The AFR Top 100 Australian Restaurants 2017

On Monday night, the who’s who of the much hyped Australian restaurant industry congregated at The Star’s event centre in Sydney to countdown through the best 100 restaurants in the country. Hosted by food critic and culinary journalist power couple Terry Durack and Jill Dupleix, the night was a celebration of all things excellent in the current world of dining out in Oz, and a top opportunity for Australia’s culinary wizards to swap their whites for blazers and slap each other on the back.

Killer canapés and bubbles flowed liberally all evening as guests eagerly anticipated the coveted top ten spots and finally, the number one, which was gleefully announced by Terry and Jill to a room of gaiety and salubrious applause.

While Dan Hunter’s posh rural Victorian dining room Brae took out the number one spot, the list was peppered with other worthy venues all the way throughout, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure. The Australian Financial Review Top Restaurants differ from other publications’ restaurant awards as they are voted upon by the top 500 chefs in the country, making members of the top 100 entirely selected by their peers, not food critics.

Wherever they placed on the list, the overall sense in the ballroom was one of inclusion and shared celebration, and another excuse to party for another year.

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The AFR Top 100 Restaurants:

  1. Brae, Birregurra VIC
  2.  Attica, VIC
  3. Ester, NSW
  4. Sixpenny, NSW
  5. Sepia, NSW
  6. Franklin, TAS
  7. Tipo00, VIC
  8. Embla, VIC
  9. Automata, NSW
  10. Restaurant Hubert, NSW
  11. Saint Peter, NSW
  12. Igni, Geelong, VIC
  13. Momofuku Seiobo, NSW
  14. Bennelong, NSW
  15. Flower Drum, VIC
  16. Supernormal. VIC
  17. Fleet, Brunswick Heads, NSW
  18. Mr Wong, NSW
  19. The Bridge Room, NSW
  20. Quay, NSW
  21. Firedoor, NSW
  22. LuMi Bar & Dining, NSW
  23. Fred’s, NSW
  24. Tetsuya’s, NSW
  25. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, VIC
  26. Bentley Restaurant & Bar, NSW
  27. Billy Kwong, NSW
  28. Cutler & Co, VIC
  29. Africola, SA
  30. Cumulus Inc., VIC
  31. Orana, SA
  32. Vue de Monde, VIC
  33. Fratelli Paradiso, NSW
  34. Biota Dining, Bowral, NSW
  35. MoVida, VIC
  36. est., NSW
  37. The Apollo, NSW
  38. Lee Ho Fook, VIC
  39. Ormeggio at the Spit, NSW
  40. Oscillate Wildly, NSW
  41. The Town Mouse, VIC
  42. 10 William St, NSW
  43. Minamishima, VIC
  44. Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, NSW
  45. France-Soir, VIC
  46. ACME, NSW
  47. Cafe Di Stasio, VIC
  48. Wasabi Restaurant & Bar, Noosa Sound, QLD
  49. Bar Liberty, VIC
  50. Anchovy, VIC
  51. Chin Chin, VIC
  52. Magill Estate Restaurant, Magill, SA
  53. LP’s Quality Meats, NSW
  54. Lume, VIC
  55. Estelle by Scott Pickett, VIC
  56. Pilu at Freshwater, NSW
  57. Bar Lourinha, VIC
  58. Gerard’s Bistro, QLD
  59. Ides, VIC
  60. Wildflower, WA
  61. Golden Century, NSW
  62. Provenance, Beechworth, VIC
  63. Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney, NSW
  64. Bar Brose, NSW
  65. Lake House, Daylesford, VIC
  66. Templo, TAS
  67. Sean’s Panaroma, NSW
  68. Cirrus Dining, NSW
  69. Paper Daisy, Cabarita Beach, NSW
  70. Hentley Farm, Seppeltsfield, SA
  71. Fino at Seppeltsfield, Seppeltsfield, SA
  72. Porteno, NSW
  73. Ezard, VIC
  74. Lulu La Delizia, WA
  75. Long Chim, Sydney, NSW
  76. Tonka, VIC
  77. Pope Joan, VIC
  78. Il Bacaro, VIC
  79. Tulum, VIC
  80. Botanic Gardens Restaurant, SA
  81. Marion, VIC
  82. Vasse Felix Restaurant, Margaret River, WA
  83. Long Chim, Perth, WA
  84. esquire, QLD
  85. Bread in Common, Fremantle, WA
  86. Stokehouse, Melbourne, VIC
  87. French Saloon, VIC
  88. Amaru, VIC
  89. Aubergine, ACT
  90. Monster Kitchen & Bar, ACT
  91. Aria, Sydney, NSW
  92. Spice Temple, Sydney, NSW
  93. Muse Restaurant, Pokolbin, NSW
  94. Continental Deli Bar Bistro, NSW
  95. Saint Crispin, VIC
  96. Grossi Florentino Upstairs, VIC
  97. Stanbuli, NSW
  98. Lucio’s, NSW
  99. Dainty Sichuan, South Yarra, VIC
  100. Nu Nu, Palm Cove, QLD

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