Time Out Sydney Food Awards 2019

Time Out Sydney Food Awards 2019: all the winners

The Time Out Sydney Food Awards are one of our favourite events at The Plus Ones. Not only is it, hands down, one of the best value for money you’ll find at an event; it’s also one of the most feel-good times out there. The camaraderie and joie de vivre by the entire hospitality crowd (and the people that love going to their venues) is sheer joy.

The 2019 Time Out Sydney Food Awards were held at Bopp & Tone, a new-ish restaurant in the CBD. Greeted by a glass of wine from Mojo and Tar and Roses or Gage Roads Brewing beer on arrival (and plenty of Bisleri water), we made our way inside for the foodie paradise that awaited us.

Time Out Sydney Food Awards 2019

Winners Momofuku Seiobo

Lavish tables were covered in mounds of cheese and charcuterie, which we piled onto heaping plates. Servers made sure no one went long without another morsel: Waygu striploin on sourdough, quail egg benedict, goats curd crostini. Bigger bites were spiced eggplant turnovers and lamb shoulder rolls, and king prawns. Mmmm mmm, good.

Stuffed to the gills, it was time to announce the winners from this year’s nominees. Without further ado, we present the:

Time Out Sydney Food Awards 2019

Time Out Sydney Food Awards 2019 Winners

Restaurant of the Year – Lankan Filling Station

Best New Restaurant – Bella Brutta

Chef of the Year – Paul Carmichael, Momofuku Seiobo

Best Casual Dining Restaurant – Lankan Filling Station

Best Fine Dining Restaurant – Quay

Best Café – One Another Newtown

Best Cheap Eat – Tamaleria and Mexican Deli

People’s Choice: Signature Searches – Ottoman Eggs, Circa Espresso

Legend Award – Lorraine Godsmark

Time Out Sydney Food Awards 2019

It was glorious watching the winners take to the stage (with Masterchef‘s Khahn Ong as MC). Their humble and/or ecstatic speeches were adorable.

What I like most about the Time Out Food Awards is they single out the hippest, most-talked-about restaurants as much as the local ones that are doing amazing things. Being able to speak to the founder of Tamaleria & Mexican Deli (Rosa Cienfuegos, who hails from Mexico City), and see how thrilled she was with her win, makes me want to book in a trip to Dulwich Hill stat.

Time Out Sydney Food Awards 2019

The Plus Ones’ co-founder Theresa and writer Haseeb enjoy her big win

This year, the Time Out Sydney team even had a wheel of fortune you could spin. Prizes ranged from chocolates to more chocolate — to the Google Signature Searches dishes. These are unique searches Sydneysiders are currently doing to find the top dishes in the city. Your lucky correspondent walked away with a voucher for the Motorcycle Oil Ramen at Rising Sun Workshop — plus a list of amazing new restaurants and cafes to try out.

See you at some of the best eating spots over the next 12 months!

– Theresa
Co-founder of The Plus Ones, Theresa aims to visit all the winners before next year’s awards.

For more from Time Out Sydney, visit www.timeout.com/sydney.

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Time Out Sydney.
Image credit: Anna Kucera and Cassandra Hannagan.