nominations close: 2018-09-30T23:59:59+10:00





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Award Nominations

We're calling on the taste-buds of Australia to tell us once and for all – which is the best egg dish in the nation?

Whether you like them scrambled, over-easy, baked into an omelette or on top of your burger – there's no wrong way to eat an egg. But this World Egg Day we're on the hunt for Australia's very best.

Until 30 September, you can help us crown the winner of the 2018 Australian Eggsellence Awards by nominating the best egg dish from your favourite restaurants and cafés. All you need to do is take a snap and tell us why you think it's a winner, for a shot at a $1,000 prize. The top five egg dishes will then be put to the test, in front of our panel of celebrity chefs, to determine the winner.

Think you know where Australia's best eggs are hidden? Then it's time to get cracking.

let's get started

Here's how it all works...


Take a foodie shot

Stop! We know the best eggs are eaten immediately, but before you get stuck in, don’t forget to take a snap. There is no need to be a professional, just remember to make the eggs the star!


Nominate it

To be in the running, post your photo to Instagram using the hashtag #EggsellenceAwards – and don’t forget to tag the restaurant or café location so we can find them. Don’t have Instagram? You can submit online too, by clicking the link below.



There’s $1,000 up for grabs if you nominate the winning egg dish. Once entries close, we’ll announce the delicious entries which have been shortlisted our panel of celebrity chefs will determine the winner.

The Nominations so far

  • Julie Kos
    Julie Kos
    12 micron - smoked eggs linguine
  • Little Rock Cafe
    Little Rock Cafe
    French toast with fairy floss and pistachio
  • Merewether Surfhouse
    Merewether Surfhouse
    Grilled barramundi with quail eggs
  • Fuel & Co
    Fuel & Co
    Potato and Tarragon Waffles with Smoked Trout
  • Salvage Coffee
    Salvage Coffee
  • Salvage Coffee
    Salvage Coffee
    Croque Madame
  • Sonder
    Avocado smash
  • Table 1 Espresso
    Table 1 Espresso
    Oreo Waffles
  • Parap Bakery
    Parap Bakery
    Bacon and eggs
  • Avli Greek Restaurant
    Avli Greek Restaurant
    Strapatsada With Poached Eggs

The judging panel

Manu Feildel

Manu Feildel

Manu Feildel is a chef and well-known television personality. He is the co-host of long-running series My Kitchen Rules but has been a feature on Australian television for over a decade. His appearances include Ready Steady Cook, The Circle, Sunrise, Channel 7's Morning Show, 9am with David & Kim and co-hosting the series Boys Weekend. Manu learnt the art of cooking as an apprentice in his father’s restaurant. He progressed to working in the top French restaurants in the UK before moving to Australia and opening his own establishments in Sydney and Melbourne. 

Elizabeth Meryment

Elizabeth Meryment

Elizabeth Meryment has been a food writer and restaurant critic for more than 10 years. The chief food writer for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph for many years, and a contributor to The Australian’s annual Hot 50 restaurant guide, she’s reviewed restaurants high and low around Australia - and lived to tell the tale. She recently launched her own high-end glossy lifestyle magazine called Local East, covering food, dining, luxury and lifestyle in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.

Anthony Huckstep

Anthony Huckstep

Anthony Huckstep is the national restaurant critic for Delicious and a columnist for Stellar, Qantas Magazine and GQ Australia. He spent 13 years editing award-winning title FoodService Magazine and kept the last notch on his belt under notice, reviewing for the SMH Good Food Guide over many years. He also penned Luke Mangan's ‘The Making of a Chef’, ‘Sepia: The Cuisine of Martin Benn’ and ‘Australian Fish and Seafood Cookbook, the ultimate kitchen companion’.