Tasmania’s top hospitality venues were revealed on Monday night, at the 2018 Tasmanian Hospitality Association (THA) and Drysdale Awards for Excellence.
Among the awards, a number of restaurants and cafés were recognised, including Black Cow Bistro which took out Best Steak Restaurant, Freycinet Lodge’s Bay Restaurant for Best Seafood Restaurant and The Lounge by Frogmore Creek, which took out the awards for Best Specialty Restaurant and Best Fine Dining.
Best Specialty Bar went to Rude Boy Hobart, Best Café was awarded to Three Little Ducks and Best Breakfast Venue went to Harbour Lights Café.
THA CEO Steve Old congratulated all the nominees and winners, saying the standard of venues was higher than ever before.
“With hospitality being the third largest employing industry in the state with around 9 per cent of the workforce, it is vitally important to our state that we have a strong and vibrant industry,” he says.
“Award nights are a wonderful opportunity for the industry to get together and celebrate and with more than 550 people in attendance, it shows the strong unity and support within the industry and association.”
A number of the award winners will go on to represent Tasmania at the National Australian Hotels Association Awards for Excellence on the Gold Coast next month.
“Given the outstanding performance by our venues, I would be confident that our Tasmanian venues will do well on the national stage in September,” says Old.
Image credit: Frogmore Creek