2014 GT Restaurant Awards nominations

The Oscars of the open mouth, the Nobel Prize of noble provisions, the Emmys of eating, the Grammys of gustation, the AFIs of RDI: the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards are upon us.

Rosetta, Melbourne

The Oscars of the open mouth, the Nobel Prize of noble provisions, the Emmys of eating: the Gourmet Traveller  Restaurant Awards are upon us.

Here's the shortlist of nominees for our GT restaurant awards, which will be announced as part of the launch of our new restaurant guide next month - along with the naming of the big one: Restaurant of the Year.

Words Max Allen, Fiona Donnelly, Sue Dyson & Roger McShane, Michael Harden, Pat Nourse, Max Veenhuyzen

Photography Julian Kingma, William Meppem, Frances Andrijich, Chris Chen, James Geer, Jason Loucas