The Time Out Melbourne Food & Drink Awards 2022 are here

Sixty-eight of the best bars and restaurants in Melbourne have been nominated across ten critics’ awards and four People’s Choice Awards. Winners to be announced Friday October 14.

MELBOURNE, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2022: 

Lifestyle publisher Time Out Melbourne has released the nominee list for its Food & Drink Awards 2022.

Sixty-eight bars and restaurants are vying for ten critics’ awards in categories spanning Fine Dining to Cheap Eats, Cocktail Bars to Casual Drinking Venues, with the winners to be revealed on October 14.

Presented in partnership with Tyro, the Food & Drink Awards signal the return of Time Out’s critical starred reviews, which have been given out to bars, restaurants, pubs and cafés in Melbourne since 2013 and were paused for two years due to Covid.

“Melbourne’s hospitality industry has shown resilience and has come back to life, which is why the time is right to bring back Time Out’s critical awards,” said Time Out’s managing director – APAC, Elise Bucholtz.

“Our team has been eating and drinking across the city in 2022 and there’s no doubt we’re seeing a spectacular rebirth. We are delighted to present our shortlists of the very best the city has to offer, and also to invite our readers to vote in the People’s Choice Awards.”

In addition to the ten critical awards, four People’s Choice Awards will invite readers to select their favourite restaurant, bar, pub and café.

“In 2020 we held the Time In Awards and in 2021 the Revive Awards, which were 100 per cent reader voted and attracted tens of thousands of responses,” said Bucholtz. “Our readers love to tell us about their top picks.

“For the Food & Drink Awards we are offering the incentive of an Ultimate Drink & Dining Pass to one lucky reader who votes in the People’s Choice awards, which will allow them to enjoy food and drinks at every 2022 Time Out award-winning venue in Melbourne.

“The whole purpose of these awards is to inspire people to get out into the venues, and with our awards partners Tyro we’re looking forward to giving away a golden ticket to the best of the city.”

Voting is now open. Winners in both the critics’ awards and the People’s Choice to be announced Friday, October 14, 2022.

Official website here.

FULL LIST OF CRITICS’ NOMINEES

BEST FINE DINING RESTAURANT

  • Attica

  • Enter Via Laundry

  • Gimlet at Cavendish House

  • Grill Americano

  • Minamishima

  • Nomad Melbourne

  • Society

  • Warabi

BEST CASUAL DINING VENUE

  • Aru

  • Freyja

  • The Hardware Club

  • Hope Street Radio

  • Jeow

  • Moonhouse

  • Osteria Renata

  • Serai

  • Victoria by Farmer's Daughters

BEST CHEAP EAT

  • Austro Bakery

  • Babajan

  • Delhi Streets

  • Florian

  • Göz City

  • Kömür

  • La Pinta

  • Lulu's Char Koay Teow

  • ShanDong MaMa

  • Soi 38

BEST REGIONAL RESTAURANT

  • Audrey's, Sorrento

  • Brae, Birregurra

  • Chauncy, Heathcote

  • Igni, Geelong

  • O.My, Beaconsfield

  • Rare Hare, Merricks North

  • Tedesca Osteria, Red Hill

BEST COCKTAIL BAR 

  • Above Board

  • Black Pearl

  • Clooney Kitchen & Bar

  • Eau de Vie

  • The Everleigh

  • Gin Palace

  • Mjølner

  • Naught

  • Nick and Nora's

  • Whisky and Alement

BEST WINE BAR

  • Auterra Wine Bar

  • Bar Liberty

  • Carlton Wine Room

  • Gerald's Bar

  • James Wine Bar

  • Kirk's Wine Bar

  • The Moon

  • Neighbourhood Wine

  • Public Wine Shop

  • Waxflower

BEST CASUAL DRINKING VENUE

  • Bar Romantica

  • Builders Arms Hotel

  • Caretaker’s Cottage

  • The Esplanade Hotel

  • Johnny’s Green Room

  • Marquis of Lorne

  • Music Room

  • Runner Up

  • Stomping Ground Brewery

  • Yarra Botanica

BEST INNOVATION

  • Chae

  • Di Stasio Citta

  • Parcs

  • Royal Mail Hotel

  • Victoria by Farmer's Daughters

BAR OF THE YEAR
No nominees – the winner will be announced on October 14.

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

No nominees – the winner will be announced on October 14.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS:

Voting is now open in the following categories (closing Monday October 3):

PEOPLE’S CHOICE: FAVOURITE RESTAURANT

PEOPLE’S CHOICE: FAVOURITE BAR

PEOPLE’S CHOICE: FAVOURITE PUB

PEOPLE’S CHOICE: FAVOURITE CAFE


 

Information for editors

The Time Out Melbourne Food & Drink Awards are a new event for 2022 bringing together the Time Out Food Awards and the Time Out Bar Awards.

The Time Out Food Awards took place in Melbourne 2013-2019 and the Bar Awards took place 2014-2019. Both were primarily critic-judged awards.

In 2020-21 the awards were paused and replaced with the reader-voted Time In Awards and the Bar & Restaurant Revive Awards.

Time Out is the global what’s on brand that began in London in 1968 and now has websites in over 328 cities worldwide. Time Out Melbourne launched in 2011.

There are permanent Time Out Markets in seven global cities that bring together the best food and drink in the city: Lisbon, Montreal, Miami, New York, Dubai, Chicago and Boston.

For more information please contact: Nick Dent, Associate Publisher
nick.dent@timeout.com
0414 070 473

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