Hawke’s Bay Hospitality Awards acknowledge excellence in the region!

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The Hawke’s Bay hospitality industry acknowledged the outstanding abilities of its own with the announcement of the winners of the 2021 Hawke’s Bay Hospitality Awards.

Presented by the Restaurant Association of New Zealand with the support of lead sponsor Gilmours, the awards acknowledge the outstanding hospitality professionals and businesses, who are making a positive impact on the local café, dining and drinking scene.

Central Fire Station Bistro picks up three awards including supreme establishment of the year

Piku Restaurant & Cocktail Bar takes out people’s choice

Napier bistro, Central Fire Station picked up three awards for outstanding restaurant and ambience and design, as well as the ultimate accolade of supreme establishment of the year

Hawkes Bay locals have also had their say selecting Piku Restaurant and Cocktail Bar as their favourite establishment.

Fresh from winning Best Vineyard in Australasia in the World’s Best Vineyard awards, Craggy Range follows this up taking two of the top accolades winning outstanding winery restaurant, along with best chef for Casey McDonald.

Those looking for a great coffee and brunch won’t be disappointed with Zach Wilkins of Little Frimley Kitchen voted top barista and Georgia on Tennyson taking out outstanding coffee establishment while Maina wins the accolade of outstanding café.

“The Hawkes Bay has some of the nation’s best restaurants, an abundance of fresh produce and world-class wineries, making it a mecca for diners”

Hawke’s Bay Hospitality Awards Winners 2021

Meadow Fresh Outstanding Barista

Zach Wilkins, Little Frimley Kitchen

The National Distillery Outstanding Bartender

Dave Morris, Funbuns

Coca-Cola Europacific Outstanding Front of House Team

Mister D Dining

Service Foods Outstanding Chef

Casey MacDonald, Craggy Range

EIT Emerging Chef

Gurjot Singh, Piku Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

Menulog Outstanding Street Food/Takeout

Vinci’s Pizza

Restaurant Association of NZ Outstanding Coffee Establishment

Georgia on Tennyson

Bidfood Outstanding Cafe


Waitoa Beer Outstanding Bar

Common Room

Cocktail Collective Outstanding Cocktail Experience

Monica Loves

Trinity Hill Outstanding Wine & Beverage List

Matisse Wine Bar

OneMusic Ambience & Design

Central Fire Station Bistro

Nova Energy Outstanding Regional Establishment

Puketapu Pub

Karma Drinks Outstanding Ethnic Cuisine

Asian Diner

dinefind Outstanding Winery Restaurant

Craggy Range

Napier City Council Outstanding Restaurant

Central Fire Station Bistro

Dish Catering Outstanding Sales Rep

Steve Olley, Paratua Wines

Toitoi Venues Outstanding Supplier

Brave Brewing Co.

Hawke’s Bay Today People’s Choice

Piku Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

Gilmours Supreme Award

Central Fire Station Bistro

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