The reviewing process for The West Australian Good Food Guide Awards and Top 50 rankings subscribe to the proven journalist/informed reviewer newspaper model.

It is an expensive reviewing model, but ultimately the best way to secure properly written and expert reviews. We pay for everything. If we’re not sure after one review, we go back a second, even a third time to ensure we have a proper perspective on the venue and its hospitality offer.

No other restaurant awards system or reviewing model has the same amount of probity that is inbuilt in The West Australian Good Food Guide’s reviewing and publishing model.

The Board (and reviewing panel) of the Good Food Guide makes ultimate decisions about rankings and scores. This is to ensure that no individual reviewer has a disproportionate ‘say’ over final rankings. In total, we reviewed a ‘long list’ of nearly 200 venues to arrive at our Top 50 and Top 25 lists.