Quay takes out Restaurant of the Year at the Savour Australia R&CA HostPlus National Awards for Excellence [gallery]

28 October, 2015 by
Aoife Boothroyd

Quay has taken out the title of Restaurant of the Year at the Savour Australia R&CA HostPlus National Awards for Excellence.

For the second consecutive year, The Fink Group’s Quay Restaurant has taken out the top accolade at the Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Australia HostPlus National Awards for Excellence.

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Held in Brisbane, the awards represent the largest consumer-led restaurant awards in Australia and are designed to recognise hospitality operators that provide exceptional service, demonstrate culinary excellence, and great value for money.

Winners of the 2015 major award categories:

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  • Quay, The Rocks – Restaurant of the Year;
  • Blond Catering – Austral Bricks Design Studio, Marrickville, NSW – Caterer of the Year;
  • National Wine Centre, Adelaide – George Mure Memorial Professional Development Award;
  • Compass Group, Melbourne Zoo – Green Table Award for Excellence in Environmental Sustainability
  • Sofitel, Brisbane – Innovative Workplace Training Award.

In addition to their major awards, Blond Catering also won best Venue Caterer and Quay took out the Fine Dining Restaurant category.

“Tonight we recognise the best of the best in our industry. Special congratulations must go to the team at Quay who have won Restaurant of the Year two consecutive years in a row. It is a testament to their hard work in delivering exceptional dining experiences year after year,” said R&CA CEO John Hart.

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“It is quite fitting Quay is awarded this accolade in Brisbane, which will become the home of a flagship Fink Group restaurant in 2016. The Brisbane dining scene will be richer with the addition of this restaurateur’s passion and skill.” 

The Awards also provided a platform for the launch of R&CA’s SavourSummer campaign – a national social media competition aimed at capturing the nation’s favourite weekend restaurant dishes.

Hart says that the competition underlines the importance of social media in promoting the industry.

“The digital age is upon us, with Smartphone ownership estimated at around 81 per cent in Australia. Customers share their meals on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Businesses cannot ignore this channel in promoting their business,” says Mr Hart.

For more information of the competition, click here 

Restaurant Award Winners

ASIAN RESTAURANT: Sponsored by AS Digital

  • TAS Me Wah Restaurant, SANDY BAY.

BAKERY / PATISSERIE: Sponsored by Bulla

  • VIC Red Chocolate Tree, SALE (WINNER)

BEER CAF / WINE BAR: Sponsored by Lion

  • QLD Bavarian Bier Caf, BROADBEACH (WINNER)

BREAKFAST RESTAURANT: Sponsored by Bulla

  • VIC The Counter Espresso, HAWTHORN (WINNER)

BURGER CAF: Sponsored by Bidvest

  • NSW – Sydney Burger Project Australia, SYDNEY (WINNER)

CAF RESTAURANT: Sponsored by Di Bella Coffee

  • VIC – Regional The Pickled Sisters Caf, WAHGUNYAH (WINNER)

CHINESE RESTAURANT: Sponsored by Commonwealth Bank

  • NSW – Sydney The Century Restaurant, PYRMONT (WINNER)

COFFEE SHOP / TEA HOUSE: Sponsored by Beloka Water

  • WA Coffee Club, KALAMUNDA (WINNER)

CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN RESTAURANT: Sponsored by Alsco

  • VIC – Regional Omy Restaurant, BEACONSFIELD (WINNER)

EUROPEAN RESTAURANT: Sponsored by ComCater & Rational

  • SA George's on Waymouth, ADELAIDE (WINNER)

FAMILY DINING RESTAURANT: Sponsored by American Express

  • SA Cucina Nuova, HENLEY BEACH (WINNER)

FINE DINING RESTAURANT: Sponsored by Alsco

  • NSW – Sydney Quay, THE ROCKS (WINNER)
  • VIC Brae, BIRREGURRA (REGIONAL WINNER)

GREEK RESTAURANT: Sponsored by Commercial Energy Brokers Australia

  • VIC Hellenic Republic, EAST BRUNSWICK (WINNER)

