Food Drink

The Winners Are In From The Restaurant & Catering Awards

Here’s a toast to the best Restaurants, Caterers and Hospitality beacons in SA! There were smiles and winners from all around the state at this year’s awards. See the full list of who won a new certificate for their wall here.

The Restaurant & Catering Association Awards are like the Emmy’s of Adelaide’s culinary scene and there was a huge turn out at the Adelaide Convention Centre last night. We’re surprised anything in Adelaide was even open. Now, without making too fine a point of it, Adelaide foodies hang out for these awards like a puppy out the window of a car, tongue wagging in the breeze. So no grandstanding or dragging this out. The winners are in and they’re from all across this wide wonderful state, just proving that when it comes to good food you can find it everywhere in SA:


Asian – Hanuman Restaurant, Adelaide
Bakery/Patisserie – Metro Bakery & Cafe, Mount Gambier
Breakfast Restaurant: City – Rigoni’s Bistro, Leigh St
Breakfast Restaurant: Metro North East – Topiary, Tea Tree Gully
Breakfast Restaurant: Metro South West – Metro Bakery & Cafe, Mount Gambier
Burger Bar – FB’s Fancy Burgers, Blackwood
Cafe Restaurant: City – Kinetto Coffe & Kitchen, Adelaide
Cafe Restaurant: Metro North East – Cafe Sia Gawler, Evanston
Cafe Restaurant: Metro South West – The Artisan Cafe, Blackwood
Chinese Restaurant – Wah Hing Restaurant, Adelaide
Coffee Shop/Tea House – Coffee Amigo, Salisbury
Contemporary Australian Restaurant: Formal – Botanic Gardens Restaurant, Adelaide
Contemporary Australian Restaurant: Informal – Topiary, Tea Tree Gully
Dessert Bar – Red Cacao Chocolatier, Stirling
European Restaurant – Seed Winehouse & Kitchen, Clare
Family Restaurant – Appleseed Cafe, Strathalbyn
Fine Dining Restaurant – Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant, Magill
Indian/Sub-Continent Restaurant – Cinnamon Club Indian Cuisine, Norwood
Italian Restaurant: Formal – Chianti, Adelaide
Italian Restaurant: Informal – River Torrens Cafe, North Adelaide
Japanese Restaurant – Ginza Miyako Japanese Restaurant, Adelaide
New Restaurant: City – Level One, Electra House Hotel, Adelaide
New Restaurant: North & East – Penfolds Magill Estate Kitchen, Magill
New Restaurant: Regional – Harvest Kitchen, Tanunda
New Restaurant: South & West – Alere Restaurant, Bedford Park
People, Produce, Place: Tourism Restaurant – Windy Point Restaurant, Belair
Pizza Restaurant – Tony Tomatoes, North Adelaide
Restaurant In A Hotel/Motel/Resort – Culshaw’s Restaurant, Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, Adelaide
Restaurant In A Pub/Club/Tavern – Queens Head Hotel Restaurant, North Adelaide
Restaurant In A Winery – d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant, McLaren Vale
Seafood Restaurant – Sails At Robe, Robe
Small Bar – The Tasting Room, Adelaide
Specialty Restaurant – Hispanic Mechanic, Frewville
Steak House – Gaucho’s Argentinian Restaurant, Adelaide
Sushi Bar – Sushi Planet, Adelaide
Thai Restaurant – Golden Boy, Adelaide
Vietnamese Restaurant – Nghi Ngan Quan, Woodville


Event Caterers – Blanco Catering, Trinity Gardens
Function/Convention Centre Caterer – Adelaide Oval Functions & Events, North Adelaide
New Caterer – Alere Function Centre, Bedford Park
Restaurant Caterer (Honourable Mention) – Botanic Garden Restaurant, Adelaide
Site & Industrial Caterer – Cater Care Group, The Glen Woodley Estate, Keswick
Venue Caterer – Owen Andrews Barossa Catering, Seppeltsfield Winery, Seppeltsfield
Wedding Caterer – Epicure, State Library Of South Australia, Adelaide


Apprentice Cook – Hayley Wilkinson, Hilton Adelaide
Chef – Matt Fritton, Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard
Employee – Olivia McFarlane, Coal Cellar + Grill, Hilton Adelaide
George Mure Professional Development – National Wine Centre
Maitre D’/Manager – Sharon Romeo, Fino Seppelsfield
Media – Advertiser Newspapers
Product Supplier – Concept Collections
Safety Award – Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority Limited
Sommelier – James Parham, 2KW Bar & Restaurant
Wine List – The Barn Steakhouse, Mt Gambier
Popular Choice – Coffee Amigo, Salisbury
Healthy Choice For Kids: Premier’s Commendation Award – Patch Kitchen & Garden, Stirling


Hall Of Fame, Breakfast – Chianti, Adelaide
Hall Of Fame, European Restaurant – George’s On Waymouth, Adelaide
Lifetime Achiever – Eldert Hoebee
Caterer Of The Year – Blanco Catering, Trinity Gardens
Cafe Of The Year – Cafe Sia Gawler, Evanston
Restaurant of The Year – Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant, Magill

For the full list of all nominees in each category, which includes a host of other amazing restaurants you should still visit, have a look over this long list. In all honesty, it’s incredible to see so many amazing names already, here, many more on the long list and even more that we all know of that should have been included. Take a bow South Australia, you’re without doubt a world class food destination.

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