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Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards 2011

6 September 2010
SMH Good Food Guide Awards 2011 – the winners, the losers.  Best Restaurants, Chefs, Bars, Sommelier, Wine Lists for Sydney and NSW Regional.  The restaurants that gained hats and the ones who  lost them.

Emirates Chef of the Year: Martin Benn (Sepia)
Plumm Wine Glasses Best New Restaurant: Manly Pavilion
Navman Best Regional Restaurant: Lochiel House, Kurrajong Heights
Star City Professional Excellence Award: Peter Doyle (est.)
The Sydney Morning Herald Silver Service Award: Alon Sharman (Arras)
Louis Roederer Sommelier of the Year: Matthew Dunne (Aria)
Brown Brothers Wine List of the Year: Rockpool Bar & Grill
Small wine list of the year: Spice Temple
Regional Wine List of the Year: Margan (Broke)
The Josephine Pignolet Best Young Chef: Jason Saxby (Quay)
Vittoria Legend Award: Michael McMahon (Catalina)
Sydney Fish Market Best Seafood Restaurant: Fish Face
Dan Murphy’s Best BYO Restaurant: Il Perugino
Coopers Sustainability Award: Margan (Broke)
iPhone App People’s Choice Award: Tetsuya’s

YOUNG CHEF OF THE YEAR: Jason Saxby from Quay

The Chef’s Hats 2011 – City

Three Hats: Marque, est., Quay

Two Hats: Aria, Assiette, Becasse, Bentley Restaurant & Bar, Berowra Waters Inn, Bilson’s, Bistro Ortolan, Buon Ricordo, Claude’s, Four in Hand Dining Room, Guillaume at Bennelong, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Lucio’s, Pilu at Freshwater, Rockpool, Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sepia, Tetsuya’s, Universal

One Hat: Ad Lib Bistro, Altitude, Arras, Astral, Billy Kwong, Bird Cow Fish, Bistro Moncur, Bistrode, The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, Bodega, buzo trattoria, Cafe Sopra, Catalina, Etch, Fish Face, Flying Fish, Golden Century, Jonah’s Whale Beach, Koi, Longrain, Mad Cow, Manly Pavilion, Omerta, Ormeggio at the Spit, Oscillate Wildly, Otto Ristorante, Pendolino, Pier, Restaurant Balzac, Sailors Thai Restaurant, Sake Restaurant & Bar, Sean’s Panaroma, Spice Temple, Yoshii.

The Chef’s Hats 2011 – Regional

Two  Hats: Lochiel House (Kurrajong Heights), Rock (Pokolbin)

One Hat: ashcrofts (Blackheath), Bacchus (Newcastle), Bamboo Restaurant and Bar (Casuarina Beach), bells at killcare (Killcare), Bistro Molines (Mount View), Caveau (Wollongong), dish (Byron Bay), Darley’s (Katoomba), Eschalot (Berrima), Fins (Kingscliff), Italian and Sons (Canberra), Lolli Redini (Orange), Muse (Pokolbin), Neila (Cowra), No. 2 Oak Street (Bellingen), Ottoman Cuisine (Canberra), Restaurant Como.

The Chef’s Hats 2011 – City – Going up

2 Hats: Four in Hand Dining Roomk, Sepia

1 Hat: Ad Lib Bistro, Billy Kwong, Bodega, buzo trattoria, Cafe Sopra, Catalina, Etch, Golden Century, Koi

Mad Cow, Manly Pavilion, Omerta, Ormeggio at the Spit, Sake Restaurant & Bar, Spice Temple.

The Chef’s Hats 2011 – City – Going down

Bilson’s (3 Hats now 2)
Tetsuya’s (3 Hats now 2)
Pier (3 Hats now 1)
Restaurant Balzac (2 Hats now 1)
Sean’s Panorama (2 Hats now 1)
Azuma (1 Hat now 0)
Bathers’ Pavilion (1 Hat now 0)
Blancharu (1 Hat now 0)
Foveaux (1 Hat now 0)
Galileo (1 Hat now 0)
L’Etoile (1 Hat now 0)

The Chef’s Hats 2011 – Regional – Going up

2 Hats: Lochiel House

1 Hat: ashcrofts, dish, Eschalot, Italian & Sons, Muse.

The Chef’s Hats 2011 – Regional – Going down

Darley’s (2 Hats now 1)
Journeyman (1 hat now 0)
Katers (1 Hat now 0)
The Old George & Dragon (1 Hat now 0)
Restaurant 11 (1 Hat now 0)
Tonic (1 Hat now 0)
Vulcans (1 Hat now 0)

SMH Good Food Guide book. Free postage: www.smhshop.com.au/gfg, or get the iPhone app from iTunes.

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