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   $$$$$   Open Now


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...
"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...
Barolos Ristorante Italiano

Barolos Ristorante Italiano

Italian   $$$$$   Opens Mon 12:00:PM


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"
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 Winner"
Providing the ingredients for a quintessential Adelaide Hills dining experience is Maximilian's Restaurant and Saint & Scholar Cellar Door. Nestled among vineyards, this heritage homestead circa 1851 ...
Discover the beauty of award-winning Forest Edge Restaurant on Gembrook-Launching Place Road in the picturesque Yarra Ranges. Just a 50-minute drive from Melbourne's CBD, guests are treated to breatht...
Eat, stay, play and create lasting memories at Raleigh Winery + House on Queen Street in Raleigh. Located just 15 minutes south of Coffs Harbour, this award-winning boutique winery is an ideal spot to...
"Easy, breezy, alfresco dining."
The Shack Cafe & Pizzeria

The Shack Cafe & Pizzeria

Cafe   $$$$$   Open Now


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 ...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Fine Dining"


Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 1:30:PM

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...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - 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...
"stunning rooftop location"
From a stunning rooftop location, restaurant Cazzy’s at the Top boasts dazzling views overlooking Gold Coast’s Coolangatta Beach. Glass walls and a deck maximise the restaurant’s oceanfront vista whil...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Indian"
Urban Tadka

Urban Tadka

Indian   $$$$$   Open Now

Terrey Hills

13 Chef Hat Award
For authentic Indian cuisine in Terrey Hills, take to award-winning Urban Tadka on Mona Vale Road. Enveloping diners in warm tones of red and black and submerged ambient mood lighting, this relaxed re...
"2019 Readers' Choice - French"


French   $$$$$   Opens Mon 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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Seafood"
George's Paragon

George's Paragon

Seafood   $$$$$   Open Now

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...
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...
"Beautiful atmosphere amazing food"
Mykonos Taverna

Mykonos Taverna

Greek   $$$$$   Open Now


Save yourself the airfare and head to Portman Street in Oakleigh to discover a slice of the Greek Islands at Mykonos Taverna. Take a seat in the newly renovated dining area and be convinced you are sh...
"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...
"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...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Pizza"
Locale Pizzeria Deakin

Locale Pizzeria Deakin

Pizza   $$$$$   Open Now


A promise in a name, Locale Pizzeria Deakin on Hopetoun Circuit provides inspired Italian dining to Canberra locals. Drawing an after-five crowd, Locale encourages guests to take time dining with fami...
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...