Top 10 Restaurants of Australia

Number 7 - Est.

Cuisine: Modern Australian/Contemporary
Location: Sydney, NSW

Number 7 in our list of the top ten restaurants of Australia is Peter Doyle's Est. A consistent high performer, Est. has retained 3 hat status since 2003 and 3 Gourmet Traveller stars since 2007. It's elegant décor and the harmonious and attentive service from the moment you step in sets the tone for a true fine dining experience. The food doesn't miss a beat either, dishes are based around simple and classical flavour combinations that serve to enhance the principal ingredient and is essentially based in classical French technique.

Another impressive feature is the wine matching which was confirmed by Frank Moreau taking out Gourmet Traveller's sommelier of the year for 2011. The petit fours are reason enough to order coffee at the end of year meal. All in all Est. puts on consistent, high class fine dining experience in all aspects.

An interview with Peter Doyle:

Sample Dégustation Menu*

  • “Taste of summer”, fresh goats curd
    2002 dom pérignon, épernay – france
  • Moreton bay bug, scampi, celtuce heart, confit grape tomato, summer fennel royale, chives
    2009 ravenworth marsanne, merrumbateman – nsw
  • Steamed murray cod fillet, shaved abalone, snow peas, oyster mushrooms, ginger – green shallot vinaigrette
    2007 domaine guffens-heyen mâcon pierreclos 'en crazy', mâconnais – france
  • Qual breast, boudin noir, edamame, green peas, pickling onions, pan juices
    2007 san fabiano calcinaia chianti classico, tuscany – italy
  • Roasted, boned squab pigeon, grilled fig, almond cream, hazelnut picada, pan juices
    2008 descendientes de josé palacios 'pétalos', bierzo – spain
  • Blueberry sorbet, vanilla cream, sorrel granita
  • Cherry souffle, pinot noir rose sorbet
    2009 giacomo bologna 'braida' brachetto d'acqui, piedmont – italy
  • Coffee, tea, tisanes and mignardises

*Please note the provided menu and prices are only an example and may change at anytime, please refer to the restaurant's website for up to date information