The winners of the 2022 Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence in New South Wales have been announced and among the winners are at least four Greek-owned restaurants.

The Awards formally recognise hospitality operators across a broad range of categories who consistently provide exceptional service and demonstrate culinary excellence in their respective fields.

Jaaks Restaurant and Bar in Kyle Bay won ‘Best Greek Restaurant’, over finalists Koutouki in Leichardt and The Apollo in Elizabeth Bay.

It was all smiles for Greek Australian Nina Alidenes, whose Summer Hill restaurant One Penny Road took out the ‘Contemporary Australian Restaurant Informal’ category, and Summer Hill Bar ‘Vernon’s Bar’ claimed ‘Best Wine Bar’.

In a Facebook Post, Nina thanked her staff, customers and suppliers, writing “all of you make this happen.”

The ‘Best Formal Seafood Restaurant’ was won by Con Dedes-owned Flying Fish. In an Instagram story, Dedes shared a picture of the award being held by sous chef Bec Merhi and congratulated the Flying Fish team.

Claiming ‘Best Asian Restaurant’ was Woolloomooloo-based China Doll, owned by Steve Anastasiou.

In celebration, the restaurant’s Instagram featured a photo of head chef Frank Shek holding the award, congratulating him and the staff for their efforts.

*Please note: If you are a Greek-owned business or restaurant who won or is a finalist in the Awards, please send us an email to