APPLECROSS café Nic and Kolo won three awards, including the major prize, at last night’s Gold Plate Awards just 18 months after opening.
The licensed café, with an interior designed by Mata Design Studio, won the Premier’s Award for the highest percentage score overall and best fitting the judging criteria.
Nic and Kolo also won the Breakfast and Licensed Café Metro & Regional categories at the event where Cooper Chimney (Indian), Caversham House (Licensed Casual Dining), Modo Mio (Mediterranean) and Lo Zucchero (Family) received Prix D’ Honneur awards for eateries that have won four consecutive gold plates in a category.
Abby Dunjey from White Salt took out the Bill Thompson Award for excellence in service.
Gold Plate Award winners 2017
Excellence in Health – Café at the Hyatt (Perth)
Wine List of the Year – Steves (Nedlands)
Formal Contemporary – Clarke’s of North Beach (North Beach)
Licensed Dining Metro – Rambla on Swan (South Perth)
Licensed Casual Dining Metro – The Terrace Hotel (Perth)
Licensed Casual Dining Regional – Laundry 43 (Busselton)
Restaurant Within a Tavern – Empire Bar (Lathlain)
Restaurant/Cafe Within a Winery Perth/Surrounds – Riverbank Estate (Caversham)
Restaurant/Cafe Within a Winery Country – Rivendell (Margaret River)
Mediterranean Dining – Bistro Bellavista (East Perth)
Licensed Thai – Dusit Dheva (Northbridge)
Licensed Indian – Punjab (Innaloo)
Licensed Chinese – Silks at Crown Perth (Burswood)
Licensed Asian – Joe’s Oriental Diner, The Hyatt Regency Perth
Unlicensed Asian – Meekin (East Victoria Park)
Seafood Dining – Red Manna (Mandurah)
Modern Australian – Sandalford Winery (Caversham)
Coffee Shop – Bayside Barista (Safety Bay)
High Tea – Café at the Hyatt
Best Pizza – Fergusons Falls Wines Café (Fergusons)
Family Dining – Tony Romas (Perth)
Steak House – Latitude 32 (Rockingham)
Buffet – La Puta (Perth)
Tapas/ Small Plate – Rustico Tapas Bar (Rockingham)
New Restaurant – Piari and Co (Applecross)
Tourism Restaurant Metro & Regional – Sandalford Winery (Caversham)
The CIA Venue Caterers Award – Caversham House (Caversham)