Halifax, N.S. – The 2018 Restaurant Awards Dinner, hosted by the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia (RANS) celebrated outstanding service in the food and beverage industry at the annual awards dinner held on November 14, 2018 at The Prince George Hotel.

“A large successful event with a sold-out crowd of restaurateurs, employees and supporters. It was incredible to see the range and depth of winners from our food and beverage sector demonstrating that Nova Scotia can be proud of its food and beverage landscape. Our industry is a major employer and a significant contributor to our GDP. it is encouraging to see the positive evolution of our sector” said Gordon Stewart, Executive Director, RANS.

The restaurants across Nova Scotia reflect the diverse customs, character, and food/beverage selections of our various cultures. Nova Scotia’s restaurants serve people in good times and bad, making them the heart and soul of communities across our beautiful province. The Restaurants Awards are a tribute to recognize the best in the industry and show gratitude for the commitment and hard work that is delivered time after time.

2018 Restaurant Award Winners:

Best Restaurant Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley – Sponsor, Big Erics – Winner – Avondale Sky Winery “D’Vine Morsels” 

Best New Restaurant – Sponsor, Where Halifax – Winner – Antojo Tacos + Tequila

Local Food Hero – Sponsor, Select Nova Scotia – Winner – Chives Canadian

Environmental Hero – Sponsor, Rothsay – Winner – Trout Point Lodge

Best Décor – Sponsor, Mill-Right Woodworking – Winner – Antojo Tacos + Tequila

Best Limited-Service Award – Sponsor, Nova Coffee – Winner – Beanie’s Bistro

Influencer Award – Sponsor, A.C. Covert – Winner – Halifax ReTales

Social Media Award – Sponsor, The Chronicle Herald – Winner – The Stubborn Goat Gastropub

Hospitality Award – Sponsor, Bishop’s Cellar – Winner – Mappatura Bistro

Drink Up Award – Sponsor, NSLC – Winner – Antojo Tacos + Tequila

Judge’s Choice – Sponsor, RANS – Winner – Bar Kismet

Best Restaurant Cape Breton – Sponsor, Big Erics – Winner – Governor’s Pub & Eatery

Best Restaurant Northumberland Shore – Sponsor, Big Erics – Winner – Fox Harb’r Resort

Best Restaurant South Shore – Sponsor, Big Erics – Winner – Rhubarb

Best Restaurant Yarmouth & Acadian Shores – Sponsor, Big Erics – Winner – The Hatfield House

Best Restaurant Halifax – Sponsor, Big Erics – Winner – Gio