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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