If you fancy yourself a bit of a foodie, you'll be loving that a bunch of local restaurants once again featured in the 2019 Awards
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Australia's best chefs, sommeliers and dining establishments were honoured this week as Melbourne played host to the National Good Food Guide Awards for the first time – marking the official launch of the 2019 Good Food Guide.
Announced at a sit-down, black-tie event at Crown Melbourne and presented by long-term principal partners Vittoria Coffee and Citi, the Awards saw the best and brightest of Australian food and wine turn out to celebrate.
Jock Zonfrillo's Restaurant Orana, South Australia, nabbed the night's top honour of Vittoria Restaurant of the Year – following his win in the Food for Good category last year, while Peter Gilmore Quay, New South Wales took out the prestigious Citi Chef of the Year award, and Jodie Odrowaz Iki Jime, Victoria was named the Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year.
More than 500 Australian restaurants were reviewed for the Good Food Guide and amongst the winners were a number of Newcastle & Hunter restaurants achieving the hat status in this year's national Good Food Guide. Local winners included Muse Kitchen (Polkobin), Bistro Molines (Mount View), Margan Restaurant (Broke), Restaurant & Mason (Newcastle), Subo (Newcastle West) and Muse Restaurant (Polkobin).
Muse Restaurant was the highest achiever, notching two hats and an impressive score of 17/20.
To see the full list of awards winners, click here.