By Annette Shailer

The inaugural Time Out Sydney Food Awards have been announced with the best restaurant of the year going to Surry Hills venue Marque.

The awards are derived from Time Out reviews, which are done anonymously with reviewers paying for their own meals and making recommendations without reference to advertisers.

The people’s choice award was voted for by the public through Time Out’s website, with nod going to Glebe Point Diner.

Rockpool Bar and Grill won the award for best new restaurant, the best steak award went to Fix St James, best cheap eat was won by Newtown’s café/bakery Black Star Pastry, best café went to Café Sopra and best tapas was won by Surry Hills hotspot Bodega.

Time Out’s food and drink editor, Myffy Rigby, said that the first annual Time Out Food Awards covered the whole city’s restaurant scene and all cuisines.

“Our fine-dining is world class. We’ve got the best Thai food in the country. We have suburbs devoted to Vietnamese, Lebanese, Portuguese and Cantonese and Time Out reports on all of it. We are as passionate about our burgers, ramen and Hainanese chicken rice as we are about double cloth restaurants and Riedel glassware,” Rigby said.

Time Out London has been holding restaurant awards for the past 30 odd years and Time Out Sydney is very excited to be launching what we hope to be an event Sydneysiders mark in their diary.”

All winners and runners up are reviewed in the latest issue of Time Out.

The Shout Team

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