Melbourne GFG ratings are out
GFG is out. No huge surprises - Comme, The Point and Florentino lose a hat but that's about it. Handful of good new restaurants, mainly in the CIty, hit the one hat status. Plenty of one hats that make you think "if xxxx got a hat, why didn't yyyy".
Attica, Jacques Reymond, Vue de Monde, Royal Mail Hotel.
Cafe Di Stasio, Cutler & Co, Ezard, Flower Drum, Matteo's, MoVida, The Press Club, Rockpool Bar & Grill, Stokehouse, Lake House, Loam, Provenance, Stefano's, Tea Rooms of Yarck, Ten Minutes by Tractor.
Albert St Food & Wine, Bacash, Becco, Bistro Guillaume, Bistro Vue, Cecconi's Cantina, Church St Enoteca, Circa, Coda, Cumulus Inc, Dandelion, Donovans, Easy Tiger, Embrasse, Estelle Bar & Kitchen, European, Gills Diner, Golden Fields, The Grand, Grossi Florentino, Il Bacaro, The Italian, Kenzan, Koots Salle a Manger, Longrain, Maha, Mercer's, Moon Under Water, MoVida Aqui, Paladarr, Pei Modern, PM24, The Point Albert Park, Sarti, Shoya, Spice Temple, Steer Bar & Grill, Tempura Hajime, Town Hall Hotel, Yu-U, A la Grecque, Annie Smithers' Bistrot, Bella Vedere, Chris's Restaurant, Eleonore's, Gladioli, La Petanque, The Long Table, Montalto, Neilsons, The River Grill, Scorched, Sunnybrae, Teller, Terminus at Flinders Hotel, Villa Gusto
I ate at a lot of the 2 Hat places last year. The best meal I had out of those listed is 10xTractor.
I had good meals at Matteo's, Ezard, Press Club, Cutler & Co .. The only thing that seems to lift them out of the 1 Hat is the price, ambiance and the fit out?!?
Tea Rooms is great but 2 hats?!
My personal view is Embrasse is superior to Matteo's, Ezard and Press!
It's always subjective. 10xT was one of the movers from one to two. Lake House, Loam, Cutler and Provenance are the top twos to me. Agree about Yarck - if Da Noi didn't get any, how come they get two... Thought Cutler might jump to three this year but maybe you need a quieter dining room.
Surprised at Easy Tiger, I always thought it was another Smith Street overpriced hipster Asian hangout.
I'd happily hang out at most of the one hats.