2023 Hospitality Awards for Excellence

Location: Crown Perth
Date: November 13, 2023

The AHA-Aon Hospitality Awards for Excellence, presented at the Four Pillars Gala Ball, have become synonymous with quality, innovation, and outstanding service.

As the premier annual awards program, the Hospitality Awards for Excellence recognise WA’s leading venues and staff within our state’s extraordinary hospitality industry.


The Australian Hotels Association (WA) proudly announced the winners of the 2023 AHA-Aon Hospitality Awards for Excellence.

Held at Crown Towers Perth, 1100 guests celebrated with the 2023 winners of WA’s most prestigious hospitality awards.
The state’s hospitality industry had never been in a stronger position, with a rich assortment of high-quality hotels, bars, pubs, taverns and restaurants across Perth and regional WA.

The awards provide an opportunity to commend those in WA’s hospitality industry that are constantly striving for excellence, lifting standards of service and delivering incredible experiences for their patrons.

WA’s hospitality industry plays a key role in the state’s economy and is fundamental in shaping visitor’s perception of the state. The venues, operators and staff receiving a 2023 Hospitality Award for Excellence have beaten an elite group of finalists that were narrowed down from 440 nominations, representing the very best of the best.

The quality of the hospitality venues that are on offer across WA is at an all-time high, being propelled by industry standards that are being lifted, then exceeded, each year.
From casual pubs and contemporary restaurants, through to small bars, fine dining and boutique breweries, Western Australians have an unprecedented range of options to choose from.


Perth’s Best Hospitality Venue
The Claremont Hotel

WA’s Best Regional Hospitality Venue
Treendale Farm Hotel (Hall of Fame)

Group Venue Operator Award
Tillbrook Melaleuka Group (TMG)


Cocktail Bar Award
Terrarium, Perth

Small Bar Award (Joint winners)
Bertie, Bassendean
Caballitos, Perth (Hall of Fame)

Outdoor Area Award
Victoria Park Hotel

Redeveloped Venue Award
The Claremont Hotel
Highly commended: Shui, Subiaco

New Venue Award
Froth Craft Bunbrewery, Bunbury
Highly commended: Phat Brew Club, West Perth

Boutique Brewery Award
Thorny Devil Brewery, Herron

Late Night Venue Award
Universal Bar, Perth (Hall of Fame)

Draught Beer Quality Award
Pirate Life Perth

The Lion Bar Presentation and Service Award
The Claremont Hotel

Community Service Award
Finlay’s Kalbarri

Training Initiative Award
Optus Stadium, Burswood

Retail Bottleshop Award
Cellarbrations Superstore – Treendale Farm Hotel, Australind (Hall of Fame)

Aon Responsible Service of Alcohol Award
Crown Perth, Burswood

Tourism Initiative Award
Mambakoort – The Marina Mindarie

Conference and Functions Award
Crown Perth, Burswood

Social Media Activity Award
NightOwl Entertainment Group
Highly commended: Finlay’s Kalbarri


Restaurant Award
The Shorehouse, Swanbourne
Highly commended: Woodcutters – Nikola Estate, Middle Swan

Superior Restaurant Award
Nobu – Crown Perth, Burswood

Wine List Award
The Shorehouse, Swanbourne

WA’s Best Steak Sandwich Award
North West Brewing Company

Contemporary Bar Menu Award
Market Grounds, Perth

Casual Pub Dining Award – Metropolitan
C.Y. O’Connor Village Pub, Piara Waters

Casual Pub Dining Award – Regional
Settlers Tavern, Margaret River

Family Dining Award
Treendale Farm Hotel, Australind (Hall of Fame)
Highly commended: The Henley Brook


Themed Venue Award
Lucky Chan’s Laundry & Noodle Bar, Northbridge

Live Entertainment Venue Award
Milkbar – Civic Hotel, Inglewood

Sporting Entertainment Venue Award
Patriots Sports Bar – Brass Monkey Hotel, Northbridge

TAB Hotel/PubTAB Venue Award
The Brook Bar & Bistro, Ellenbrook (Hall of Fame)


Bar Team Award
The Aviary Perth

Head Chef Award (Joint winners)
Ashish Gagneja, Chakra Restaurant
Paul Beard, RAC Arena

Cocktail Bartender Award
David Xander Stucken, Terrarium Perth

Venue Manager Award (Joint winners)
Sam Drury, Gosnells Hotel
Grant Humeston, Optus Stadium

Rising Star Award
Sam Spadek, Queens Tavern

Cookery Services Employee Award
‘Shin’ Wei-Sin Chen, Settlers Tavern

Food and Beverage Services Employee Award
Wils Fountain, Odyssea
Highly commended: Rosie Burrows, Mount Helena Tavern

Front Office and Administration Employee Award
Debra Webb, Bailey Brewing Co.

PubTAB Operator Award
Mariah O’Brien, The Gate Bar & Bistro

Excellence in Service Award
Grant Fomison, Kailis Fishmarket Café



Please contact Kyah Crafter, AHA(WA) Partnership & Events Manager

Phone: 08 9321 7701 

Email: pem@ahawa.asn.au

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