Australian Gourmet Travellers’ 2017 Restaurant Awards finalists announced

12 August, 2016 by

Finalists in the Australian Gourmet Travellers’ 2017 Restaurant Awards have been revealed ahead of the awards night on Wednesday 17 August. 

The winners will be announced in Sydney at the opening of David Thompson’s Long Chim Restaurant and featured in the new edition of the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide.

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Three finalists have been announced in seven categories: Regional Restaurant of the Year; Bar of the Year, Maitre D’ of the Year; Best New Talent; Sommelier of the Year; Wine List of the Year; and New Restaurant of the Year.  Additional categories to be presented at the awards evening are the Restaurant of the Year; the peer voted Chef of the Year; and Outstanding Contribution to Hospitality.

FINALISTS:  AUSTRALIAN GOURMET TRAVELLER NATIONAL RESTAURANT AWARDS

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NEW RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Melbourne
  • Restaurant Hubert, Sydney
  • Igni, Geelong

SOMMELIER OF THE YEAR

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  • Dan Sharp – Sixpenny, Sydney
  • Ben McNair – Stokehouse Q, Brisbane
  • Meira Harel – The Town Mouse, Melbourne

WINE LIST OF THE YEAR

  • Bar Liberty, Melbourne
  • Restaurant Blackwood, Adelaide
  • Restaurant Hubert, Sydney

REGIONAL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

  • Brae, Birregurra
  • Fleet, Brunswick Heads
  • Igni, Geelong

BAR OF THE YEAR

  • Pink Moon Saloon, Adelaide
  • Bar Liberty, Melbourne
  • Smalls, Melbourne

BEST NEW TALENT

  • Thi Le – Anchovy Melbourne
  • Clayton Wells –Automata, Sydney
  • Cormac Bradfield – Gauge, Brisbane

MAITRE D’ OF THE YEAR

  • Andrew Joy – Marion, Melbourne
  • Nikki Friedli – Africola, Adelaide
  • Glen Goodwin – Monopole, Sydney