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 12th annual EAT/drink Awards for 2019. With so many bars, cafes, restaurants and food retailers opening this last year, this will be our largest epicurean poll to date.

The Brisbane food scene has come a long way in 12 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 and a half 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.

That’s right – the The Weekend Edition EAT/drink Awards are back for 2019! This year we are thrilled to announce that the awards will be sponsored by Newstead Brewing Co. – a beloved Brisbane-born institution and one of the biggest proponents for craft-beer in Queensland. This year we will be asking you – our dear readers – to cast your vote for what you think is Brisbane’s best, be it best new cafe, your favourite bar, the top restaurant and many more categories. This year we have brought back our special bonus category – Best Food Porn. This category is voted exclusively on Instagram – drool-worthy dishes that are snapped and posted to Instagram and tagged @_weekendedition and #TWEFoodPorn are in the running to win!

Nominations for the EAT/drink Awards have now commenced, with roughly two weeks to hype up your favourite spots before official voting begins in early June. This year we are expanding our intake for our new opening category, with venues that opened between January 2018 and March 2019 eligible for votes. Click here to start nominating your favourite spots to ensure they’re eligible for voting! 

In appreciation for your time taken to vote, Newstead Brewing Co. will be putting together a VIP package for the voter who selected the most winners across all the categories. Details are still under wraps, but believe us when we say that you’ll want to be in the running. Stay tuned for more details!

See the full list of last year’s winners here, and head to the Best of Brisbane page for top-ten lists from each of the major categories.