August 25th, 2017 Jenna

The finalists revealed…

Drumroll please! Announcing the top 5 burgers, cocktails and Festival Dishes, as determined by you (alphabetical order):

BEST BURGER

BEST COCKTAIL

BEST FESTIVAL DISH

Apache

CoCo At The Roxy

CoCo At The Roxy

Beach Road Deli

Dragonfly

Field & Green

Cafe Medici

Hawthorn Lounge

Five Boroughs

Five and Dime

Matterhorn

Mr Go's

Mr Go's

Mr Go's

Ortega Fish Shack & Bar

Thanks to all who scored and rated and congrats to all the finalists! Please note: For the first time we are announcing finalists prior to festival closing. This is following on from feedback from the public that they wish to know who the top are so they have a chance to try them, and allows our panel of mystery judges 2.5 days to visit each finalist to review the dishes.

Who will win?

The winners will be announced Thursday 31 August – and you could be there! For the first time ever, we invite you, the public, to join us at the inaugural Festival Awards.

What was the burger cook-off is now a celebration of the finalists in the Best Burger, Best Cocktail and Best Festival Dish categories. 

Tickets only $75 - grab your mates and enjoy eats inspired by the finalists dishes whilst sipping on Wellington Wine Country or Garage Project bevvies in this informal cocktail-style evening and be the first to find out who reigns supreme in Welly’s dining scene.

WORTHY MENTIONS

Whilst a pretty complex algorithm analyses all your scores to bring you these 15 worthy winners, there’s still an abundance of other dishes that were deemed tasty and just missed the cut. We bring you a short summary and shout out to the following (alphabetical):

BURGER

COCKTAIL

FESTIVAL DISH

Beat Kitchen

Boulcott Street Bistro

Apache

Carrello del Gelato

C.G.R. Merchant & Co.

Beach House & Kiosk

Coene's Bar & Eatery

Five and Dime

Beach Road Deli

Egmont St. Eatery

Foxglove Bar & Kitchen

Boulcott Street Bistro

Five Boroughs

Hanging Ditch

Capitol Restaurant

Grill Meats Beer

Park Kitchen

Egmont St. Eatery

Neo Cafe & Eatery

Queen of Jackson

Five and Dime

The Bresolin

Scopa

Portlander 

Ti Kouka Café

The Arborist Rooftop Bar & Eatery

The Arborist Rooftop Bar & Eatery

Wholesale Boot Company

The Bresolin

The Bresolin

LAST CHANCE

The last weekend of Visa WOAP 2017 if full of hundreds of menus, burgers, cocktails that will tickle your fancy and a bunch of pop ups and last minute events to sink your teeth into: