Score these Masterchef restaurants
It's one of Australia's favourite (and longest-running) cooking shows and has produced some of the country's most celebrated chefs, cooks and foodie influencers. We can only be talking about one thing: MasterChef Australia.
If, like us, you can't get enough of this foodie favourite, you've thought about eating out at the restaurants made famous by MasterChef alum, judges, special guests and other friends of the show. We've put together a guide to some of the restaurants and cafes connected to MasterChef Australia.
Khahn Ong was a Season 10 fan favourite, also returning for a second shot at the MasterChef title in 2020's 'Back to Win' Season. Since his time in the Masterchef Kitchen, he has wasted no time releasing his own cookbook, appearing on cooking shows and even competing on Australian Survivor's season of Blood vs Water. Since leaving MasterChef, Khahn has also become a Partner of Melbourne restaurant The George on Collins, where he has worked alongside chef Anap Saha to curate a flavoursome South-East Asian inspired menu. Book now to experience it for yourself!
Luke Nguyen is a Vietnamese–Australian chef and restaurateur, best known as the host of the television series Luke Nguyen's Vietnam and Luke Nguyen's France. You may also remember him from his several appearances as a guest judge on MasterChef Australia, including his Season 8 Mystery Box challenge featuring some challenging ingredients, including crickets. To boot, Luke was also the judge and host of the first series of MasterChef Vietnam! You can book now to dine at his Vietnamese-fusion restaurant, Botanic House set inside Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens.
Matt Moran is considered one of the most celebrated chefs in Australia and a pioneer of Modern Australian cuisine. Matt was also a judge and guest mentor in the early seasons of MasterChef, with the show solidifying him as a household name across the country. If you're a fan of Matt Moran (and let's face, who isn't!), you can dine at a number of his restaurants including ARIA Sydney, Chiswick Woollahra, Bea at Barangaroo House, Chophouse Sydney, North Bondi Fish and Opera Bar.
Three Blue Ducks Rosebery - Andy Allen
MasterChef Contestant turned judge, Andy Allen is a part of the Three Blue Ducks group alongside fellow chefs and restauranteurs Mark Labrooy, Chris Sorrell, Sam Reid-Boquist, Darren Robertson and Jeff Bennett, as a co-owner and head chef of Three Blue Ducks Rosebery. The restaurant serves up sustainably sourced food with a big emphasis of cooking with smoke and fire.
Koi Dessert Bar - Reynold Poernomo
MasterChef dessert legend Reynold Poernomo was a contestant on Seasons 7 and 12 of MasterChef, each time almost taking out the top spot with his jaw-dropping dessert creations. You can try Reynold’s sweet treats at Koi Dessert Bar in Sydney.
Julie's Kitchen - Julie Goodwin
Season 1 winner Julie Goodwin has opened up a cooking school and events space on the Central Coast of News South Wales called Julie's Kitchen - a place where aspiring cooks can meet, cook and together.
eleven - Callum Hann
Season 2 runner-up Callum Hann has recently opened up his restaurant eleven in the Adelaide CBD, which delivers contemporary Australian cuisine inspired by French cookery techniques. He also runs Sprout Cooking School in Adelaide.
Gaja by Sashi - Sashi Cheliah
Season 10 winner and fan favourite Sashi Cheliah opened his restaurant Gaja by Sashi in Adelaide, influenced by Indian, Singaporean and Malaysian classics.
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