The Good Food Guide Awards were held in Melbourne for the first time last night, with Australia’s best chefs, sommeliers and venues acknowledged for their contributions to the culinary scene.

Jock Zonfrillo’s Restaurant Orana was awarded Restaurant of the Year, with Peter Gilmore from Quay taking out the title of Chef of the Year.

Jodie Odowaz from Iki Jime was named the Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year and Laura in Victoria awarded New Restaurant of the Year. Brae received the Regional Restaurant of the Year award.

The 2019 edition of the national Good Food Guide has also been released, with more than 500 restaurants from Darwin, Hobart, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Canberra reviewed and 264 receiving a hat.

Seven restaurants received three hats, including Attica (VIC), Brae (VIC), Momofuku Seiobo (NSW), Minamishima (VIC), Quay (NSW), Restaurant Orana (SA) and Sixpenny (NSW).


One hat: 51

Two hats: 14

Three hats: 2


One hat: 50

Two hats: 25

Three hats: 3


One hat: 7

Two hats: 1


One hat: 9

Two hats: 3


One hat: 3

Two hats: 1


One hat: 12        


The 2019 Good Food Guide Award winners

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

Food for Good Award — Sydney Doesn’t Suck, New South Wales

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