Australian Hotels Association (WA)’s annual Hospitality Awards for Excellence took place last night, recognising a broad range of venues from across the state – including casual pubs and petite wine bars to fine dining and rising hospitality stars.
“The quality of the hospitality venues that are on offer across WA is at an all-time high, being
propelled by industry standards that are being lifted, then exceeded, each year,” said AHA(WA) CEO Bradley Woods.
“WA’s hospitality industry plays a key role in the state’s economy and is fundamental in shaping
visitor’s perception of the state.”
“These awards provide an opportunity to commend those in WA’s hospitality industry that are
constantly striving for excellence, lifting standards of service and delivering incredible experiences
for their patrons.”
“The venues, operators and staff receiving a 2023 Hospitality Award for Excellence have beaten an
elite group of finalists that were narrowed down from 440 nominations, so they represent the very
best of the best.”
So, who made the cut?
The Claremont Hotel took out the big prize for Perth’s Best Hospitality Venue, which reopened at the start of the year following a lavish $12 million revamp. Unsurprisingly, the well-heeled hotel was also the winner in the Redeveloped Venue Award, with Subiaco’s very gram-worthy Shui also named as “Highly commended”.
Treendale Farm Hotel was named WA’s Best Regional Hospitality Venue for the third time running, plus took out the award for family dining – last year it also took out the national gong for Best Overall Hotel of the Year – Regional.
Inner-city haven Terrarium was awarded the top spot for Cocktail Bar Award, while Bassendean’s Bertie and Queen Street’s Caballitos were named joint winners in the Small Bar category.
Within the dining category, Swanbourne’s beachside favourite Shorehouse was named as the winner for both best restaurant and wine list.
The newly-rebuilt C.Y. O’Connor Village Pub was named as the metro winner for best Casual Pub Dining, with Settlers Tavern winning the regional award.
On the fine-dining front, a little-known, up-and-coming restaurant named Nobu took out the prize for the Superior Restaurant category.
To check out the full list of winners, head to the AHA (WA) website.
Cover image credit: Nobu