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Good Food Guide 2019 is upon us! This is the second year that they do the award nationally.

The winner of this year’s good food guide restaurant of the year is Restaurant Orana in Adelaide, South Australia.

Other Awards in this year’s Good Food Guide 2019

Best new restaurant of the year is Laura at Point Leo Estate in Victoria by Phil Wood.

Peter Gilmore from Quay in NSW has won the Chef of The Year award. Quay is a three-chef-hat restaurant 17 years in a row!

Brae in Victoria was awarded the Regional Restaurant of the Year in 2019. Its head chef is Dan Hunter.

Stefano de Pieri from Stefano’s Cantina in Victoria received the Legend Award.

Young Chef of the year award was given to Jodie Odrowaz from Iki Jime in Victoria.

Kylie Javier Ashton (Momofuku Seiobo, Sydney) won the Service Excellence Award.

Food for Good award was given to #SydneyDoesntSuck campaign by the City of Sydney. This campaign aims at reducing plastic straws in Sydney.

Bar of the year is The Dolphin Wine Room in NSW.

Sommelier of the year went to Travis Howe from Carlton Wine Room in Victoria.

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

The regional wine list of the year went to Wickens at the Royal Mail in Dunkeld, Victoria.


List of NSW restaurants with hats in Good Food Guide 2019

Three hats

There are three restaurants in NSW awarded with three hats as listed in the Good Food Guide 2019 website:

  • Quay – 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2013. Quay’s chef, Peter Gilmore, won this year’s Chef of the year.
  • Momofuku Seiobo.
  • Sixpenny.  We went to sixpenny earlier this year and it was so far the best restaurant we went to this year.

The same three restaurants as last year (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:

Two hats

Aria, Automata, Bennelong, Bentley Restaurant & Bar, Biota Dining, Bert’s Bar and BrasserieThe Bridge Room, Cirrus, Est., Ester, Firedoor, Fleet, Fred’s, Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, Lucio’s, LuMi Dining, Monopole, Mr. Wong, Muse Restaurant, Ormeggio at The Spit, Oscillate Wildly, Paper Daisy, Pilu at Freshwater, Porteño, Restaurant Hubert, Rockpool Bar & Grill, Saint Peter, Tetsuya’s, Yellow

One hat – Sydney

10 William St, A1 Canteen, Acme, The Apollo, Bacco Osteria, The Bathers’ Pavilion, Billy Kwong, Bistro Guillaume, Ble Restaurant, The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, Bodega, Buon Ricordo, Catalina, Chin Chin, China Doll, Cho Cho San, Continental Deli Bar Bistro, Cottage Point Inn, The Dolphin Hotel, Felix, Fratelli Paradiso, The Gantry, Glass Brasserie, Hartsyard, Hotel Centennial, Izakaya Fujiyama, Jonah’s, Kepos and Co, Kepos Street Kitchen, Lankan Filling Station, LP’s Quality Meats, Nomad, Otto Ristorante, Paper Bird, Poly, Queen Chow, The Restaurant Pendolino, Rising Sun Workshop, Rosetta Ristorante, Sagra, Sake Restaurant and Bar (Double Bay), Sean’s Panorama, Sokyo, Sotto Sopra, Spice Temple, Stanbuli, Sushi e, Three Blue Ducks (Bronte), Uccello, Yan

One hat – Regional

The Argyle Inn, Bistro Molines, Bistro Officina, The Byron at Byron Resort, Caveau, Clementine, Fumo, Harvest, Lolli Redini, Margan Restaurant, Muse Kitchen, Pearls on the Beach, Restaurant Mason, Shelter, St. Isidore, The Stunned Mullet, Subo, The Zin House

The following restaurants lost their hat status

Aki’s, Banksii, Beach Byron Bay, Bellevue, Bistro Rex,  Da Orazio Pizza & Porchetta,  Darley’s, Eschalot, Long Chim, Ms. G’s, The Paddington, Rocker, Tonic, Town Restaurant & Cafe

The following restaurants closed permanently

4Fourteen, The Antipodean, Jade Temple

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


Good Food Guide 2019

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