The 12 'Big Plates' categories for the inaugural edition of the awards were conceived to champion excellence and integrity while trying to better promote the diversity of the world's restaurant community.
Arrival of the Year
For new restaurants opened Sept 1, 2017 - Sept 30, 2018.
Atmosphere of the Year
Considering restaurant service, acoustics and overall ambience.
Collaboration of the Year
Rewarding restaurants for their work with suppliers.
Exceptional restaurants open for at least 50 years.
Rewarding environmental and social responsibility.
Event of the Year
Recognising restaurant residencies and pop-ups.
Focusing on fresh ideas in liquid refreshment.
Restaurants defined by one particular dish.
No Reservations Required
For places where it's possible to turn up without a booking.
Remote restaurants where the journey to get there is a story.
Highlighting envelope-pushing creativity and artistic expression.
Restaurant of the Year
Chosen from the inspected winners of the other 2019 'Big Plates'.