Festival Awards

Rate & Win 

Each Festival Dish (Dine Wellington main course), Cocktail Wellington or Burger Wellington you try, rate it out of 10 to help determine the finalists and be in to win!


How Ratings Work

  • Fri 11 Aug 10am - Thurs 24 August 12 midnight ratings open on VisaWOAP.com
  • You'll need to be signed up or logged in 
  • 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 (see prizes below). T&C's will apply. 
  • Your ratings determine the five finalists in each category (see criteria below). 

Key Dates 

  • Fri 11 Aug 10am - Thurs 24 August 12 midnight: ratings open
  • Fri 25 Aug: the five finalists for each category announced
  • Sat 26 & Sun 27 Aug: your chance to taste the finalists (or any of the great offers) PLUS our panel of judges will be out mystery tasting
  • Thurs 31 Aug: the 2017 Festival Awards evening where all finalists will cook-off, mix-off and plate-off one last time at the Festival Awards Evening (tickets $75)  

The prizes 

Best Festival DishBest Burger  Best Cocktail
Double pass to the awards night (and opportunity to taste the 5 finalists) 

Visa WOAP Goodie Bag 

A Wellington Wine Country weekend away for you and a friend!
Double pass to the awards night (and opportunity to taste the 5 finalists) 

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) 

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

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 

2016: CoCo at The Roxy

2015: CoCo at The Roxy


Dine Wellington: Best Festival Dish 

2016: Jano Bistro 

2015: Logan Brown