Cuisine Restaurant Of The Year Awards 2012

Cuisine Restaurant Of The Year Awards 2012

Cuisine magazine has named Auckland’s The Grill as its NZ Restaurant of the Year 2012.

Cuisine’s NZ Restaurant of the Year Awards, in association with Vittoria Coffee, were announced last night. They are the only nationwide restaurant awards and are highly respected by the industry.

“The Grill has a clear focus on top-quality ingredients, all impeccably prepared. And Sean Connolly’s unpretentious menu is delightfully complemented by the restaurant’s attentive, well trained staff,” said head judge, Kerry Tyack.

The full list of award winners for the Cuisine Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards 2012 are given below.

Restaurant Of The Year 2012: The Grill by Sean Connolly

Cuisine's Comment:The Grill achieves elegance without formality (beautifully packaged doggy bags are a case in point). It has a global polish that would allow it shine in any glamorous city. It's a grown-up joint where engaged, confident staff can advise on one of the city's best wine lists, with more than 40 choices by the glass.

Review: The Grill by Sean Connolly

Best New Restaurant: The Grill by Sean Connolly

Runners Up: Depot Eatery & Oyster Bar and Roxy

Review: Depot
Review: Roxy

Chef Of The Year: Brenton Lowe, a Deco

Runners Up: Sean Marshall, Roxy and Hayden McMillan, TriBeCa

Review: Roxy
Review: TriBeCa

Best Metropolitan Restaurant: The Grove

Runners Up: The French Cafe

Review: The French Cafe

Best Regional Restaurant: Palate

Runners Up: a Deco

Info: a Deco

Best Specialist Restaurant: Martin Boseley's

Runners Up: Cocoro

Review: Cocoro

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