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2014 Top Rated Annual Awards from

Top Rated 2014 - Best Restaurant

Antonio's on the Port

Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria, Steakhouse

Suburb: ECHUCA, VIC

"This was my third visit to Antonio's and it didn't disappoint. My wife and I started with the bruschetta which was tasty and perfect to share. We both ordered pasta entree size, there was plenty and we enjoyed a bottle of Chardonnay. The staff were pleasant and attentive." - Gavan L of Melton South

ARIA Brisbane

Cuisine: Contemporary, Modern Australian

Suburb: BRISBANE, QLD

"The maitre de's were exceptional service. Hands down the service is 10/10. This is what sets ARIA above any other restaurant...the level of detail and the knowledge the staff carry about the whole dining experience. If anything the dessert let our 7 course degustation down, ...the watermelon granita was outstanding compared to the dessert. Loved the experience." - Kerrie T of Teneriffe

ARIA Sydney

Cuisine: Contemporary, Modern Australian

Suburb: SYDNEY, NSW

"Absolutely amazing food the mash the lamb and the salmon were standouts among the outstanding dishes. The service was top notch and the waiters knowledge of the food and drinks was extensive" - Stephen L of Crestwood

Auge Ristorante

Cuisine: Italian

Suburb: ADELAIDE, SA

"The food deserves highest marks based on taste and presentation." - Margarete E of Inglewood

Bentley Restaurant & Bar

Cuisine: SYDNEY, NSW

Suburb: Contemporary

"Really great food, attentive service, extensive wine list. Will go to this restaurant again!!" - Peter L of Fitzroy North

Bistro Guillaume

Cuisine: French

Suburb: Southbank VIC

"The quality of the food was to a very high standard, and the ambience relaxed but refined. A lovely way to spend a long lunch. Highly recommended and the pre-theatre lunches are excellent value." - Emily C of Dobroyd Point

Brooks

Cuisine: French

Suburb: MELBOURNE VIC

"Loved it! A great dining experience. Loved the food, loved the drinks, loved the fit out - loved it all! Very friendly, professional & knowledgeable staff really topped off a great night. Thank you - we'll be back!" -

Clancy's Restaurant

Cuisine: Contemporary, International, Steakhouse

Suburb: MOUNT WAVERLEY, VIC

"the food was very good and the service also, particularly good was the fact that the carpeted floor and tables not too crowded, meant that we could all hear our friends talk, even tho there were 8 of us" - anne F of Brighton North

Coda

Cuisine: Contemporary, French, Vietnamese

Suburb: Melbourne, VIC

"Took some clients to lunch and could not have chosen a better place - amazing venue & staff - don't order just let them do it for you! Superb!" - Elizabeth A of Spotswood

Cutler & Co

Cuisine: Contemporary

Suburb: FITZROY, VIC

"The food was amazing, after travelling all over the world this would have to have been the best meal I have ever had" - Bianca H of Driver

Dedes on the Wharf

Cuisine: Modern Australian

Suburb: DAWES POINT, NSW

"Perfect location for a long girls lunch. Food was awesome, service was very pleasant and engaging and we didn't feel rushed at all as we took our time enjoying the food, the wine and the view!" - Jo C of

Divido

Cuisine: Italian

Suburb: Mount Hawthorn, WA

"The food was absolutely amazing. Beautiful flaviours of highest quality. Service excellent as well. It is expensive but you definitely get what you pay for. Very impressed" - Maja J of Northlands

Esquire

Cuisine: Modern Australian

Suburb: BRISBANE, QLD

"absolutely oustanding - I haven't eaten at a better restaurant anywhere in the world for years" - Peter J

Ezard

Cuisine: Contemporary, Modern Australian

Suburb: MELBOURNE, VIC

"Absolutely loved the Crab Dumpling with a delicious coconut tom kha! The salmon and quinoa was also a winner" - Kylie K of Manifold Heights

Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar

Cuisine: Seafood

Suburb: PYRMONT, NSW

"Fabulous food, try the white curry!" - Rosemary R of Gowrie Junction

Franco Choo's

Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Suburb: PRAHRAN, VIC

"I'm now a regular at Franco Choos - it's fantastic. The staff are attentive and friendly and the food is incredible. It's like having a delicious home cooked meal at an Italian friends home. The menu is different every time, but there are always so many options - I love it." - Sheena O of Port Melbourne

Friends Restaurant

Cuisine: Contemporary, Modern Australian

Suburb: EAST PERTH,WA

"Everything about this restaurant was just beautiful, the food, presentation, the very extensive wine list, the waitresses, the view, the decor and the service." - Maureen P of Wongamine

GG

Cuisine: European

Suburb: EAST MELBOURNE, VIC

"Wonderful food. The best lamb I've ever had. Melt in the mouth. So glad we came." - Jennifer G of South Yarra

