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Good Food Guide reveals Australia’s top dining destinations for 2018

In what is ubiquitously Australia’s most beloved and prestigious totem of recognition in the world of gastronomy, the Good Food Guide Awards have named their winner and other notables for the coming year.

Hint: they’re good.

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Ben Shewry’s Attica (VIC) received the night’s top honour of Restaurant of the Year, while former MasterChef contestant Kylie Millar took out the prestigious Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year, the first time the award has drawn from chefs all over Australia.

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New Restaurant of the Year was awarded to sustainable seafood restaurant Saint Peter from Sydney, while Santa Vittoria Regional Restaurant of the Year went to Tasmania’s The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery & Regional Restaurant of the Year went to Tasmania’s The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery & Store – the first time a restaurant outside NSW, VIC or QLD has received the accolade.

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For next year, the 2018 edition of the Good Food Guide is the first time the all-encompassing national guide has been published and sports a mass of some of the country’s best restaurants and dining destinations.

More than 500 restaurants from DarwinHobart, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Canberra were reviewed, with 270 of these achieving hat status, ranging from one to three.

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Only six restaurants nationally achieved the top accolade of three hats: Attica (VIC), Brae (VIC), Minamishima (VIC), Quay (NSW), Sepia (NSW) and Urbane (QLD).

“Our defining strength, and the reason people have come to rely on the Good Food Guide, is the independence of our critics. Our reviewers arrive at restaurants unannounced and pay for their own meals. We’re stringent when it comes to judging, assessing service, ambience, X factor and, most importantly, the food before awarding those all-important hats,” said Good Food Guide Co-Editor Myffy Rigby.

What’s left to do now than to try them all?

See more at the Good Food website.

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