About The West Australian Good Food Guide

The West Australian Good Food Guide (WAGFG) is the definitive guide to eating and drinking in Western Australia. The country’s only state-based restaurant guide, WAGFG exists to share unparalleled experiences with its readers through an annual restaurant guide, as well as regular editorial and video content, news, events ranging from dining series to cooking schools with top chefs and an exciting partnership program with like-minded brands and organisations.

Our year peaks with our annual awards night, where we celebrate the state’s Top 100 restaurants, along with its best bars and drinks, and celebrate the industry with a suite of awards, including Chef of the Year and Restaurant of the Year. The results, and reviews of all 100 venues, are housed on our site, along with regularly updated coverage of new openings.

As well as being an ambassador for the state’s hospitality scene, WAGFG shines a light on the outstanding growers and producers that make WA such a rich place to eat and drink, and celebrate the state’s best winemakers, brewers and distillers through our annual WAGFG wine, beer and spirits awards.

WAGFG has a proud history of independence, and its lists are overseen by an expert team of judges comprising some of the country’s best and most experienced food and drink writers, who work to a set of strict criteria to narrow the field to the best of the best.

Our editor, David Matthews has experience at the country’s top food mastheads, as does our Bars Editor Matty Hirsch. Our contributing editor, Max Brearley has extensive experience writing for Australia’s leading food publications and our Drinks Director, Mike Bennie, remains one of the industry’s most respected figures. Complementing our diverse team of talented and emerging local reviewers, the guide engages leading figures such as Besha Rodell, Alex Carlton and Matthew Evans who bring decades of experience and expertise to the fold.

At its core, WAGFG is driven by a love for Western Australian hospitality, and by the aim to be an effective marketing platform for WA hospitality venues, to inspire
excellence in the industry and to achieve enhanced commercial success for the WA industry at large.