The National Good Food Guide Awards were held last night marking the official launch of the first national Good Food Guide, and the mighty South Aussies smashed it once again with ten SA restaurants being included in the revered guide.
With SA restaurants including regular award-winner Restaurant Orana who grabbed two hats, as well as the forage-focussed Hentley Farm and the foothills-located Magill Estate Restaurant who also received two hats each, we couldn’t be more proud. Beloved North African eatery, Africola, and Leigh St’s Shobosho also nabbed a hat each.
The highly respected ‘hat’ award system remains since the previously city-specific restaurant guide became national, now showcasing the best restaurants in a suite of categories, from Hobart to Darwin, Brisbane to Perth.
Adelaide’s Restaurant Orana was not only awarded two hats, but also won the Food for Good award for setting up The Orana Foundation. The restaurant is celebrated for its innovation, charity and sustainability, and for going above and beyond to contribute to the broader community. Restaurant Orana chef Jock Zonfrillo expanded the discoveries of his Adelaide venue into a foundation that preserves the food heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and integrates native foods into the broader culinary culture. Most importantly, Zonfrillo strives to ensure any benefits of a new native produce industry are returned to Indigenous communities.
After 38 years as a city-by-city restaurant guide, the 2018 Good Food Guide is now a single, national edition covering 500 restaurants around Australia. Formerly published individually by The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Brisbane Times, and considered Australia’s most trusted guides, this 2018 edition has been researched and compiled by a team of respected critics, and co-edited by Roslyn Grundy and Myffy Rigby.
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