MyCityLife | 10 October 2018

The highly-anticipated 2019 national Good Food Guide Awards took place at Melbourne’s Crown Casino this week, recognising the countries’ top destinations to wine and dine. The prestigious awards revealed the makers and shakers in Australia’s restaurant industry by honouring Australia’s best chefs, sommeliers and dining experiences.


Vittoria Coffee Restaurant Winner- Restaurant Orana (SA)

Brisbane’s OTTO was Queensland’s award winner on the night, bringing home Wine List of the Year. Woolloongabba’s 1889 Enoteca was also a close finalist for the award which considers the diversity and quality of restaurants by-the-glass range of wines, as well as how they complement the restaurant's food and style.

Other finalists included Brisbane’s well-loved heritage bar The Gresham for the coveted Bar of the Year award and Ian Trinkle from Brisbane’s Aria for Sommelier of the Year.

In addition to the Awards, the night also saw the unveiling of Australia’s annual restaurant bible – the Good Food Guide 2019. Now in its 39th year (and 2nd year as a national edition), the guide is built from independent reviews written by a panel of anonymous restaurant critics and rates Australia’s best restaurants with ‘hats’. Over 500 restaurants were reviewed Australia-wide with 264 receiving hat status.

In Queensland 22 restaurants were awarded prestigious hat status this year, highlighting the best and brightest of the states food and wine industry. 18 restaurants were awarded one hat whilst Brisbane’s Aria, OTTO and Stokehouse received 2 hats alongside Noosa’s Wasabi Restaurant and Bar.


Noosa's Wasabi Restaurant- Awarded One Hat

The 2019 Good Food Guide editor Myffy Rigby commented the Guide is a reflection of the thousands of voices that make Australia one of the most diverse and delicious places to eat in the world. And with 22 restaurants receiving hats, it’s safe to say Queensland’s restaurateurs and foodies alike are taking great steps to contribute to the diversity and deliciousness.

If you love a great meal, these venues should be at the top of your list to try out.

Vittoria Coffee Restaurant of the Year - Restaurant Orana, South Australia

New Restaurant of the Year - Laura, Victoria

Citi Chef of the Year - Peter Gilmore, Quay, New South Wales

Santa Vittoria Regional Restaurant of the Year - Brae, Victoria

Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year - Jodie Odrowaz, Iki Jime, Victoria

Wine List of the Year - Otto, Queensland

Regional Wine List of the Year- Wickens at the Royal Mail, Victoria

Sommelier of the Year - Travis Howe, Carlton Wine Room, Victoria

Citi Service Excellence Award - Kylie Javier Ashton, Momofuku Seiobo, New South Wales

Vittoria Coffee Legend Award - Stefano de Pieri, Stefano’s Cantina, Victoria

Bar of the Year - The Dolphin Hotel Wine Room, New South Wales

Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists!

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