Winners of the 2023 Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence in South Australia were announced last night in the night of nights for the states hospitality industry.

Celebrating the exceptional contribution of restaurants and venues across SA, stand-out winners include d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant in McLaren Vale who took the top honour of Restaurant of the Year, with Caterer of the Year going to Events by SkyCity.

Check out the full list of winners below:

Major Awards

  • HALL OF FAME – FAMILY DINING, Sponsored by Entertainment Group, AWARDED TO – Anthony’s Cucina e Pizzeria, Paradise
  • CASUAL DINING OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by Alsco, WINNER – Bocelli Caffé Ristorante, Adelaide
  • CATERER OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by American Express, WINNER – Events at SkyCity, Adelaide
  • RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by Hostplus, WINNER – d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant, McLaren Vale

  • ASIAN RESTAURANT – Sponsored by Doshii, WINNER – Hut and Soul, Adelaide
    BREAKFAST RESTAURANT – CITY – Sponsored by Airbnb, WINNER – Pony and Cole, Hindmarsh
  • BREAKFAST RESTAURANT – REGIONAL – Sponsored by Airbnb, WINNER – Whalers Seaside Dining, Encounter Bay
  • BURGER BAR -Sponsored by Rainbow Fresh, WINNER – Burger Incredible, Unley
  • CAFÉ DINING – CITY, Sponsored by Hostplus, WINNER – High Street Café, Kensington
  • CAFÉ DINING – REGIONAL, Sponsored by Hostplus, WINNER – Bombora on the River, Goolwa South
  • CHINESE RESTAURANT, Sponsored by Zembl, WINNER – Concubine, Adelaide
  • CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN RESTAURANT – FORMAL, Sponsored by Bulla, WINNER – Pipers of Penola, Penola
  • CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN RESTAURANT – INFORMAL, Sponsored by Bulla, WINNER – Swagman Country Dining
  • EUROPEAN RESTAURANT, Sponsored by The Restaurant Gift Card by The Card Network, WINNER – Estia Restaurant, Henley Beach
  • FAMILY DINING, Sponsored by Entertainment Group, WINNER – Bocelli Caffé Ristorante, Adelaide
  • INDIAN RESTAURANT, Sponsored by Uber Eats, WINNER – Laxmi’s Tandoori Indian Restaurant, Glenunga
  • ITALIAN RESTAURANT, Sponsored by Gallagher, WINNER – LOMBRA Cantina, West Lakes
  • PIZZA RESTAURANT, Sponsored by Menulog, WINNER – Sportivo Pizzeria & Café, West Lakes
  • SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, Sponsored by Concept Collections, WINNER – Fishbank Bar and Grill, Adelaide
  • SPECIALTY RESTAURANT, Sponsored by Twin Social, WINNER – El Estanco, Greenock
  • STEAK RESTAURANT – FORMAL, Sponsored by Pepperjack, WINNER – Mayura Station’s The Tasting Room, Millicent
  • STEAK RESTAURANT – INFORMAL, Sponsored by Pepperjack, WINNER – Seafire on the Marina, Glenelg
  • VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT, Sponsored by Uber Eats, WINNER – Miss Viet Kitchen, Port Adelaide
  • FUNCTION/CONVENTION CENTRE CATERER, Sponsored by Bidfood, WINNER – Events at SkyCity, Adelaide
  • INDUSTRIAL/INSTITUTIONAL CATERER, Sponsored by PFD Food Services, WINNER – Chartwell’s – St Ann’s College, North Adelaide
  • SITE-CONTRACT CATERER, Sponsored by Gallagher, WINNER – Civeo – Prominent Hill, Glendambo
  • WEDDING CATERER, Sponsored by Poppy & Pear Event Styling, WINNER – Adelaide Oval Functions & Events, Adelaide
  • ONEMUSIC EXCELLENCE AWARD, Sponsored by OneMusic Australia, WINNER – Atelier, Crafers
  • PREMIUM DINING, Sponsored by American Express, WINNER – Five Regions Restaurant, North Adelaide
  • RESTAURANT IN A PUB/CLUB, Sponsored by Fermentum Craft Beer Co., WINNER – Watervale Hotel, Watervale
  • RESTAURANT IN A WINERY, Sponsored by Tourism Industry Council of South Australia, WINNER – d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant, McLaren Vale

Congratulations to all the winners!