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Gourmet Traveller awards WA restaurants

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A wine specialist from Perth won a national award last night as Western Australia's top restaurants were revealed at an annual awards ceremony.

Gourmet Traveller awards WA restaurants

A wine specialist from Perth won a national award last night as Western Australia's top restaurants were revealed at an annual awards ceremony.

Kjell Ove Almeland from Jackson's was recognised as Sommelier of the Year at the annual Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards held in Sydney.

Restaurant Amusé was the highest ranked WA restaurant, coming in at number 45 in the new edition of the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide, the country's only national restaurant guide.

And Amusé was the only WA restaurant to be awarded two stars by the publication.

David Coomer's Star Anise was the next best placed eatery, taking out position number 60 in the nation's top 100 restaurants.

Other WA restaurants to be featured in Perth's top 10 included The Loose Box in Mundaring, Nahm Thai, Must Winebar, Maya, Fraser's, Divido and Lamont's.

Sydney's Quay restaurant has been named Restaurant of the Year for the second consecutive year.

Quay chef Peter Gilmore emerged victorious from a fiercely competitive field of more than 400 establishments.

 

 

Full announcement below:

 

Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards

Sydney's Quay restaurant has been named Restaurant of the Year, the highest accolade for any Australian restaurant, for the second consecutive year at the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards. The Awards, announced at an exclusive ceremony last night at Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney, are the hottest ticket in the dining calendar, and were attended by the cream of the food scene.

Quay chef Peter Gilmore and his team once again emerged victorious from a fiercely competitive field of more than 400 establishments in the new edition of the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide, the country's only national restaurant guide.

The Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards, presented in association with SIGNÉ, the boutique drinks division of Pernod Ricard Australia, set the benchmark for quality food, drink and dining. They are announced each year in conjunction with the release of the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide.

Anthea Loucas, editor of Australian Gourmet Traveller, said: "It looks like lightning really can strike twice. Since we named Quay Australia's number-one restaurant at last year's awards, it's gone from strength to strength, and is now recognised not only as a local leader but as one of the great restaurants of the world. It's a reflection of just how far dining in Australia has come, and it's something we're very proud to foster and celebrate in Gourmet Traveller."

 

The winners are:

 

Restaurant of the Year - Quay, Sydney, NSW

Best New Talent - Ryan Squires, The Buffalo Club, Brisbane, Qld

Maître d' of the Year - Tom Sykes, Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney, NSW

Wine List of the Year - Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney, NSW

Bar of the Year - Gerald's Bar, Melbourne, Vic

Sommelier of the Year - Kjell Ove Almeland, Jackson's, Perth, WA

Regional Restaurant of the Year - Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld, Vic

Best New Restaurant - Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney, NSW

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry - Leo Schofield, restaurant critic

The Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide's three-star rated restaurants have also been revealed, distinguishing these establishments as the finest dining experiences in Australia. The three-stars restaurants are:

 

Melbourne:

Vue de Monde

 

Sydney:

Bécasse

Claude's

Est.

Guillaume at Bennelong

Marque

Pier

Quay

Rockpool

Tetsuya's

 

The new edition of the Restaurant Guide also presents top 10s for each Australian capital and state:

 

ACT

1. Artespresso

2. Ottoman Cuisine

3. Waters Edge

4. Aubergine

5. The Ginger Room

6. Courgette

7. Pulp Kitchen

8. The Chairman & Yip

9. Mecca Bah

 

Sydney

1. Quay

2. Marque

3. Tetsuya's

4. Est.

5. Rockpool

6. Pier

7. Guillaume at Bennelong

8. Bécasse

9. Claude's

10. Berowra Waters Inn

 

Brisbane

1. Montrachet

2. E'cco

3. Restaurant Two

4. The Buffalo Club

5. Alchemy

6. Gianni

7. 1889 Enoteca

8. Sono Portside Wharf

9. Siggi's at the Port Office

10. Era Bistro

 

 

Melbourne

1. Vue de Monde

2. Jacques Reymond

3. Cutler & Co.

4. Attica

5. Rockpool Bar & Grill

6. Pearl

7. MoMo

8. Café Di Stasio

9. Bistro Guillaume

10. Grossi Florentino

 

Perth

1. Restaurant Amusé

2. Star Anise

3. The Loose Box

4. Jackson's

5. Nahm Thai

6. Must Winebar

7. Maya

8. Fraser's

9. Divido

10. Lamont's

 

