National Good Food Awards, 2018

Oct 20, 2017

The Good Food Guide, the go-to listing for foodies – in fact anyone who loves dining out – has broadened its scope from Australia's east coast for the first time this year to seek out the must-dining destinations across the nation. The Good Food Guide team of reviewers award a scale of 'chefs hats' to the best restaurants, where a three-hatted restaurant is the highest ranking. To achieve a hat is a pinnacle of a chef’s career and a restaurant’s history, with the term “hatted” becoming embedded in the Australian lexicon.

The Lake House – Two Chef Hats

Scoring a high-ranking two hats and a score of 17.5 from a possible 20, The Lake House at Daylesford is placed in the Top 5 restaurants in the state of Victoria. As the 2018 review states, an aperitivo on the terrace overlooking the lake is 'the perfect drumroll to food that paints a portrait of the region with quality ingredients and precise cooking, something owner/legend Alla Wolf-Tasker has been doing for more than 30 years.'  Renowned for its 40-page drinks list, fine menu showcasing local produce and assured service, the Lake House is 'a dining experience perfectly attuned to place and escape.' 

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Appellation at The Louise – One Chef Hat

The Louise’s renowned fine dining restaurant Appellation has been awarded one hat in the first national Good Food Guide awards, joining Barossa Valley neighbours Hently Farm which scored two hats and Fermentasian which also won one. Even more reason to visit the Barossa! Appellation Executive Chef Ryan Edwards and his team showcase produce that reflects the local growing seasons and are passionate about freshness, seasonality and regionalism.

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The Peak Restaurant at Spicers Peak Lodge – One Chef Hat

The Peak Restaurant was awarded a hat in the prestigious awards under the helm of newly appointed Head Chef Minh Le. The Peak’s contemporary Australian menus are inspired by the fresh, seasonal, local produce and regional wines of Queensland's Scenic Rim and Granite Belt. Minh’s vast experience includes starting his own restaurant that was awarded one Chef Hat in the Good Food Guide in its first year of operation. Situated on a mountaintop 90 minutes from Brisbane, Spicers Peak Lodge offers an exclusive Australian wilderness lodge experience.  

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