Serving up the best in NSW club dining

11th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Clubs meals have come a long way from greasy bain maries and hot chips with gravy. These days, you’re more likely to find restaurant-quality dishes that showcase a wide variety of cuisines and feature top-quality local produce. The search for the best club meal in NSW is now on with the launch of the 2021 Your Local Club Perfect Plate Awards, dishing up the best in NSW club dining. More than 150 clubs from right across the state have cooked up a competition dish to enter into the awards. And now it’s up to the public to pick a winner.

Until June 21, members and guests are encouraged to visit participating clubs and taste the Perfect Plate dish on offer. You then score it out of five by scanning the eatery’s QR code or filling out a simple paper form. From the Bass Strait massaman beef cheek at SS&A Albury to the salmon ceviche with soy yuzu dressing at the Kirribilli Club, the Perfect Plate competition is set to highlight the very best in NSW club dining.

Serving up the best in NSW club dining: The Kitchen at the Bay
The Kitchen at the Bay‘s slow-baked pork belly served with sweet potato, green beans, bok choy and jus.

Top quality tucker

“The quality and diversity of club food these days is quite extraordinary,” says ClubsNSW CEO Josh Landis. “The Your Local Club Perfect Plate Awards help shine a spotlight on the amazing cuisine on offer in our venues.”

While diners can only vote for each Perfect Plate dish once, they’re encouraged to taste as many dishes at as many clubs as they like. Those that do will have the chance to win dining vouchers worth up to $2500. As the culinary battle heats up, Perfect Plate ambassadors Manu Feildel and Colin Fassnidge will travel around the state to taste some of the dishes.

“I am ready, my belly is ready, my knives and forks are ready,” Feildel says. “Please come and try this food and vote!”

Manu Feildel and Colin Fassnidge are ambassadors for NSW club dining
Hard day at the office: Feildel and Fassnidge dig into another dish vying for the win.

The 13 clubs that receive the highest score based on patron ratings will be crowned the winner of their respective region. There’ll also be three state-wide winners announced in small, medium and large club categories. Winners will be treated to an exclusive lunch with Feildel and Fassnidge later this year. Don’t worry, they won’t have to cook it.

“After the year we’ve had, it’s great just to be able to get back into a club and celebrate great food in a local community,” says Fassnidge.

To find out more about the Perfect Plate Awards, head to Here you’ll find details on participating eateries and their competition dish.