The winners of the 2016 AHA(WA) Hospitality Awards for Excellence were announced during a gala ball at Crown Perth on 7 November.

AHA(WA) CEO, Bradley Woods, said the future of the state’s hospitality industry is bright thanks to the high level of passion demonstrated by the staff and leaders of the businesses recognised at the awards.

“The commitment that the owners, managers and staff have to WA’s hospitality industry, and their venues, shone through tonight,” said Woods.

“WA’s hospitality venues provide world class food, beverages, service and atmosphere to locals and visitors from interstate and overseas.

“When it comes to quality, the bar is raised higher every year, and judging the awards is not easy.

“WA’s hotels, bars and dining venues are playing an ever increasing role in the state’s economy, and it’s important to recognise the hard work of the people who make it all happen.”

Forty-two awards were presented, including:

  • WA’s Best Small Bar – Varnish on King, Perth
  • WA’s Best Regional Casual Pub Dining – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River
  • WA’s Best Boutique Brewery – Cheeky Monkey Brewery, Margaret River
  • WA’s Best Restaurant  – JOINT WINNERS: Ria Malay Kitchen (Leederville) and Post at COMO The Treasury, Perth

David Strom, who operates The Gate Bar & Bistro, The Brook Bar & Bistro and The Ashby Bar & Bistro, was recognised with the Hospitality Industry Lifetime Achievement Award.

For the full list of winners, click here.


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