Winners of the 2018 Good Food Guide Awards: Attica takes out top honours

The 2018 edition of the Good Food Guide Awards have officially been announced, celebrating a nation brimming with superb talent that’s clearly progressing and evolving at a rate on par with some of the culinary capitals of the worlds. That much is obvious from this list of winners, ranging from Restaurant of the Year (which unsurprisingly went to Ben Shewry’s Attica) to New Restaurant of the Year (going to beloved Sydney seafood-focused restaurant Saint Peter).

And with the awards come the anticipated list of which restaurant gained, lost or maintained a chef’s hat. As it stands, the new list of three-hatted restaurants include only six nation-wide: Attica (VIC), Brae (VIC), Minamishima (VIC), Quay (NSW), Sepia (NSW), and Urbane (QLD). A total of 270 restaurants are now included on the “hat list”, which ranges from a score of one to three.

See below for a full list of winners:

Vittoria Coffee Restaurant of the Year
Attica (VIC)

New Restaurant of the Year
Saint Peter (NSW)

Citi Chef of the Year
Daniel Puskas, Sixpenny (NSW)

Santa Vittoria Regional Restaurant of the Year
The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery & Store (TAS)

Vittoria Coffee Legend Award
Jeremy Strode (Bistrode CBD, The Fish Shop)

Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year
Kylie Millar, Attica (VIC)

Citi Service Excellence Award
Nikkie Friedli, Africola (SA)

Food For Good Award
The Orana Foundation (SA)

Bar of the Year
Arlechin (VIC)

Sommelier of the Year
Raul Moreno Yague, Osteria Ilaria (VIC)

Wine List of the YearRegional Wine List of the Year
The Summertown Aristologist (SA)

For complete details on the Good Good Guide as well as all the winners and hats head to the official Good Food website HERE.


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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is an Editor-At-Large at the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.