AFR Top 100 Restaurants 2016

Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 4 May 2016

Attica gains first place in Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants List

Finally The Australian Financial Review’s Top 100 Restaurants in Australia is here. Revealed on Monday night at The Star, acclaimed restaurant Attica in Ripponlea, Melbourne took out the top spot.
Brae, in rural Melbourne suburb Birregurra, came in second, pushing 2015’s number one Sepia to third place this year.
Presented by Qantas, the list is a fun mix of high-end dining, rustic regional kitchens, trendy inner-urban bistros, and late night wine and cocktail bars.
Terry Durack, co-director of the awards, said the Top 100 for 2016 reflects the fact that chefs vote for those that have earned their respect in all aspects, rather than just for the location of the restaurant or expensive fit-out.
“You can see by those who made it onto the Top 100, the importance the industry places on pure skill, quality, and consistency,” Durack said. “These are our most creative, polished, original restaurants, driven by chefs obsessed with quality.”
The award for exceptional service was won by Sydney’s Sepia, along with Dan Hunter of Brae winning Top Chef for 2016 out of 500 others.
Top 100 Restaurants
Chosen from 500 restaurant’s by Good Food Guide editors, reviewers and industry experts, the Top 100 are narrowed down by chefs and restaurateurs based on restaurant quality. Focus on showing off Australia’s incredible dining experiences and the local and seasonal produce on offer, cooking techniques among chef’s are growing and evolving, becoming uniquely Australian.
Other awards, People’s Choice, was won by Akiba in Victoria, and State by State winners were:
ACT – Monster Kitchen and Bar
VIC – Attica
SA – Africola
NSW – Sepia
NT – Little Miss Korea
WA – Restaurant Amusé
TAS – Franklin
QLD – Gerard’s Bistro

Fellow c0-director of the awards, Jill Dupleix commented, “the new Top 100 shows that restaurant business models are changing, and the way people dine out is changing”.

Top 100 Restaurants Full List:

1              Attica

2              Brae, Birregurra               

3              Sepia    

4              Quay

5              Ester

6              Sixpenny

7              Bennelong

8              Rockpool est. 1989

9              Automata

10           Franklin

11           Mr Wong

12           Bentley Restaurant & Bar

13           The Bridge Room

14           The Town Mouse

15           Cumulus Inc.

16           10 William St

17           Flower Drum

18           Cutler & Co

19           LuMi Bar & Dining

20           Supernormal

21           Tipo 00

22           Tetsuya’s

23           Minamishima

24           MoVida, Melbourne

25           Fratelli Paradiso

26           Billy Kwong

27           Biota Dining, Bowral

28           Café Di Stasio

29           LP’s Quality Meats

30           Momofuku Seiōbo

31           Porteño

32           Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney

33           ACME

34           Embla

36           Firedoor

37           Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

38           Chin Chin

39           est.

41           The Apollo

43           Oscillate Wildly

44           Saint Crispin

45           Guillaume, Sydney

46           Fleet, Brunswick Heads

47           Africola

49           Restaurant Amusé

50           Silvereye

51           Pilu at Freshwater

52           Moon Park

55           Bar Lourinhã

56           Icebergs Dining Room & Bar

57           Ormeggio at the Spit

58           Estelle by Scott Pickett

59           Rockpool Bar & Grill, Melbourne

60           Golden Century

61           Spice Temple, Sydney

62           Sean’s Panaroma

63           Cottage Point Inn

64           Gerard’s Bistro

65           The European

66           Monopole

67           Long Chim Perth

68           ARIA

69           Provenance, Beechworth

70           Coda

71           Lalla Rookh

72           Yellow

73           Luxembourg

74           Wasabi Restaurant & Bar, Noosa Heads

75           Master

76           4Fourteen

78           Esquire

79           Muse Restaurant, Pokolbin

80           Monster Kitchen and Bar

81           Grossi Florentino Upstairs

82           Cho Cho San

83           The Long Apron, Montville

84           The Press Club

85           Lucio’s

86           Ethos Eat Drink

87           Anchovy

88           Vasse Felix Restaurant, Cowaramup

89           Lume

90           Tonka

91           Mister Jennings

92           Union Dining

93           Igni, Geelong

94           Sokyo

96           Hentley Farm, Seppeltsfield

98           Fino, Seppeltsfield

99           Epocha

100         Il Bacaro

Featured image from Ester

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