Festival Awards

The festival awards recognise excellence in Visa Wellington On a Plate participants. And you have the chance to help determine who will be awarded best Festival Dish, Cocktail and Burger Wellington each year.

Each and every Cocktail, Burger and Festival Dish entry is open for rating out of 10. Please note you will need to have a profile and be logged in to visawoap.com to rate entries. 

At the end of the festival, we determine the five finalists for each category based on the ratings you've given. Those final five are then judged by industry peers, and combined with your ratings, we determine the overall winner! Winners receive sweet prizes, and importantly, bragging rights for a year. 

Ratings are open from 1-31 August. You can change any of your ratings anytime until midnight 31 August. 

So get ready to get rating in 2019 ..  in the meantime check out the happy faces from 2018 below.


Congrats to the 2018 Winners!

Cocktail Wellington: Best Cocktail - C.G.R Merchant & Co.Cocktail Welly Winners C.G.R Merchant & Co

Dine Wellington: Best Festival Dish - Field & GreenDine Welly Winners Field & Green

Garage Project presents Burger Wellington: Best Burger - Wilson Barbecue @ The Third EyeBurger Welly Winners Wilson Barbecue @ The Third Eye

Find out when you can give these beauties a whirl and more on the finalists for each category here.

Judging criteria 

20%Final weighted score from you, the public (added to the Judges scores below prior to the Festival Awards)
15%service such as knowledge of staff, timeliness (judged by a panel following Festival)
15%presentation (judged by a panel)
15%use of local ingredients (judged by a panel)
5%beer or beverage matching 
OR
tapas matching (judged by a panel)
5%relation to the festival theme (judged by a panel)
25%taste (judged by a panel)

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

2014: The White House