Adelaide

1. The Manse

2. Penfolds Magill Estate

3. The Grange

4. Auge

5. Enoteca

6. The Wine Underground

7. Chloe's

8. Jolleys Boathouse

9. The Pot Food & Wine

10. Chianti Classico

 

Tasmania

1. Lebrina

2. Angasi

3. Daniel Alps at Strathlynn

4. Meadowbank Estate

5. Piccalilly

6. Me Wah

7. Stillwater

8. Piermont

9. The Source

10. Smolt

 

The annual offers critiques of the 400 best restaurants in Australia as well as recommendations for great cafés and bars and more. The 2010 edition, produced in association with SIGNÉ, is Australia's only national guide and is the biggest-selling and most-read in the country. "We are thrilled to be associated with Australian Gourmet Traveller and supporting Australia's premier restaurant awards and guide," says SIGNÉ's head of marketing, Trevor Hannam. "This is a great opportunity for SIGNÉ to align our collection of fine wines, Champagne and esteemed spirits with the calibre of Australian cuisine represented by the nominated restaurants and bars."

 

1. Quay, NSW
2. Marque, NSW
3. Tetsuya's, NSW
4. Vue de Monde, Vic
5. Est., NSW
6. Rockpool, NSW
7. Pier, NSW
8. Guillaume at
Bennelong, NSW
9. Bécasse, NSW
10. Claude's, NSW
11. Berowra Waters Inn, NSW
12. Jacques Reymond, Vic
13. Rockpool Bar & Grill, NSW
14. Cutler & Co., Vic
15. Attica, Vic
16. Aria, NSW
17. Rockpool Bar & Grill, Vic
18. Pearl, Vic
19. Royal Mail Hotel, Vic
20. MoMo, Vic
21. Sean's Panaroma, NSW
22. Pilu at Freshwater, NSW
23. Sepia, NSW
24. Bentley Restaurant
& Bar, NSW
25. Buon Ricordo, NSW
26. Universal, NSW
27. Yoshii, NSW
28. Café Di Stasio, Vic
29. Bistro Guillaume, Vic
30. Provenance, Vic
31. Grossi Florentino, Vic
32. Circa, the Prince, Vic
33. Ezard, Vic
34. Icebergs Dining Room
& Bar, NSW
35. The Manse, SA
36. Bilson's, NSW
37. Absynthe, Qld
38. Vulcans, NSW
39. Flower Drum, Vic
40. Penfolds Magill Estate, SA
41. Bistro Moncur, NSW
42. Darley's, NSW
43. Appellation, SA
44. Lake House, Vic
45. Restaurant Amusé, WA
46. Restaurant Balzac, NSW
47. Montrachet, Qld
48. E'cco, Qld
49. Flying Fish, NSW
50. Restaurant Two, Qld
51. The Buffalo Club, Qld
52. The Grange, SA
53. Catalina, NSW
54. Merrijig Inn, Vic
55. Petaluma's Bridgewater
Mill, SA
56. Verge, Vic
57. Cumulus Inc., Vic
58. Longrain, NSW
59. Spice Temple, NSW
60. Star Anise, WA
61. Lucio's, NSW
62. Bodega, NSW
63. Auge, SA
64. Bistrode, NSW
65. MoVida, Vic
66. Coast, NSW
67. Glebe Point Diner, NSW
68. The Press Club, Vic
69. Nu Nu, Qld
70. Coda, Vic
71. Billy Kwong, NSW
72. Lebrina, Tas
73. Stokehouse, Vic
74. The Tea Rooms
at Yarck, Vic
75. Etch, NSW
76. Embrasse, Vic
77. Pacific Dining Room, NSW
78. Restaurant Assiette, NSW
79. Bar Lourinhã, Vic
80. Buzo, NSW
81. Vanitas, Qld
82. North Bondi
Italian Food, NSW
83. Wasabi, Qld
84. Giuseppe, Arnaldo
& Sons, Vic
85. Sailors Thai, NSW
86. Lotus, NSW
87. The Loose Box, WA
88. Otto, NSW
89. Stefano's, Vic
90. Astral, NSW
91. Jackson's, WA
92. Forty One, NSW
93. Comme Kitchen, Vic
94. Berardo's, Qld
95. Enoteca, SA
96. Melbourne Wine
Room, Vic
97. Mad Cow, NSW
98. Four in Hand, NSW
99. The Wine
Underground, SA
100. Taxi Dining Room, Vic

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