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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!

HAWKE’S BAY
Bistronomy
Black Barn Bistro
Elephant Hill
Pacifica
Te Awa Winery Restaurant
Craggy Range Restaurant

MARTINBOROUGH
Pinocchio
Union Square

NEW PLYMOUTH
Social Kitchen

MANAWATU
Amayjen

WELLINGTON
Boulcott St Bistro
Capitol
Chameleon
Charley Noble
Egmont St Eatery
Field and Green
Havana Bar
Hillside
Hippopotamus
Logan Brown
Loretta
Monte Cervino
Noble Rot
Oikos Hellenic Cuisine
Ortega
Pravda
Rita
Salty Pidgin
Shepherd
Tinakori Bistro
WBC
Whitebait

NELSON
Hopgood’s
Urban Oyster Bar & Eatery

MARLBOROUGH
Arbour

CANTERBURY
Twenty Seven Steps
Black Estate
Chillingworth Road
Gatherings
Inati
Pegasus Bay
Pescatore
Roots

NORTH OTAGO
Riverstone Kitchen
Fleurs Place

CENTRAL OTAGO
Amisfield Bistro
Bistro Gentil
Botswana Butchery – Queenstown
Fishbone
Kika
Ode Conscious Dining
Rata
Sherwood

DUNEDIN
Bracken


At the glitzy awards ceremony at Auckland’s iconic Civic Theatre on 15 October the winners of the following categories will be announced.

cuisine.co.nz/good-food-awards

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


Redeem a Restaurant Association Gift Voucher at select member establishments. Get your voucher here and look up participating member establishments here.

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