—10/11/14
Outstanding Restaurant

Crombie Lockwood sponsors Outstanding Restaurant at the Wellington hospitality awards.

The Capital Awards took place last Sunday evening, celebrating and supporting excellence in the Wellington hospitality industry.  The Capital Awards encompass the entire region including the heart of the City and reaching as far afield as the Kapiti Coast, Hutt Valley, and Wairarapa.

This year the award ceremony was held in the Memorial Theatre followed by a “Casino Royale” themed celebration in the Hunter Lounge. There was plenty of gambling, a live band and great food, cooked by some of Wellington’s best chefs.

As part of our ongoing support to the Restaurant Association, Crombie Lockwood proudly sponsored the Outstanding Restaurant award, which was one of 17 award categories.

The award went to the very deserving, Charley Noble Eatery and Bar, a relatively new business to the scene, known for their fire cooking methods.

Charley Noble Eatery and Bar posted on their website, “Thank you for your business, support and ongoing encouragement. And of course a huge thanks to our amazing, talented team, from the front-of-house to our incredible Chefs and kitchen hands. We are very, very happy and very, very proud. Thanks Wellington – again!!!!” charleynoble.co.nz/charley-noble-news/charley-noble-wins-at-capital-awards-2014

Mark Smith Broker with Charley Noble

Charley Noble Eatery and Bar pictured with Mark Smith, Broker.

Congratulations to all the winners on the night;

Menumate, Outstanding Maitre d’
·       Davey McDonald – Ortega Fish Shack

Möet Hennessy, Outstanding Chef
·       Jacob Brown – The Larder

Negociants NZ, Outstanding Front of House Team
·       Ortega Fish Shack

Toops Wholesale ltd, Outstanding Local Establishment
·       Goldings Free Dive Bar

Ara, Outstanding Wine List
·       Vivo Enoteca Cucina

Meadow Mushrooms, Outstanding Casual Dining Experience
·       Little Penang

Posboss, Outstanding Café
·       Ti Kouka Café

Outstanding Beer List
·       The Malthouse

Crombie Lockwood, Outstanding Restaurant
·       Charley Noble Eatery & Bar

Whittaker’s Chocolate, Outstanding Supplier
·      Cuba St Fruit Mart

Bidvest Foodservice, Outstanding Emerging Chef
·      Helen Turnbull – Hummingbird Eatery & Bar

Beam Suntory, Outstanding Bar
·       Havana Bar

Deloitte Private, Outstanding Barista
·       River Vili – Café Polo

Havana Club, Outstanding Bartender
·       Giancarlo Quiroz Jesus - Hawthorn Lounge

Best Ambience & Style
·       Hawthorn Lounge

Caffe L’Affare, Outstanding Sales Representative
·       Amy Alexander – Pernod Ricard

Le Cordon Bleu, Outstanding Contribution to Wellington Hospitality
·       Blair Fryer