Festival Awards

The 2017 Festival Award Winners

Best Cocktail

  • Best Cocktail 3rd place: Mr Go’s
  • Best Cocktail runner-up: Hawthorn Lounge
  • Best Cocktail Winner: CoCo at The Roxy

Best Festival Dish

  • Best Festival Dish 3rd place: Mr Go’s
  • Best Festival Dish runner-up: CoCo at The Roxy
  • Best Festival Dish Winner: Ortega Fishshack & Bar

Best Burger 

  • Best Burger 3rd place: Beach Road Deli
  • Best Burger runner-up: Five & Dime
  • Best Burger Winner: Mr Go’s

The 2017 Finalists

Drumroll please! 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

Read our blogs on the finalists and some worthy mentions that didn't make the cut. Congrats to all the finalists.


Rate & Win
 

Come August 2018, be prepared to rate every burger, cocktail and festival dish you try to determine the finalists - and the eventual winners. 


How Ratings Work

  • Fri 10 August 2018 ratings will open on VisaWOAP.com
  • You'll need to be signed up or logged in - a one-off entering of your email address so we can log all your ratings in one place and contact you if you are a winner!  
  • Underneath each Festival Dish, Cocktail and Burger will be a link to rate. Enter your score /10 
  • You can amend your rating at any time until ratings close
  • All of your ratings are automatically collated into a list under your favourites  
  • Each rating is an entry into the draw to win 1 of 3 prizes. T&C's apply. 
  • Your ratings determine the five finalists in each category (see criteria below). 

The 2017 prizes were

Best Festival DishBest Burger  Best Cocktail
Double pass to the awards night (and opportunity to taste the 5 finalists) if you are a local 

Visa WOAP Goodie Bag 

A Wellington Wine Country weekend away for you and a friend! One night at The White Swan incl food and wine matching experience and Martinborough Wine Walk
(transfers from Wellington not included).
Double pass to the awards night (and opportunity to taste the 5 finalists) if you are a local 

GP merchandise & GP cellar door tour/visit

Visa WOAP Goodie Bag

You and 3 friends will get to try the winning burger for lunch or dinner on us!


Double pass to the awards night (and opportunity to taste the 5 finalists) if you are a local 

Visa WOAP Goodie Bag

You and 3 friends will get to try the winning cocktail and tapas at a night out on us!



The criteria 

20%the final weighted score from the public (added at Festival Awards Night)
15%service (such as knowledge of staff, timeliness - judged during mystery tasting)
15%presentation (judged during mystery tasting)
15%use of local ingredients (judged during mystery tasting)
5%beer matching (judged during mystery tasting) 
OR
5%: tapas matching (judged during mystery tasting) 
OR
Wellington Wine Country or local beverage matching (judged during mystery tasting)
5%relation to the festival theme (judged during mystery tasting)
25%taste (judged during mystery tasting)

Past winners

Burger Wellington: Best Burger

2017: Mr Go's

2016: Apache

2015: Egmont St. Eatery

2014: Charley Noble

2013: Ti Kouka 

2012: Boulcott Street Bistro

2011: Café Polo

2010: Lembas Café

Cocktail Wellington: Best Cocktail 

2017: CoCo at The Roxy

2016: CoCo at The Roxy

2015: CoCo at The Roxy


Dine Wellington: Best Festival Dish 

2017: Ortega Fish Shack & Bar

2016: Jano Bistro 

2015: Logan Brown