The Waterline Restaurant receives top gong at Restaurant Industry Awards

The Waterline Restaurant at Keppel Bay Marina, Rosslyn Bay has won the BEST BREAKFAST in North Queensland category at the 2019 QLD & NT Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence.

General Manager, Kylie Smith and Executive Chef Matt Smith proudly accepted the Award at the gala event in Brisbane last night, acknowledging the commitment and passion of their hard-working team who they believe are true ambassadors for the region.

“To run a successful restaurant that is open from 7:00am until late, seven days a week, requires a dedicated team who believe not only in the product we provide, but truly treasure the spectacular part of the world in which we operate and serve,” said Kylie.

“This award isn’t just about our business and team. It’s important to us that we play our part in promoting our region as a food tourism destination and put the Capricorn Coast on the Australian Culinary map.”

More than 130 local restaurants, cafes and catering businesses gathered to celebrate the achievements of their peers who were judged in over 40 categories, with the winners announced at the Awards for Excellence ceremony held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that celebrates exceptional service and culinary talent across the state. The Awards for Excellence is the only program in Australia where the judging criteria is determined by consumers who rank what is important to them in the dining experience.

The Awards are judged by an independent team of trained judges who anonymously visit the venues to determine the restaurant/café winners. The scores are based on the entire dining experience from food to the customer service experienced when the judges anonymously dine.

Capricorn Enterprise CEO, Mary Carroll is thankful to have experiences such as The Waterline Restaurant operating so exceptionally. “The Waterline Restaurant should be proud of their achievements. Running a hospitality business isn’t easy – there’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears that goes into to making it work. But when you get the right mix of staff, produce and service, the results can be extraordinary.”

The Waterline Restaurant will compete with other finalists at the National Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence to be held at Howard Smith Wharves in Brisbane on Monday 28th October 2019. Finalists will be advised of their status by late September. R&CA is the industry association representing thousands of restaurant and catering businesses across Australia. To view the full list of category winners in the 2019 Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence, visit the R&CA website at

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