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Sydney Morning Herald – Good Food Guide 2016 : THE AWARD WINNERS

  • February 18, 2016
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Take a look at the AWARD WINNERS
for the Good Food Guide 2016

Our mouths are watering and cannot wait to spend the next 10 months indulging at these amazing restaurants.

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Best new restaurant

The most exciting opening in the past 12 months, this restaurant sets the eating agenda and starts conversations. Represents everything that’s fresh, hot and interesting about eating.


No Sydney restaurant opening has been so hotly anticipated this year as the Fink Group’s Bennelong takeover. Set in the moodily lit ribs of the Opera House, the luscious renovation has resulted in a three-part operation including the sleek cocktail bar (get there around 5pm for a natural light show better than any firework display), the accessible Cured & Cultured counter and, of course, all the bells and whistles of the restaurant. Much like everything chef Peter Gilmore touches, this is high art, gently and sensitively executed. Bravo.


Best Bar Food

Not just a place to get a drink, this is restaurant quality food in a bar setting.

Rockpool Bar & Grill

The “B” part of RB&G is the kind of handsomely square-jawed joint that makes blokes wish they had polished their shoes a little better. That wagyu burger and wood-fire-grilled minute steak are forever dependable (especially with a dirty martini) and there’s more throwback action to be had with Kinkawooka prawn cutlets, finger sandwiches, and a housemade chorizo hotdog. Groundbreaking stuff? Gosh no. This is a menu of simple and delicious classics that guarantees a good time.

Best Bar

The best all-round bar that ticks all the boxes: service, drinks, vibe and decor. The winning bar adds something new or different to the drinking scene.


In a drinking climate where the line between bar and restaurant is increasingly blurred, Monopole takes that line and cures it, chars it, and roasts it before serving it with hard-tofind wine that’s probably organic and always sensational. The perfect place for a hot date, mid-week cheese session with mates, or knocking back oysters and a Manhattan at the slick bar on a lazy afternoon.


Best cheap eat

A new award celebrating our diverse and exciting cheap dining scene. It’s all about great food at an attractive, accessible price point, no matter what the setting, from shopfront to cafe to kebab stand.

Chaco Bar

Want a local, authentic kushiyaki experience? There’s no more legitimate Japanese grillhouse in Sydney. It’s fantastic value, you can eat here alone very comfortably and best of all, it’s delicious. This Darlinghurst hot spot is a well-loved local secret well worth discovering for yourself.


People’s Choice

A new addition to The Good Food Guide Awards, this reader-driven award allows the public to name their favourite restaurant. Voted by the people, for the people.


In a city obsessed by real estate, this is the dress circle. In more than two decades of ownership, the McMahon family has perfected the art of starched white- linen-and-best-cutlery fine dining with an inviting, happy atmosphere.

Read more: http://www.goodfood.com.au/good-food/good-food-guide/the-sydney-morning-herald-good-food-guide-2016-the-award-winners-20150907-gjgsml.html#ixzz40T99Fe2Z



Three hats

The Bridge Room
Est 1989

Two hats

Bentley Restaurant & Bar
Berowra Waters Inn
Cafe Paci
Cottage Point Inn
The Four in Hand Dining Room
Icebergs Dining Room & Bar
Lucio’s Italian Restaurant
LuMi Bar & Dining
Mr. Wong
Ormeggio at The Spit
Oscillate Wildly
Pilu at Freshwater
Rockpool Bar & Grill
Spice Temple

One hat

10 William St, ACME, Ajo Italian Restaurant, The Apollo, The Bathers’ Pavilion, Billy Kwong, Bistro Moncur, Bistrode CBD, The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, Bodega, Buon Ricordo, Catalina, China Doll, Cho Cho San, Felix, Firedoor, Fratelli Paradiso, Gastro Park, glass brasserie, Izakaya Fujiyama, Jonah’s Restaurant, Kepos Street Kitchen, Longrain, LP’s Quality Meats, Monopole, Moon Park, MoVida, Ms.G’s, Nomad, Osteria Balla, Osteria di  Russo & Russo, Otto Ristorante, The Restaurant Pendolino, Sagra, Sake Double Bay, Sean’s, Sokyo, sushi e, Three Blue Ducks, Uccello, Ume Restaurant, Vini, Yellow


Two hats

Muse Restaurant
Zanzibar Cafe

One hat

Bistro Molines, Caveau, Courgette, Darley’s Restaurant, eightysix, Eschalot, Fins, Fleet, Lanterne Rooms, Lilotang, Lolli Redini, Monster Kitchen & Bar, Muse Kitchen, Ottoman Cuisine, Pearls on the Beach, Pialligo Farmhouse, Restaurant Como, Restaurant Mason, SOUTH on albany, St Isidore, The Stunned Mullet, Temporada, Tonic, Town Restaurant & Cafe, Waters Edge, The Zin House

Read more: http://www.goodfood.com.au/good-food/good-food-guide/the-sydney-morning-herald-good-food-guide-2016-the-hats-20150907-gjgtoc.html#ixzz40T8jn1Ne