INDIAN / SUB-CONTINENT RESTAURANT: Sponsored by Hostplus

  • QLD Indian Empire on Runaway Bay, RUNAWAY BAY (WINNER)

ITALIAN RESTAURANT: Sponsored by Entertainment Publications

  • SA Chianti, ADELAIDE (WINNER)

JAPANESE RESTAURANT: Sponsored by American Express

  • QLD Sak Restaurant & Bar, BRISBANE (WINNER)

NEW RESTAURANT: Sponsored by H&L Australia

  • QLD Kiyomi – Jupiters Hotel & Casino, BROADBEACH (WINNER)

PIZZA RESTAURANT: Sponsored by Tiger Corp

  • QLD Trattoria Amici – RACV Royal Pines Resort, BENOWA (WINNER)

RESTAURANT IN A HOTEL / MOTEL / RESORT: Sponsored by Commonwealth Bank

  • QLD Bistro On3 – Sofitel Gold Coast, BROADBEACH (WINNER)

RESTAURANT IN A PUB / CLUB / TAVERN: Sponsored by Lion

  • QLD Malt at the Brewery, TOWNSVILLE (WINNER)

RESTAURANT IN A WINERY: Sponsored by Hostplus

  • VIC Wild Dog Winery Restaurant, WARRAGUL (WINNER)

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT: Sponsored by Beloka Water

  • WA Mosmans Restaurant, MOSMAN PARK (WINNER)

SMALL BAR: Sponsored by Lion

  • SA Bar Torino, ADELAIDE (WINNER)

SPECIALTY RESTAURANT: Sponsored by APRA AMCOS

  • WA Meeka Restaurant, SUBIACO (WINNER)

STEAK RESTAURANT: Sponsored by Bidvest

  • NSW – Sydney The Cut Bar & Grill, THE ROCKS (WINNER)

SUSHI BAR: Sponsored by Arthur J Gallagher

  • SA Sushi Train Unley Metro, HYDE PARK (WINNER)

TAPAS RESTAURANT: Sponsored by APRA AMCOS

  • NSW – Sydney Postales Restaurant and Tapas Bar, SYDNEY (WINNER)

THAI RESTAURANT: Sponsored by Arthur J Gallagher

  • SA Golden Boy, ADELAIDE (WINNER)

PEOPLE. PRODUCT AND PLACE TOURISM RESTAURANT: Sponsored by Tourism Australia

  • VIC Jack Rabbit Vineyard Restaurant, BELLARINE (WINNER)

Catering Award Winners

CORPORATE CATERER: Sponsored by American Express

  • NSW – Sydney Commonwealth Bank of Australia, SYDNEY (WINNER)

EVENTS CATERER: Sponsored by Beloka Water

  • ACT Hyatt Hotel Canberra, YARRALUMLA (WINNER)

FUNCTION / CONVENTION CENTRE CATERER: Sponsored by ComCater & Rational

  • VIC Fenix Events, RICHMOND (WINNER)

INDUSTRIAL / INSTITUTIONAL CATERER Sponsored by Hostplus

  • VIC Alliance Catering – Geelong Grammar School, CORIO (WINNER)

NEW CATERER: Sponsored by H&L Australia

  • ACT Bookplate Caf – National Library of Australia, PARKES (WINNER)

RESTAURANT CATERER: Sponsored by Alsco

  • SA Windy Point Caf & Pavilion, BELAIR (WINNER)

SITE-CONTRACT CATERER: Sponsored by Arthur J Gallagher

  • ACT Trippas White Group – Australian Institute of Sport, BRUCE (WINNER)

SMALL CATERER: Sponsored by Commonwealth Bank

  • WA Creative Catering, WANGARA (WINNER)

VENUE CATERER Sponsored by Commercial Energy Brokers Australia

  • NSW – Sydney Blond Catering – Austral Bricks Design Studio, MARRICKVILLE (WINNER)

WEDDING CATERER: Sponsored by APRA AMCOS

  • VIC Atlantic Group, DOCKLANDS (WINNER)

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