About Us

About AGFG

Our Philosophy

The wishes and needs of our members are the guiding principles behind our approach.

Designed as an essential navigational and rating accomplice, the Australian Good Food and Travel Guide has long been acknowledged as Australia's most comprehensive restaurant, accommodation and travel authority encompassing not only all major metropolitan areas but many of the smaller townships that lie in between.

For us it is not just about setting the standard, it's about lifestyle; a world that has much to do with class, distinction and personal taste. The Australian Good Food and Travel Guide is your invaluable accomplice in the planning of the perfect trip away, or simply the perfect evening.

Our History

The Australian Good Food and Travel Guide boasts a long and colourful history. Founded in 1977, two years of comprehensive research and compilation saw the release of Australia's first national restaurant, accommodation and travel guide in 1979. Originally inspired by the Michelin and Gault Millau guides of Europe, the earliest guides carried the title: 'Guide Bonvoyage'

In response to market research, the name was changed in 1984 to the 'Australian Good Food & Accommodation Guide' and later again to the 'Australian Good Food & Travel Guide' (AGFG).

Throughout the decades pioneering principles and values have continued to set the standard establishing AGFG as Australia's most respected rating authority.

Since the launch of the agfg.com.au website in 1999, its popularity has grown exponentially. The site has been developed as a dynamic on-line magazine. Listings are updated daily and monthly feature articles, reviews, news recipes and destination profiles draw readers back on a regular basis. Monthly e-mail contact is maintained with subscribers. E-mails are dynamically targeted by state, region, &/or interest group. 'Priority Feature Listings' are regularly featured and promoted to subscribers within their respective areas.

AGFG has also positioned itself to take advantage of new and emerging technologies including 3G information services and in-car navigation facilities. The release of the AGFG mobile site (m.agfg.com.au) in 2009 will give readers access to the latest reviews and ratings straight from their telephone screen in real time. Additional features available from the AGFG Mobile site include establishment photos, maps, descriptive editorial, and news & events.

How do I get Listed?

Every year our inspectors conscientiously inspect thousands of establishments and other places of interest for inclusion in our publication. If you are the proprietor of an establishment or know of a restaurant, accommodation or other place of interest not listed on the AGFG website, please use our add listing form

Add a Listing

How are establishments rated?

The ratings of listings are strictly independent!

Ratings are based on the facilities and services of each establishment. In the interest of uniformity, a standardized point criteria assists inspectors in their critique. Each establishment must meet the minimum requirements and receive a rating score equal to or above that of the corresponding rating, standardizing the ratings throughout Australia and further ensuring that irrespective of where or who is rating an establishment, the rating will be consistent with international standards.

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