The Restaurant of the Year was named recently in the Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine Australian Restaurant Guide Awards. For 2012 it is Sydney’s Marque Restaurant.
It is true that one person’s best of something may not be another’s, but it does give an important guide for many of us to think and talk about.
There were other awards included in this year’s awards including the following;
The Regional Restaurant of the Year – The Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld, Victoria.
Best New Talent – Luke Burgess – from Garagistes, Hobart, Tasmania
New Restaurant of the Year – Porteno, Sydney NSW
Outstanding Contribution to Hospitality – The Hemmes family, Merivale
Bar of the Year – Shady Pines, Sydney, NSW
Sommelier of the Year – Giorgio De Maria, 121BC, Sydney, NSW
Wine List of the Year – Ortiga, Fortitude Valley, Queensland
Maitre D’ of the Year – Lara Marro, Vincenzo’s Cucina Vera, Parkside, South Australia.