SA Favourites Feature In Australia's Top 100 Restaurant List

SA Favourites Feature In Australia’s Top 100 Restaurant List

Check out which SA restaurants have been named in The Financial Review and QANTAS’ Top 100 Restaurant list.


As if we didn’t already know this, but South Australia has some bloody amazing restaurants, and it has just been officially confirmed. The Australian Financial Review Australia’s Top Restaurants, presented by QANTAS, dropped the 2017 Top 100 last night at a Gala Awards ceremony held at The Star, Sydney, and some of our favourite SA restaurants take up six places on the list. We love Africola‘s South African BBQ dishes, so it’s no surprise to us that this East Terrace restaurant was featured in the Top 30 restaurants in the whole of Australia at #29.

Other notable mentions are Orana on Rundle St coming in at #31 and Magill Estate Restaurant in Magill at #52, these inner city restaurants both aim to use native produce and clearly do it well. Orana’s menu celebrates the nutritional properties of Indigenous ingredients, while Magill Estate’s menu provides a rich palette of regionally unique produce.

Magill Estate Restaurant

Hentley Farm in Seppeltsfield ranked at #70, which was followed closely by Fino at Seppeltsfield at #71. The degustation at Hentley Farm blew our minds, from the foraged ingredients to the garden grown herbs and vegetables, we couldn’t stop eating. Meanwhile, Fino at Seppeltsfield does a beautiful long lunch like no other, with an interior dining area to match.

The Botanic Garden Restaurants‘ “kitchen garden to restaurant table” mentality solidified their place at #80, ahead of Matt Moran’s Aria restaurant on Sydney’s Circular Quay. This restaurant in the middle of the Botanic Gardens is a favourite of ours, so we had no doubt they’d appear in the list.

Botanic Gardens Restaurant

The Australian Financial Review Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants for 2017:

1. Brae, Birregurra VIC
2. Attica, VIC
3. Ester, NSW
4. Sixpenny, NSW
5. Sepia, NSW
6. Franklin, TAS
7. Tipo00, VIC
8. Embla, VIC
9. Automata, NSW
10. Restaurant Hubert, NSW
11. Saint Peter, NSW
12. Igni, Geelong, VIC
13. Momofuku Seiobo, NSW
14. Bennelong, NSW
15. Flower Drum, VIC
16. Supernormal. VIC
17. Fleet, Brunswick Heads, NSW
18. Mr Wong, NSW
19. The Bridge Room, NSW
20. Quay, NSW
21. Firedoor, NSW
22. LuMi Bar & Dining, NSW
23. Fred’s, NSW
24. Tetsuya’s, NSW
25. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, VIC
26. Bentley Restaurant & Bar, NSW
27. Billy Kwong, NSW
28. Cutler & Co, VIC
29. Africola, SA
30. Cumulus Inc., VIC
31. Orana, SA
32. Vue de Monde, VIC
33. Fratelli Paradiso, NSW
34. Biota Dining, Bowral, NSW
35. MoVida, VIC
36. est., NSW
37. The Apollo, NSW
38. Lee Ho Fook, VIC
39. Ormeggio at the Spit, NSW
40. Oscillate Wildly, NSW
41. The Town Mouse, VIC
42. 10 William St, NSW
43. Minamishima, VIC
44. Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, NSW
45. France-Soir, VIC
47. Cafe Di Stasio, VIC
48. Wasabi Restaurant & Bar, Noosa Sound, QLD
49. Bar Liberty, VIC
50. Anchovy, VIC
51. Chin Chin, VIC
52. Magill Estate Restaurant, Magill, SA
53. LP’s Quality Meats, NSW
54. Lume, VIC
55. Estelle by Scott Pickett, VIC
56. Pilu at Freshwater, NSW
57. Bar Lourinha, VIC
58. Gerard’s Bistro, QLD
59. Ides, VIC
60. Wildflower, WA
61. Golden Century, NSW
62. Provenance, Beechworth, VIC
63. Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney, NSW
64. Bar Brose, NSW
65. Lake House, Daylesford, VIC
66. Templo, TAS
67. Sean’s Panaroma, NSW
68. Cirrus Dining, NSW
69. Paper Daisy, Cabarita Beach, NSW
70. Hentley Farm, Seppeltsfield, SA
71. Fino at Seppeltsfield, Seppeltsfield, SA
72. Porteno, NSW
73. Ezard, VIC
74. Lulu La Delizia, WA
75. Long Chim, Sydney, NSW
76. Tonka, VIC
77. Pope Joan, VIC
78. Il Bacaro, VIC
79. Tulum, VIC
80. Botanic Gardens Restaurant, SA
81. Marion, VIC
82. Vasse Felix Restaurant, Margaret River, WA
83. Long Chim, Perth, WA
84. esquire, QLD
85. Bread in Common, Fremantle, WA
86. Stokehouse, Melbourne, VIC
87. French Saloon, VIC
88. Amaru, VIC
89. Aubergine, ACT
90. Monster Kitchen & Bar, ACT
91. Aria, Sydney, NSW
92. Spice Temple, Sydney, NSW
93. Muse Restaurant, Pokolbin, NSW
94. Continental Deli Bar Bistro, NSW
95. Saint Crispin, VIC
96. Grossi Florentino Upstairs, VIC
97. Stanbuli, NSW
98. Lucio’s, NSW
99. Dainty Sichuan, South Yarra, VIC
100. Nu Nu, Palm Cove, QLD

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