The WA Good Food Guide team adheres to a strict set of rules when reviewing, with independence and impartiality at the forefront.

We’ve worked hard behind the scenes to narrow down our list of the state’s best restaurants and bars. Our reviewing season started in March, and carries right through to September. By the time the final 100 is decided on, we’ll have sent our critics to nearly 200 venues between Broome and Esperance. In some cases, and especially at the pointy end, we might go two or even three times.

Every single review is conducted anonymously, with our reviewers booking under false names and paying for their own meals. And although we have partnerships with sponsors, no commercial considerations come into any of our decisions on the list or the awards.

Reviewers send us extensive notes and scoring recommendations, then once reviews are filed, we personally ring and check every detail with the venues to make sure we get our facts right.