The finalists have been announced in the Queenstown Hospitality awards and local diners are being invited to vote for their favourite place to dine out. The finalists represent the top-notch dining establishments in the region as voted by the hospitality industry.
“As a tourist mecca, Queenstown offers some of the best dining experiences in the country,” said Restaurant Association CEO Marisa Bidois. “Our goal is to recognise those providing an exceptional experience to both international visitors and the local dining community.”
Presented by the Restaurant Association of New Zealand, the Queenstown Hospitality Awards were created to celebrate the legendary people and businesses bringing first class dining experiences to the Southern Lakes region of New Zealand.
A number of establishments have received recognition in this year’s final line up including Botswana Butchery – receiving nods for its wine list and service and as a contender for restaurant of the year.
Newcomer White & Wongs has also been recognised for its team with nominations for outstanding front of house team along with an emerging chef award for Vinny Singh.
White & Wongs also picks up a nomination for its design and ambience along with Attiqa, The Sherwood and Musket’s and Moonshine.
The Queenstown general public are also able to vote for their favourite establishment in the First Table People’s Choice Award category.
17 awards will be handed out to the best of the Queenstown hospitality industry. From crew members, to suppliers, to establishments – the best of the best will be celebrated for their contribution to creating a world-class hospitality scene in the region.
Voting is open until 21st April and the winners will be revealed at the awards evening on Sunday 28th April.