Canberra unloved in Gourmet Traveller’s restaurant of the year awards

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GOURMET Traveller have announced their Restaurant of the Year finalists and there is but one Canberra entry, The Farmhouse Restaurant at Pialligo Estate is up for Wine List of the Year.

BEST NEW TALENT

• Tyson, Blayne, & Chayse Bertoncello, O My, Melbourne, Vic
• Lennox Hastie, Firedoor, Sydney, NSW
• Federico Zanellato, LuMi Dining, Sydney, NSW

NEW RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

• Firedoor, Sydney, NSW
• Africola, Adelaide, SA
• Franklin, Hobart, Tas

WINE LIST OF THE YEAR

• Billy Kwong, Sydney, NSW
• Fleet, Brunswick Heads, NSW
• Farmhouse Restaurant at Pialligo Estate, Canberra, ACT

SOMMELIER OF THE YEAR

• Raffaele Mastrovincenzo, Kappo, Melbourne, Vic
• Ian Trinkle, Aria Brisbane, Qld
• Cassaly Fitzgerald, Appellation, Marananga, SA

MAÎTRE D’ OF THE YEAR

• Randoph Cheung, Minamishima, Melbourne, Vic
• Vanessa Crichton, Rosetta, Melbourne, Vic
• Cam Fairbairn, Acme, Sydney, NSW

REGIONAL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

• Brae, Birregurra, Vic
• Fleet, Brunswick Heads, NSW
• Three Blue Ducks, Byron Bay, NSW

BAR OF THE YEAR

• Bar Clarine, Melbourne, Vic
• The Gresham, Brisbane, Qld
• This Must Be the Place, Sydney, NSW

The winners – and the big gong, Australia’s Restaurant of the Year – will be announced at the awards ceremony on 19 August, which launches the 2016 Australian Restaurant Guide.

They have, however, put together a list of Canberra’s ten best.

  1. Aubergine
  2. Monster
  3. Temporada
  4. EightySix
  5. Italian & Sons
  6. Pulp Kitchen
  7. Sage
  8. Capitol Bar and Grill
  9. Waters Edge
  10. Mocan & Green Grout

[Photo from our review of Temporada last year]

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