Big Plates Shortlist
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'.
Small Plates Shortlist
Instagram Account of the Year
Picked from the restaurant world's social media platform of choice.
Because the world still needs in-depth restaurant writing.
Red-Wine Serving Restaurant
For those who shun current fashion by still championing the red grape.
For toque stars whose bodies aren't canvases.
Trolley of the Year
For those that believe tableside service should always be in fashion.
Searching for a more hands-on style of plating.