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Everyone loves to eat out and Australia’s restaurants, cafes and catering businesses are world class!

They are where proposals are made, birthdays are celebrated, people are rewarded, cultures are showcased and where ‘deals are done’.

Savour Australia™ is a registered trademark of Restaurant & Catering and represents everything that is great about eating out in Australia. An easy way to ensure your next dining experience will be one to be savoured, is to look for Savour Australia™ – it’s specifically available for you to make more informed dining choices.

As the industry’s peak body and through its programs and activities, Restaurant & Catering is the only organisation in Australia that can legitimately and objectively support the value of the dining out experience to diners.

There are more than 4,500 Savour Australia™ affiliated restaurants right around the country. Savour Australia™ affiliated restaurants are State Restaurant and Catering members or non-members who voluntarily:

  • Meet quality benchmarking criteria as an Accredited Restaurant. The Restaurant Accreditation program improves and maintains the level of professionalism in the industry and its personnel. It also sets and monitors benchmarks and ensures diners consistently receive quality dining experiences. For more information see www.restaurantcater.asn.au
  • Participate in the annual Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence – the most dependable and authoritative guide to Australia’s best restaurants. With more than 500 trained judges and 2500+ entrants, the Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence set the national benchmark. They are the most important and respected industry awards, specifically designed to objectively recognise and promote industry best practice. Details about finalists and winners are annually updated on individual listings on the Restaurant & Catering Dining Guide found at Restaurant & Catering Dining Guide
  • Receive an objective Savour Australia™ ‘plate’ Rating out of a total of 5. These are published onwww.restaurantcater.asn.au and promoted in the media and within participating businesses from November each year. The Savour Australia™ ratings are one to five icons out of a possible five, mathematically derived from the scores received by businesses judged in the Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence (at the regional and state level).
  • Savour Australia Plate Ratings are now also accredited under T-QUAL. T-QUAL Accreditation is the Australian Government’s partnership with the quality tourism accreditation, rating and certification programs. T-QUAL aims to elevate and standardise quality to ensure the sustainability of Australia’s tourism industry. It addresses a key strategic focus of the 2020 Tourism Industry Potential to develop and influence quality within the tourism industry. Its logo, the T-QUAL Tick, is a symbol of excellence that identifies quality tourism businesses and operators in Australia.

So when you are next looking to have a dining experience to savour, visit www.restaurantcater.asn.au and look for the Savour Australia™ logo in restaurants and catering businesses you visit! Savour Australia™, it’s your assurance of a fantastic dining experience!