Yarrawonga’s The Landmark had a successful night last week at the 2021 Hospitality NT Aristocrat Technologies Awards for Excellence, taking home Best Overall Metro Pub and a host of other awards.

In addition to winning one of the Northern Territory’s most coveted hospitality awards, The Landmark also received Outstanding Hotel Community Service & Achievement and Best Sporting Entertainment Venue.

The Landmark is a family owned and operated venue with three brothers Justin, Michael and Tony Coleman at the helm.

“We were absolutely honoured to win this award, which is the highest accolade in the NT for pubs. The first five months trade of this year has been solid and tracking in line with 2019 which is a remarkable result given the events of the past 12 months,” The Landmark co-owner Justin Coleman said.

“Staff have been over the moon – it’s a well deserved reward for all their hard work. We simply have the most loyal, friendly and dedicated team at Landmark, this award is really for them.

“It was such a privilege to receive the community service award, which really goes to the heart of our team. Being a third generation Territory family, it has always been our philosophy that if you support your community, your community will support you back, and to see that same philosophy coming through in our Landmark team makes me particularly proud.”

Hospitality NT CEO Alex Bruce said the night was a success with individual awards highlighting the strength of the industry in the last 12 months.

“The hospitality industry is a service industry, so we have always relied on our dedicated staff. This year, this statement has never been more important, as hospitality businesses are asking more of their staff than they ever have,” Bruce said.

“The individuals recognised in this year’s Awards for Excellence employee categories are fantastic role models for people who may be considering a career in the hospitality industry.

“During a challenging last 12 months, it was great to see re-investment made into venues and properties, with the ‘Best Redeveloped’ categories all very competitive, with some outstanding looking results.”

A total of 45 trophies were award at the event, held on 19 May, which saw 500 industry representatives gather on the lawns of the Mindil Beach Casino.

Best Overall Regional Pub/Tavern was awarded to the Gap View Hotel, which also took home Best Retail Liquor Outlet and Best Outdoor Area.

Best Overall Regional Hotel winners from Alice Springs, Gap View Hotel.
Best Overall Regional Hotel winners from Alice Springs, Gap View Hotel.

The full list of award recipients can be found below:

Best Tourism Initiative – Ayers Rock Resort

Best Fish and Chips – Frying Nemo

Best Burger – Sapphire Bar and Grill CBD

Best Chicken Parmi – Santa Fe Restaurant – Hidden Valley Tavern

Best Draught Beer Quality – Katherine Club – Noonamah Tavern

Service Excellence (Front of House) – Joy-joy Craufurd – The Cavenagh Hotel

Best Chef/Cook – Hoang Ton Co (Ton) – Darwin Trailer Boat Club/ Ryan Hamilton – Phat Mango

Best Marketing/Sales/Events Employee – Nicola Bell – Darwin Trailer Boat Club

Bartender of the Year – Ahad Hussain “Sunday” – Phat Mango

Apprentice/Trainee of the Year – Marcellus Ah Kit – Ayers Rock Resort

Hospitality Industry Rising Star Award – Jarrod Everett – Berry Springs Tavern

Industry Sales Representative of the Year – Jeff Ryan – Treasury Wine Estates

Industry Sales Representative of the Year – The Pearson Family – Arafura Catering Equipment

Best Cultural Engagement or Initiative – Darwin Convention Centre

Best Environmental & Energy Efficiency Practice – Saffrron

Outstanding Achievement in Training – Karen Sheldon Training

Best Pub/Tavern Gaming Venue – The Precinct Tavern

Best Club Gaming Venue – Silks Darwin

Best TAB Licensed Venue – Club Eastside

Best NT Keno Venue – Palmerston Golf and Country Club

Best Redeveloped Accommodation Hotel – Hilton Darwin

Best Redeveloped Licensed Premise – Lil’Ripper Café, Bar and Bistro

Best Hotel Bar Presentation & Service – The Cavenagh Hotel

Best Club Bar Presentation & Service – Darwin Sailing Club

Best Mid Range Accommodation – Walkabout Lodge

Best Superior Accommodation – Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock Resort

Outstanding Hotel Community Service & Achievement – The Landmark

Outstanding Club Community Service & Achievement – Nightcliff Sports Club

Best Retail Liquor Outlet – Gapview Hotel

Best Late Night Venue – Monsoons Restaurant & Party Bar

Best Family Friendly Venue – Club Eastside

Best Sporting Entertainment Venue – The Landmark

Best Outdoor Area – Gap View Hotel

Best Marketed Pub/Tavern – Discovery / Lost Arc

Best Marketed Club – Gillen Club

Best Marketed Accommodation Hotel – Hilton Darwin

Best Live Music Venue – Shenannigans

Best New Venue – Dom’s Bar/Silks Darwin

Best Craft Brewery/Distillery – Charlies of Darwin

Best Wayside Inn – Daly Waters Historic Pub

Best Overall Accommodation Hotel – Hilton Darwin

Best Overall Small Club – Darwin Trailer Boat Club

Best Overall Regional Pub/Tavern – Gap View Hotel

Best Overall Large Club – Silks Darwin

Best Overall Metropolitan Pub/Tavern – The Landmark

Australian Hotels Association (Victoria) also held their State Awards for Excellence last week with publican Andrew Clark taking out the top award.

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