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Peter Gilmore’s flagship restaurant has done it again in Good Food Guide 2017! For the umpteenth time, Quay is the restaurant of the year.

Other Awards in this year’s Good Food Guide 2017

Best new restaurant of the year is Restaurant Hubert by Dan Pepperell. They are coming in to the list as a two-hat restaurant.

Federico Zanellato from LuMi Bar & Dining has won the Chef of The Year award. LuMi Bar & Dining is a two-hat restaurant.

Paper Daisy in Cabarita Beach was awarded the Regional Restaurant of the Year in 2017. Its head chef is Ben Devlin.

Leon Fink received the Legend Award.

Young Chef of the year award was given to Noel Jelfs from Eleven Bridge.

Astrid McCormack (Fleet) won the Service Excellence Award.

Food for Good award was given to Ravi and Della Prasad from Parliament on King. This award combined innovation, charity and sustainability.

If you want a good wine, you should go to Monopole as they won this year’s Wine List of the year.

Sommelier of the year went to Tim Watkins from Automata.

Best Bar Food can be found in Bar Brosé.

Best Bar is Continental Deli Bar & Bistro.

Best cheap eat is Bovine & Swine Barbecue Co.

People’s choice went to Dead Ringer.

List of restaurants with hats in Good Food Guide 2017

Three hats

There are only three restaurants awarded with three hats as listed in the Good Food Guide 2017 website:

  • The Bridge Room – They captured the top prize in 2016.
  • Quay – 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2013 and this year’s restaurant of the year. Quay has once again reclaimed the top spot!
  • Sepia – Winner of 2015, 2014 and 2012 Restaurant of the year award.

As listed from the website, the rest of the hats are as follows:

Two hats

ARIA, Automata, Bennelong, Bentley Restaurant & Bar, Est., Ester, Guillaume, Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, Lucio’s Italian Restaurant, LuMi Bar & Dining, Momofuku Seiobo, Monopole, Mr. Wong, Ormeggio at The Spit, Oscillate Wildly, Pilu at Freshwater, Restaurant Hubert, Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sixpenny, Spice Temple, Tetsuya’s

One hat

10 William St, ACME, Ajo, Aki’s Indian Restaurant, The Apollo, Baccomatto Osteria, Bar Brose, The Bathers’ Pavilion, The Bellevue, Berowra Waters Inn, Billy Kwong, Bistrode CBD, The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, Bodega, Buon Ricordo, Catalina, China Doll, Cho Cho San, Continental Deli Bar & Bistro, Cottage Point Inn, Da Orazio Pizza + PorchettaThe Dolphin Hotel Dining Room, Felix, Firedoor, Fratelli Paradiso, The Gantry,  Gastro Park, glass brasserie, Hartsyard, Izakaya Fujiyama, Jonah’s, Kepos & Co, Kepos Street Kitchen, LP’s Quality Meats, Master, Mercado, Ms.G’s, Nomad, One Ford Street, Otto Ristorante, The Paddington, Porteño, The Restaurant Pendolino, Sagra, Sean’s Panaroma, Sokyo, Stanbuli, Sushi-e, Uccello, Vini, Yellow

The following restaurants lost their hat status

The Four in Hand Dining Room, Bistro Moncur, Longrain, MoVida, Osteria Balla, Osteria di Russo & Russo, Sake Double Bay, Three Blue Ducks, Ume Restaurant.

The following restaurants closed permanently

Rockpool (3-hat), Marque (2-hat), Cafe Paci (2-hat), Moon Park

Note: Green is a new entry to the list. Orange is the one who lost a hat

SMH Good Food Guide 2017

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