Andy Tyson and the guys at Hubert don't just want you to enjoy great booze, they also want you to have an enormous amount of fun doing it. From the vibrant illustrations to the chatty Q&A profiles of the staff scattered throughout, this list is imbued with love. There's something for everyone in its 40 pages, too, from great-value young local pinot to indulgent old claret; from a good selection of half-bottles ("for those dining alone") to magnums ("for the greedy dining alone") and everything in between. An absolute joy.
Photography: Andy Tyson at Hubert, by Scott Hawkins
Raise a glass to the winners of Gourmet Traveller's 2017 Restaurant Guide Awards, sponsored by Vittoria Coffee and Santa Vittoria. Across Australia, restaurants are plating up and creating excellent dining experiences with attentive service, inventive menus and carefully curated wine lists. These are the best of the best - make a reservation and try them out yourselves.