It wasn’t until 11:15pm that the winner was announced, but Adelaide’s 28 St restaurant last night won Seven’s Restaurant Revolution.
With $200,000 awarded, it was one of TV’s latest-ever prize giveaways -nearly as late as the $100,000 given away by Jamie Durie’s Top Design at 11;30pm in 2011.
It was so late Seven didn’t even send out a Press Release -normally standard fare for a Reality TV grand final.
The Donehue family of four won the contest over Sydney’s Somewhere Nice, managed solo by Dom. Brisbane took 3rd, Melbourne was 4th and Perth 5th.
The finale concludes the biggest and most expensive TV flop of the year, cut down from its original plan of multi-nights across the week to a single night at 9:30pm.
While the restaurants still reported doing a brisk trade regardless, it is of small consolation to Seven and their advertisers. With the prize now sorted, Seven can get on with the business of its new shows from Sunday including X Factor, 800 Words and the Peter Allen miniseries.