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"
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 - 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 2020 - Regional"
The Winery Kitchen

The Winery Kitchen

Italian   $$$$$   Opens Wed 5:30:PM

Seymour

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...
"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...
Scratchleys On The Wharf

Scratchleys On The Wharf

Seafood   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

Newcastle City

One of Newcastle Harbour’s most iconic and loved seafood restaurants, Scratchleys on the Wharf offers sunsets, cocktails and stunning water views. Overlooking the busy port towards Nobby’s Lighthouse,...
Corso Brio

Corso Brio

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Barangaroo

Bringing the nostalgia of exclusive supper clubs to the heart of Barangaroo, Corso Brio is part of the unique food and wine lovers' emporium Bel & Brio, designed to suit the needs of the growing local...
"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...
"Fine Food in a Nostalgic Environment"
Otis Dining Hall

Otis Dining Hall

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens Wed 6:00:PM

Kingston

13 Chef Hat Award
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...
"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...
Serafino Restaurant

Serafino Restaurant

Mediterranean   $$$$$   Opens at 10:00:AM

McLaren Vale

14 Chef Hat Award
Discover the beauty of McLaren Vale at Serafino, a winery, restaurant and accommodation venue nestled among 200-year-old gum trees, lakes and rolling hillsides. The largest venue space in McLaren Vale...
Gusto Italian Bistro

Gusto Italian Bistro

Italian   $$$$$   Opens Wed 5:30:PM

Ettalong Beach

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 ...
"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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Fusion"
Tamarind

Tamarind

Fusion   $$$$$   Opens at 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...
"Savour the nightly degustation menu"
Original ingredients, healthy eating and the art of plating are on the menu at Andly Private Kitchen on Oxford Close in West Leederville. Bringing joy to the mouths of all who visit, Chef Andly serves...
On Aspinall Road in the Megalong Valley of the Blue Mountains, find Megalong Creek Estate Vineyard crafting boutique, single-estate wines created by the award-winning Jacob Stein of Robert Stein wines...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - European"
The Long Apron

The Long Apron

French   $$$$$   Opens at 8:00:AM

Montville

15 Chef Hat Award
Signature restaurant of Montville’s picturesque Spicers Clovelly Estate, The Long Apron is a dining experience that insists on a lengthy stay. This intimate restaurant feels instantly inviting and onc...
"Ingredients Grown On-site or Nearby"
For contemporary estate fine dining in the tranquil rural setting of the Hunter Valley, visit award-winning Margan Restaurant in Broke. Relax in classical surrounds inside, complete with white tablecl...
New England Brewing

New England Brewing

   Opens Wed 11:00:AM

Uralla