Chef Peter Gilmore’s iconic restaurant overlooking Sydney Harbour has long been a favorite with Australian and international gastronomes, and has, in fact, it won the same award three times previously.
Having closed in March, Quay has returned with a revamped 10-course tasting menu, fewer covers, a more guest-centric experience, and controversially, minus its famous snow egg dessert. Take a look at some of the new dishes.
Gourmet Travellers’ editors, who consider the reviews of 60 different food critics across the country in their deliberation, say “Gilmore and his team, reveling in a new-build kitchen, are flexing their muscles anew. It's a new Quay, and there's no other restaurant quite like it.”
Other awards handed out at the ceremony in Sydney included to Braefor Regional Restaurant of the Year, and to Josh Niland of Saint Peter for Chef of the Year.
Take a look at the full list of awards below:
Restaurant of the Year
Chef of the Year
Josh Niland – Saint Peter, Sydney
New Restaurant of the Year
Laura, Merricks, Victoria
Best New Talent
Ali Currey-Voumard – The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery, New Norfolk, Tasmania
Regional Restaurant of the Year
Brae, Birregurra, Victoria
Bar of the Year
Liberté, Albany, Western Australia
Maître d’ of the Year
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Melbourne
Wine List of the Year
Outstanding Contribution to Hospitality
Rootstock wine festival
Sommelier of the Year
Emma Farrelly – State Buildings, Perth
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