Australia is the perfect place for foodies to explore.  With a wealth of restaurants offering phenomenal modern cuisine from around the world, there's a place to impress every picky eater.  If you're looking to take a culinary holiday, though, then taking a trip to a hotel with attached fine dining can be a great and convenient option.  With such a wealth of hotels in many different destinations, however, it can be hard to choose where to go.  As such, here are four things to look out for when selecting a great hotel to visit.

4. Look for incredible views

Okay - so it won't improve the food.  But if every restaurant offers top-quality menus and ingredients, wouldn't you prefer to choose one with a great view?  Equally, the kind of view you seek might influence the menu.  A cityscape may present an exotic, contemporary menu with ingredients from far-flung places; a more rural location may well forage or grow many of their own fresh ingredients and have a more rustic feel.

3. Make reservations

It may sound obvious, but if a restaurant requires reservations far in advance, then chances are you're onto a winner.  It goes without saying that reservation lists will be busier around national holidays and special times such as Valentine's Day, so you may have more luck moving your romantic getaway to the month before or after.

2. Find a unique atmosphere

This is the kind of thing that can only be picked up from fellow consumer reviews - but look out for restaurants with unique themes, styles and atmospheres.  Those with more adventurous tastes may get an especially good meal out of places like this; along with modern dining concepts and new design ideas often come an equally fresh approach to food.  Equally, if your tastes are more classic, then perhaps you may prefer to steer clear of the trendier locations - and be sure to choose somewhere a la carte rather than a place with a set menu.

1. The price isn't always right

Though it may be tempting to choose the most expensive restaurant you can afford, you may be doing yourself a disservice.  Higher prices don't necessarily always mean a better experience.  Some of the highest-rated restaurants in Australia are not the most expensive.  In fact, if you're able, you should try to ignore the price.  Instead, simply choose a place that specialises in your favourite cuisine, and receives good reviews.  That way, you'll know you're heading somewhere that you'll like - and you may save a few dollars along the way!

With such a high standard of food on offer in Australia now, chances are that you'll enjoy yourself wherever you choose to stay.  However, it can't hurt to follow these tips to make sure you get the most out of your holiday.  Enjoy!