Gault&millau awards

Gault&Millau Australia is proud to present eight coveted awards in each of the main areas
of food and service for Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

The winners will be announced at the 2019 Gault&Millau Australia Restaurant Guide launch event.
Further details of the event will be announced soon.

Sponsored by Australian pork

In the demanding role of Chef, remaining current, creative and on top of your game can be quite a challenge.

This award identifies chefs who demonstrate outstanding technique while pushing creative boundaries and demonstrating a firm commitment to the hospitality industry.


Sponsored by riedel

More than ever before, Australian restaurateurs and chefs are embracing talented sommeliers, both to add value to the customer experience and to enhance the prestige of their restaurants.

This award acknowledges some of the exceptionally talented sommeliers discovered during this year’s review process.


yellow rose award


innovation award


legend of the year award

Young talent award 

Great chefs are born not only out of talent and a desire to create, but through determination and extraordinarily hard work over long hours.

In Australia, we are fortunate to have many talented and hardworking chefs and apprentice chefs to lead the industry into the future. This award provides the winner with an unprecedented opportunity to hone their skills while building international experience.


New restaurants are commonplace, and many rely on an expert team to create a dining space and menu that will inspire multiple visits. However, the detailed planning, hard work and capital risk required often go unnoticed.

This award recognises restaurants that have entered the market with exceptional professionalism and expertise.

producer of the year sponsored by olsson's salts


winery of the year


culinary entrepreneur of the year

Professional of the year

Great chefs know that how guests are welcomed and served can be just as important as ingredients, flavours, creative menus and exquisite plating.

Gault&Millau Australia has identified restaurant professionals who demonstrate a passion for hospitality, as well as outstanding personal qualities that complement the style of their restaurant. This award recognises these dedicated individuals.

sponsored by lavazza

At Gault&Millau Australia, we believe we review all of the finest restaurants across Australia – and with many restaurants reaching new heights each year, the top few can score within a fraction of one another.

This  award celebrates the top-scoring restaurants in each city.


pastry chef of the year


product of the year


bar person of the year