On Sunday night, at The Pullman Hotel, the winners of the 2019 Lewisham Awards were announced. The 17th annual Lewisham Awards was a sell-out event—a tribute to the calibre of the finalists and the regard in which they are held.

The Lewisham Awards, which are named after the late Richard Lewisham, a pioneer of the Auckland hospitality scene, were established in 2002 to celebrate the talent of Auckland’s hospitality industry. Not only this, but the prestige of the event helps to encourage excellence throughout the city’s hospitality community.

The mix-match of fresh talent and established veterans shone through, highlighting the dynamic nature of the industry.

The winners of the 2019 Lewisham Awards are:


Outstanding Cafe sponsored by Bidfood



Outstanding Cheap Eats sponsored by CLYTH MACLEOD

The White Lady


Outstanding Waiter sponsored by Crombie Lockwood

Melodee Pearce, Prego



Outstanding Wine List sponsored by EuroVintage

O'Connell Street Bistro



Outstanding Bar sponsored by Hancocks Wine, Spirit & Beer Merchants





Outstanding Caterer sponsored by Hellers New Zealand

Little Wolf



Outstanding Supplier sponsored by Hospitality New Zealand

Southern Hospitality



Outstanding Maitre'd sponsored by antipodes water company

Lindsay Swannack, Prego



Outstanding Wine Service Professional sponsored by Negociants New Zealand

Hiro Kawahara, Sid at The French Cafe


Outstanding Establishment sponsored by OneMusic



Outstanding Local sponsored by Southern Hospitality




Outstanding Bartender sponsored by Winterhalter NZ

Bryan De Fenyi-Pollett, Deadshot




Outstanding Restaurateur sponsored by Pernod Ricard New Zealand

Mandy Lusk – Vivace



Outstanding Sales Representative sponsored by Restaurant Association of NZ

Angie Atkinson, Prophets Rock


Outstanding Barista sponsored by Meadow Fresh

Juno Jung – Atomic Kingsland

Outstanding New Venue sponsored by Asahi Beverages

Hello Beasty

Outstanding Producer sponsored by the recruitment network

Clevedon Buffalo Co

Outstanding Chef sponsored by Loaf

Sid Sahrawat – Sidart | Cassia | Sid at The French Cafe

Outstanding Hospitality Personality sponsored by Moët Hennessy New Zealand

Mark Wallbank – The Blue Breeze Inn | Woodpecker Hill | Chop Chop | GoGo Daddy Cantina