The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Voting open for Auckland’s favourite places to eat and drink

Dr Rudi’s

Voting is now open for Dish Cult’s new Cult Icon Awards, where consumers help decide the best places to eat and drink in Auckland.

There are 127 finalists from more than 100 venues vying for the best in 10 categories, including the liquor categories: Bottomless Brunch and Favourite Signature Cocktail.

“Dish Cult’s inaugural Cult Icon Awards will showcase people’s favourite places to go, and will not only put venues on the dining map for Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, but also for the millions of Dish Cult users around the world,” says Jordan Foord, Dish Cult CEO.

“These user-generated accolades are an innovative way to help hospitality owners draw in new clientele, and for the places shortlisted, it provides them with a good-news story to help promote what they offer their loyal fans.”

Dish Cult is a website featuring hospitality reviews and recommendations.

Launched in Auckland in November 2019, it has grown into a world-wide hospitality hub, expanding into 50 countries across the globe.

Dish Cult New Zealand Editor, Grace Noles, was joined by Joyce Lau of Food Review NZ and Ayaan Shaikh of Auck Eats to create the shortlist for the categories.

Votes are open on the Dish Cult website and will be collated until midnight on Saturday, July 2.

The top 10 category winners will then vie for the supreme winner – the Cult Icon Award – an accolade decided by the three Dish Cult reviewers and announced on July 6, 2022.

The 2022 liquor Cult Icon finalists:

Bottomless Brunch:
Dr Rudi’s, Viaduct
ELMO’S, Ponsonby
OhSO, Ponsonby
Pilkington’s, Auckland CBD
The Lula Inn, Viaduct
Tucks & Bao, Newmarket
Tucks & Bao, Takapuna
Wu & You, Mount Eden

Favourite signature cocktail:
Andiamo, Herne Bay – Herne Bay Gimlet
Bedford & Soda Liquor, Ponsonby – Hawaiian Time
Bellini, Auckland CBD – Rosa Bellini
Clipper, Ponsonby – Pan Am Cocktail
Coop’s Corner Pub, Auckland CBD – Mulled Margaritas
Dr Rudi’s, Viaduct – Campo Viejo Sangria
Hotel Ponsonby, Ponsonby – G&T On Tap
INCA, Ponsonby – Frozen Margarita
Kiss Kiss Eatery, Mount Eden – Go-Go Mango
Lillian, Grey Lynn – Pisco and Pineapple/Pear
Odettes Eatery, Auckland CBD – Bloody Mary
Scarlett Slimms & Lucky, Mount Eden – Fish Bowl
Soul, Viaduct – Pornstar Martini
The Glass Goose, Auckland CBD – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
The Good Luck Coconut, Wynyard Quarter – Jungle Book

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