Restaurant reviews written for Good Food (weekly in The Sydney Morning Herald) and Epicure (weekly in The Age) follow this scoring system.
Of 20 points, up to 10 are awarded for food, five for service, three for ambience, two for wow factor.
13 Solid and satisfactory
15 Very good
16 Seriously good
20 The best of the best
The Good Food Guide is an annual compilation of independent, anonymous reviews written by a panel of professional restaurant critics. Restaurants have to score at least a 14 to be included in the Guide, and are chosen at our discretion.
Total: 20 points
10 points for food – flavour, technique, produce, balance, presentation
5 points for service – care, pacing, attentiveness, professional skills
3 points for atmosphere – decor, comfort, style, vibe
An additional 2 points for a special something – location, spirit, charm, commitment, wow factor