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2016 National Award for Excellence Winners Announced


On Monday 24 October, the 2016 National Savour Australia™ Hostplus Award for Excellence winners were announced at the national gala dinner at Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour. Five hundred representatives of the nation’s best metropolitan and regional cafes, restaurants, and caterers gathered to celebrate the achievements of those operators that provide great food, exceptional service and value for money. Restaurant & Catering Australia congratulates all the winners on the night, as well as all the finalists and entrants throughout this year’s awards season.

The winners of the major award categories include:

  • Domani’s Café Restaurant Bar, Main Beach – Café of the Year;
  • Customs House, Brisbane – Caterer of the Year;
  • Quay, The Rocks –Restaurant of the Year; and
  • Adelaide Oval Function & Events, Adelaide – George Mure Professional Development Award.

For the first time this year, a gold award was presented to the highest score of each category and in some categories a silver and/or bronze were also awarded, giving recognition to the depth of the industry.

The Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised and independently judged awards program. The 2016 program received over 1,100 entries nationally from restaurants, cafes and caterers located across different states and regions.

The full winners list is available here.


About Savour Australia

The Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that highlights exceptional service, culinary excellence, incredible ambience and value for money. Savour Australia is Restaurant & Catering Australia’s (R&CA) consumer brand, aimed at promoting and profiling caterers, restaurants and café businesses to avid diners. The Savour Australia website offers diners one of the largest online directories of restaurants and cafes to search and book from.