The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Entries open for the inaugural Top 50 New Zealand Gastropub Awards

The search is on for New Zealand’s best gastropubs, with entries now open for the inaugural Estrella Damm Top 50 New Zealand Gastropub Awards.

Hosted by Hospitality New Zealand, and sponsored by Estrella Damm, the Top 50 list sets out to celebrate and showcase the very best of the premium food-led pubs in the country.

Gastropubs throughout New Zealand are encouraged to enter the awards, and public votes will determine the Top 50 list.

Consumer voting will culminate with an awards ceremony in April 2024, where hospitality judges select seven regional winners and crown a supreme champion.

The Top 50 New Zealand Gastropubs list will act as a guide for locals and visitors to enjoy again and again, and will spotlight the nation’s thriving gastropub scene.

“There are more than a thousand gastropubs nationwide and they’re often where locals and visitors go to enjoy restaurant quality food with a relaxed but lively atmosphere,” says Hospitality New Zealand Chief Executive, Steve Armitage.

“Restaurants are celebrated with various awards, but gastropubs are rarely acknowledged. This is a chance for us to recognise and applaud the hard work that goes into them.”

Those wanting to enter their gastropub in the awards have until 31 January to get their entries in. For more information and to enter, click here.

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