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DineOut People’s Choice 2010 Award Winners Announced

Mon 5th Jul 2010 09:00AM by CJD

Restaurant patrons nationwide have voted and 39 restaurants around the country have been awarded gold, silver and bronze status on restaurant review site DineOut

News Release
For immediate release
05 July 2010

DineOut People's Choice 2010 Award Winners Announced

Restaurant patrons nationwide have voted and 39 restaurants around the country have been awarded gold, silver and bronze status on restaurant review site

The two gold status winners are Sezn Restaurant and Bar in Christchurch and The French Café in Auckland. The remaining winners are located around New Zealand from the major centres to small towns.

DineOut co-founder Chris Dempsey says the idea for the People's Choice Awards sprang from a desire to recognise restaurants and cafes that are highly rated by their patrons over an entire year.

"This is recognition from the dining public that these establishments are doing what they do well."

Dempsey says a restaurant's customers are its real judging panel, and this award shows the restaurants that have done an outstanding job consistently throughout the last 12 months.

"They were not judged on a single visit or a single meal, but by ten or more throughout the year. They've all proven they can perform to their patrons' greatest satisfaction with regularity and reliability."

DineOut features nearly 42,000 reviews on the 5780 restaurants and cafes listed and accepts around 900 new reviews every month. The site was the brainchild of foodies Tracey Butler and Chris Dempsey who ten years ago decided to start reviewing their restaurant experiences – good and bad.

The list of winners is available online:

Gold Awards:

Sezn Restaurant and Bar, Christchurch
The French Café, Auckland

Silver Awards:

Adam's Cafe and Bistro, Lower Hutt
Clooney, Auckland
Cook'n with Gas, Christchurch
Copper Chime - Taste of India, Christchurch
Edesia Restaurant & Bar, Christchurch
Fleurs Place, Moeraki
Hippopotamus , Wellington
Hopgoods Restaurant & Bar, Nelson
Merediths Restaurant, Auckland
Mikano Restaurant & Bar, Auckland
Pegasus Bay Winery Restaurant, Amberley
Pier 24 Restaurant & Bar, Dunedin
Restaurant Schwass, Christchurch
St Germain Restaurant, Christchurch
Stang House Thai Food, Lower Hutt

Bronze Awards:

Black Olive Restaurant, Lower Hutt
Botswana Butchery, Queenstown
Boulcott St Bistro, Wellington
Chinwag Eathai I, Christchurch
Drexel's Restaurant, Christchurch
Eateria De Manon, Wellington
Freemans Dining Room, Lyttelton
Limon Waterfront Restaurant, Auckland
Lotus Vietnamese Restaurant, Auckland
Masala Restaurant, Whangaparaoa
Merry Thai Restaurant, Christchurch
Pedros Restaurant, Christchurch
Pickles On Apollo, Auckland
Prego Restaurant, Auckland
Q Restaurant and Bar, Auckland
Seagars at Oxford, Oxford
Sema's Thai Cuisine, Christchurch
Solstice Bar & Bistro, Auckland
Tatsumi Japanese Kitchen, Christchurch
The Grove, Auckland
The Mediterranean, Auckland
The Tasting Room, Wellington

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