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2017 Judges

Terry durack

Terry Durack

CEO - Terry Durack


Terry is chief restaurant critic for the Sydney Morning Herald, co-direct or of Australia’sTop Restaurants awards,a prolific traveller, and dedicated restaurant industry observer. He twice won the Glenfiddich Restaurant Critic of The Year Award while at the Independent on Sunday, as well as being named World Food Media’s Best Restaurant Critic in 2007.

Design excellence

When the function is matched by the form, ie when the design, layout and ambience is precisely calibrated to how the space is to be used. I’m for playfulness, against pastiche and believe in serendipity and sustainability. Oh, and comfort is not a dirty word.