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Auckland’s 2022 Cult Icon winners announced

Italian-inspired eatery Amano has been named the Cult Icon of the Year in the first-ever Cult Icon Awards.

The popular venue beat more than 120 finalists across 10 categories in the inaugural awards run by hospitality recommendations and reservation site, Dish Cult.

Diners voted for their favourite places across 10 categories – ranging from Cult favourite Dish, Dessert to Die For and the Hottest new opening.

The judging panel, made up of Dish Cult New Zealand Editor Grace Noles and two Auckland-based food reviewers, then determined the ultimate “Cult Icon of the Year” from the 10 category winners.

The Cult Icon Awards are a new initiative to help drive patronage within hospitality.

The Auckland’s 2022 Cult Icon on-premise/liquor winners are:

Bottomless Brunch:
Winner – The Lula Inn, Viaduct
Highly-recommended – Wu & You, Mount Eden

Favourite Signature Cocktail:
Winner – Kiss Kiss Eatery, Mount Eden – Go-Go Mango
Highly-recommended – Soul, Viaduct – Pornstar Martini

Hottest New Opening:
Winner – Lucky 8, Ponsonby
Highly-recommended – Nanny’s Eatery, Kingsland

For the full list of winners, click here.

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