site, and NetComber, a domain name forensics tool he sold in 2014.

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