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The Votes Are In, These Are Australia's Top 100 Restaurants In 2017

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Australia's Top 100 Restaurants in 2017 were revealed at The Star in Sydney last week. An event we really couldn't miss. These awards work a little differently, restaurateurs and chefs nominate their top ten restaurants from a large list and make it clear where we really should be eating.

Taking the number one spot was Brae, Birregurra in Victoria. Now the top restaurant in the state and the country. Co-owner and chef Dan Hunter also took home Australia's Top Chef. A pretty fine achievement. “As a chef, Dan is an intelligent perfectionist, and as a business owner, he’s re-writing the rulebook for regional restaurants across Australia,” said top restaurant critic Terry Durack. Worth the road trip next time you’re in Melbourne.

Last year’s winner, Attica, Melbourne, just fell short of another victory. But who’s to complain when you’re ranked number 32 in the world. Ester in Sydney managed to come in third, moving up two spots from last year. Overall, the results featured a real mix (if quite Melbourne and Sydney focused), from top notch extravagant restaurants to the simple classics. 

The Top 30 in The Australian Financial Review Australia’s Top Restaurants2017:

1. Brae, Birregurra, VIC
2. Attica, Ripponlea, VIC
3. Ester, Chippendale, NSW
4. Sixpenny, Stanmore, NSW
5. Sepia, Sydney, NSW
6. Franklin, Hobart, TAS
7. Tipo 00, Melbourne, VIC
8. Embla, Melbourne, VIC
9. Automata, Chippendale, NSW
10. Restaurant Hubert, Sydney, NSW
11. Saint Peter, Paddington, NSW
12. Igni, Geelong, VIC
13. Momofuku Seiobo, Sydney, NSW
14. Bennelong, Sydney, NSW
15. Flower Drum, Melbourne, VIC
16. Supernormal, Melbourne, VIC
17. Fleet, Brunswick Heads, NSW
18. Mr Wong, Sydney, NSW
19. The Bridge Room, Sydney, NSW
20. Quay, Sydney, NSW
21. Firedoor, Surry Hills, NSW
22. LuMi Bar & Dining, Pyrmont, NSW
23. Fred's, Paddington, NSW
24. Tetsuya's, Sydney, NSW
25. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Southbank, VIC
26. Bentley Restaurant & Bar, Sydney, NSW
27. Billy Kwong, Potts Point, NSW
28. Cutler & Co, Fitzroy, VIC
29. Africola, Adelaide, SA
30. Cumulus Inc., Melbourne, VIC

Restaurants 31 to 100 can be seen here.