Forget crisp linen tablecloths and formal restaurant settings, diners demand a more casual, accessible dining experience says Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide reviewers Terry Durack and Joanna Savill.
The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards, held last night, revealed that eating out has become more relaxed and 2011 is being touted as the year dining “got real”. This year’s awards salutes a grand total of 15 newly awarded one-hat restaurants and there were quite a few surprises too.
Sepia and Bilsons rose to the three-hat ranks while Assiette and Buon Ricardo dropped from two to one hat. Newbies on the block, Gastro Park and Porteno, both snagged two hats while Est., Marque and Quay remained at the top.