Montrachet and Bridgewater claim top honours at Restaurant and Catering Australia awards
Montrachet and Bridgewater claim top honours at Restaurant and Catering Australia awards

Qld’s best restaurants revealed - the full list

Two of the state's most popular restaurants have taken out top honours in the annual Hostplus Restaurant & Catering Queensland and Northern Territory awards on Monday night.

Brisbane fine diner Montrachet in Bowen Hills won Restaurant of the Year in southeast Queensland, while Townsville's Bridgewater Q scored the title for North Queensland.

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Chef of the Year Tom Manvell with owner of southeast Queensland’s restaurant of the year Montrachet, Shannon Kellam. Picture: Josh Woning
Chef of the Year Tom Manvell with owner of southeast Queensland’s restaurant of the year Montrachet, Shannon Kellam. Picture: Josh Woning

 

 

"We are tremendously lucky to have so many absolute gems in the hospitality sector

spanning the width and breadth of the Sunshine State," said R&CA boss Wes Lambert.

In what was a year like no other for the hospitality industry thanks to COVID, the awards proved an opportunity to recognise those who had made it through and the hard work it took to ensure they did.

Chef of the Year went to Montrachet's Tom Manvell; while the Casual Dining of the Year award was claimed by Little Glass Room Espresso Bar in Brisbane's Mount Gravatt, which also took out best cafe.

The Gambaro family brought home two gongs for best formal seafood restaurant for Gambaro Seafood in Petrie Terrace and best Formal Italian for Persone in Brisbane's CBD; while Spicers Retreats also performed a double act, winning best Asian restaurant with The Balfour Kitchen in New Farm, and best fine dining for Homage in Granchester.

Homage in Grandchester, which took out best fine dining restaurant.
Homage in Grandchester, which took out best fine dining restaurant.

FULL LIST OF WINNERS

 

ASIAN RESTAURANT

The Balfour Kitchen - Spicers Balfour Hotel, New Farm

 

BREAKFAST RESTAURANT

PawPaw Café, East Brisbane

 

CAFÉ DINING

Little Glass Room Espresso Bar, Mount Gravatt

 

COFFEE SHOP

Room with Roses, Brisbane CBD

 

CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN RESTAURANT - FORMAL

Bridgewater Q, South Townsville

 

CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN RESTAURANT - INFORMAL - NORTH QUEENSLAND

Zinc, Port Douglas

 

CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN RESTAURANT - INFORMAL - SEQ

Carmody's Restaurant - Southport Sharks, Southport

 

 

Nicholas Stevenson, owner and manager Bakehouse, which won Best Steak Restaurant - Informal. Picture: Cordell Richardson
Nicholas Stevenson, owner and manager Bakehouse, which won Best Steak Restaurant - Informal. Picture: Cordell Richardson

 

 

EUROPEAN RESTAURANT

Montrachet, Bowen Hills

 

FINE DINING RESTAURANT

Homage Restaurant - Spicers Hiddenvale, Grandchester

 

INDIAN/SUB-CONTINENT RESTAURANT

Indian Empire on Runaway Bay, Runaway Bay

 

ITALIAN RESTAURANT - FORMAL

Persone Italian Restaurant, Brisbane CBD

 

ITALIAN RESTAURANT - INFORMAL

Massimo Restaurant & Bar, Brisbane CBD

 

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Kiyomi - The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach

 

MEXICAN RESTAURANT

Hot Tamale, Darwin

 

MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT

Taboon, Robina

 

Tim Johnson from Corbett & Claude which won Best Pizza Restaurant.
Tim Johnson from Corbett & Claude which won Best Pizza Restaurant.

 

 

PIZZA RESTAURANT

Corbett & Claude, Brisbane CBD

 

RESTAURANT IN A CLUB/HOTEL/CASINO

Tamarind Restaurant - Pullman Reef Hotel, Cairns

 

RESTAURANT IN A WINERY

Oceanview Estate Winery and Restaurant, Oceanview

 

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT - FORMAL

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant, Petrie Terrace

 

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT - INFORMAL

Boardwalk Bistro on Hastings, Noosa Heads

 

SPECIALTY RESTAURANT

The Polish Place, North Tamborine Mountain

 

STEAK RESTAURANT - FORMAL

Moo Moo The Wine Bar & Grill, Broadbeach

 

STEAK RESTAURANT - INFORMAL

Bakehouse Steakhouse, Ipswich

 

THAI RESTAURANT

Jumbo Thai Restaurant & Bar, BRISBANE BDD

 

TOURISM RESTAURANT

The Waterline Restaurant at Keppel Bay Marina, Rosslyn Bay

 

WINE BAR/BREWERY & BOUTIQUE SPIRITS

Snapper Rocks Bar & Kitchen, Darwin

 

WEDDING CATERER

Blackbird Private Dining & Events, Brisbane CBD

 

HEALTHY KIDS MENU AWARD

The Waterline Restaurant at Keppel Bay Marina, Rosslyn Bay

 

APPRENTICE CHEF OF THE YEAR

Ryan Phipps - Mr Soy Boy, Cairns

 

CHEF OF THE YEAR

Tom Manvell - Montrachet

 

PRODUCT SUPPLIER

FoundU, MILTON

 

 

Project Tokyo won the Consumer Vote
Project Tokyo won the Consumer Vote

CONSUMER VOTE

Project Tokyo, Mermaid Waters

 

HOSPO HEROES AWARDS

FRIGG Café & Catering, Labrador

 

PIVOT & INNOVATION AWARD

Comuna Cantina, Everton Park

The American Bourbon Bar & Grill, Springwood

Wine & Dine'm Catering, Woolloongabba

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVER

Jimmy Shu

 

CASUAL DINING OF THE YEAR

Little Glass Room Espresso Bar, Mount Gravatt

 

CATERER OF THE YEAR

Customs House, Brisbane CBD

 

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

SEQ WINNER - Montrachet, Bowen Hills

NQ WINNER - Bridgewater Q, South Townsville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally published as Qld's best restaurants revealed - the full list


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