The reviews for this year’s guide were broken down into three areas.

Top 50

The Top 50 is about any venue that achieved a very high standard. It’s for all comers, so there are bars and even venues some might consider cafes in the Top 50 because stacked up against their contemporaries they deserve the highest recognition.

Top 25 Casual Dining

The casual dining sector is ranked in order of excellent from 1-25 and can be a café punching above its weight or a restaurant with a full wine list and cocktail offering but with a more casual edge.

Top 10 Bar Dining

These are not bar reviews. Rather they celebrate those bars with outstanding food programs and cooking. The food offering in this category has to be very strong for a venue to be considered for judging.