Gold Coast restaurants stand tall at the Good Food Guide 2019 Awards
The Gold Coast’s culinary scene stood tall at the Good Food Guide 2019 Awards, which were announced in Melbourne last night, October 8. The coveted awards saw a bunch of the city’s most renowned establishments earn some much-deserved praise – here’s a rundown of the results.
This year’s top accolade of Vittoria Coffee Restaurant of the Year went to Adelaide’s Restaurant Orana, a small establishment led by chef Jock Zonfrillo, which was also award three hats by the guide. New Restaurant of the Year went to Laura in Victoria’s Merricks, while Quay’s Peter Gilmore was named Citi Chef of the Year. Closer to home, Brisbane’s Otto took out the esteemed Wine List of the Year.
The national spotlight shone brightly on the Gold Coast and northern New South Wales this year. Two hats were awarded to regional dining spots Fleet in Brunswick and Paper Daisy in Cabarita, which is helmed by chef Ben Devlin. Hellenika in Nobby Beach received its first one-hat accolade, while Rick Shores, Kiyomi at The Star Gold Coast and The Fish House were once again acknowledged with one hat, alongside southern spots Shelter in Lennox, The Byron at Byron and Newrybar’s Harvest. There were plenty of fine Brisbane institutions that shone bright on the national stage – you’ll find all the details over on The Weekend Edition Brisbane. It sure is amazing to see so many fabulous dining establishments between northern New South Wales, the Gold Coast and Brisbane recognised for greatness. Go on, get out there and eat your way through the list.
Find the full results from the Good Food Guide 2019 Awards over here.
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