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Aubergine makes AFR Top 100 Restaurant list

By Canfan - 19 May 2015 3

A big congratulations to Aubergine in Griffith, the only Canberra restaurant to have made it into The Australian Financial Review’s list of top 100 restaurants for 2015.

With 23 Canberra restaurants – including Italian and Sons, Monster Kitchen and Bar, Lilotang and Malamay – making the initial top 500 list, we can’t help but feel there are plenty of deserving local restaurants who missed out this year.

What Canberra restaurant would you like to have seen on the Top 100 list this year? The complete list is below. 

1. Sepia, NSW
2. Attica, VIC
3. Quay, NSW
4. Brae, Birregurra, VIC
5. Cutler & Co, VIC
6. Vue de Monde, VIC
7. Cumulus Inc, VIC
8. Sixpenny, NSW
9. Mr Wong, NSW
10. Tetsuya’s, NSW
11. Flower Drum, VIC
12. Rockpool, NSW
13. Bentley Restaurant & Bar, NSW
14. Ester, NSW
15. MoVida, VIC
16. Momofuku Seiobo, NSW
17. Garagistes (closed April 2015), TAS
18. The Town Mouse, VIC
19. Cafe Paci, NSW
20. Cafe Di Stasio, VIC
21. 10 William St, NSW
22. Saint Crispin, VIC
23. Porteno, NSW
24. Supernormal, VIC
25. Est, NSW
26. The Bridge Room, NSW
27. Estelle, VIC
28. Lee Ho Fook, VIC
29. Rockpool Bar & Grill (Sydney), NSW
30. Lake House, Daylesford, VIC
31. Biota Dining, Bowral, NSW
32. Billy Kwong, NSW
33. Marque, NSW
34. Franklin, TAS
35. Fratelli Paradiso, NSW
36. Esquire, QLD
37. Golden Century, NSW
38. Monopole, NSW
39. Sean’s Panaroma, NSW
40. France-Soir, VIC
41. Chin Chin, VIC
42. Rockpool Bar & Grill (Melbourne), VIC
43. Coda, VIC
44. Magill Estate Restaurant, SA
45. Restaurant Amuse, WA
46. Bar Lourinha, VIC
47. Orana, SA
48. The Apollo, NSW
49. Lau’s Family Kitchen, VIC
50. Ezard, VIC
51. Pilu at Freshwater, NSW
52. Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, NSW
53. Wasabi Restaurant & Bar, QLD
54. Pei Modern (Melbourne), VIC
55. Yoshii, NSW
56. Moon Park, NSW
57. Fish Face, NSW
58. Guillaume, NSW
59. LuMi, NSW
60. Africola, SA
61. Spice Temple (Sydney), NSW
62. Provenance, Beechworth, VIC
63. Pendolino, NSW
64. Cho Cho San, NSW
65. Il Bacaro, VIC
66. Hentley Farm, Seppeltsfield, SA
67. Ormeggio at the Spit, NSW
68. Nomad, NSW
69. Tonka, VIC
70. Grossi Florentino, VIC
71. Urbane, QLD
72. Oscillate Wildly, NSW
73. Sokyo, NSW
74. Gerard’s Bistro, QLD
75. ARIA Restaurant, NSW
76. Gingerboy, VIC
77. Vasse Felix Restaurant, Cowaramup, WA
78. Luxembourg, VIC
79. Belle’s Hot Chicken, VIC
80. The European, VIC
81. Ms G’s, NSW
82. Bodega, NSW
83. Movida, NSW
84. Moon Under Water, VIC
85. Ethos Eat Drink, TAS
86. Izakaya Den, VIC
87. Print Hall Bar & Dining Room, WA
88. ACME, NSW
89. Spice Temple (Melbourne), VIC
90. Longrain (Melbourne), VIC
91. Epocha, VIC
92. Peel St, SA
93. El Publico, WA
94. Ten Minutes By Tractor, Main Ridge, VIC
95. Aubergine, ACT
96. Longrain (Sydney), NSW
97. 4Fourteen, NSW
98. Buon Ricordo, NSW
99. Da Noi, VIC
100. Lalla Rookh, WA

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3 Responses to
Aubergine makes AFR Top 100 Restaurant list
Maya123 11:05 pm 19 May 15

A big difference between price between Aubergine and Sepia.
Aubergine: a 4 course menu for $90 per person.
Sepia: Dinner midweek and Friday lunch we offer a 5 course menu ($160pp)
and 9 course tasting menu ($190pp).

I wonder how big these courses are. Two courses are usually a struggle for me.

rubaiyat 8:54 pm 19 May 15

Canberra has got its birthday card from the Queen, and is now finally growing up.

Congratulations to Ben and all the hard working staff at Aubergine.

Canberrans’ should take pride in everyone here who strives to do their best and work their hardest to make a mark.

It used to only be acceptable to do that in sports. Now our best take any available opportunity to shine.

Good on them, and let’s all get behind them.

Just in the food industry alone we are producing the best truffles in Australia, have some of the best cool climate wines, Pialligo Estate Smokehouse and Poachers Pantry are doing great work with meats, there are several excellent micro-breweries, Ona has great coffee and the world champion barrista, Autolyse and others are giving us great bread, Frugii has given gelato and deserts a huge boost, and the list just keeps growing…

Go Canberra.

KT67 4:38 pm 19 May 15

Picked the right restaurant for our Anniversary this year. Sepia was a step above anything in Canberra. Some restaurateurs in Canberra who missed out on making the top 100 should go there to see how good dining and service can be.

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