Lifestyle Awards 2021: NZ's Best Restaurants, Bars & Cafes

Arguably, one of the hardest hit industries over the past year, this category sought to champion our remarkable hospitality industry. For a small country, our dining scene is on par with the world's best. The nominees in the cuisine category comprised restaurateurs and businesses who have made an outstanding contribution to our hospitality industry, as well as those who’ve turned adversity into an opportunity. From iconic institutions – bistros, pubs and fine dining - to daring newcomers who launched with a bang, these finalists came through as readers’ first port of call for every dining or drinking occasion.


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Bar of the Year: Rooftop at QT 

Runner-Up: The Lula Inn

Restaurant of the Year:
 Soul Bar and Bistro 

Runner-Up: Amano

Cafe of the Year:

Runner-Up: Honeybones

The Best Morning Brew:

Runner-Up: L'Affare

The Ultimate Party Accessory

Runner-Up: Moet & Chandon

New Opening of the Year:
 Azabu at Mission Bay

Runner-Up: Onslow

Best Under $50:
 Federal Delicatessan

Runner-Up: Chop Chop Noodle House

Best Fast Crafted:

Runner-Up: Mexico

Best Out of Town:
 Botswana Butchery - Queenstown

Runner-Up: Ki Maha 

Best for Cocktails:

Runner-Up: SPQR

New Zealand Winery of the Year: Amisfield

Runner-Up: Craggy Range

Lifetime Achievement Award: 
Josh Emmett - Onslow & The Oyster Inn

Runner-Up: Al Brown - Depot

Check out the full list of Remix Lifestyle Awards 2021 winners here.