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Good Food Guide 2018 introduced a massive change where instead of statewide list, it is now a National list. Hence, the winner might not necessarily be from New South Wales.

The winner of this inaugural format is Attica in Victoria.

Other Awards in this year’s Good Food Guide 2018

Best new restaurant of the year is Saint Peter in NSW by Josh Niland. They are coming in to the list as a two-hat restaurant.

Daniel Puskas from Sixpenny in NSW has won the Chef of The Year award. Sixpenny is a two-hat restaurant.

The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery & Store in Tasmania was awarded the Regional Restaurant of the Year in 2018. Its head chefs are Rodney Dunn and Severine Demanet.

The late Jeremy Strode received the Legend Award.

Young Chef of the year award was given to Kylie Millar from Attica in Victoria.

Nikki Friedli (Africola, South Australia) won the Service Excellence Award.

Food for Good award was given to Orana Foundation in South Australia. This award combined innovation, charity and sustainability.

If you want a good wine, you should go to Aria Brisbane in Queensland as they won this year’s Wine List of the year.

Sommelier of the year went to Raul Moreno Yague from Osteria Ilaria in Victoria.

Best Bar Food can be found in Bar Brosé.

Best Bar is Arlechin in Victoria.

Regional Wine List of the Year went to The Summertown Aristologist in South Australia.

List of NSW restaurants with hats in Good Food Guide 2018

Three hats

There are only two restaurants in NSW awarded with three hats as listed in the Good Food Guide 2018 website:

  • Quay – 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2013 and this year’s restaurant of the year. Quay has once again reclaimed the top spot!
  • Sepia – Winner of 2015, 2014 and 2012 Restaurant of the year award.

Three restaurants (Attica, Brae, Minamishima) in Victoria and Urbane in Queensland also received three hat status.

As listed from the website, the rest of the hats are as follows:

Two hats

Aria, Automata, Bennelong, Bentley Restaurant & BarBiota DiningThe Bridge RoomCirrus, Est., Ester, FiredoorFleet, Fred’s, Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, Lucio’s, LuMi Dining, Momofuku Seiobo, Monopole, Mr. Wong, Muse Restaurant, Ormeggio at The Spit, Oscillate Wildly, Pilu at Freshwater, Porteño, Restaurant Hubert, Rockpool Bar & Grill, Saint Peter, Sixpenny, Tetsuya’s


One hat

10 William St, 4Fourteen, Acme, Aki’s, The Antipodean, The Apollo, Bacco, Baccomatto Osteria, ​Banksii, The Bathers’ Pavilion, Beach Byron Bay, Bellevue, Billy Kwong, ​Bistro MolinesBistro Officina, ​Bistro Rex, Bodega, Buon Ricordo, Catalina, Caveau, ​China Doll, Cho Cho San, Clementine, Continental Deli Bar Bistro, Cottage Point Inn, Da Orazio Pizza & Porchetta, ​Darley’s, The Dolphin Hotel, Eschalot, Felix, Fratelli Paradiso, The Gantry, Glass Brasserie, Hartsyard, ​Harvest, Izakaya Fujiyama, Jade Temple, Jonah’s, Kepos Street Kitchen, Lolli Redini, ​Long Chim, ​LP’s Quality Meats, Margan Restaurant, Ms. G’s, Muse Kitchen, Nomad, Otto Ristorante, The Paddington, Paper BirdPaper DaisyPearls on the BeachQueen ChowRestaurant Mason, The Restaurant Pendolino, ​RockerRosetta, Sagra, ​Sake Restaurant & Bar (Double Bay), Sean’s Panaroma, Sokyo, ​Sotto Sopra, ​Spice TempleSt. Isidore, ​Stanbuli, The Stunned MulletSubo, ​Sushi e, Three Blue Ducks (Bronte & Rosebery), TonicTown Restaurant & Cafe, Uccello, ​Yellow, The Zin House

The following restaurants lost their hat status

Ajo, Berowra Waters Inn, The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, Kepos & Co, Mercado, One Ford Street, Vini

The following restaurants closed permanently

Guillaume (2-hat), Bar Brose, Bistrode CBD, Gastro Park, Master

Note: Green is a new entry to the list. Orange is the one who lost a hat


Good Food Guide 2018

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