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The Cowboys Leagues Club has been awarded the prestigious title of 2016 People’s Choice Best Restaurant in North Queensland in the recent QLD & NT Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence. 

The Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that celebrates exceptional service and culinary talent across the state.

Cowboys Leagues Club general manager Clint Williams was overwhelmed by the public’s support and online voting, which resulted in the club winning the People’s Choice major award.

“On behalf of the board of directors, management and staff at the club, I would like to sincerely thank our loyal members and guests who have taken the time to vote for us," he said.

"It is certainly an amazing achievement to not only be recognised by a national industry body, but to be recognised by the very people we rely on to succeed.” 

Representatives from more than 550 local restaurants, cafes and catering businesses gathered at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre to celebrate the achievements of their peers, who were judged across 38 categories.

“Cowboys Leagues Club should be proud of their achievements," Restaurant & Catering Australia CEO John Hart said.

"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.” 

For Cowboys Leagues Club executive chef Thomas Martyn, the award was a direct reflection of his hard-working team.

“Our entire team, from front of house to back of house, is passionate about providing an outstanding experience to all of our members and guests and it is extremely rewarding to discover we are meeting this goal," he said.

"We'll continue to strive for excellence within the hospitality industry, always looking for new and unique ways to delight our diners.”

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Acknowledgement of Country

North Queensland Cowboys respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.