Britomart Establishments Recognised With Lewisham Awards
Now in their tenth year, the Lewisham Awards are widely regarded as the Auckland hospitality industry's equivalent of the Oscars. Voted by their peers, the awards recognise the individuals and establishments that are leading the way in this increasingly cospomolitan and highly competitive industry.
Organised by a dedicated committee of industry professionals the Lewisham Foundation is named in honour of the colourful Auckland hospitality entrepreneur Richard Lewisham who helped establish the modern day eating and drinking scene in the 'City of Sails'.
Britomart 2012 Lewisham Award recipients
A total of six of the prestigious Lewisham Awards for 2012 were awarded to people and businesses based at Britomart, highlighting the diversity and quality of the cafes, bars and restaurants found within the precinct.
Emerging Talent - Adam Neal, Racket
Outstanding Bar - The Britomart Country Club
Outstanding Coffee Establishment/Barista - Rob Rivers,
Shaky Isles Coffee Co.
Outstanding Bartender - Alan Raythorne, 1885 Britomart
Outstanding Maitre d' - Ally Thompson, District Dining
Outstanding Restaurateur - Mimi Gilmour, District Dining
"We couldn't be prouder of the success of the Britomart businesses. We all work incredibly hard to offer a great experience for those who visit our bars and restaurants and to have the industry recognise that is the ultimate accolade," says Mimi Gilmour, winner of Outstanding Restaurateur.
Britomart is constantly evolving and improving with new hospitality and retail offerings still to come. As well as welcoming thousands of Auckland residents and overseas visitors through its doors each week, it is now also attracting the country's most passionate and talented hospitality workers.
"We are constantly striving to improve the experience for all our guests, with the best in service, food, drinks and a wide variety of entertainment. These awards have made us even more determined to make Britomart a world class destination not only in New Zealand, but rivalling the best on offer in Australia too," says Gilmour.
It's not the first time Britomart venues have done well at the Lewishams. Over the past three years the awards have recognised other Britomart businesses including Cafe Hanoi, 1885 Britomart, Racket, and Agents & Merchants.
Created 07 June 2012