Welcome to the dining boom. The second annual delicious. 100 recognises the most delicious restaurants in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Our reviewers painstakingly considered all the elements of a dining experience. This is not a list based on chef technique alone. We needed to know that we could recommend these places and that you would walk away thrilled, surprised, comforted, content and exposed to something new.

 

What defines delicious-ness? Great food made without unnecessary intervention using produce in season, and that celebrates local producers. Diners want high-quality food with less formality, more generosity, humility, innovation and consistency, a unique drinks list, deft service and memorable interiors. You need to feel welcome and have fun. All 100 places on this list are well worth your time (and money), whoever you are, whatever your occasion.

 

We have partnered with Uber Eats to bring this list to life (and great food to your door) because they are “passionate about connecting consumers with restaurant-quality food across a wide range of budgets and tastes”, says regional CEO Simon Rossi. “It’s why we’re big supporters of the delicious. 100 and the role it plays in spotlighting everything from high-end restaurants through to local favourites.”

 

#90 TERRACE RESTAURANT REVIEW

Lunching in the Terrace Restaurant at All Saints Estate after a cellar door-stop, you’re probably thinking big reds or fortified wines. But if one of its welcoming staffers asks if “you’d like to begin with bubbles’’, go for it. This historic winery on the banks of the Murray in Victoria’s northeast makes a fine-beaded sparkling that will team well with the starters chef Simon Arkless is sending out: the best being rare-breed Kurobuta Berkshire copacollo (charcuterie) with crisped quinoa and halloumi.Arkless, a Brit, blends Euro smarts with a keen feel for regional produce. The suckling pig bedded down on parsnip puree and braised red cabbage was raised on the estate, while the baby chicken artfully arranged into a roulade is attended by pickled walnuts, broad beans and Jerusalem artichokes – all grown in the district.

 

This excellent food and wine, however, needs a better platform. It’s high time the Terrace, set under a marquee roof, dispensed with its walls of opaque plastic so we can drink in the view, and everything else All Saints Estate has to offer.

 

Delicious 100, December 2017

 

Must-eat dish: Roast roulade of baby chicken, pickled walnuts, broad beans

Price: $41 - $80 for two courses

Chef: Simon Arkless

Cuisine: Contemporary

Bookings: Yes

Open: Wed-Sun noon-3pm, Sat 6pm-late

Address: All Saints Estate, 315 All Saints Rd, Wahgunyah

Ph: 1800 021 621

Website: allsaintswine.com.au

Instagram: @allsaintsestate

 

 

Terrace Restaurant is open for lunch from Wednesday to Sunday, from 12pm and Saturday night for dinner from 6pm.

 

Bookings recommended. Phone us at 02 6035 2228 or book online here