After scouring the nation for the best dishes within four categories - Best Burger, Best Pie, Best Pasta and Best Fish 'n' Chips from Sydney to Melbourne, Noosa, Adelaide and more the judges have finally handed down their decisions. Here are the winners of the inaugural Dish of the Year.

Click on the link of each winner to see their dish and recipe.

BEST BURGER Sponsored by Tip Top Foodservice

The Huxtaburger, Huxtaburger, Fitzroy, VIC

BEST FISH 'N' CHIPS Sponsored by Formula 40

Local Beer Battered Flathead, The Boathouse, Palm Beach, NSW

BEST PIE Sponsored by MLA

Lamb Shank and Red Wine Pie, Black Star Pastry, Newtown, NSW

BEST PASTA Sponsored by Fonterra Foodservice

House-made Strozzapreti with clams, mussels, prawns and Calamari, Bottega, Melbourne, VIC