Fairfax’s AFR Unveils Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants

Fairfax’s AFR Unveils Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants

Now in its fourth year, the annual Australia’s Top Restaurant Awards presented by The Australian Financial Review were held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales last night.

And the big winner for the night was Brae (main photo) in the regional town of Birregurra, some 130 kilometres south-west of Melbourne. The eatery won best restaurant, best Victorian restaurant and top service team. The full list of winners are a the bottom of this article.

Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants are chosen by Australia’s top chefs and restaurateurs from an overall list of 500 restaurants compiled by The Financial Review’s top critics and editors.

This year, one in five restaurants are new to the top 100 list. There has been a real resurgence from Adelaide and South Australia’s wine-growing regions, and more from Tasmania than ever before, going from two to five in a confirmation of ‘the MONA effect’. Notable restaurants new to the top 100 list include some young-gun chefs such as Cormac Bradley at Gauge in Brisbane, Oskar Rossi at Fico in Tasmania, Nick Stanton at Ramblr and Ben Sears and Eun Hee An at Paper Bird in Sydney.

In other categories, Josh Niland from Sydney’s Saint Peter was named Australia’s top chef. Best newcomer went to Agrarian Kitchen Eatery in Tasmania and Sydney’s Firedoor won the The Rare Medium Award presented by Meat & Livestock Australia for setting new standards of excellence in red meat cookery.

Australia’s top 100 restaurants:

1  Brae, Birregurra VIC

2  Ester NSW

3  Saint Peter NSW

4  Attica VIC

5  Africola SA

6  Momofuku Seiobo NSW

7  Sixpenny NSW

8  Embla VIC

9  Sepia NSW

10  Fleet, Brunswick Heads NSW

11  Firedoor NSW

12  Igni, Geelong VIC

13  LuMi Bar & Dining NSW

14  Franklin TAS

15  Fred’s NSW

16  Restaurant Hubert NSW

17  Mr Wong NSW

18  Flower Drum VIC

19  Tipo 00 VIC

20  Anchovy VIC

21  Bennelong NSW

22  Fratelli Paradiso NSW

23  Orana SA

24  Quay NSW

25  Automata NSW

26  Billy Kwong NSW

27  The Bridge Room NSW

28  10 William St NSW

29  Tetsuya’s NSW

30  The Apollo NSW

31  Cirrus Dining NSW

32  Agrarian Kitchen Eatery TAS

33  Supernormal VIC

34  LP’s Quality Meats NSW

35  Minamishima VIC

36  Sean’s Panaroma NSW

37  Cutler & Co VIC

38  Golden Century NSW

39  Cumulus Inc. VIC

40  Gerard’s Bistro QLD

41  Hentley Farm, Seppeltsfield SA

42  Lee Ho Fook VIC

43  Paper Bird NSW

44  Ramblr VIC

45  Templo TAS

46  Biota Dining, Bowral NSW

47  Gauge QLD

48  The Summertown Aristologist, Summertown SA

49  Amaru VIC

50  Bar Lourinhã VIC

51  Wasabi Restaurant and Bar, Noosa Heads QLD

52  est. NSW

53  Icebergs Dining Room and Bar NSW

54  Marion VIC

55  Oakridge Restaurant, Coldstream VIC

56  Oscillate Wildly NSW

57  Paper Daisy, Cabarita Beach NSW

58  Aubergine ACT

59  Bentley Restaurant & Bar NSW

60  Dinner by Heston Blumenthal VIC

61  France-Soir VIC

62  Kisume VIC

63  Lulu La Delizia WA

64  Magill Estate Restaurant SA

65  Ezard VIC

66  French Saloon VIC

67  Ides VIC

68  Osteria Oggi SA

69  Pt. Leo Estate, Merricks VIC

70  Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney NSW

71  Stanbuli NSW

72  Cafe Di Stasio VIC

73  Chin Chin, Sydney NSW

74  Cho Cho San NSW

75  Estelle by Scott Pickett VIC

76  Fico TAS

77  Fino at Seppeltsfield, Seppeltsfield SA

78  MoVida, Melbourne VIC

79  nel. NSW

80  Ormeggio at the Spit NSW

81  Porteño NSW

82  Botanic Gardens Restaurant SA

83  Millbrook Winery Restaurant, Jarrahdale WA

84  Monster Kitchen and Bar ACT

85  Peel St SA

86  Pilu at Freshwater NSW

87  The Pot by Emma McCaskill SA

88  The Salopian Inn, McLaren Vale SA

89  Aloft TAS

90  Chin Chin, Melbourne VIC

91  Provenance, Beechworth VIC

92  Shōbōsho SA

93  Vue de Monde VIC

94  Yarri Restaurant + Bar, Dunsborough WA

95  ARIA, Sydney NSW

96  Long Chim, Perth WA

97  Sokyo NSW

98  Rick Shores, Burleigh Heads QLD

99  Lûmé VIC

100  FermentAsian, Tanunda SA


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