Australia's Good Food Guide Awards Announced As Josh Niland Takes Top Spot

The prestigious Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards 2023 in Australia took place last week with former Trend Summit guest, Josh Niland taking the accolade of Chef of the Year. Already a highly decorated and game changing chef, Niland took the top individual award at the ceremony in New South Wales, seven years after opening the new two-hatted Paddington fish restaurant Saint Peter together with his wife Julie.

The duo also more recently opened their latest fish-centric eatery, the modern seafood bistro, Petermen, in St Leonards.

"The award is certainly overdue," Good Food Guide editor Callan Boys told the Sydney Morning Herald. "Josh has long been developing and refining techniques that make use of every part of the fish, and changing the way Australians think about cooking and eating seafood.

"It's not all flathead mortadella, though – he also happens to fry the best fish and chips in town."

Also taking home a top award on the night was Double Bay's fine dining restaurant Margaret, led by chef Neil Perry who has curated a menu focused on sustainable, wild-caught Australian fish. Whilst three other restaurants were awarded three hat status - Sixpenny, Oncore by Clare Smyth at Crown, and Quay.


Josh Niland was a speaker at our 2019 Trend Summit, at the time joining us to talk about his multi-award winning Australian fish eatery Saint Peter. This year's Trend Summit takes place on 21st November now in its 10th year. If you're not yet registered to join us for free, sign up today - here.