The votes are in! After another amazing year of letting you decide who should take home the ‘people’s favourite’ award, the 2021 People’s Choice Awards have come to a close and the winners have been decided. Thank you to everyone who voted and supported your favourite local venue.

Major Category Winners

Two Before Ten has taken home the award for favourite café, no doubt because of their great coffee and sustainable breaky and lunch menu.

Continuing the winning streak for their fourth year, Akiba’s fiery Asian eats and electric cocktails has once again been named the people’s favourite restaurant.

It’s no surprise Assembly has been awarded to have the best nightlife vibes in the city, they are The People’s Pub after all.

Once again, Kingpin has proven to have the best entertainment for the whole family.

Lighting up the Capital, the Enlighten Festival has been chosen as the favourite locally loved event, attracting thousands every year.

And finally, Pialligo Estate Smokehouse‘s award-winning deli products has been named Canberra’s favourite local product.

Congratulations to our 2021 five major category winners! And a big thank you to our major sponsor Canberra Milk and supporting sponsor Stokl.


Here is our list of the 2021 subcategory winners. 

Café Subcategories:

Coffee: Red Brick Espresso

Lunch: A Bite to Eat

Breakfast or brunch: Riccardo’s Cafe

Restaurant Subcategories:

Food truck: Grease Monkey Truck

Fine dining: Sage Dining Rooms

Casual: Lolo and Lola

Hotel restaurant: Agostini’s

Modern Australian: Walt & Burley

Asian: Raku

European: The Italian Place

Middle Eastern: Bar Beirut

Vegetarian: Monster Kitchen & Bar

Nightlife Subcategories:

Drinks list: Tipsy Bull

Pub: The Duxton

Entertainment Subcategories:

Family friendly: National Zoo & Aquarium

Event & Attraction Subcategories:

Family event: Questacon Technology & Learning Centre

Market: Capital Region Farmers Markets

Local Product Subcategories:

Local small goods: Poachers Pantry

Local wine: Nick O’Leary

Local spirit: Underground Spirits

Local beer: BentSpoke Brewing Co

Local truffle: The Truffle Farm

Local coffee: Ona Coffee

Local bakery: Three Mills Bakery