Exceptional people and establishments from Hawke’s Bay have been recognised at this year’s Hawke’s Bay Hospitality Awards.

Presented by the Restaurant Association of New Zealand, some these awards are run in various regions around the country.

This year the awards received a record number of votes, an endorsement that the industry values the awards as a means to support and recognise each other and are a real tribute to the calibre of talent within Hawke’s Bay hospitality. Tried and true favourites were crowned winners alongside some new faces and places making a significant impact on dining options.

“With so many talented operators and dedicated hospitality professionals in the region each category was keenly contested and we congratulate the winners on a job well-done,” said Marisa Bidois, Restaurant Association chief executive.

Winners included Pipi Café, Bistronomy, Elephant Hill, Common Room, Mission Estate Restaurant and Maina. For the full list of winners visit