8 November 2022

Winners of the 2022 AHA-Aon Hospitality Awards for Excellence have been revealed in front of a record 1,200-strong crowd at Crown Perth.

Hosted at the Lion Gala Ball last night, the premier awards program for WA’s hospitality industry attracted historic levels of interest, reflecting the strength and quality of the state’s hotels, bars, pubs, taverns and restaurants.

The Lion Gala Ball last night was the premier awards program for WA’s hospitality industry attracted historic levels of interest, reflecting the strength and quality of the state’s hotels, bars, pubs, taverns and restaurants.

AHA(WA) CEO Bradley Woods said the awards provided an important opportunity to celebrate the extraordinary hospitality offering found across Perth and regional WA.

“This is the first time in three years we can celebrate WA’s hospitality venues and their dedicated staff, with the pandemic firmly in the rear-view mirror,” Mr Woods said.

“We are now in an envious position where WA’s hospitality industry has not just survived the pandemic, it is a strong position and with a number of new, high-quality venues.”

“WA is now open to the world and presenting a world class offering to prospective visitors and locals alike.”

“In a sign of the industry’s strength, there are now over 105,000 people working in WA’s hospitality industry, nearly 10 per cent more than we had leading into the pandemic.”

“As a service sector, WA’s hospitality industry is heavily reliant on the dedication of the extraordinary staff that drive the success of venues across the state. Last night’s awards provided an opportunity to commend those who constantly pursue hospitality excellence.”

Last night’s award winners included The Beaufort (Perth’s Best Hospitality Venue), Treendale Farm Hotel (WA’s Best Regional Hospitality Venue), Wildflower (Superior Restaurant Award), Flight Club (Themed Venue Award) and Finlay’s Kalbarri (Tourism Initiative Award).

The complete list of winners can be found below.




Community Service Award

National Hotel, Fremantle

Highly commended: Froth Craft Brewery, Exmouth

Training Initiative Award

Il Lido Italian Canteen, Cottesloe

Retail Bottleshop Award

Treendale Farm Hotel, Australind

Aon Responsible Service of Alcohol Award

Crown Perth

Draught Beer Quality Award

Subiaco Hotel

The Lion Bar Presentation and Service Award

The Beaufort, Highgate

Small Bar Award

Caballitos, Perth

Cocktail Bar Award

Long Chim – State Buildings, Perth

Late Night Venue Award

Universal Bar Perth

Tourism Initiative Award

Finlay’s Kalbarri

Conference and Functions Award

Optus Stadium, Burswood

Outdoor Area Award

Gage Roads Brewery Co., Fremantle

Boutique Brewery Award

Bailey Brewing Co., Henley Brook

Redeveloped Venue Award

Commercial Bar + Kitchen, Midland

New Venue Award   

The Beaufort, Highgate

Social Media Activity Award

Varsity Group Australia


WA’s Best Steak Sandwich Competition

The Last Local, Canning Vale

Contemporary Bar Menu Award

Sweetwater, East Fremantle

Casual Pub Dining Award – Metropolitan

Rose & Crown Hotel Guildford

Casual Pub Dining Award – Regional

Hybla Tavern, Middleton Beach

Family Dining Award

Treendale Farm Hotel, Australind

Highly commended: Pasta in the Valley, Caversham

Restaurant Award (Joint winners)

Fleur – The Royal, Perth

Lotus – The Beaufort, Highgate

Superior Restaurant Award

Wildflower – State Buildings, Perth

Wine List Award

Il Lido Italian Canteen, Cottesloe


TAB Hotel/PubTAB Venue Award

The Brook Bar & Bistro, Ellenbrook

Sporting Entertainment Venue Award

Last Slice Sports Bar, Bunbury

Live Entertainment Venue Award

The Boat – Marina Mindarie

Highly commended: Whalebone Brewing Company, Exmouth

Themed Venue Award

Flight Club – Capitol Corp, East Perth


Rising Star Award

Tom Warner, Mayfair Lane Pub & Dining Room

Cookery Services Employee Award

Dylan Jewels-Angwin, Bull Creek Tavern

Head Chef Award

Shane Middleton, Fleur – The Royal Perth

Highly commended: Charles Vargas, Toma – Pirate Life Perth

Food and Beverage Services Employee Award

Jake Mitchell-Sullivan, COMO The Treasury – State Buildings

Front Office and Administration Employee Award

Trish Lowth, Herdsman Lake Tavern

Highly commended: Marina Jones, Odyssea Beach Cafe

PubTAB Operator Award

Tamara Baughan, Byford Tavern

Cocktail Bartender Award

Katharine Scibiorski, Long Chim – State Buildings

Excellence in Service Award

Jenny Purdy, The Old Synagogue

Venue Manager Award (Joint winners)

Troy Landers, Balmoral Hotel

Sarah Bingham, Settlers Tavern

Bar Team Award

Long Chim – State Buildings


Group Venue Operator Award

ALH Group

WA’s Best Regional Hospitality Venue

Treendale Farm Hotel, Australind

Perth’s Best Hospitality Venue

The Beaufort, Highgate

Further information: David De Garis 0412 577 567

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