Time Out has just awarded their 2015 Melbourne food awards so now you can find the most delicious restaurants in Australia’s foodiest city.
Japanese fusion restaurant Kappo took out the top prize, Restaurant of the Year, and was joined by fellow Japanese eateries Minamishima picking up the award for Best Fine Dining Restaurant and Hakata Gensuke winning Best Bang for Buck.
The Hot Talent Award went to O.My brothers Blayne, Chayse and Tyson Bertoncello and Chef of the Year went to Scott Pickett (Estelle, ESP and St Crispin).
North Fitzroy’s much loved 17 year old institution Moroccan Soup Bar received this years Legend Award. People’s Choice Award went to Market Lane’s HuTong Dumpling Bar, famous for their xiao long bao (soup dumplings).
The night was held at Master Chef judge George Calombari’s restaurant Gazi and was attended by over 200 culinary experts, professional eaters and Time Out readers.
These were the third annual Time Out Melbourne Food Awards and all of the winners are as follows:
Blayne, Chayse and Tyson Bertoncello, O. My
(Highly commended: Thi Le, Anchovy)
BEST NEW RESTAURANT
(Highly commended: Anchovy)
BEST CASUAL DINER
(Highly commended: Magic Mountain Saloon)
BEST BANG FOR BUCK
Hakata Gensuke (Melbourne)
(Highly commended: Tina’s Noodle Kitchen)
BEST FINE DINING RESTAURANT
(Highly commended: Kettle Black, South Melbourne)
Hutong Dumpling Bar
CHEF OF THE YEAR
Scott Pickett, Estelle, ESP, St Crispin
(Highly commended: Koichi Minamishima, Minamishima)
RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Hana Assafiri, Moroccan Soup Bar
(Highly commended: Maha)