The Remix Radar for Lifestyle Awards 2022: The Best in Hospitality and Cuisine

Remix Lifestyle Awards are back for another show of Auckland’s tremendous and tasteful offerings. Seeking to champion individuals, businesses and brands that have changed the game, we’ve rounded up the best of the best in cuisine, fashion, beauty and entertainment for your voting pleasure. Explore where to eat, stay, and play with our Best in Hospitality and Cuisine finalists for 2022. 

Roll call! From iconic institutions to explosive newcomers, our cuisine finalists are your port of call for every dining and drinking occasion. Here’s our definitive guide to the Best in Hospitality and Cuisine for this year’s Remix Lifestyle Awards.


Bar Of The Year

Down for a night on the vinos or drinking exquisite cocktails? From beloved local gems to sun-soaked spaces, our Bar of the Year finalists have mastered the art of a good drop and a good vibe.

  • Rooftop at QT
  • Céleste
  • Annabel’s
  • Deadshot
  • Hotel Ponsonby


Most Iconic Restaurant

No matter how often you dine, the food, service, drinks and ambience keep you coming back for more. It’s difficult to make a decision, but there can only be one champion.

  • Prego
  • Soul Bar and Bistro
  • Harbourside
  • Andiamo
  • SPQR


Best New Opening

In one of the toughest years for the hospitality industry, these restaurants launched with a bang. If anything positive came out of the pandemic, these restaurants would rank quite high on the list. We’re already looking forward to our next mouth-watering visit. 

  • Daphnes
  • Milenta
  • Atelier
  • Pōni
  • Green Door


Best Fast Crafted

Fast food but not as you know it. These Kiwi favourites offer convenience, affordability, and dine-in ambience. Going out for dinner has never been so good or easy!

  • Bird on a Wire
  • Burgerfuel
  • Roti Bros
  • Taco Medic
  • Parade


Best Out of Town

With a newfound appreciation for New Zealand nature, we've explored our own backyard more than ever this year and these were your top picks out of Auckland.

  • Amisfield, Queenstown
  • Ki Maha, Waiheke
  • Aosta, Arrowtown
  • Boat Shed, Nelson
  • Inati, Christchurch


Best Hotel

Planning a vacation can be tough while the pandemic is still prevalent around the world. Here, at Remix, we consider ourselves connoisseurs when it comes to New Zealand hotels and so do you! Voted by you, here’s a list of the best accommodation spots for an out of town experience or the ultimate staycation.

  • Cordis
  • QT Auckland
  • Hilton
  • Sofitel
  • Hotel Britomart


We’re handing the reins over to you to decide! Tell us your opinion on the best in fashion by voting for all your favourite products and places here and you’ll go into the draw to win over $5000 in prizes from Lifestyle Award winners across accommodation, cuisine, fashion and beauty. Don’t forget to fill in your name and email at the end of the form to complete your entry.