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The Felix Wellington Hospitality Awards affectionately known as "The Felix Awards" are proudly brought to you by the Restaurant Association of New Zealand and Lead Partner Lexis ComplyHub.

The awards have been created with a fresh new identity to bring the Wellington hospitality industry together. The awards provide a platform to encourage and support new and established industry leaders within Wellington hospitality to celebrate the past years success and share with the rest of New Zealand.

Over 20 awards will be awarded to the best of the Wellington  hospitality industry, as voted by their peers. From crew members, to suppliers, to establishments – the best of the best will be celebrated for their contribution to creating a world-class hospitality industry in Wellington.

About the Felix Awards

Way back in the late 1990s, a group of Wellington’s hospitality elite wanted to celebrate all that was good about our industry, and recognise excellence among their hard-working peers.

They decided to hold an outstanding awards ceremony and a spectacularly great party. They named them the Felix Awards in honour of Dean Felix Dunlop, a pioneer of pizza, white tablecloths and brunch, and one of the visionaries behind the wonderful Brasserie Flipp.

The Felix Awards, the first of New Zealand’s peer-voted hospitality awards, ran for a number of years and is the benchmark for the industry. After a brief hiatus, and under a new committee, the Felix Awards morphed into the Capital Awards, once again paying homage to all that was excellent in Wellington’s hospitality scene.

In 2016, after a couple of years of abeyance, the awards were rekindled under the stewardship of the Restaurant Association of New Zealand and renamed the Felix Awards.