Hats off to Brisbane's top restaurants!

The Brisbane Times Good Food Guide was launched last night in the Queensland Terrace at the State Library. Got to say this is becoming one of my favourite venues - the mirrored ceiling reflecting city lights and rows of collectable china are just too fabulous.

I was one of several reviewers who ate their way around Brisbane for the Food Guide - yes it was a tough job but someone had to do it. All reviewers were anonymous and paid for their meals so you can trust the advice.

Congratulations to those who received hats. Two hats were awarded to Urban, E'cco, Isis, Restaurant Two, River House and Vanitas. One hat was awarded to 1889 Enoteca, Absynthe, Baguette, Bar Alto, Berardos, Era Bistro, Fellini, Lurleen's, Montrachet, Muse, Peppers Spicers Peak, Restaurant Rapide, Ricky's, Sono, Spirit House and Wasabi. Chef of the Year is Craig McCabe of 1889 Enoteca, Restaurant of the Year is Urbane and Best Wine List went to Restaurant II.

Best New Restaurant is Pearl Cafe. Simon Thomsen says its a reflection of the adaptability of restaurants - 'Dining should be fun' - and he's right.

Find the full reviews at www.brisbanetimes.com.au/goodfoodguide