The Club Bar & Restaurant Awards (CBR) 2012 | Photos & Full List of WinnersPosted on Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 at 1:04 PM
By Adeola Adeyemo
Lagos city’s best and brightest individuals in the nightlife and hospitality industry gathered on Wednesday 12th of December for the Club Bar and Restaurant (CBR Awards); the first ever event to celebrate, recognize, appreciate and reward the establishments and associates in the nightlife and hospitality industry. The event which took place at the Landmark Village, Victoria Island was supported by Chivas Regal and had the top executives from Pernod Ricard Sub-Sahara Africa present.
The event kicked off with a cocktail/champagne networking reception. Guests at the reception were served with well presented/rich sushi. The guests also witnessed the first ever master chef competition in Nigeria, while sipping on champagne at the networking reception.
This year’s event saw an influx of international clientele from all over the world. According to the Creative Director of CBR Awards Ola Alabi, “Lagos has always attracted the best the world has to offer, and that is only going to increase with the birth of CBR Awards“. The event showed appreciation to those establishments that exceed expectations of service, atmosphere, food and drink quality, presentation, customer service, and overall customer experience. Eighteen trophies from an initial list comprised of hundreds of nominees, which was narrowed down to between four and six per category, were handed out.
Best Club – Auto Lounge
Best New Club – Dv8 Nightclub
Best Restaurant – Lagoon
Best New Restaurant – Bistro 7
Best Bar – De Marquee
Best New Bar – Greenwich Cocktail Bar
Best Hotel Bar – Sky Lounge at Eko Hotel & Suites
Best Hotel Restaurant – The GrillRoom at Wheatbaker Hotel
Best Restaurant Bar – Villa Medici
Best Beach Bar – Voodoo Lounge
Best Chef – Lalu Sudirham
Best Manager – Hamisha Daryani-Ahuja, Bustro 7
Best Bartender – Martin Kapsdorfer, Greenwich Cocktail Bar
Best DJ – DJ Xclusive
Best Customer Service – The GrillRoom at Wheatbaker Hotel
Best Light & Sound – Club N’Tyce
Best Decor & Design – Rhapsody’s
Outstanding Achievement in the Industry – Eko Hotel & Suites