Gingerboy

Cuisine: Asian, Contemporary

Suburb: MELBOURNE, VIC

"Unbelievably tasty fresh food that is 10 our of 10 every time. As soon as we book a trip to Melbourne, the next booking is with Gingerboy. Simply what a restaurant should be. Loved it" - Danielle P of Ocean Reef

Gladioli

Cuisine: Contemporary

Suburb: INVERLEIGH, VIC

"Repeat attenders who really enjoy the fixed 'tasting plate' menu allowing the chef to explore interesting and creative works of art liberated from an 'a la carte' menu" - Donald R of Brisbane Ranges National Park

Golden Fields

Cuisine: Asian, Contemporary

Suburb: ST KILDA, VIC

"A fresh take on crisp, fresh, clean flavoured asian cuisine. The flavours were delicate and delicious and all of our meals were divine. I had already made plans to come back with my girlfriends." - Michelle M of Moonee Ponds

Grossi Florentino

Cuisine: Italian

Suburb: MELBOURNE, VIC

"Sensational! By far the best restaurant I've been to. 5 start dining, 5 star service - absolutely brilliant. Guy Grossi came out to meet and greet everyone. It was wonderful! Couldn't speak more highly of a restaurant." - Laura C of Pascoe Vale South

Jonah's

Cuisine: Contemporary

Suburb: PALM BEACH, NSW

"Spectacular views over the ocean. Great food. The best wine selection I have ever seen and the service was excellant." - Paul P of Ryde

Koko

Cuisine: Japanese

Suburb: SOUTHBANK, VIC

"The food was amazing, and the service was fantastic! Quality ingredients and very well done. Everyone was kind and more than willing to give you advice on what to have, and explain the menu. One of the best, if not the best, Japanese food in Melbourne." - Kit G of Melbourne

Lake House, Daylesford

Cuisine: Modern Australian

Suburb: DAYLESFORD, VIC

"A wonderful journey of the palate into local produce and seasonal foods that is tasty and exciting with the beautiful lake as a backdrop and kookaburras visiting on the terrace." - Cheryl L of Hawthorn

Mercer's Restaurant

Cuisine: Contemporary

Suburb: ELTHAM, VIC

"Quiet relaxed atmosphere, and great food. It is difficult to make a choice on what to eat. The shared dessert is an absolute must." - Craig O of Epping

Mister Bianco

Cuisine: Italian

Suburb: KEW, VIC

"This restaurant just goes from strength to strength ! Beautifully crafted and balanced dishes. Always something new and exciting on the menu. Loved the cherry and chocolate soufflé" - sally s of Canterbury

Moon Under Water

Cuisine: Contemporary, Modern Australian

Suburb: FITZROY, VIC

"Our anniversary dinner was perfect with drinks in the bar at Builders Arms first then a terrific dinner at Moon Under Water. Set menu so be prepared to not think but be served wonderful food. A food intolerance was seamlessly accommodated. We loved everything about our night." - Louise C of Brighton North

Morrisons Winery & Restaurant

Cuisine: Contemporary

Suburb: MOAMA, NSW

"The food at Morrison's is absolutely stunning. It is in itself a dining experience, the staff are friendly, helpful and welcoming. The food is second to none. When we go to Echuca, Morrison's is our first stop!!" - Elizabeth J of Coleambally

Nostos

Cuisine: Greek

Suburb: LEICHHARDT, NSW

"Surprising. Homely service. Care-factor quite high. Attentive staff. very tasty food. Banquet was quite nice. Kept us busy all night." - Michael V of Enmore

Paris Go

Cuisine: French

Suburb: CARLTON VIC

"If you're after a fine French dining experience then look no further then Paris Go. Also, the Escargots a 'la forestiere is a must!!!" - Brad J of Princes Hill

Penny Farthing Espresso

Cuisine: Contemporary, Modern Australian

Suburb: NORTHCOTE VIC

"Penny Farthing Espresso is perhaps my favourite cafe/restaurant in all of Melbourne - breakfast, lunch or dinner! Great honest food in a homely atmosphere at a reasonable price. Sound charming? It totally is! I recommend all of my friends and family here and they too have rave reviews! You really can't go wrong at Penny Farthing." - Kari B of Fairfield

Ragusa Restaurant

Cuisine: Croatian

Suburb: WILLIAMSTOWN, VIC

"We loved the food - it was presented nicely and tested even better - well done to the chefs! The white wine " Krauthaker Grasevina (Welsh Riesling) Mitrovac" was outstanding - worthy of being served in world's best restaurants, as was pelinkovac (herbal liquor) and sljivovica (plum brandy)." - Tomislav S of Travancore

