Felix awards honor capital metropolis’s most interesting –

Wellington’s Te Papa Museum hosted and celebrated people and companies on the high of their recreation final evening within the capital with the announcement of the winners of the 2022 Felix Awards.

Offered by the Restaurant Affiliation of New Zealand with the assist of lead sponsor Gilmours and Visa Wellington On a Plate, the awards acknowledge the excellent hospitality professionals and companies who’re making a optimistic influence on the native hospitality, eating and consuming scene.

Ortega Fish Shackbeloved by locals for its nice eating with a laidback, good-time vibe picked up 4 awards together with Supreme Institution and Greatest Restaurant.

Its Maitre’d, Davey Macdonald was additionally acknowledged, successful the award for Excellent Hospitality Skilled.

The accolade for greatest entrance of home workforce additionally went to Ortega Fish Shack finishing their suite of awards.

Lovely eating room suits outs had been acknowledged with the excellent atmosphere and design award which this yr went to newly opened story.

The capital boasts a few of the greatest cooks within the nation with Taylor Annals of Egmont St Eatery successful the award for excellent chef.

Egmont St Eatery boasts edgy but acquainted dishes. They butcher on web site with a nostril to tail philosophy, supply produce from area people gardens and do their very own fermenting and preserving, with the purpose of attaining zero waste.

Identified for its café tradition, the capital shouldn’t be wanting nice locations to seize a espresso and brunch with Customs Espresso Supreme successful the award for greatest café. A espresso lovers haven, the Customs workforce have sourced a minimum of 9 worldwide beans for the compact Te Aro café.

Julie Clark was honored with the supreme particular person award for her legacy within the Wellington hospitality business.

Co-owner of three profitable Wellington eaters, Loretta, Floriditas and Floriditas Bakery, Julie is passionate in regards to the business and remains to be palms on in her companies.

Sarah Meikle, Competition Director of Visa Wellington On a Plate paid tribute to Julie saying “her affect on Wellington’s meals scene established our trendy brunch tradition, which was on the time, revolutionary.

“Everyone knows hospitality is a troublesome enterprise, nonetheless, together with her ardour and willpower she has been a part of creating not solely one of many metropolis’s most beloved cafes and eating places, however a legacy of famend Wellington establishments including to New Zealand’s culinary capital.”

Restaurant Affiliation CEO Marisa Bidois says that as hospitality begins its restoration from a number of difficult years, it’s nice to take time to acknowledge the distinctive eating experiences on supply within the nation’s capital.

“A visit to Wellington is at all times a pleasure given the array of top-quality consuming, eating and caffeinating experiences on supply.

“The awards give us an awesome alternative to have fun their successes and provides folks a motive to exit and pattern them.”

Wellington Hospitality Awards 2022 Winners

L’affare Excellent Barista

Tim Norris, Customs Espresso Supreme

Pernod Ricard Excellent Bartender

Meghan Webb, Hawthorn Lounge

Antipodes Water Excellent Entrance of Home Crew

Ortega Fish Shack & Bar

Mount Cook dinner Alpine Salmon Rising Chef

Jimmy Whitefield, Amok

Anchor Meals Professionals Excellent Chef

Taylor Annals, Egmont St Eatery

Southern Hospitality Excellent Café


Bombay Sapphire Excellent Bar

Hawthorn Lounge

Restaurant Affiliation of NZ Excellent Beer Expertise

Parrot Canine

Negociants New Zealand Excellent Wine Expertise

The Nationwide Distillery Excellent Cocktail Expertise

Hawthorn Lounge

OneMusic Excellent Atmosphere & Design


Nova Vitality Excellent Regional Institution

Graze Wine Bar

Service Meals Excellent Restaurant

Ortega Fish Shack

Te Papa Excellent Gross sales Rep

Casey Belsham, Pernod Ricard

Restaurant Affiliation Of NZ Excellent Caterer

Meals Envy

American Specific Excellent Provider

Capitol Produce

Waitoa Beer Excellent Hospitality Skilled

Davey Macdonald, Ortega Fish Shack

Wellington Visa On a Plate Supreme Particular person

Julie Clark