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Tripadvisor Serves Up The World’s Best In Fine Dining With 2015 Travellers’ Choice Awards For Restaurants

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TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced its Travellers’ Choice™  Awards for restaurants around the world with Melbourne’s Vue De Monde awarded top spot for Australia. This year’s awards honour 356 restaurants in total, including the top 25 in the world and dedicated lists for Asia, Canada, Europe, India, South America, South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S. The awards are based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide.1

“Vue de Monde is thrilled to be awarded number one in Australia for the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Restaurant awards,” said Shannon Bennett, Head Chef of Vue de Monde said, “For us, not only does it give a true indication of how our customers feel about the experience we offer but also what we need to do to keep improving and striving to exceed our customers’ expectations.”http://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/b2b/TravelIndustry.asp?utm_source=eglobal&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=eglobal-b2b&FBTrack=CUST-B2BINDUSTRY

“We tapped the TripAdvisor community to help us serve up the top fine-dining restaurants around the globe because an exceptional dining experience can be the highlight of a trip or a special occasion,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “These elite dining establishments have earned the highest praise from travelers for their remarkable cuisine and commitment to service. As a special bonus, we have asked the chefs of these top-rated restaurants to share recipes with our community so that if you can’t dine at the restaurant anytime soon, you can travel with your taste buds and make some of their dishes at home.”

The site also shared Australian food-related travel trends in a gastronomic survey it ran, showing how popular dining out is amongst Australians and how adventurous Australians are getting with food-related travel. According to a TripAdvisor survey with 8,000 respondents, 50% of Australians say they dine out at least once a week, with more than 53% of Australians opting for fine and moderately upscale dining experiences when eating out locally. Given Australians’ love for food, 30% say they have planned a gastronomic getaway to a destination to try its local cuisine, with 27% who say they have planned such trips to eat at a specific restaurant.

TripAdvisor is also giving Australian travellers a taste of the award winners with a collection of popular recipes from select restaurants now available online. 

Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Restaurants in Australia: 

  1. Vue de Monde, Melbourne, Victoria (1,059 reviews)

Positioned on the 55th floor of Melbourne’s iconic Rialto building, diners can enjoy a sweeping view across the city and beyond. Chef Shannon Bennett tries to create an unparalleled dining experience and has evolved the menu from classical European roots to a more natural menu. All ingredients are sourced locally and one TripAdvisor reviewer commented, “This is unlike any other restaurant, we absolutely loved every mouthwatering meal, the beautiful French champagne, the decor, the atmosphere and the personal service from the waiters and chefs. Not to mention being served by the owner.”

Highly-rated TripAdvisor value hotel2 nearby: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Northbank – AUD$200/night   

  1. The Fish House, Burleigh Heads, Queensland (438 reviews) 

Located in the ambient coastal setting of Burleigh Heads, The Fish House, serves a fine selection of Australian seafood inspired by Southern Europe. Restauranteur Simon Gloftis presents an excellent resume spanning a whole career in the Australian hospitality industry. One TripAdvisor reviewer says, “Seriously good food. Genius of a chef who prepared exquisite food. Nothing pretentious, just flavours that really work, done very well.”

Highly-rated TripAdvisor value hotel2 nearby: Miami Beachside Apartments – AUD$167  

  1. Chianti, Adelaide, South Australia (569 reviews) 

Celebrated as one of Adelaide’s finest dining establishments, Chianti is renowned for its superb food, fine wines, and impeccable service. Owners Frank and Maria Favaro have been in the industry for 30 years and are proud to present an esteemed venue which provides patrons with the warmest of welcomes similar to an Italian family trattoria. A TripAdvisor review commented, “Classic Italian food – exceptional, warm, wonderful service – great wines – what not to love?”

Highly-rated TripAdvisor value hotel2 nearby: Adabco Boutique Hotel – AUD$148/night   

  1. Quay Restaurant, Sydney, New South Wales (1,109 reviews) 

Nestled in the breathtaking Sydney Harbour setting, Quay, is one of Australia’s most respected restaurants. World renowned chef, Peter Gilmore, is passionate on delivering a truly unique dining experience to guests, with his ethereal yet grounded cuisine. A TripAdvisor reviewer said, “Peter Gilmore, you are amazing and talented. I love what you do with fresh produce and common food we see every day.”

