Food & Beverage

  • Written by Amy Owen

FROM FINE DINING TO CURBSIDE CUISINE

 

Nominees for Time Out Sydney's Food Awards, which celebrate the best restaurants, chefs and food trends in Sydney, have been announced.

 

Winners will be revealed at the Awards ceremony on Monday 24 August at Sean Connolly's oyster and ale house The Morrison. Now in their seventh year, the awards are an incredibly fun night and open to the public and industry alike.

 

Nominees will vie across eleven categories including a brand new category, Best Food Truck. This award will highlight trucks serving tasty treats in a market no longer ruled by kebabs.

 

"Sydney's food trucks have really come into their own over the past year," said Freya Herring, Time Out Sydney’s Restaurants & Cafes Editor. "The City of Sydney's Sydney Food Truck app had a massive overhaul recently and now it's brilliant – you can find out when and where the trucks are going to be. A number of the trucks are really worth seeking out; some of these guys are making some seriously fantastic food. It's been hard to whittle it down."

 

Acknowledging the diversity of restaurants, there’s Best Fine Dining Restaurant, Best Casual Dining Restaurant, and Best Bang for Buck Awards. The Legend Award pays homage to an industry stalwart, while Best Café applauds those places we frequent in the day time for caffeine and bites. The Hot Talent Award recognises the new generation of cheffing talent everyone should be watching, while the People’s Choice Award hands voting to the public for their opinion on which was the best restaurant of 2015.

 

Time Out Australia CEO Michael Rodrigues says, “The Time Out team dine out relentlessly so that they constantly know what’s going on in Sydney’s food scene. This is our way of recognising the people and venues that bring us hungry folk amazing dishes… and to nurture a bit of healthy competition along the way.”

 

The Time Out Sydney Food Awards ceremony will be emceed by comedian Andrew McClelland. Tickets to the awards night are available to the public, who are encouraged to come along and rub shoulders with their favourite chefs and restaurateurs. Appletiser Sparkling Apple Juice, Yenda Beer, and Tyrrell's Wines will be supplying awesome drinks on the night, with Cargo Crew Apparel also joining the party.

 

And the nominees are:

 

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
ACME
Billy Kwong
Café Paci
Ester
LP’s Quality Meats
LuMi
Oscillate Wildly
Sagra
Sokyo Sushi Bar Yellow

BEST NEW RESTAURANT
ACME
Bennelong
Firedoor
LuMi
Nel

BEST CASUAL DINING RESTAURANT
The Bach Eatery
Cho Cho San
Cornersmith
LP’s Quality Meats
Thievery

BEST BANG FOR BUCK
Five Points Burgers
The Mandoo
The Pizza Box
Vic’s Meat Market
Waterman’s Lobster Co.

HOT TALENT AWARD
Analiese Gregory, ACME
Ibrahim Kasif, Porteño
Fabian Mucke, Nel
Jack New, Edition Coffee Roasters
Corey Reid, Flying Fish

BEST FOOD TRUCK
Eat Art Truck
Happy as Larry
Mama Linh’s
The Nighthawk Diner
Yang’s Malaysian Food Truck

CHEF OF THE YEAR
Kylie Kwong, Billy Kwong
Mitch Orr, ACME
Luke Powell, LP’s Quality Meats
Brent Savage, Yellow, Bentley, Monopole
Federico Zanellato, LuMi

 

BEST FINE DINING RESTAURANT
Oscillate Wildly
Quay
Rockpool
Sepia
Sixpenny

LEGEND AWARD

Will be announced on the night

BEST CAFÉ
Edition Coffee Roasters
Mecca Alexandria
Showbox Coffee Brewers
Single Origin CBD
Smalltown

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
Bennelong
Billy Kwong
Café Paci
Ester
Gyradiko
Gyros Fix
Moon Park
The Morrison
Nel

Sixpenny

 

Nominees chosen by readers.

Final vote open to the public at
au.timeout.com/sydney/

The Time Out Food Awards are an industry-recognized celebration of talent, voted on by independent editors and reviewers.

 

Tickets are now on sale for Sydney.

 

WHAT: Time Out Sydney Food Awards 2015
WHEN: Monday 24th August, 2015, 6.30 – 10.30pm
WHERE: The Morrison, 225 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
INFO: Here

 

TICKETS:

Standard Tickets: $60 + BF (includes food, drinks, good times + a copy of TOFA issue worth $4.95)

VIP Tickets: $80 + BF (includes Time Out Syd subscription worth $34.95 + bonus bag on the night!)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Instagram: TIMEOUTSYDNEY

Twitter: @SydneyTimeOut

Facebook: Time Out Sydney

Hashtag: #TOFoodAwards

 

Time Out is the best of what’s happening in your city. They are an independent voice for maximising your experience, providing independent, authoritative reviews and recommendations when it comes to the best in food and drink, arts, culture, music, travel and more.

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