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Time Out Sydney Food Awards: Winners

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

Photograph: Anna Kucera

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

On September 26, more than 300 of the city's culinary experts, professional eaters and Time Out readers gathered at Est 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
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Restaurant of the Year

Representing everything that's great about Sydney dining in 2016.

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 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

Coffee and daytime meals delivered with style.

Best Sweet Treat
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Best Sweet Treat

Sydney spoils us with extraordinary takeaway cakes, pastries and frozen desserts.

Drinks Service Award
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Drinks Service Award

For innovative beverage offerings that take restaurant meals to another level.

People's Choice: Best Restaurant
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People's Choice: Best Restaurant

The people have spoken and the people want fancy food they can afford.

People's Choice: Best Takeaway Lunch
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People's Choice: Best Takeaway Lunch

They make your lunch... and your colleagues envious.

People's Choice: Best Takeaway Coffee
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People's Choice: Best Takeaway Coffee

The people need caffeine.

People's Choice: Best Late-Night Snack Vendor
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People's Choice: Best Late-Night Snack Vendor

Why sacrifice quality in the wee small hours?

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 Sydney's food landscape.

Food Awards: Recap
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Food Awards: Recap

See all the photos from our night of nights at The Cut Steakhouse

More of Sydney's best restaurants

The hit list
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The hit list

Pizza
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Pizza

Korean
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Korean

Vegetarian
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Vegetarian

Breakfast
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Breakfast

Thai
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Thai

BYO
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BYO

French
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French

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