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Voting open for the inaugural Estrella Damm Top 50 New Zealand Gastropub Awards

The search is on for New Zealand’s best gastropubs in the inaugural Estrella Damm Top 50 New Zealand Gastropub Awards.

Hosted by Hospitality New Zealand, and sponsored by Estrella Damm, the Top 50 list celebrates and showcases the best of the premium food-led pubs in the country.

Gastropubs throughout New Zealand – spanning from Invercargill to Russell – have entered the awards, with voting now open to the public to determine the top 50 gastropubs in the country.

The public will be able to vote for their favourite gastropubs until 29 February, with the top 50 gastropubs to be announced in March.

An awards ceremony is set to be held in April where a panel of hospitality judges will crown seven regional winners and a supreme champion.

Steve Armitage, Hospitality New Zealand Chief Executive says the Top 50 New Zealand Gastropubs list is poised to become a go-to dining guide for both locals and visitors, offering a curated selection of the nation’s best gastropubs.

“There are more than a thousand gastropubs across New Zealand, which are places where local communities and visitors can meet and connect,” he says.

“They embody the manaakitanga (hospitality) that New Zealand is world-famous for, serving up delicious dishes using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients in a relaxed atmosphere.

“It’s fantastic to see so many people getting out and enjoying the diverse range of gastropubs Aotearoa has on offer, and in all corners of the motu.”

To vote in the inaugural Estrella Damm Top 50 New Zealand Gastropub Awards, click here.

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