2016 Restaurant Awards

Chef Hat Awards 2016

We are proud to announce the Australian Good Food and Travel Guide Chef Hat award winners for 2016.

429 restaurants have been awarded Chef Hats around the country this year and now it’s your turn. Vote for your favourite restaurants in the AGFG Readers Choice Awards. To vote simply click the 'VOTE NOW' button on your restaurant(s) of choice.

  • Sepia

    Sydney City Restaurants NSW

    Modern AustralianLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds $$$$$

    Sepia’s slick Sydney CBD location is reflective of its desire to reflect a bustling city atmosphere, with a dining setting of sophistication and finesse found in the likes of...

  • The Bridge Room

    Sydney City Restaurants NSW

    EuropeanLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds $$$$$

  • Readers Choice Winner 2016 - Regional Winner

    Quay

    The Rocks Restaurants NSW

    Modern AustralianLicensed Restaurants in Elegant Surrounds with Grand Traditional Service $$$$$

    Located at Sydney's Overseas Passenger Terminal, with sweeping views from the Opera House to the Harbour Bridge, Quay Restaurant is found in what many consider to be Sydney's fi...

  • Brae

    Birregurra Restaurants VIC

    Modern AustralianLicensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants $$$$$

    Dan Hunter formerly of the Royal Mail Hotel has opened this exciting new restaurant. Subscribe to Brae's newsletter for latest updates.

  • Momofuku Seiobo

    Pyrmont Restaurants NSW

    AsianLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds $$$$$

    Look out for world renowned chef David Chang's bold and innovative flavours as his magic happens inside Momofuku Seiobo, unveiled at The Star, Sydney in 2011. Slick, d...

  • Ormeggio at The Spit

    Mosman Restaurants NSW

    ItalianLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds $$$$$

  • Provenance Restaurant

    Beechworth Restaurants VIC

    Modern AustralianLicensed Restaurants in Elegant Surrounds with Grand Traditional Service $$$$$

    Filled with character, soul & original pieces from its past Provenance Restaurant is located in Beechworth. With high ceilings, a large fireplace and polished ...

  • est.

    Sydney City Restaurants NSW

    Modern AustralianLicensed Restaurants in Elegant Surrounds with Grand Traditional Service $$$$$

    From the magnificent heritage architecture to Peter Doyle’s beautifully orchestrated dishes, Sydney’s est. makes just the sort of impression you’d expect of one of the nation’...

  • Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney

    Sydney City Restaurants NSW

    Modern AustralianLicensed Restaurants in Elegant Surrounds with Grand Traditional Service $$$$$

    Escape the chaotic CBD and venture to Rockpool Bar & Grill in the 1936 Emil Sodersteen American style art-deco skyscraper and be awed by the towering ce...

  • Lake House

    Daylesford Restaurants VIC

    Modern AustralianLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds $$$$$

    A team passionate about hospitality delivers beautiful cutting edge, seasonal food matched with an internationally acclaimed wine list. Under the direction of Executive C...

  • Esquire Restaurant

    Brisbane City Restaurants QLD

    Modern AustralianLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds $$$$$

    A sophisticated yet unpretentious degustation restaurant, Esquire aims to provide an unforgettable taste experience where taste meets creativity. The result i...

  • Flower Drum

    Melbourne City Restaurants VIC

    ChineseLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds $$$$$

    Flower drum has a well known history amongst foodies and Melbournians alike. An unlikely building is the venue for this Cantonese culinary delight, which is accessed...

  • Cutler & Co. Dining Room

    Fitzroy Restaurants VIC

    EuropeanLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds $$$$$

    There’s a sense of industrial eeriness meets underground glam at Cutler & Co. in Fitzroy. Past wallpaper prints & paint jobs have been scrubbed away to reveal ...

  • Rockpool Bar & Grill Melbourne

    Southbank Restaurants VIC

    Modern AustralianLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds $$$$$

    Commit to an experience of minimal magnificence, à la Neil Perry style at Rockpool Bar & Grill inside Crown Casino. On first glances the dining room ma...

  • Urbane

    Brisbane City Restaurants QLD

    Modern AustralianLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds $$$$$

    In a quiet corner of Brisbane’s CBD is Urbane, a trendy yet elegant restaurant. With dim lighting & banquette style seating, Urbane is romantic & intimate but casual enoug...

  • Cafe Di Stasio

    St Kilda Restaurants VIC

    ItalianLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds $$$$$

  • Readers Choice Winner 2016 - Regional Winner

    Appellation

    Marananga Restaurants SA

    Modern AustralianLicensed Restaurants in Elegant Surrounds with Grand Traditional Service

    Considered one of Australia’s finest dining experiences, Appellation is nestled in the Barossa Valley, just an hour outside Adelaide. The restaurant’s intimate and under...

  • Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant

    Magill Restaurants SA

    Modern AustralianLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds

    Sitting above five hectares of Shiraz vines at the glorious Penfolds Winery is the Magill Estate Restaurant, one of Adelaide’s premier dining destinati...

  • Orana

    Adelaide City Restaurants SA

    Modern AustralianLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds

  • Readers Choice Winner 2016 - New Restaurant

    Bennelong

    Sydney City Restaurants NSW

    Modern AustralianLicensed Restaurants in Elegant Surrounds with Grand Traditional Service $$$$$

  • Royal Mail Hotel Restaurant

    Dunkeld Restaurants VIC

    Modern AustralianLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds $$$$$

  • Bentley Restaurant & Bar

    Sydney City Restaurants NSW

    EuropeanLicensed Restaurants in Elegant Surrounds with Grand Traditional Service $$$$$

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