Highly-rated TripAdvisor value hotel2 nearby: The Australian Heritage Hotel – AUD147/night   

  1. Muse Restaurant, Pokolbin, New South Wales (576 reviews)

In 2009, Megan and Tory Rhoades-Brown opened their restaurant amongst the iconic plains of the Hunter Valley. The foundation of their cooking is simple and fresh local produce, which is why they are a two hats restaurant. One reviewer says, “Fantastic food, fantastic service and amazing experience worth every penny spent!”

Highly-rated TripAdvisor value hotel2 nearby: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley – AUD$321/night   

  1. Aria, Brisbane, Queensland (690 reviews) 

Opening its doors in 2009, Aria Brisbane provides the quintessential Brisbane dining experience, presenting an impeccable seasonal menu, featuring local and Australian produce. Owned by Chef Matt Moran, and restauranteur Peter Sullivan, Aria Brisbane was recently awarded two Chef Hats. “The service, atmosphere, menu and wine made for a very memorable evening. Every effort is made to make your total dining experience truly enjoyable, said one TripAdvisor reviewer.

Highly-rated TripAdvisor value hotel2 nearby: Hotel Urban Brisbane – AUD$147/night   

  1. Tetsuya’s, Sydney, New South Wales (802 reviews)

Tetsuya’s is one of Australia’s most recognised restaurants. Created by Tetsuya Wakuda, the serene dining enclave does not shy away from spectacular food. Tetsuya’s serves a ten course degustation menu, and is a unique fusion based on Japanese philosophy and classic French technique. Tetsuya’s is hugely popular, so do ensure you book in advance! One TripAdvisor reviewer commented “An incredible gastronomic experience.”

Highly-rated TripAdvisor value hotel2 nearby: Hotel Coronation – AUD$121/night    

  1. The Stunned Mullet, Port Macquarie, New South Wales (551 reviews) 

Located in the coastal town of Port Macquarie, The Stunned Mullet, delivers a relaxed Australian dining experience with exceptional locally-sourced food and wine. The Stunned Mullet has been privileged with the honor of a Chef Hat award, the only restaurant to be awarded in Port Macquarie. A TripAdvisor reviewer said, “The service was first class and the waitress’s knowledge of the menu and description of the menu was excellent. The food was stunning, beautifully prepared and presented and tasted wonderful.” 

Highly-rated TripAdvisor value hotel2 nearby: East Port Motor Inn – AUD$117/night 

  1. Sage Restaurant, Canberra, ACT (435 reviews)

With a warm Zen-like welcoming courtyard and interiors, we can understand why Sage restaurant is popular amongst visitors and travellers alike. With exquisite food reflective of ‘art on a plate’, Sage’s award winning chefs showcase the region’s best produce with flavorsome food. “Superb restaurant with creative and delicious meals served by friendly staff,” a TripAdvisor reviewer commented.

Highly-rated TripAdvisor value hotel2 nearby: Mercure Canberra – AUD$166/night    

  1. Coda, Melbourne, Victoria (514 reviews)

Coda is nestled in one of Melbourne’s iconic laneways, and the dynamic cultural and culinary hub of the city. Since opening in 2009, Coda has been well received by foodies with its diverse range of Euro-Vietnamese and modern-Australian influenced dishes. A TripAdvisor reviewer said, “This restaurant certainly met everyone’s high expectations. Food was amazing, and the set menu was a great choice for a group of seven, lots of variety and lots of food!”

Highly-rated TripAdvisor value hotel2 nearby: Somerset on Elizabeth – AUD$202/night    

Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Restaurants in the World: 

  1. Martin Berasategui – Lasarte, Spain
  2. Europea – Montreal, Canada
  3. Maison Lameloise – Chagny, France
  4. Adam’s – Birmingham, England
  5. Restaurant Sat Bains – Nottingham, England
  6. Geranium – Copenhagen, Denmark
  7. PIC – Valence, France
  8. NARISAWA – Minato, Japan
  9. Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons – Great Milton, England
  10. Epicure – Paris, France 

For the complete list of winners from the 2015 Travellers’ Choice Restaurants, as well as reviews and candid traveller photos, go to: www.tripadvisor.com.au/TravelersChoice-Restaurants.

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