Time Out Food Awards 2018: Winners

Time Out crowned the champions of Melbourne's restaurant scene at the sixth annual Time Out Melbourne Food Awards

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Photograph: Graham Denholm

The Time Out Food Awards is the night of the year when we recognise Melbourne’s champions of the restaurant scene – and throw a party to remember.

On August 20, more than 250 of the city’s culinary experts, professional eaters and Time Out readers gathered at Palermo for the 2018 Food Awards. Check out the full list of winners and nominees below.

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And the winners are...

Restaurant of the Year
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Restaurant of the Year

Representing everything that's great about Melbourne dining in 2018.

Best Casual Dining Restaurant
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Best Casual Dining Restaurant

Celebrating mid-priced excellence.

Best Fine Dining Restaurant
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Best Fine Dining Restaurant

The most exciting special-occasion eatery this year.

Best New Restaurant
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Best New Restaurant

Paralysed by the choice in Melbourne's new offerings? Start with the best.

Best Regional Restaurant
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Best Regional Restaurant

Destination dining at its finest.

Best Cheap Eat
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Best Cheap Eat

Who gives the best bang for your buck?

Best Café
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Best Café

The morning meal at the top of your to-do list.

People’s Choice: Best Restaurant
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People’s Choice: Best Restaurant

Modern Middle Eastern food and old-school hospitality.

Chef of the Year
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Chef of the Year

Who gets the gong for rattling the pans?

Hot Talent Award
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Hot Talent Award

Highlighting a future star of the restaurant scene.

Legend Award
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Legend Award

Paying tribute to an inspirational figure on Melbourne's food landscape.

Time Out Food Awards 2018: recap
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Time Out Food Awards 2018: recap

All the action from our night of night at Palermo.

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The hit-list
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The hit-list

Breakfasts
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Breakfasts

Dumplings
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Dumplings

Burgers
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Burgers

Lunches
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Lunches

Pizzas
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Pizzas

Vegetarian
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Vegetarian

High teas
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High teas

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