Lennox Head cafe wins award
LENNOX Head’s Blackboard at the Beach has won best Café Restaurant in the upper north coast at the Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence, presented at Newcastle on Monday evening.
The award acknowledges excellence in food and service.
Café owners, young married couple Ben and Felisa Beesley were ecstatic with the win.
“What can I say, it’s an amazing honour,” Ben Beesley said.
“We always hoped that we would do well, we’ve got great staff and a great chef.”
“I’m just very pleased,” he said.
Blackboard first opened just four years ago and has been finalists for other awards including best breakfast award in 2009 and 2010. But, this is by far the best award yet.
Felisa Beesley said they have plans to extend their restaurant into corporate and home catering and also hopes to continue to live by their motto, ‘It is a place where locals feel at home and visitors feel like locals.’
“We are pleased to receive the recognition for our hard work over the past four years and this will boost our image and business profile,” Felisa Beesley said.
“We are very grateful to all those who nominated for us and made this award possible,” she said.