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Melbourne is not only rated as the world’s most liveable city but the nosh is also good with Attica named Australia’s No.1 restaurant.

The Melbourne eatery has taken out this year’s annual Gourmet Traveller award at the Sydney Opera House.

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Attica may be deep in the Melbourne suburb of Ripponlea, but it’s Australia’s culinary standard-bearer on the world stage, said Gourmet Traveller chief restaurant critic Pat Nourse.

Attica has has been named Australia's best restaurant by Gourmet Traveller.
Attica has has been named Australia’s best restaurant by Gourmet Traveller.

At Attica, diners are taken on a voyage of deliciousness, said Mr Nourse.

Overall Victoria did well at the awards.

Brae, a restaurant in Birregurra, southwest of Melbourne, was named both New Restaurant of the Year and Regional Restaurant of the Year, while Alla Wolf-Tasker, of Daylesford’s Lake House has been acknowledged with an award for her Outstanding Contribution to Hospitality.

The peer-voted Chef of the Year award went to Martin Benn of Sepia in Sydney.

Brisbane’s Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall took out Bar of the Year.

In Adelaide, the husband-and-wife team Scott Huggins and Emma McCaskill of Magill Estate won Best New Talent.

Dan Hunter's new restaurant Brae has received rave reviews.
Dan Hunter’s new restaurant Brae has received rave reviews.

Perth scores in the Wine List of the Year with a win for Print Hall.

Melbourne was named the world’s most liveable city on Tuesday for the fourth year running, beating 139 other cities to top the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index.

Food may have to be added to that, too.

AUSTRALIAN GOURMET TRAVELLER RESTAURANT AWARDS WINNERS:

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Attica, Melbourne

Perth's Print Hall.
Perth’s Print Hall.

CHEF OF THE YEAR

Martin Benn, Sepia, Sydney

NEW RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Brae, Birregurra, Vic

WINE LIST OF THE YEAR

Print Hall, Perth

SOMMELIER OF THE YEAR

Nick Hildebrandt, Bentley, Sydney

Attica's Ben Shewry at work.
Attica’s Ben Shewry at work.

MAITRE D’ OF THE YEAR

Christian McCabe, The Town Mouse, Melbourne

BEST NEW TALENT

Scott Huggins and Emma McCaskill, Magill Estate, Adelaide

REGIONAL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Brae, Birregurra, Vic

BAR OF THE YEAR

Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane

THREE-STAR WINNERS

The Town Mouse.
The Town Mouse.

Vue de Monde, Melbourne

Marque, Sydney

Cutler & Co, Melbourne

Sepia, Sydney

Brae, Birregurra

Quay, Sydney

Momofuku Seiobo, Sydney

Rockpool, Sydney

Attica, Melbourne

-AAP

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