Quay named Australia’s top restaurant

28 August, 2018 by
Hospitality Business

Peter Gilmore and team.

Australia’s best place to eat was revealed at the Oscars of the Australian food world, the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards. Taking out the top spot, Sydney’s Quay has been named Australia’s Restaurant of the Year in the country’s longest-standing national restaurant awards.

Following an epic multimillion-dollar renovation that saw the harbour side restaurant close its doors for three months, Quay, led by internationally acclaimed chef Peter Gilmore, is back, and better than ever. Quay 2.0 redefines luxury dining in Australia with a stunning package of rare and wild ingredients, inspired cooking, genteel service, and a sublime setting.

Australia’s leading chefs and restaurateurs gathered at Restaurant Hubert in Sydney to attend the awards and launch the country’s national restaurant guide at a gala dinner.

Josh Niland of Saint Peter in Sydney took out the peer-voted Chef of the Year, a remarkable turnaround hot on the heels of winning the Best New Talent award only 12 months before.

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The incredibly well-dressed team at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal took out a collective win for Maître d’ of the Year, and Emma Farrelly, who oversees not one but four lists at Perth’s

State Buildings complex, won Sommelier of the Year.

GOURMET TRAVELLER RESTAURANT AWARDS WINNERS

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Quay, Sydney

CHEF OF THE YEAR

Josh Niland – Saint Peter, Sydney

NEW RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Laura, Merricks, Vic

BEST NEW TALENT

Ali Currey-Voumard – The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery, New Norfolk, Tas

REGIONAL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Brae, Birregurra, Vic

BAR OF THE YEAR

Liberté, Albany, WA

MAÎTRE D’ OF THE YEAR

The team from Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Melbourne

WINE LIST OF THE YEAR

Franklin, Hobart

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO HOSPITALITY

Rootstock wine festival: Linda Wiss, Matt Young, Giorgio De Maria, James Hird and Mike Bennie

SOMMELIER OF THE YEAR

Emma Farrelly – State Buildings, Perth

 

 

 

 

 

 

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