2020 Readers' Choice Awards

We are proud to announce the Australian Good Food Guide Readers' Choice winners for 2020.

Many great establishments have been awarded a Readers' Choice award around the country this year. These establishments have received the most votes in 2019 in their region and for their respective categories. More about Readers' Choice Awards

"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
The Mill Restaurant

The Mill Restaurant

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 8:00:AM

Pokolbin

12 Chef Hat Award
Set among the lush, thriving grounds of rolling vineyards and a panorama of the Brokenback Ranges, The Mill Restaurant plates up a refined Mod Oz menu, using seasonal Hunter Valley produce. The Mill’s...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Tapas"
A long-loved watering hole in Mosman Park, Samson’s Paddock on Glyde Street is a tapas haven for local foodies. With a history dating back to the 1830s when horses rested out front while riders quench...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Thai"
The Spirit House Restaurant

The Spirit House Restaurant

Asian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Yandina

13 Chef Hat Award
Lush palm fronds and tinkling wind chimes take you from the Hinterland haven of Yandina into the wondrous world of The Spirit House Restaurant. New dishes from Head Chef Aaron Tucker await guests at t...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Seafood"
George's Paragon

George's Paragon

Seafood   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Brisbane CBD

Just minutes from the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, George’s Paragon on Eagle Street Pier offers a seafood restaurant oasis perched beside the Brisbane River. Dine alfresco by the water’s edge as all manne...
Located right in the heat of Armidale, across the road from the information centre, the major bus depot and just minutes walk to several of the areas favourite restaurants, New England Motor Inn makes...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Regional"
Espousing a paddock-to-plate philosophy in Seymour is The Winery Kitchen. Located only an hour from Melbourne and tucked into Seymour’s picturesque Somerset Crossing Vineyard, this family-run restaura...
"Panoramic Views of Batemans Bay"
For those seeking modern dining when visiting Batemans Bay, make for award-winning The Sandbar Lounge and Dining residing in Quays Hotel. Enjoy sprawling water views from the balcony, before entering ...
"A Wonderful Daily Changing Menu"
Escape the bustle of the city at charming and serene The Balfour Kitchen on Balfour Street in New Farm. Set in a beautiful Queenslander, guests can dine on the verandah, enjoy relaxed gatherings under...
For an experience that leaves a lasting impression, discerning Moss Vale foodies dine at Birch on Argyle Street. From the red pillar telephone box outside to an elegant interior ambience of dark olive...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
An all-encompassing destination for wine tastings, functions, mouth-watering local cuisine and an enviable view, Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard has fast warranted itself an enthusiastic loyal following. A r...
"Readers' Choice 2020 Winner"
Zahli Restaurant

Zahli Restaurant

Middle Eastern   $$$$$   Opens Tue 12:00:PM

Surry Hills

Take a sensory journey to the Middle East at the suave Zahli Restaurant, nestled on Elizabeth Street in Surry Hills. Adopting both name and vibrant culture of an area in Lebanon, Zahli radiates the en...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Spanish"
Alegrias Spanish Tapas

Alegrias Spanish Tapas

Spanish   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

Rozelle

Alegrias Spanish Tapas delights Sydney diners with authentic Mediterranean cuisine in lavishly elegant surrounds on Terry Street in Rozelle. Dripping crystal chandeliers, wooden ceiling beams and curv...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Fusion"
Tamarind

Tamarind

Fusion   $$$$$   Opens Tue 6:00:PM

Cairns

13 Chef Hat Award
An exotic sensory feast awaits diners at multi-award-winning Tamarind, signature restaurant of Cairns’ Reef Hotel Casino. The journey begins with an ambient, low-lit dining room set with crisp white l...
"Fantastic imagination and technique"
Just 15 minutes from Adelaide, overlooking the rolling patchwork of Piccadilly Valley, is Mount Lofty House, home to Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant. An elegant atmosphere awaits, styled with true refinem...
"smooth sophistication and elegance."
Offering up a taste of some of Daylesford’s freshest produce combined with smooth sophistication and elegant style is Chef Hat-awarded Sault. Views are of course abundant and inspiring with the restau...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Fine Dining"
Surrounded by private parkland overlooking Lake Burley Griffin, The Boat House is the ideal place to relax and enjoy award-winning dining. Escape from the city life of Canberra and enjoy stunning lake...
"Fine Food in a Nostalgic Environment"
Experience the taste of fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere at Otis Dining Hall, an establishment popular among a crowd of suave Kingston locals. Set on Jardine Street, Otis offers an ambient escape f...
"2020 Readers Choice- Best in Region"
Located in the heart of Red Hill, the Mornington Peninsula’s premium foodie destination, Red Gum BBQ speaks to the country feel and atmosphere of authentic Southern BBQ. The converted warehouse space,...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Fine Dining"
A striking heritage-listed sandstone cottage is home to Eschalot restaurant, an award-winning eatery on Old Hume Highway in Berrima. A popular Southern Highlands dining destination since 2003, Eschalo...
For a taste of Northern Italy without leaving Ettalong Beach, head to Gusto Italian Bistro on Ocean View Road. This is not your normal Italian ristorante - a sleek and vibrant colour scheme makes for ...