Be it the lazy corner cafe, award-winning restaurant, hole in the wall or latest bar, it's time to recognise the unheard of, the institutions, the rising stars, the midnight pitstop and the unbeatable places to eat and drink in Brisbane ...

EAT/drink Awards

Here at The Weekend Edition we take our food very seriously, and we know that you, our dear readers, do too. That’s why we’re so excited to announce the 11th annual EAT/drink Awards for 2018. With so many bars, cafes, restaurants and food retailers opening this last year, this has been our largest epicurean poll to date.

The winners have been announced for The Weekend Edition’s 11th annual EAT/drink Awards, proudly supported by Bundaberg Ginger Beer, you can see them here!

The Brisbane food scene has come a long way in 11 years, and so have our EAT/drink awards. The awards launched with our beloved map magazine in 2007 as Brisbane’s first entirely reader-voted food awards. Following map’s retirement in 2014, The Weekend Edition has continued to grow the awards and celebrate the best places in Brisbane to eat and drink.

The past year has been a big one for food and drink venues, and it’s time to recognise the unheard of, the institutions, the rising stars, the midnight pitstops and the unbeatable. The Weekend Edition’s EAT/drink Awards delve into Brisbane’s culinary culture to determine locals’ favourite places to eat and play, and now is your chance to make sure your favourite foodie destination is in the running for this year’s awards. Be it the lazy corner cafe, award-winning restaurant, latest bar or food truck, there’s a place to eat and drink for everyone in Brisbane.

This year we brought back our special bonus category – Best Food Porn. This category was voted exclusively on Instagram – drool-worthy dishes were snapped and posted to Instagram and tagged @_weekendedition and #TWEFoodPorn.

Voting is now closed – we were inundated with votes, receiving more than double last year! In appreciation for your time taken to vote, Bundaberg Ginger Beer has put together a VIP package for the voter who selected the most winners across all the categories, including a year’s supply of Bundaberg Ginger Beer (that’s 12 cartons!) and a $200 voucher to dine at the winner of the Best New Restaurant category, valued at $560. Plus a voter in each category, drawn at random, will win a 13 pack featuring every flavour of Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, including Tropical Mango, Blood Orange, Peach, Burgundee Creaming Soda and more. Thank you to everyone who voted! 

See the full list of winners here, and look out on The Weekend Edition for our round-ups of the top ten in each category throughout the year.