The Weekend Australian’s Hot 50 Restaurants for 2019

Above: Santini Bar & Grill, Perth

Weekend Australian Magazine has released its annual guide to the country’s hot 50 restaurants for 2019. This year, the focus is on new restaurants and those that recently reinvented into something fresh.

Carefully selected by The Australian’s restaurant critic, John Lethlean, the Hot 50 restaurants profiles by state, before selecting the ‘hottest’ overall.

For 2019, the hottest restaurant in Australia goes to Sydney’s Quay. Resting on Sydney Harbour with stunning views, Quay’s ten-course tasting menu offers rare and beautiful ingredients where texture, flavour and harmony are paramount. Of course, the menu is paired with a delectably curated wine list.

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Quay, Sydney

Within its pages, Weekend Australian Magazine also profiles the hottest chef, hottest value, hottest service, hottest wine program, hottest regional restaurant and hottest dish.

Here are the hottest by state and region:

Hottest restaurant in Australia: Quay, Sydney
Hottest NSW restaurant: Quay, Sydney
Hottest VIC restaurant: Citta, Melbourne
Hottest QLD restaurant: Hellenika, Brisbane
Hottest WA restaurant: Santini Bar & Grill, Perth
Hottest SA restaurant: Orso, Adelaide
Hottest TAS restaurant: Fico, Hobart
Hottest regional restaurant: Raes, Byron Bay

You can find the complete list of the Weekend Australian’s Hot 50 restaurants below. For everything esle, check out the magazine.

Hot 50 restaurants 2019:

Navi, VIC
Bar Margaux, VIC
Laura, VIC
Carlton Wine Room, VIC
Citta, VIC
Tulum, VIC
Lume, VIC
Lesa, VIC
Matilda, VIC
Sunda, VIC
Greasy Zoe’s, VIC
Maha East, VIC
Oh My, VIC
Etta, VIC

best restaurant in byron bay

Raes, Byron Bay

Pipit, NSW
Mary’s Underground, NSW
Argyle Inn, NSW
Raes, NSW
Berts, NSW
Bistecca, NSW
Totti’s, NSW
Quay, SW
Paperbark, NSW
Don Peppino, NSW
10 William Street, NSW
Alberto’s Lounge, NSW
Lankan Filling Station, NSW
Franca, NSW

Madre, SA
Nido, SA
Slate, SA
Gather, SA
Orso, SA
Herringbone, SA
Lot 100, SA
Sunset, SA
L’italy, SA

fico restaurant hobart

Fico, Hobart

Donna Chang, QLD
Sum Young Guys, QLD
Hellenika At The Calile, QLD
Labart, QLD
Joy, QLD
Arc Dining, QLD

Fico, TAS
Franklin, TAS
Agrarian Kitchen Eatery, TAS
Santini, WA
Chow’s Table, WA
Le Rebelle, WA

Pilot, ACT

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