Cuisine magazine announces the finalists for the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2018
Cuisine has unearthed new flavours, hidden gems, old favourites and the restaurants that are bold, brave and hot to bring you Cuisine’s list of the very best dining experiences in New Zealand for 2018, as nominated by a team of assessors who visit restaurants across the country, unannounced, and pay for every meal. The annual inventory is now complete.
These 100 restaurants will feature in the Cuisine Good Food Guide 2018, and many are finalists for the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2018 where all winners will be announced, including the Vittoria Coffee Restaurant of the Year, the Santa Vittoria Chef of the Year and the allocation of the coveted Cuisine Good Food Awards hats. Congratulations to each and every restaurant on this list. These are the restaurant teams and chefs that are claiming a place for New Zealand as a premium food and drink destination.
Lead assessor Kerry Tyack says he is delighted to have the opportunity to shine a light on those that have made Cuisine’s list of the 100 most influential restaurants of the last 12 months.
“The list recognises innovation, consistency, delivery of promise, value and satisfaction. While there are others who deserve applause and support, these are the best of the best, those of which Kiwis can be immensely proud.”
Cuisine Magazine’s Top 100 Restaurants
*Click to see check out featured Restaurant Association member establishments!
Gusto at the Grand
Masu by Nic Watt
O’Connell St Bistro
Pasta & Cuore
Ponsonby Road Bistro
Satya Chai Lounge
Sid at The French Cafe
Soul Bar & Bistro
The Engine Room
The Grill by Sean Connolly
The Hunting Lodge
The Sugar Club
White + Wong’s – Auckland
The Shed at Te Motu
Boulcott St Bistro
Egmont St Eatery
Field and Green
Oikos Hellenic Cuisine
Urban Oyster Bar & Eatery
At the glitzy awards ceremony at Auckland’s iconic Civic Theatre on 15 October the winners of the following categories will be announced.
Vittoria Coffee Restaurant of the Year
Santa Vittoria Chef of the Year
Best Metropolitan Restaurant
SILERE Best Regional Restaurant
Estrella Damm Best Specialist Restaurant
Epicure Trading Best Casual Dining Restaurant
De’Longhi Restaurant Personality of the Year
Ora King Salmon Innovation Award
Yellow Brick Road Best Winery Restaurant
Negociants New Zealand Best Wine Experience
Best Drinks List
Pead PR Long Term Player
Whitestone Cheese Best New Zealand Dish
Cuisine New Zealand Future Food Legend