Time Out Melbourne have announced the nominees for its 2022 Food & Drink Awards.

It marks an epic return of the Lifestyle publication’s critical reviews after a two year hiatus.

68 bars and restaurants are in the running for ten critics’ awards in categories spanning Fine Dining to Cheap Eats, Cocktail Bars to Casual Drinking Venues, set to be revealed on 14 October.

“Our team has been eating and drinking across the city in 2022 and there’s no doubt we’re seeing a spectacular rebirth,” says Time Out’s Managing Director Elise Bucholtz.

“We are delighted to present our shortlists of the very best the city has to offer, and also to invite our readers to vote in the People’s Choice Awards.”

As well as the 10 categories, four People’s Choice Awards will allow Time Out’s readers to select their favourite restaurant, pub and café.

Eight restaurants including Attica, Enter Via Laundry, Gimlet at Cavendish House, Grill Americano, Minamishima, Nomad Melbourne, Society and Warabi have all been nominated for this year’s Best Fine Dining Restaurant.

Above Board, Black Pearl, Clooney Kitchen & Bar, Eau de Vie, The Everleigh, Gin Palace, Mjølner, Naught, Nick and Nora’s and Whisky and Alemen are all competing for the title of Best Cocktail Bar.

The winners are yet to be announced for Bar of the Year and Restaurant of the Year.

All winners are set to be revealed on 14 October this year.

To see the full list of categories and nominees click here.

Voting is now open and will close on 3 October.

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