Nominations open for local restaurants

Menulog is hosting awards for local restaurants. Photo Menulog.

Menulog is holding nominations for Kiwis to vote for their favourite local restaurants.

With the NZ restaurant industry continuing to face challengers amid COVID, online food delivery platform Menulog is using its annual Restaurant Awards to support hospitability businesses and celebrate restaurants across the country.

The annual search for the stars of NZ takeaway venues this year includes the supreme People’s Choice Award, trending categories such as Best New Dish and

Best Supporting Dish, and local winners to recognise top restaurants from different regions.

People’s Choice Awards are now open until Sunday October 24. Restaurants can submit their nomination at

From October 27 customers can vote for their favourite local Menulog listed restaurant, with every vote putting them in the draw to win one of fifty vouchers worth $50.

The winning People’s Choice restaurant receives an advertising and media package worth $2500, to help promote and grow their business, $1000 to put towards their venue, along with other prizes.

The 2021 Trending Awards showcases categories such as Best Supporting Dish, Best New Dish, and Best Noods Sent.

The Local Awards celebrate the most popular restaurants by cuisine in different regions across New Zealand.

All winners will be announced on November 22.

“We’re so excited to be kicking off the Menulog Restaurant Awards for 2021,” Menulog commercial director Rory Murphy says. “It remains a challenging time for many businesses, but it is so wonderful to see Kiwis continue to support local venues.”


  • Nominations for People’s Choice Award close – 24 October
  • People’s Choice Award voting opens – 27 October
  • People’s Choice Award voting closes – 10 November
  • Winners announced – 22 November