Friday, September 07, 2012

SMH Good Food Guide 2013 - Winners Announced!

The Sydney Good Food Guide award winners have just been announced and I'm all excited because the 'eating season' is just about to start again. I think there were many deserving winners this year - The Bridge Room, Momofuku Seiobo amongst others. There were a couple of good and bad surprises though - I thought Sixpenny would have received more than 1 hat because of the hype around them when they first opened, Tomislav would certainly sit comfortably among the 2-hatters based on a recent visit and I personally think Honeycomb should get one hat since Cafe Sopra has one because the quality of Andy Bunn's food is much better than what Cafe Sopra now serves. Moreover, was the 1-hat based on reviews of all Cafe Sopra branches? I think Quay is absolutely worthy of being Restaurant of the Year and although I'm still bummed that Tetsuya hasn't got its 3rd hat back (yet), winning the Diner's Choice award confirms his place in Sydney's food scene. And his star is also shining brightly in Singapore's dining scene with the excellent work he's put in at Waku Ghin. More on that to come but first, this year's winners list in the city area.


Three hats 

Est, Marque Restaurant, Momofuku Seiobo, Quay, Rockpool on George, Sepia


Two hats

Aria, Bentley Restaurant & Bar, The Bridge Room, Buon Ricordo, Claude's, Four In Hand Dining Room, Gastro Park, Guillaume at Bennelong, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Longrain, Ormeggio at the Spit, Pilu at Freshwater, Porteno, Rockpool Bar & Grill, Spice Temple, Tetsuya's, Universal

One hat

A Tavola, Aki's, The Apollo, Arras, Assiette, Balla, Bar H, The Bathers' Pavilion, Billy Kwong, Bistro Moncur, Bistrode CBD, Black by Ezard, The Boathouse at Blackwattle Bay, Buzo Trattoria, Cafe Sopra, Catalina, China Doll, Chiswick, Clareville Kiosk, The Devonshire, Fish Face, Flying Fish, 4Fourteen, Foveaux, Glass Brasserie, Jonah's, Lucio's, Ms.G's, The Ortolan on Bayswater, Oscillate Wildly, Otto Ristorante, Pendolino, Sake Restaurant & Bar, Sean's Panaroma, Sixpenny, Three Blue Ducks, Tomislav, Uccello, Ume, Xanthi