For anyone heavily invested in searching out a good time for their tastebuds, Time Out have made a Melbourne-based hit list for your mouth i.e. Time Out Melbourne’s Food Awards 2015.
So, if you’re looking for somewhere you might not have tried, Lûmé was named Best New Restaurant and for anyone wanting to become a culinary groupie, Chef of the Year was Scott Pickett, whose various skills can be tasted at Estelle, ESP and Saint Crispin.
This year the People’s Choice Award went to Market Lane’s HuTong Dumpling Bar and the much coveted Restaurant of the Year award was given to Japanese fusion situation Kappo.
Time Out Australia CEO Michael Rodrigues said of the overall winner: “We are thrilled to award the team behind Kappo the award for Restaurant of the Year. They have worked tirelessly and created something truly essential to Melbourne’s dining scene: outstanding food in elegant surrounds at a reachable price point. They are the complete package.”
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, The Estelle, ESP, Saint Crispin (Highly commended: Koichi Minamishima, Minamishima)
RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
(Highly commended: Maha)
For further information on the Time Out Melbourne Food Awards, visit www.au.timeout.com/melbourne
Title image supplied via Gazi.