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 - Thai"
The Spirit House Restaurant

The Spirit House Restaurant

Asian   $$$$$   Opens Tue 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...
Creating memorable moments for Brisbane diners for more than 20 years, Barolos Ristorante Italiano on Sherwood Road delivers fine dining in style. This Toowong venue showcases the finest ingredients, ...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Tapas"
Samson's Paddock

Samson's Paddock

Tapas   $$$$$   Opens Tue 12:00:PM

Mosman Park

12 Chef Hat Award
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...
Cutting edge style delivering atmosphere driven dining has arrived in Broadbeach with the much-anticipated opening of Miss Moneypenny's on the Gold Coast. Architecturally designed by leading Australia...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Fine Dining"
Bacchus

Bacchus

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens Tue 6:00:AM

South Brisbane

15 Chef Hat Award
It wouldn’t be surprising to see the God of food, wine and indulgence himself lounging at Bacchus Restaurant, his South Brisbane namesake. Located on the podium level of the Rydges South Bank, this la...
"breathtaking Brisbane city panorama"
Lutece Bistro & Wine Bar

Lutece Bistro & Wine Bar

French/European   $$$$$   Opens Tue 11:30:AM

Bardon

Make your next dining experience in Bardon one to remember at the sophisticated Lutece Bistro & Wine Bar on MacGregor Terrace. Classically refined, this smartly set venue regales in a classic French b...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Seafood"
George's Paragon

George's Paragon

Seafood   $$$$$   Opens Tue 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...
"A Wonderful Daily Changing Menu"
The Balfour Kitchen

The Balfour Kitchen

Vietnamese   $$$$$   Opens Tue 6:30:AM

New Farm

12 Chef Hat Award
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...
"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...
"Easy, breezy, alfresco dining."
The Shack Cafe & Pizzeria

The Shack Cafe & Pizzeria

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens Tue 11:30:AM

Aldinga

For a tasty bite to eat when in Aldinga, make your way to The Shack Café & Pizzeria on Old Coach Road. This coastal heritage listed café is a short drive from the turquoise coastline of Port Willunga ...
"2019 Readers' Choice - French"
Montrachet

Montrachet

French   $$$$$   Opens Tue 12:00:PM

Bowen Hills

13 Chef Hat Award
Discover opulence inside Montrachet restaurant, located in Bowen Hills on King Street. Large windows enclose a lavishly furnished space, creating intimacy for a world of luxury inside; white tableclot...
Kitchens on Kent

Kitchens on Kent

Buffet   $$$$$   Opens Tue 6:30:AM

Sydney CBD

Fine dining meets luxury buffet at Kitchens on Kent in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Bringing new culinary excitement, theatre and extravagance to Kent Street by redefining the concept of a traditional b...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
Espousing the 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 restau...
"Matt puts his own spin on classic Mod Oz fare"
Perched on the second floor of Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas is the fresh, contemporary View by Matt Golinski restaurant. Take a moment to unwind, soaking up warm Noosa Heads sunshine and stunning bea...
Wolfe & Molone

Wolfe & Molone

International   $$$$$   Opens Tue 4:00:PM

Bentleigh

Residing on the corner of Centre Road in Melbourne’s suburb of Bentleigh is modern wine bar, Wolfe & Molone. Find an ambient dining space which has been designed around an open-air kitchen and bar, st...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Fusion"
Tamarind

Tamarind

Fusion   $$$$$   Open Now

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...
"A true paddock to plate philosophy"
Enjoy a fresh take on traditional European dining at Geronimo Aperitivo Bar and Restaurant on Launceston’s Charles Street. A simple, sophisticated interior in deep hues is furnished with pieces handcr...
Set in the trendy Salamanca Market precinct in the heart of Hobart, lies Kosaten Japanese restaurant. Styled with an eclectic mix of artwork set against an industrial fit out, overhead pendent lightin...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
Rise above it all and take in stunning harbour views at Hyde Hacienda Sydney in Circular Quay. Watch the glistening water with a glass of wine in hand at this lux, yet playful bar and lounge, inside t...
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...