The AFR’s Top 100 Australian Restaurants for 2016

LUMI Bar & Dining

The AFR has released their Top 100 Australian Restaurants for 2016.  The restaurants have been elected by peers in the industry including Australian chefs and restaurateurs.

Sadly this year, Sepia lost the top spot to Melbourne hot spot Attica.  However, Sepia still took out the top spot for NSW and the ‘Australia’s Top Service Team’ award, so no need to feel too sorry for them!

We’ve picked out the NSW winners below.  I think you’ll agree it’s a prestigous bunch!

How many of these top restaurants have you visited?  We’re pretty sure you could fill your weekends for the rest of the year by ticking them off one by one.

3.  Sepia

4.  Quay

5.  Ester

6.  sixpenny

7.  Bennelong

8.  Rockpool est. 1989

9.  Automata

10.  Mr Wong

12.  Bentley Restaurant & Bar

13.  The Bridge Room

16. 10 William Street

19.  LUMI Bar & Dining

22.  Tetsuya’s

25.  Fratelli Paradiso

26.  Billy Kwong

27.  Biota Dining, Bowral

29.  LP’s Quality Meats

30.  Momofuku Seiobu

31.  Porteno

32.  Rockpool Bar & Grill

33.  ACME

36.  Firedoor

39.  est.

40.  Marque

41.  The Apollo

43.  Oscillate Wildly

45.  Guillaume

46.  Fleet, Brunswick Heads

50.  Silvereye

51.  Pilu at Freshwater

52.  Moon Park

56.  Icebergs Dining Room & Bar

57.  Ormeggio at The Spit

60.  Golden Century

61.  Spice Temple

62.  Sean’s Panaroma

63.  Cottage Point Inn

66.  Monopole

68.  ARIA

72.  Yellow

75.  Master

76.  4Fourteen

79.  Muse Restaurant, Pokolbin

82.  Cho Cho San

85.  Lucio’s

94.  Sokyo

Following on from the release of this years list, a Dining Program will run from 3 – 23 May 2016.  There are some fantastic foodie events happening at some of our favourite venues including Catalina, China Doll, Kepos St Kitchen and more.

Click here for more information about the Dining Program.

Click here for the full list of the AFR’s Top 100 Australian Restaurants for 2016.

Congratulations to all of the restaurants who made it on to this years list!

Image credit:  LUMI Bar & Dining