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Which Australian city boasts the most acclaimed restaurants? This FACT indicates the number of acclaimed restaurants in each Australian capital city.
Acclaimed restaurants are defined by an allocation of 12 to 20 Chef Hats awarded by the Australian Good Food Guide. The criteria for selection include both the facilities and services of each establishment. While there are other sources of restaurant ratings, for example those in guidebooks, newspapers, lifestyle magazines and online forums, criteria for these reviews differ greatly, and are thus less reliable for statistical analysis.
Sydney, Australia's financial capital and largest city by population, has the highest number of Chef Hat restaurants, at 80. It is followed closely by Melbourne, at 76.