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The 6th annual Time Out Food Awards were held at Uccello. Here's who won 

The best and brightest of Sydney’s food scene – the chefs and restaurateurs whose creativity, class and craft impressed us most over the past year – were honoured at the sixth annual Time Out Sydney Food Awards.

More than 320 of the city’s top chefs, professional eaters and Time Out readers gathered at Uccello and on the deck of the Ivy pool in downtown Sydney for the ceremony.

This year’s plates were handed out by Time Out Australia’s chief food and drink critic Myffy Rigby in a fast and funny ceremony that saw Chippendale’s modest and creative Ester take out two gongs for Restaurant of the Year and Best New Restaurant. Chef Mat Lindsay seemed utterly overwhelmed, opting to simply accept his award without saying a word. (We got a quick ‘thanks, and you guys are insane’ from him on his second trip to the stage.)

Berta’s O Tama Carey took the inaugural Chef of the Year Award, while Bexley’s gyro joint Gyradiko grabbed the Best Bang for Buck prize. Bistrode CBD’s Jeremy Strode took out the Legend Award; Pinbone’s Mike Eggert and Jemma Whiteman grabbed the Hot Talent gong and the People’s Choice prize was nabbed by chef Pasi Petanen’s Café Paci, a decision that Rigby said proves Sydney’s food connoisseurs have great taste.

Guests were treated to Appletiser cocktails, wines from Pepperjack and brews courtesy Vale Ale, along with canapés like thyme fried chicken with parmesan mayonnaise, pasta fritta with kingfish crudo and salsa verde, and baccala montecato on polenta crisps, as well as delicious bowls of potato gnocchi with wild mushrooms and soft polenta with veal shin and gremolata. And let's not forget the ace tunes (all on vinyl, no less) from Rock House DJ, Marc Rondeau.

Check out the full list of winners and nominees below – and get ready to start your bookings.

The winners…

Restaurant of the Year   Chef of the Year   Best New Restaurant
Best Café   Best Casual Diner   Best Bang for Buck
Legend Award   Hot Talent Award    People's Choice

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Updated on 13 May 2015.

Photos by Anna Kucera & Phil Scholey   |  

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