Author(s): Joanna Savill
Edited by Sydney's most respected food writer, Joanna Savill with principal reviewer, Terry Durack, The SMH Good Food Guide 2014 showcases the best places to eat in Sydney, and throughout regional NSW. For 29 years the release of Australia's most prestigious restaurant bible has been the biggest event on the local food calendar. We scour NSW to find great places to eat. Only the very best restaurants are featured in the Guide. To be listed, a restaurant must score a minimum of 11 points out of 20. The very best restaurants are awarded the coveted chef's hats - a sign of consistency and excellence. We make some tough calls and some bold ones, without fear or favour, tackling local legends and up-and-comers alike. Some don't make the cut. Our reviewers dine anonymously and pay for their meals to deliver independent advice you can trust.
Joanna Savill is a well-known Australian food personality, presenter and journalist. She has written about food and restaurants for The Sydney Morning Herald since the early 1990s. She is currently the director of the Sydney International Food Festival (www.siff.com.au) and has been co-editor of The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide for the last four editions. During this time the Guide has achieved record sales. Terry Durack is the restaurant critic for The Sydney Morning Herald and was co-editor of The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide for nine years. Winner of two Glenfiddich Awards for restaurant criticism, he has also been named Le Cordon Bleu Best Restaurant Critic in the World Food Media Awards.