Auckland’s Best BYO Shortlist Revealed

The shortlist for Auckland’s Best BYO Awards has been revealed.

With the hospitality industry hit hard in recent months, the awards are set to shine a light on the oft- overlooked spots that make nights memorable and offer overall X-factor – beyond the delicious dishes on their menus! One lucky establishment will be crowed the best and receive a $5,000 support package to be tailored to their business as needed.

The judging team, made up of Antony Suvalko (Lazy Susan co-founder, cookbook, and travel guide author), Anna King Shahab (Lazy Susan co-founder, food and travel writer), Sammy Akuthota (restaurateur and self-confessed hedonistic lover of food and drink) and Sam Low (food and beverage creative and champion barista) will now visit each site to score against considered criteria, before tallying their points alongside the public vote.

The Final 12 are ...

Bali Nights, Ponsonby

Big Fish Eatery, Penrose

Bunga Raya Restaurant, New Lynn

Canton Café, Kingsland

El Greco, Campbells Bay

Faro, Auckland CBD

Golden Jade, Epsom

Nishiki, Freeman's Bay

Satya, Grey Lynn

Sri Pinang, Kārangahape Road

Tianze Dumpling House, Sandringham

Try it Out Restaurant, Ōtāhuhu