Hospitality WA




Australian Hotels Association (WA) Promoting WA's Greatest Pub Food

Now in its twelfth year, the AHA’s Steak Sandwich Competition provides an opportunity to be recognised as WA’s best.

Judged by venue patrons and the general public through an online voting system, each participating venue can encourage patrons to vote for their steak sandwich.

Each venue is provided with marketing tools including posters, flyers and more! The competition is promoted through a variety of media throughout April.

The consumer voting process determines four Perth and four country WA finalists. Each finalist is then invited to compete in the steak sandwich cook-off, held at the AHA Hospitality Expo.

Country WA cook-off - Tuesday 14 May, Crown Perth

Perth cook-off - Wednesday 15 May, Crown Perth

The two cook-off winners (Perth and Country WA) receive automatic entry as the semi-finalists in the AHA Hospitality Awards for Excellence “WA’s Best Steak Sandwich” category.

The annual Australian Hotels Association-run competition is hotly contested by pub chefs from all over WA, with finalists serving up a diverse range of steak sandwiches containing ingredients as varied as braised brisket and house-made maple bacon.




Australian Hotels Association (WA) CEO Bradley Woods said each year the competition was being taken to new heights.

“Chefs take it very seriously,” Mr Woods said.

“In recent years the winning steak sandwich has seen revenues at the winning pubs get a real boost. It’s fun but serious fun.”

“The AHA is so proud to host a competition that is significantly raising the standard of this iconic menu item.”

“Each year we see the quality of the steak sandwiches improve.”

“The high standards that this competition demands is testament to the hard work of the chefs and staff in venues across the state.”

“The quality of the sandwiches presented this year was simply outstanding, with new entrants exceeding expectations and the finalists raising the bar to a new level,” Mr Woods said.




Karalee on Preston

The Carlisle Hotel

CY O'Connor Village Pub

The Merrywell


Country WA

Divers Tavern

Cervantes Bar & Bistro

The Endeavour Tavern

The Bayview Bar


Media Coverage

Channel 7 Today Tonight and West Australian story on the Perth Competition Winner - The Merrywell at Crown Perth HERE

GWN7 "Best Sanga" story on the Country WA Competition Winner - The Bayview Bar, Bunbury HERE




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