The Age Good Food Guide 2017: full list of hatted restaurants

Regional restaurateurs were the grinners at The Age Good Food Guide 2017 Awards.

Carrying off some of the big gongs were Birregurra's Brae, winning Restaurant of the Year, and newcomer Igni in Geelong, which gained two hats on debut and added two trophies to its cabinet (Santa Vittoria Regional Restaurant of the Year and Citi Chef of the Year award for co-owner and chef Aaron Turner).

Swanky winery restaurant Ezard @ Levantine Hill, in the Yarra Valley, won the publicly voted People's Choice Award, and a hat.

Also flying the flag for regional restaurants were Healesville Hotel, which regained the hat it lost last year, Patricia's Table in Milawa, which grabbed its first, and Fen in Port Fairy and Stefano's in Mildura, which both gained their second hats.

In the city and suburbs, fortunes rose for Anchovy, Bar Lourinha, Elyros, Highline at the Railway Hotel, Lee Ho Fook and Noir – all were rewarded with toques this year.

But what goes up inevitably comes down. Bistro Vue, Da Noi, Gladioli, Kenzan, MoVida Aqui, Rosetta and The Roving Marrow all lost hats.

Among the new restaurants getting among the culinary millinery were Amaru, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Embla, Estelle by Scott Pickett, French Saloon, Ides, Marion, Nora and Oter.

City and suburbs

THREE HATS

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Attica 

Minamishima

Vue de Monde

TWO HATS

Circa

Cutler & Co

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Estelle by Scott Pickett

Ezard

Flower Drum

Grossi Florentino Upstairs

Lume

Matteo's

The Press Club

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Saint Crispin

Spice Temple

Woodland House

ONE HAT

Amaru

Anchovy

Bacash

Bar Lourinha

Bistro Guillaume

Cafe Di Stasio

Cecconi's Flinders Lane

Centonove

Coda

Cumulus Inc.

Dandelion

Donovans

Easy Tiger Smith St

Elyros

Embla

Epocha

European

French Saloon

The Grand

Highline at the Railway Hotel

Ides

Il Bacaro

Kappo

Lee Ho Fook

Longrain

Maha

Marion

Merricote

Mister Jennings

MoVida

Noir

Nora

O.My

Oter

Pei Modern

The Point Albert Park

Rosetta

Sarti

Supernormal

Tipo 00

Tonka

The Town Mouse

Union Dining

Regional

THREE HATS

Brae, Birregurra

TWO HATS

Fen, Port Fairy

Igni, Geelong

Lake House, Daylesford

Provenance, Beechworth

Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld

Stefano's, Mildura

Ten Minutes by Tractor, Main Ridge

ONE HAT

A La Grecque, Aireys Inlet

Catfish, Ballarat

Eleonore's, Yering

Ezard at Levantine Hill, Coldstream

Gladioli, Inverleigh

The Good Table, Castlemaine

Healesville Hotel, Healesville

Kazuki's, Daylesford

Masons of Bendigo, Bendigo

Montalto, Red Hill South

Paringa Estate, Red Hill South

Patricia's Table, Milawa

Pickled Pig, Warrnambool

Port Phillip Estate, Red Hill South

Public Inn, Castlemaine

Simones, Bright

Source Dining, Kyneton

Tani Eat & Drink, Bright

Terrace Restaurant, Wahgunyah

Tulip, Geelong