2019 Readers' Choice Awards

We are proud to announce the Australian Good Food Guide Readers' Choice winners for 2019.

Many great establishments have been awarded a Readers' Choice award around the country this year. These establishments have received the most votes in 2018 in their region and for their respective categories. More about Readers' Choice Awards

"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
Perched within the Dandenong Ranges, SkyHigh Mount Dandenong offers a dining experience nothing short of breathtaking. Unparalleled views from the Mornington Peninsula across Port Philip Bay to You Ya...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Fine Dining"
Bacchus

Bacchus

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Tapas"
Samson's Paddock

Samson's Paddock

Tapas   $$$$$   Opens at 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...
"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...
"2019 Readers' Choice - French"
Montrachet

Montrachet

French   $$$$$   Opens at 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 - Fusion"
Tamarind

Tamarind

Fusion   $$$$$   Opens at 6:00:AM

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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
The Winery Kitchen

The Winery Kitchen

Italian   $$$$$   Opens Wed 5:30:PM

Seymour

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...
"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...
"2019 Readers' Choice Award"
BA:M Adelaide

BA:M Adelaide

Asian   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

Adelaide CBD

Residing along Currie Street in the heart of Adelaide City is locally loved Korean fusion restaurant BA:M Adelaide. Discover an interior fitted out with blond timber furnishings, bamboo ceiling featur...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
Hacienda Sydney

Hacienda Sydney

   Opens at 12:00:PM

Circular Quay

Rise above it all and take in stunning harbour views at Hacienda Sydney in Circular Quay. Watch the glistening water with a glass of wine in hand at this lux, yet playful bar, nestled inside the Pullm...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
Absolute beachfront dining with the feel of an island resort awaits at Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill on Pringle Road in Airlie Beach. Nestled in the grounds of Freedom Shore resort, this stunning ve...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - European"
The Long Apron

The Long Apron

European   $$$$$   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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
Miss Moneypenny’s on Hastings Street is sure to entice, holding the promise of stylish dining in Noosa Heads’ iconic eating precinct. See and be seen lounging at leisure inside this semi-alfresco venu...
"2019 Readers Choice Award"
Dove & Olive

Dove & Olive

Pub Food   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Surry Hills

For craft beer and quirky pub fare, Surry Hills locals drop into Dove & Olive on Devonshire Street. Step through the door and be enveloped in a warm, rustic vibe with hanging leadlight lights, pale wo...
"2019 Readers' Choice Winner."
Enjoy cocktails and fine fare surrounded by lush gardens across from the tranquil shores of Port Phillip Bay, at Piers Restaurant @ Portsea Village Resort on Point Nepean Road. Nestled inside the reso...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
The Lane Vineyard

The Lane Vineyard

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Hahndorf

13 Chef Hat Award
Worth a detour? Without question! If not for the picturesque setting, the food at The Lane Vineyard restaurant in Hahndorf certainly makes any travel worthwhile. Nestled in the Adelaide Hills, The Lan...
"2019 Readers' Choice Award"
Hervey Bay locals and visitors alike take in amazing views of the bay and relax in the urban theme of EAT at Dan & Steph’s on The Esplanade. Winners of My Kitchen Rules in 2013, Dan and Steph present ...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard

Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Lenswood

13 Chef Hat Award
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 2019 Winner"
Zahli Restaurant

Zahli Restaurant

Middle Eastern   $$$$$   Opens at 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 - Regional"
An exhilarating taste journey begins upon crossing the border into Fu Manchu Oriental Kitchen, part of the trendy dining scene found on Chevron Island. Drawing locals from across the Gold Coast to try...