The votes are in! After another incredible year of giving power to the people and ensuring Canberrans have their say about the best in the hospitality and tourism industry, the people’s favourites have been decided! Thank you to everyone who voted for their favourite local venue and thank you for the support from our gold sponsor Capital Food Market and silver sponsor Stokl.

A huge congratulations to our main category winners who accepted their awards at the Capital Region Tourism Awards tonight.


Proving to be loved by all, we weren’t entirely surprised AKIBA took home the award for favourite restaurant. An iconic Canberra venue, locals just can’t get enough of their delicious Southeast Asian dishes!

Stealing the trophy for favourite café, Eighty/Twenty Food’s healthy, but always delicious menu is the way to many local’s hearts. You won’t find any of their cafés across the capital empty on the weekend.

No one knows how to master party vibes quite like Hopscotch, and of course, it’s landed them on top for favourite nightlife once again.

A venue loved by the whole family, no matter how old, the National Zoo & Aquarium has taken home the award for favourite entertainment.

A fascinating venue that keeps people coming back, the Royal Australian Mint took home the award for favourite attraction for the second year in a row.

And finally, Braddon Flowers has been named favourite local product with their uniquely beautiful bouquets and bunches.


And of course, a big congrats to our subcategory award winners.


Favourite Restaurant subcategories

  • Fine Dining: Raku
  • Casual: Grease Monkey
  • Hotel Restaurant: Agostinis
  • Modern Australian: WineRoom
  • Asian: Lolo & Lola
  • European: Les Bistonomes
  • Middle Eastern: Bar Beirut
  • Vegetarian: Monster Kitchen & Bar
  • Food Truck: Brodburger


Favourite Café subcategories

  • Breakfast or Brunch: The Bearded Bean
  • Lunch: Northside Garden Café
  • Coffee: The Cupping Room


Favourite Nightlife subcategories

  • Pub: The Old Canberra Inn
  • Drinks List: Molly


Favourite Entertainment subcategory

  • Family Friendly: Questacon


Favourite Attraction subcategories

  • Family Event: Floriade
  • Market: Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets


Favourite Local Product subcategories

  • Small Goods: Poachers Pantry
  • Wine: Nick O’Leary
  • Spirit: Underground Spirits
  • Beer: BentSpoke Brewing Co.
  • Truffle: The Truffle Farm
  • Coffee: ONA Coffee
  • Bakery: Three Mills Bakery