The Time Out Food Awards is the one night of the year when we recognise Melbourne’s champions of the restaurant scene – and throw a party to remember.
On September 19, more than 300 of the city’s culinary experts, professional eaters and Time Out readers gathered at The Cut Steakhouse for the 2016 Food Awards. Check out the full list of winners and nominees below, and be sure to read our full recap of the night, including the awesome freebies our guests took home.
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And the winners are...
Restaurant of the Year
Representing everything that's great about Melbourne dining in 2016.
Best Casual Dining Restaurant
Celebrating mid-priced excellence.
Best Fine Dining Restaurant
The most exciting special-occasion eatery this year.
Best Cheap Eat
Who gives the best bang for your buck?
Coffee and daytime meals delivered with panache.
Drinks Service Award
For innovative beverage offerings that take restaurant meals to another level.
People's Choice: Best Restaurant
The people have spoken and the people want – vegan Latino.
People's Choice: Best Takeaway Lunch
They make your lunch... and your colleagues envious.
People's Choice: Best Takeaway Coffee
The people need caffeine.
People's Choice: Best Late-Night Snack Vendor
Why sacrifice quality in the wee hours?
Chef of the Year
Who gets the gong for rattling the pans?
Hot Talent Award
Highlighting a future star of the restaurant scene.
Paying tribute to an inspirational figure on Melbourne's food landscape.
Food Awards: the recap
See all the photos from our night of nights at The Cut Steakhouse