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2023 Readers' Choice Awards

We are proud to announce the Australian Good Food Guide Readers' Choice winners for 2023.

Many great establishments have been awarded a Readers' Choice award around the country this year. These establishments have received the most votes in 2022 in their region and for their respective categories. More about Readers' Choice Awards

Miss Moneypenny's Broadbeach

Miss Moneypenny's Broadbeach

Mediterranean   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM


13 Chef Hat Award Restaurant & Catering Association
Cutting-edge style delivering atmosphere-driven dining is what you will find at Miss Moneypenny's on Surf Parade in Broadbeach. Architecturally designed by leading Australian firm Kelly Designs and...
Eat All K-BBQ

Eat All K-BBQ

Korean   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30:PM

North Melbourne

Those seeking unlimited Korean BBQ dishes head along Peel Street in North Melbourne to find Eat All K-BBQ restaurant. Make great memories with family and friends at this buffet dining destination, ...


Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens Tue 5:30:PM

Perth CBD

17 Chef Hat Award
Dine at height in sophisticated surrounds at Wildflower, occupying COMO The Treasury's rooftop space on Cathedral Avenue in Perth. Upon entering, guests are immersed in a sensory experience of fine...
"Majestic Location Overlooking Balmoral Beach"
Offering a majestic location with views over Balmoral Beach and across Sydney Harbour to Manly and North Head is Chef Hat-awarded Public Dining Room. Architecturally designed by Hecker & Guthrie, t...
Mudbar Restaurant

Mudbar Restaurant

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM


12 Chef Hat Award
Enjoy fine dining on Launceston’s waterfront at the Chef Hat-awarded Mudbar Restaurant, situated at the Old Launceston Seaport. Patrons gather around the bar to enjoy harbour views through sleek fl...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
Bella Venezia

Bella Venezia

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM


12 Chef Hat Award
Prepare for a tantalising journey of Italian dining at Bella Venezia, a popular hot spot on Mooloolaba’s vibrant Esplanade at Pacific Beach Resort. Calling this iconic precinct home since 1983, Bel...
Take in ocean views as balmy breezes rustle overhead leaves at Melaleuca Port Douglas on Wharf Street. Boasting a fabulous alfresco courtyard with three giant mango trees forming a canopy above din...
"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 l...
Celebrating Melbourne’s history of Italian immigrants and evolution into a cosmopolitan culinary city, Luci is a contemporary Australian restaurant housed within the grand hall of the Equity Chambe...
Adventurous St Leonards foodies head to Coya Sydney on Pacific Highway for degustation delights with a Middle Eastern twist. Just relocated to a stunning new restaurant, a happily buzzing interior ...
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,...
La Palette Restaurant - Mount Ashby Estate on Nowra Road in Moss Vale is a boutique vineyard and award-winning restaurant hidden in the stunning countryside of The Southern Highlands. Soak up the v...
Expect Asian street eats, classic tunes, delicious cocktails and house brews at GWYLO on Tallwood Avenue in Mollymook. Sit at the bar and watch the wok's fire and charcoal smoke, or get comfy in a ...
Aura Lounge Bar and Event Space sits in the heart of Hobart, just above eye-level on the top floor of Crowne Plaza Hotel on Liverpool Street. Positioned in Hobart’s natural amphitheatre, Aura’s sof...
Dani and Fiori’s Gourmet Pizzeria

Dani and Fiori’s Gourmet Pizzeria

Italian   $$$$$   Opens Tue 4:30:PM


Wawawa Izakaya

Wawawa Izakaya

Japanese   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM


For the vibrant fresh flavours of Japanese cuisine, discerning Cairns diners head to Wawawa Izakaya on Lake Street. From the colourful wall murals of a Japanese woman and Mount Fuji to bright neon ...
Much more than a restaurant, Red Poles on McMurtrie Road is the ultimate McLaren Vale dining destination. Combining an art gallery, bed and breakfast and restaurant, this stunning venue offers indo...


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

Darwin CBD

12 Chef Hat Award
Food enthusiasts looking for an exceptional and sophisticated dining experience head to award-winning PepperBerry restaurant on Mitchell Street in Darwin. Located in the Hilton Darwin, PepperBerry ...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Indian"
Urban Tadka

Urban Tadka

Indian   $$$$$   Opens Tue 12:00:PM

Terrey Hills

14 Chef Hat Award Restaurant & Catering Association
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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
Set on a small 10-acre farm in Carool’s picturesque countryside sits Potager - A Kitchen Garden, a culinary destination popular with locals and visitors alike. While guests come to taste sumptuous ...