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Audrey’s at The Continental Sorrento has been named 2024’s Best Pub Restaurant (metro) at the AHA (Vic) State Awards for Excellence in Victoria’s biggest and most prestigious hospitality awards of the year.

The awards, held at Melbourne’s iconic Palladium at Crown on Monday, 20 May, attracted entries from Victoria’s most influential and esteemed pubs, hotels and venue staff, across 39 award categories.

Competing against 15 of the state’s leading and respected pubs and hotels, in the Best Pub Restaurant (metro) category, Audrey’s at The Continental Sorrento took out the award following an anonymous site visit, and final score of 98%, an incredible result for the two-year-old venue.

Of the awards, Duncan Thomson, CEO of The Continental Sorrento, shares, “We are honoured to have been selected among fifteen finalists, all of whom are extraordinary in their own right. Though Audrey’s is often considered a regional sea gem, this victory, with a formidable list of inner-city venues, reminds us of the distance people will travel for exceptional food and wine offerings and guest service. Sorrento has an irresistible allure to Victorians, always recognised for its natural beauty. We thank our dedicated and inspiring team, who devote their time to improving the guest experience.

In being endorsed as the Best Pub Restaurant (metro) category, Audrey’s was assessed on providing a first-class dining experience in the restaurant and an assessment of the hotel, beverage, staff and service, menu and food.

The Mystery Shopped feedback read: “Our entire experience, from start to finish, was flawless. All of the staff members at both Audrey’s and across the hotel were very warm and welcoming. The hotel exudes luxury, and the food and beverage menus boast high-quality, decadent food, served by pleasant and well-groomed staff members.

Additional achievements from The Continental Sorrento include being shortlisted as a finalist in five other categories including:

  • Best Casual Dining – Metropolitan
  • Best Function and Event Space
  • Chef of the Year
  • Best Marketed Hotel
  • Overall Hotel of the Year – Metropolitan

Book your table now to experience the refined dining that earned Audrey’s this prestigious award. Audrey’s restaurant seats 120 diners, with an additional 24 at the chef’s table, and a small allocation of seating at the kitchen pass.

Duncan Thomson is available for media inquiries, and interviews. For additional information on the win, please contact us.