Nationwide winners of annual Menulog Restaurant Awards announced

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If you're craving a takeaway tonight, get one from an award-winning spot. Photo credit: Getty.

With restaurants and cafes around the country needing our support more than ever post lockdown, there seems no better time to celebrate the heroes keeping us fed and watered. 

Happily, the winners of the Menulog Restaurant Awards for 2020 have been crowned, including a People's Choice award. 

This year that award went to Mr Pizza in Helensville, Auckland, with the owners taking away $2500 in advertising spend and an additional $1000 cash to help grow and support their business. 

Other awards crowned included the best 'Drink'n'Dine Deal', the best 'Orange Dish' and the best 'Noods Sent'. 

If you have a winner near you, we'd say its a pretty good excuse to get takeaways for dinner. 

A full list of the Menulog Restaurant Awards for 2020 is as follows: 

People's Choice Winner:

  • Mr Pizza - Helensville

Best Drink'n'Dine Deal:

  • Air Indian Restaurant - Rotorua

Best Noods Sent:

  • Thai Thani - Papamoa

Best Orange Dish:

  • Bollywood Stars Tandoori Restaurant - Gisborne

Local awards:

  • Punjab Grill - New Plymouth
  • Indian Spice Dunedin South
  • Thai Thani - Papamoa
  • Indian Ocean Takeaway & Delivery - Mount Albert
  • Bangkok Thai Restaurant - Palmerston North
  • Bollywood Stars Hastings
  • Crown Indian Takeaways & Deliveries - Wellington 
  • Way Home Pasta, Burgers and Ribs - Albany
  • Foreshore Indian Restaurant & Bar - Auckland
  • Wokin Chinese Takeaway - Auckland
  • The Turmeric Cuisine of India - Napier
  • Thai Delight Take Away & Dine-in - New Plymouth
  • The Curry Village - Hillsborough
  • Castle 91 Indian Restaurant - Tauranga
  • Indian Summer - Hobsonville
  • Simply Indian Sweets & Restaurant - Lower Hutt
  • Curry Mehak Indian Takeaway - Rotorua
  • iCurry - Silverdale
  • Taaj Indian Restaurant and Café - Nelson
  • Joe's Food World - Wellington
  • Golden Bridge - Auckland
  • Art Thai - Birkenhead
  • Plimmerton Taj Indian Restaurant - Porirua 
  • Tandoori Bar and Eatery - Huapai 
  • Thai Chefs Restaurant - Auckland
  • Canton Flavor - Orewa
  • Khane Bahar Indian Restaurant and Bar-Takeaway - Whangarei 
  • Taco Bell - Brickworks
  • Taco Bell - Shortland Street
  • The Curry King - Hamilton East