Laneway receives top gongs at Restaurant Industry Awards

Laneway Café Cammeray has won awards in TWO categories at the 2019 NSW Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence. SYDNEY CAFÉ DINING and SYDNEY CAFÉ OF THE YEAR.

Business owner WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER says “This is such an amazing honour and a true highlight of my career. I’m so proud of my entire team, both past and present, and I want to thank them all from the bottom of my heart for their hard work and dedication over the years. This is one of the most exciting industries in the world to be a part of right now and I’m so glad I followed my dream of starting a business serving up amazing food and drinks. It’s just so incredible to be acknowledged for all the hard work, early mornings, late finishes and sacrificed weekends!”

William says “My team and I are blown away that we’ve taken out this accolade, considering the level of competition in the Sydney food scene. Receiving recognition like this is just so rare and all the staff are just bloody stoked.” The Café owner goes on to say “It’s definitely not easy running a small business, especially in a constantly changing industry, but we have learned to evolve and grow and become adaptable. Through hard work and determination we are still going strong after all these years.”

More than 700 local restaurants, cafes and catering guests gathered to celebrate the achievements of their peers who were judged in over 65 categories, with the winners announced at the Awards for Excellence ceremony held at The Star, Sydney.

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.

R&CA CEO Wes Lambert says, “Laneway Café Cammeray 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.”

Laneway Café Cammeray may 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

For further information please contact:
William Christopher at The Laneway Café Cammeray

M 0416 673 417 T 02 9460 1602  |  insta@lanewaycafe