The best food photos of 2016

Forget Instagrammed shots of coffee and avo on toast - here are the best pics of the year, as shot by the pros: Fairfax staff and freelance photographers.

These shortlisted images were judged by the Good Food team as well as select Fairfax food photographers. The winning photo was by Dominic Lorrimer and it captures Sydney's Sepia restaurant for this cover story by Jill Dupleix and Terry Durack: 17 Australian dishes you must try before you die.