Time Out Melbourne 2018 Food Awards: Nominees announced

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This article first appeared on Time Out Melbourne and has been republished with permission.

The annual Time Out Melbourne Food Awards allows us to toast the city’s best restaurants, top chefs and rising culinary stars. The culinary talent in this city is staggering, and 2018 has been a particularly good year. These are the movers and pan shakers who are killing it right now.

Restaurant of the Year
Carlton Wine Room
Cutler and Co
Matilda 159 Domain
The Mayfair
Osteria Ilaria

Best New Restaurant
Bar Carolina
Matilda 159 Domain

Chef of the Year
Tomotaka Ishizuka, Ishizuka
Khanh Nguyen, Sunda
Scott Pickett, Matilda 159 Domain
John Paul Twomey, Carlton Wine Room
Phil Wood, Laura

Best Casual Dining Restaurant
Bar Liberty
Harley and Rose
Park St Dining

Best Fine Diner
Cutler and Co
Flower Drum

Best Café
Duke of Kerr
Good Times Milk Bar
Industry Beans Lt Collins
Light Years
Small Graces

Best Cheap Eat
Butchers Diner
Dodee Paidang
The Rochester Hotel
Smith and Daughters

Best Regional Restaurant
Brae, Birregurra
Captain Moonlite, Anglesea
Igni, Geelong
Laura, Merricks
Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld

Hot Talent Award
Matthew Butterworth, Ramblr
Cian Fenaughty, Sunda
Zack Furst, Ides
Beth Kirchner, Carlton Wine Room
Moray Lamb, Osteria Ilaria

People’s Choice Award
Vote for your favourite Melbourne restaurant. Voting closes on August 9 and the winner will be announced on the night

Legend Award
No nominees. Winner announced on the night

Hero image by Graham Denholm via Time Out Melbourne.

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