The Good Food website published the Good Food Guide 2020 on the 30th of September 2019. The guide celebrates the best restaurants in Australia.
The winner of this year's good food guide restaurant of the year is BRAE in Birregurra, Victoria. They are also sitting at #101 in the world's 50 best restaurants list. Last year in the Good Food Guide 2019, Brae received the award for Regional Restaurant of the year.
Other Awards in this year’s Good Food Guide 2020
Best new restaurant of the year is JOY in Brisbane, Queensland, by Sarah and Tim Scott.
Lennox Hastie from Firedoor in NSW has won the Chef of The Year award.
Pipit in Pottsville, NSW, was awarded the Regional Restaurant of the Year in 2019. Its head chef is Ben Devlin.
Maggie Beer from South Australia received the Legend Award.
Young Chef of the year award was given to Anna Ugarte-Carral from Momofuku Seiobo in NSW.
Joanna Smith (Igni, Geelong, Victoria) won the Service Excellence Award.
Food for Good award went to National Indigenous Culinary Institute in NSW and VIC. This institute guaranteed jobs for indigenous chefs upon completion of the program.
Bar of the year is Bar Margaux in Melbourne, Victoria.
Sommelier of the year went to Forbes Appleby from Franklin in Hobart, Tasmania.
If you want a good wine, you should go to Yellow in Sydney as they won this year's Wine List of the year.
The regional wine list of the year went to FermentAsian in Tanunda, South Australia.
List of NSW restaurants with hats in Good Food Guide 2020
There are two restaurants in NSW awarded with three hats as listed in the Good Food Guide 2020 website:
- Quay – We have yet to try Quay's new, post-snow-egg menu.
- Sixpenny – We went to sixpenny in 2018 and it was one of the best dining experience.
The same three restaurants as the last 2 years (Attica, Brae, Minamishima) in Victoria and Restaurant Orana in South Australia also received three hat status.
As listed from the website, the rest of the hats are as follows:
Aria, Automata, Bennelong, Bentley Restaurant and Bar, Bert's Bar and Brasserie, Biota, Est., Ester, Firedoor, Fleet, Fred's Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Lucio's, LuMi Dining, Momofuku Seiobo, Monopole, Mr. Wong, Muse Restaurant, Ormeggio at the Spit, Pilu at Freshwater, Porteño, Rockpool Bar and Grill, Tetsuya's, Yelow.
One hat - Sydney
10 William St, Alberto's Lounge, The Apollo, Arthur, Bacco Osteria, The Bathers' Pavilion, Bea, Bennelong Cured and Cultured, Bistecca, Buon Ricordo, Catalina, Cho Cho San, Cirrus, Continental Deli Bar and Bistro, Cottage Point Inn, The Dolphin Hotel, Don Peppino's, Felix, Fratelli Paradiso, Gaku Robata Grill, The Gantry, Glass Brasserie, Hotel Centennial, Hubert, Jonah's, Kepos and Co, Lankan Filling Station, LP's Quality Meats, Ms. G's, Nomad, One Penny Red, Otto, Queen Chow, The Restaurant Pendolino, Rising Sun Workshop, Rosetta, Sagra, Saint Peter, Sake Restaurant and Bar, Sean's Panorama, Sokyo, Spice Temple, Sushi e, Uccello, Yan.
One hat - Regional
The Argyle Inn, Bistro Molines, Caveau, Clementine, Lolli Redini, Margan Restaurant, Muse Kitchen, Paper Daisy, Pipit, The Stunned Mullet, Subo.
The following restaurants lost their hat status
A1 Canteen, Bistro Guillaume, The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, Bodega, Chin Chin, China Doll, Hartsyard, Izakaya Fujiyama, Poly, Stanbuli, Three Blue Ducks (Bronte),
The following restaurants closed permanently
The Bridge Room, Oscillate Wildly, ACME, Billy Kwong, Ble Restaurant, Kepos Street Kitchen, Paper Bird, Sotto Sopra,
Note: Green is a new entry to the list. Orange is the one who lost a hat