The inaugural West Australia Good Food Guide Awards was held last night at the State Theatre. This is a night where the people who run our ever blooming restaurant and bar scene down their tools and rub shoulders for a night to celebrate a year of hard work and achievement.
Scott Taylor from The Trustee, Beaufort St Merchant and Enrique’s was selected as the key note speaker for the night. He delivered a cheer prompting poignant speech, or as he called it “a rant” about how the scene should have less red tape to open venues, especially in regards to Liquor Licensing. Taylor also encouraged the people there to instil a good culture in their young staff, as “great staff make for a great night out”. Something the white collar world has known and mostly failed at is the notion that “culture starts at the top”. Hear hear!
Sponsors for the WA Good Food Guide include Vittoria Coffee (major sponsor), Linley Valley Pork and Fogarty Wines.
Without further ado… here are the winners!
Vittoria Coffee Restaurant of the Year
Chef of the Year
Aaron Carr from Vasse Felix. (This it the first time a regional chef has won this award)
Linley Valley Pork Best New Restaurant
Bread in Common
Regional Restaurant of the Year
Wine List of the Year
Restaurants are awarded stars based on the scores they receive during the review.
3 stars – 18.5 – 20 points
2 stars – 17 points and above
1 star – 15.5 points and above.
One Star Recipients
Bib & Tucker
Galileo Buona Cucina
Matilda Bay Restaurant and Bar
Nine Fine Food
No4 Blake Street
Two Star Recipients
Clarke’s of North Beach
Red Cabbage Food & Wine
Rockpool Bar & Grill
Top 5 Breakfast Venues
Sayers Sister – Northbridge
Sayers – Leederville
The Atrium – Crown Casino
Typika – Claremont
Vans – Cottesloe
Congratulations to all the winners on the night and thank you to the West Australian and Rob Broadfield for putting together this bible of restaurants, cafes and bars to visit in WA. This book shows how great the dining scene in Perth really is! As Broadfield said last night “are we as good as Sydney or Melbourne… who cares.”
To purchase a copy of the The West Australian Good Food Guide, order online https://www.westgoodfoodguide.com.au or visit your favourite news agency or bookstore.