Luna named Canberra’s best bar

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Lewis Haskew

RoundABOUT Editor

Luna in Civic has been named the Best Bar in Canberra at this year’s ACT Hospitality and Accommodation Awards.

The venue, on the corner of the Sydney Building, was the biggest winner on the night, picking up two other gongs – one for Best New Venue and another for Luna’s Adrianne Davo as Chef of the Year.

The annual awards hosted by the ACT Branch of the Australian Hotels Association, recognise the very best in local food, dining experience and accommodation.

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Other awards include Best Burger awarded to The District in Crace, QT Canberra was named home of the Best Steak and Manuka’s Public Bar recognised as the Best Pub in town.

Check out the full list of winners below:

  • Best Bar – Luna, Civic
  • Best Burger – The District, Crace
  • Best Steak – QT Canberra
  • Best Pub Eatery – Public Bar, Manuka
  • Best Restaurant – Pomegranate, Kingston
  • Best Traditional Pub, Inn or Tavern – Bentspoke Brewing, Braddon
  • Best Casual Dining Venue – Ostani, Barton
  • Best Draught Beer Qaulity – Benstspoke, Braddon and Badger & Co, ANU (joint winner)
  • Best Wine List – QT Canberra
  • Best Outdoor Dining – Edgars Inn, Ainslie
  • Best New Venue – Luna, Civic
  • Best Family Friendly Venue – Public Bar, Manuka
  • Best Late-Night Entertainment Venue – 88pmh, Civic
  • Best Cocktail Bar – Bar Beirut, Civic
  • Best Sporting Venue – The Dock, Kingston
  • Best Wagering Venue – Casino Canberra, Civic
  • Best Accommodation Restaurant – Jamala Wildlife Resort, Yarralumla
  • Best Functions Venue – Hotel Realm, Barton
  • Chef of the Year – Adrianne Davo, Luna
  • Bartender of the Year – Gabby Brown, Molly Bar
  • Deluxe Hotel of the Year – Jamala Wildlife Resort, Yarralumla
  • Apartment Hotel of the Year – Burbury Hotel, Barton
  • Superior Hotel of the Year – East Hotel, Kingston
  • Mid-Range Hotel of the Year – Ramada
  • All Abilities Hotel of the Year – East Hotel, Kingston
  • Accommodation Member of the Year – Todd Handy, East Hotel
  • Housekeeper of the Year – Erica Saunders, Mercure Belconnen
  • Best World Health and Safety Venue – Casino Canberra, Civic
  • Best Innovation, Sustainable and Environmental Practice – DOMA Hotels
  • Human Resources Talent – Lynda Bailey, Mercure Belconnen
  • Best Sale & marketing Talent – Aimie Maclaine, Lala Hospotality Group
  • Excellence in Service (general – Simon Buchanan, Bentspoke Brewing
  • Excellence in Service (accommodation) – Katrina Li, Midnight Hotel
  • John Press Award – Peter Barclay, King O’Malleys

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