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The Felix Awards 2017 Winners

October 26, 2017

The Felix Awards (the first of New Zealand’s peer-voted hospitality awards), ran for a number of years and the benchmark for the industry. After a brief hiatus, the awards were rekindled in 2016 to celebrate the Capital’s culinary prowess and Wellington’s great venues and people.

We are proud to sponsor the Outstanding Suburban/Regional Experience category and this year's winner is The Larder. Located in Miramar, the talented duo of Jacob and Sarah consistently deliver   

Congratulations to the 2017 winners:

Southern Hospitality Outstanding Cafe

Prefab Café

BCE Catering Equipment Best New Establishment


Restaurant Association of NZ Outstanding Sales Rep

Rachel Watson – Red + White Cellar

L’affare Outstanding Barista

Edward Watkins – Memphis Belle Coffee House

QT Museum Wellington Emerging Talent – Front of House

Jenny Chan – KC Cafe

Crombie Lockwood Outstanding Supplier

Moore Wilson’s

Pernod Ricard Outstanding Bartender

Giancarlo Quiroz – Hawthorn Lounge


OneMusic Outstanding Ambience & Style

Hawthorn Lounge

Le Cordon Bleu Emerging Chef

Maxime Gnojczak – Shepherd

Outstanding Beer Experience

Garage Project

Helping Hands Outstanding Front of House Team

Ortega Fish Shack

Gilmours Outstanding Chef

Shepherd Elliot – Shepherd

Federal Merchants Outstanding Cocktail Experience

Hawthorn Lounge

Visa Wellington On A Plate Outstanding Suburban/Regional Experience

The Larder

Red + White Cellar Outstanding Restaurant


Negociants Outstanding Wine Experience

Noble Rot Wine Bar

Park Hotel Outstanding Casual Dining/Street Food Experience

Mr Go’s

Hospitality NZ Outstanding Hospitality Professional

James Bennie – Hospo Train

Moet Hennessy Outstanding Maitre’d

Fergus Trengrove – Boulcott St Bistro



The Felix Awards were named in honour of Dean Felix Dunlop, a pioneer of pizza, white tablecloths and brunch, and one of the visionaries behind the wonderful Brasserie Flipp.