Small business wins national restaurant award


A New South Wales pizzeria has scooped the national restaurant award for 2016, after beating more than 8000 restaurants joining the Menulog Restaurant Awards for the top spot.

Manoosh Pizzeria, which has two locations in Sydney’s Inner West, Enmore and Marrickville, is known for its freshly baked Lebanese style pizza and wraps, as well as their ‘create your own style pizza’. A teeming local favourite, Manoosh Pizzeria now has the trophy to show it’s Australia’s most popular Menulog restaurant.

Menulog Managing Director Alistair Venn says, “We’re always looking for new ways to support and recognise the work of our local restaurant partners. The Menulog Restaurant Awards are a new iteration of our ‘Tasty Takeaway’ Awards, designed to better recognise the broader and more diverse selection of restaurants we now have on the platform.”

“The Menulog Restaurant Awards are selected based on a restaurant’s popularity, rating and customer satisfaction – and this year, Australians told us their favourite was Manoosh Pizzeria,” added Venn.

The new awards process meant every restaurant on Menulog had the opportunity to take home a prize, with 250 local restaurants receiving accolades for their specific cuisine type, along with six overall regional winners.

Charlie Hoyek, co-owner of Manoosh Pizzeria says, “We are thrilled to have received this kind of award when we know there are so many fantastic restaurants on Menulog. We pride ourselves on being able to cater for all tastes and so it’s fantastic to be recognised by Menulog through reviews and satisfaction from our customers.”

“I’d like to say thanks to our loyal customers, who have helped us transform our business into a now, multi-award winning restaurant, of course, to Menulog for their continued support in driving our business forward,” added Hoyek.

From 2017, the Menulog Restaurant Awards will be a bi-annual awards program, with the summer awards announced each December and the winter awards announced each July. State winners show pizza is still the Aussie favourite.

In addition to Maanoosh Pizzeria, three of the six regional trophies for the 2016 Menulog Restaurant Awards went to Italian eateries confirming pizza is yet again, the number one takeaway treat for Australians. These winners are:

  • NSW – Doytao Thai, Newtown
  • VIC – Pepperoni’s, Melbourne
  • WA – Mondo Fresco, North Perth
  • QLD – Lummy’s Chinese Restaurant, Mermaid Waters
  • SA – Cici’s Pizza Kitchen, Hindmarsh
  • ACT – Chong CO Thai Restaurant and Bar, Belconnen

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