The North-West has dominated Tasmania's hospitality awards, winning four of the top six venue categories, while the North did especially well in individual categories.
Burnie and Stanley each scooped two of the big Tasmanian Hospitality 2021 Awards for Excellence, while Mrs Jones, in Devonport, was named Best Stand Alone Restaurant.
In Burnie, Bayviews Restaurant and Lounge Bar was named Metro Restaurant of the Year and the Beach Hotel was Metro Hotel/Pub Tavern of the Year.
The Shipp Inn, at Stanley, was Regional Accommodation Venue of the Year.
The Stanley Hotel was Regional Hotel/Pub Tavern of the Year.
The MACq 01 Hotel in Hobart was the Metro Accommodation Venue of the year, while the Crazy Duck at George Town was Regional Restaurant of the Year.
"After the most challenging year and a half in living memory, it's a testament to our venues that the judging process was so difficult and of such a high standard," THA chief executive Steve Old said at the awards night at Wrest Point.
"Tasmania's hospitality industry is regarded as among the best in the world and the venues awarded tonight really are of the highest class."
There were more than 350 award nominations, judged over 42 categories.
Bridport Hotel owner Darren Martello's work with the Clean Our Coast event and support of local live music acts and charities won him the Premier's Award for Contribution to the Community.
Launceston pair Suzanne and Ralph Norton got the Hospitality Minister's Award for Contribution to the Industry.
The Bertie Tucceri Award went to Ritsa Nicholas, the owner of Launceston's Elaia Cafe, for her long-standing contribution and service to the restaurant, cafe and catering sector.
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