Brisbane's best

Which are the best restaurants in Brisbane? Well here are the top picks from the 2009 Restaurant & Catering Queensland HOSTPLUS Brisbane Awards for Excellence which were presented last night.

Much loved E'cco Bistro was awarded the supreme award ‘Restaurant of the Year’ and 'Best Contemporary Australian Restaurant'.

Those who took home more than one award on the night included; Boroughs Café Wine Bar at Scarborough (Best Café Restaurant and Best Entertainment Restaurant) and Jellyfish Restaurant in the CBD (Best New Restaurant and Best Speciality Cuisine Restaurant).

New Farm had two winners this year with Watt Modern Dining (Best Alfresco Dining Restaurant) and Bar Alto (Best Italian Restaurant 2009).

The Brisbane CBD proved a hot spot for some of 2009’s best venues including; Cha Cha Char Wine Bar & Grill (Best Steak Restaurant) , Jade Buddha (Best Pub/Tavern/Club Restaurant), and Gianni’s Restaurant (Best Fine Dining Restaurant).

Bulimba’s Citron Restaurant took home Best Asian Restaurant, and Best Pizza Restaurant 2009 went to Sugo Mi. The Coro Hotel’s Lure Seafood Restaurant won Best Seafood Restaurant. The Gunshop Café was named Best Breakfast Restaurant and fellow West End venue Bombay Dhaba took home Best Themed Restaurant. Best European Restaurant was awarded to C’est Bon, Woolloongabba. Best Informal Dining Restaurant went to a Toowong restaurant, Two Small Rooms.