Sydney Restaurant Awards

Old Sep 14th, 2004, 09:31 PM
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Sydney Restaurant Awards


Restaurant of the Year - Tetsuya's

Best French - Becasse, Surry Hills
Best Italian - L'unico, Balmain (formal)
Best Italian - Cala Luna. Mosman (informal)
Best Indian - Nilgiri's, St Leonards
Modern Asian - Billy Kwong, Surry Hills
Asian - WildEast Dreams, Leichhardt
Best Thai - Sailors Thai, The Rocks
Best Steak - I'm Angus, Cockle Bay Wharf
Best Tourism - Watermark, Balmoral
Australian - Rockpool, The Rocks (formal)
Australian - Catalina. Rose Bay (informal)
Seafood - Pier Restaurant , Rose Bay (formal)
Seafood - Garfish, Kirribilli (informal)

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Old Sep 17th, 2004, 12:35 PM
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Jane47, I have eaten at some of your listed restaurants.
Did you know that Tetsuyas Restaurant seems to win "Best Restaurant of the Year", nearly every year. Which organisation/book/or newspaper carried out the judging, as per your list?
It looks like the "Good Food Guide" from the Sydney Morning Herald, which in my opinion is one of the best guides to Restaurants in Sydney.
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Old Sep 17th, 2004, 02:40 PM
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Hi troppo

The Sydney Morning Herald awards :

Restaurant of the Year .. Quay

3 hats (5 awarded 3 hats from 400 restaurants reviewed)

est.
Marque
Quay
Rockpool
Tetsuya's

2 hats (still excellent restaurants)

Aria
Becasse
Bilson's
Bistro Moncur
Buon Ricordo
Flying Fish
Guillaume at Bennelong
Icebergs Dining Room & Bar
Longrain
Omega
Pier
Restaurant Balzac
Sean's Panaroma
Yoshii

Restaurants named in both

Becasse
Pier
Tetsuya's

Will pull out the newspapers to see who was behind the awards from earlier in the week.

btw what ever happened to MG Garage? Is it still operating anyone know?
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Old Sep 21st, 2004, 12:37 PM
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Jane47 - that's something I miss in Hervey Bay, not having so many good restaurants, like you get in Sydney.
We have one very good Thai Restauant on the Esplanade, called Diamond Thai.
I guess I will just have to catch fish & cook at home. Waiting for the mudcrabs to come back into the fish shops up this way, so I can cook my favourite dish....Singapore Chilli Crab.
First tasted this dish in Singapore with a singapore chinese friend of mine. It think the Restaurant was called, Fatties?
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Hi Jane47...MG Garage closed at end of August. Not sure why and it was obviously sudden as the Herald's latest Guide which is only just on sale lists it as two hats descibing it as having "that WOW factor".
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This is from the EGULLET forum -

"MG garage has been sold.. Its last day of trading will be Saturday Aug 28th. Apparently it will become an Asian style place."

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I have a vague recollection that MG Garage's new birthing is as part of the Neil Perry stable.
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fascinating stuff. I have eaten at Sailors Thai - and I have to say it was a big con. Far better off at Tuk Tuk down the road.

And best Indian? Sydney is almost a wasteland when it comes to "Indian" food, which I love. Have lost count of the times when I have looked at a menu and thought "this could be really great" - the words entice but the actuality is always a huge disappointment. Basically the meat/chicken/fish whatever come in a bland sauce regardless of the name of the dish. You pay for the decor not the food.

The best Indian in Sydney is, without a doubt - the Maya Masala in Surry Hills.
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Old Sep 23rd, 2004, 03:39 PM
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alice 13..We must be on the same wavelength.Disappointed with Sailors Thai...where is David Thompson when you need him? Also like Maya Masala.Cheers!
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