It takes more than a smile to win over our team of reviewers. And at these three establishments, every element of the front-of-house formula has been perfected. Meet our finalists for Maître d' of the Year.
Three hot-to-trot new restaurants - and all of them in Sydney, where diners have been spoiled with openings in the last year. Among the city's many newcomers, you'd be wise to take note of these three names.
The prodigies, the trailblazers, the ones to watch: the award for Best New Talent is one of the most exciting categories in the GT Restaurant Awards, partly because we know there's plenty more tricks we're yet to see from these talented chefs.
Whether it's a late-night spot playing hip-hop at full volume, a throwback to the glamour of yesteryear or a bar-restaurant that slips the collar of definition, these three Bar of the Year finalists have all nailed one essential detail: good times.
Three sommeliers, three different personalities, all first-rate guides to the lists at their establishments. We present the finalists for the award of Sommelier of the Year in our 2018 Restaurant Awards.