How to Pick a Restaurant by the Wine List

Most people peruse food menus before selecting the restaurant they’d like to dine out at. I, on the other hand, prefer to select a restaurant by closely studying the wine list. Many restaurant websites these days do highlight their wine lists as well as food menus – and I like to think there are others out there like me. So, this is for you, wine lovers!

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  1. Caffe e Cucina

Caffe e Cucina for me goes above and beyond, whilst it has a great array of wines in each of my favourite colours (yes, I don’t discriminate, I enjoy all colours, styles, and selections). They also have monthly sommelier suggestions, making everyone’s life particularly easy when selecting wine for a fussy companion at either a lunch or dinner date.

  1. Ormeggio

While you may have to dig a little deeper past the food menu on Ormeggio’s website, you’ll quickly understand why this restaurant has been awarded so often. It received three ‘glasses’ every year since 2013 in the Gourmet Traveller Australian Wine List of the Year Awards. With their strong focus on regions across Italy and Spain, an international wine lover like me is simply in heaven.

  1. Glebe Point

Glebe Point offers customers a global selection of all colours and types, many local favourites as well as some of our extravagant overseas competitors. The choice of a glass, bottle or cheeky 375ml carafe is always a winner in my book.

  1. L’Hotel Gitan

Last, but by no means least, a location I do venture to when visiting friends and colleagues in Melbourne is L’HotelGitan. This place offers its customers a casual innovative French fare coupled with an extensive international wine selection. Their list includes some of my favourite Bordeaux reds, which is always a pro for me.

You can use your Gourmet Traveller Gift Card not only to enjoy a great food experience, but also to taste some exquisite wines.

2018’s Top 5 Australian Restaurant to Fall in Love With

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Planning to dine out this weekend? Don’t know which restaurant to choose? Will the occasion itself shape your choice or your taste buds? Are you someone for whom the ambience and location also important? Whether conscious or not, everyone has a reason to choose a restaurant for a fantastic dining experience.

With friendly services and best food quality, here is the list of top 5 Australian restaurants you will fall in love with.

  1. Saint Peter

If you think nose to tail is something related to fish, visit Saint Peter restaurant. The bait–sized Paddington restaurant has cool ambience and nearby fish butchery. He has raised the standard of seafood to another level.

  1. Attica

Expect the unexpected from one of the top Australian restaurant’s, Attica. Get Gourmet Traveller Gift Card online to access exclusive deals and have a fine dining experience. You will find your favourite Australian cuisines in this restro. Expect a black ant Lamington, maroon wrapped in kelp and more.

  1. Africola

In this Australian restaurant, the feel-good factor is high as you can reach with the restaurant gift card deals. North African and Middle Eastern flavours are something worth tasting. Check out cauliflower steak with tahini, fried capers, spiced ground lamb and hummus and more.

  1. Sepia

Eat finger-licking cuisines from the experienced chef: Martin Benn, Vicki Wild, Rodney Setter and team Sepia. They are moving to Melbourne in 2019, but in the meantime, they are in Sydney, go have a fine dining experience by buying a restaurant gift card. If you haven’t visited yet, go this weekend and if you have, go back again. It’s even better.

  1. Sixpenny

The self-proclaimed cute restaurant in Stanmore has an impressive reputation because of its thoughtful cooking. The presentation is fantastic having a rye-poached potato with oyster and raw mushroom and raspberry consommé.