#FOURNews | Good Food Guide Australia

23 Sep 2015
2 min read
If you are planning on heading down under and want to find out where to go, or you’re a local waiting eagerly to find out who has been crowned with a highly coveted hat, then look no further as FOUR can reveal the highlights from Good Food Guide 2016 Australia…
Good Food Guide Australia 2016

Surprises were in store when it was revealed that this year’s ultimate accolade from the Good Food Guide, the Three Hats award, was reserved for just two restaurants: Attica, the internationally renowned restaurant in Ripponlea from and restaurant Brae.

In fact it was probably Dan Hunter who became the overall biggest success of this years awards, claiming the most individual prizes for his highly acclaimed restaurant Brae. As well as his Three Hats, he also earned the Santa Vittoria Regional Restaurant of the Year award, as well as being named Citi Chef of the Year.

Unfortunately, some disappointing surprises were also announced with the news that both the Flower Drum and Vue de Monde restaurants in Melbourne lost a Hat, bringing them both down to just two Hats for 2016.

A full list of hat winners can be found below…

City and Suburb winners of this year’s Hats

Three Hats


Two Hats

Circa, Cutler & Co, Ezard, Flower Drum, Grossi Florentino Upstairs, Matteo’s, Minamishima, Moon Under Water, The Press Club, Rockpool Bar & Grill, Rosetta, Saint Crispin, Spice Temple, Vue de Monde, Woodland House

One Hat

Bacash, Bistro Guillaume, Bistro Vue, Cafe Di Stasio, Cecconi’s Flinders Lane, Centonove, Coda, Cumulus Inc., Da Noi, Dandelion, Donovans, Easy Tiger Smith St, Epocha, European, The Grand, Huxtable, Il Bacaro, Kappo, Kenzan, Longrain, Lume, Maha, Merricote, Mister Jennings, MoVida, MoVida Aqui, No. 8 by John Lawson, O.My, Pei Modern, The Point Albert Park, Pure South, The Roving Marrow, Sarti, Stokehouse City, Supernormal, Tipo 00, Tonka, The Town Mouse, Union Dining

Regional winners of this year’s Hats

Three Hats


Two Hats

Gladioli, Lake House, Provenance, Royal Mail Hotel, Ten Minutes by Tractor

One Hat

A La Grecque, Broadgauge, Catfish, Chris’s Beacon Point, Eleonore’s, The Good Table, Kazuki’s, Masons of Bendigo, Montalto, Paringa Estate, Port Phillip Estate, Public Inn, Simones Restaurant, Source Dining, The Stag, Stefano’s, Tani Eat & Drink, Terminus at Flinders Hotel, Terrace Restaurant, Tulip

Other prestigious awards that might not have included Hats, but exemplify world-class dining, current popular choices for the mood of the city and both established and rising star chefs included;

Vittoria Coffee Restaurant of the Year | Minamishima, Richmond

Best New Restaurant | Tipo 00, Melbourne

Citi Chef of the Year |

Santa Vittoria Regional Restaurant of the Year | Brae, Birregurra

Young Chef of the Year | George Tomlin, The Town Mouse

Citi Service Excellence | Randolph Cheung, Minamishima