Restaurant Amusé

Cuisine: Contemporary, European, French, Vegetarian, Modern Australian

Suburb: EAST PERTH, WA

"A fantastic degustation of taste, texture and creativity; mix in the impeccable service and what we have is a true winner. To be appreciated." - Gordon H of Beechboro

Rickys River Bar + Restaurant

Cuisine: Contemporary, Modern Australian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Tapas

Suburb: NOOSA HEADS, QLD

"Visited for our 10th wedding anniversary with 2 kids. Staff couldn't be friendlier, especially towards the kids. This was a relief as some upmarket restaraunts aren't so enthusiastic. Food was excellent, atmosphere great. Highly recommended" - Leo H of Eagle Heights

Rockpool

Cuisine: Contemporary

Suburb: SYDNEY, NSW

"Great new venue, attentive staff, classy wine list and most importantly exquisite food - this is a must visit dinner option for a special occasion - book well ahead...." - Nathan C of Mt Keira

Rockpool Bar & Grill, Melbourne

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Suburb: SOUTHBANK VIC

"Amazing steaks of course with tempting side dishes. Easy to overindulge since everything sounds so delicious" - Marcia R of Waterways

Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Suburb: SYDNEY, NSW

"The extensive wine list and experience of the sommelier made the food much more enjoyable. Great food, really good portion size. Waitperson was very personable, again recommendations provided were fabulous." - Lea S of Crestwood

Shiki Japanese Restaurant

Cuisine: Japanese

Suburb: ADELAIDE, SA

"This was a fabulous food experience and would highly recommend. The staff and chef were excellent and so helpful when it came to giving advise when ordering from the menu - love the Teppanyaki!" - Karen D of Myaree

Sono Japanese Restaurant

Cuisine: Japanese

Suburb: Brisbane, QLD

"Was looked after from the second we stepped in. We went in for lunch so we had the bento selection. So much food we were bursting and cheaper than a steak at the pub. The Sashimi was so fresh, can't wait to go back ^_^" - Elysia W of Colmslie

Sono Restaurant Portside Wharf

Cuisine: Japanese

Suburb: HAMILTON, QLD

"Exceptional dinning experience food and service could not be faulted and should you wish to dabble in different flavours then this is the place for you." - Rita H of Eatons Hill

Spice Temple, Sydney

Cuisine: Chinese

Suburb: SYDNEY, NSW

"This was my first time to Spice Temple, it is my fiancés favourite place & he's a chef so I knew it would be good. I was totally blown away, the food & cocktails were amazing, every dish was exciting & interesting, I really cannot wait to take friends & family there." - Charlie B of Queens Park

Taxi Kitchen

Cuisine: Contemporary

Suburb: Melbourne, VIC

"This has to be one of the best restaurants I have been to in Australia. Food was simply amazing, service was with great attention to detail and the atmosphere just what I was looking for. Def worth going there and treating someone special with a night of fine dining they won't forget." - Borjan M of Woodville North

Ten Minutes By Tractor

Cuisine: European, Contemporary, Modern Australian

Suburb: MAIN RIDGE, VIC

"I would give this place an 11 if I could, the food was amazing the service was so friendly and professional. i would rank it as the best place to dine on the mornington penisula" - vanessa t of Fitzroy North

The Bridge Room

Cuisine: Contemporary

Suburb: SYDNEY, NSW

"Elegance combined with a vibrant buzz. The decor and ambience work very well to create a relaxed and unpretentious scene. Foodies expect more than just exquisite dishes and The Bridge Room delivers." - Zac B of Rose Bay North

The Old George & Dragon Restaurant

Cuisine: European

Suburb: EAST MAITLAND, NSW

"Divine dining experience. Place this restaurant on your bucket list." - Anne B of Mt Hutton

The Point Restaurant

Cuisine: Contemporary, European, Steakhouse, Modern Australian

Suburb: Albert Park, VIC

"Amazing choice of fresh interesting meals. The steak choice & quality is the best I've experienced in Melbourne. Together with great service & an extensive wine list The Point was a lovely romantic place to celebrate our wedding anniversary." - Bec R of Ringwood East

The Point Revolving Restaurant

Cuisine: Contemporary, French, Modern Australian

Suburb: SANDY BAY, TAS

"This was our last night of a wonderful Tasmanian holiday and it capped it off beautifully! The food was superb as was the very personal attention given to us by all the staff we encountered. The views are spectacular , my first revolving restaurant experience and what a treat." - Jeff M of Secret Harbour

The Saltcellar

Cuisine: Contemporary

Suburb: SOUTH TOWNSVILLE, QLD

"A special place for two or too many. Lovely selection of food. Love the small plate selections, a little taste of all dishes." - Renee A of Thuringowa

Tonka

Cuisine: Contemporary

Suburb: MELBOURNE, VIC

"A new favourite!!! Amazing food and uber cool service." - Craig C of Wantirna South