This award seeks to recognise a new establishment opened from 01 November 2020 onwards, have been in operations for at least 6 months, and already demonstrates excellence in cuisine and hospitality, and that is likely to make a significant impact in years to come.
Decor: The nominated restaurant has a well-designed and meticulously maintained space. The décor is appropriate for the location and suits the theme of the food.
Cleanliness: All areas of the restaurant must be kept clean, including the front of the house, the back of the house, employee areas, restrooms, and any other areas that are not visible to diners. Cleanliness also extends to employee hygiene.
Food and variety: The food served in the nominated restaurant has distinct and well-balanced flavours. Food is served with quality ingredients and the menu is frequently updated with new, seasonal dishes.
Service & Experience: The nominated restaurant is adequately staffed at all times and the service staff are welcoming and professional.
Consistency: The quality of the food, service, cleanliness and décor of the restaurant is constantly presented at the highest level.
Value: The pricing structure appropriately reflects all characteristics of the restaurant – food, service and the atmosphere of the nominated restaurant.