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The Parade Norwood Veterinary Clinic inducted into Hall of Fame as the best of the east revealed


The Eastside Business Awards has once again proven to be an overwhelming success with 9,584 votes cast and a much-loved business — which helps animals near and far — announced as the Hall of Fame winner.

The fourth annual Eastside Business Awards honoured and recognised businesses and traders that excelled in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters during 2021. 

Mayor Robert Bria said this year’s Awards were more significant than ever before, following months of long-term uncertainty as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“The 33 finalists — across 11 categories — should feel extremely proud of their success and the recognition they have received from their clients and customers,” Mayor Bria said. 

“This year’s Awards have further reinforced what many people already know — that the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters boasts the state’s most diverse and successful businesses,” Mayor Bria said. 

“Voters overwhelmingly showed their support for The Parade Norwood Veterinary Clinic to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, as it has been an integral part of the Norwood community and The Parade Precinct for more than 20 years,” Mayor Bria said. 

“The clinic, led by veterinarian and radio personality Dr Derek McNair, prides itself on helping pets and their owners and providing the very best of care — which attracts clientele from far beyond the Council area. 

“I would also like to formally acknowledge Shouz Boutique, winner of the Best Fashion Retailer category for the third year in a row. 

“Pave Cafe also deserves a special mention after successfully being crowned the winner of the Best Coffee category.” 

The Awards – which are a partnership between the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and Solstice Media — celebrate an array of businesses and sectors from emerging creative industries, successful start-ups and family owned enterprises to vibrant cafes and restaurants, iconic food manufacturers and retail precincts.


Solstice Media editor Jim Plouffe — who is on the Awards assessment panel together with Mayor Bria — said he was delighted with the sheer breadth of businesses that received votes in the Awards. 

“The fact that so many people took the time to vote for their favourite businesses suggests that there are many shops and services in the City that have developed very loyal customers,” said Jim. 

“All the businesses that won were up against stiff competition, which makes the Awards even more worthwhile — hopefully everyone enters again next year.” 

The Award categories include: Best café, customer experience, fashion retailer, independent retailer, restaurant, entertainment venue, coffee, emerging start-up, pub or bar, food and beverage manufacturer and hair or beauty salon. 

There is also a Hall of Fame Award for a business that has been operating in the area for more than 20 years. 

Award winners will receive digital advertising to the value of $1,000 to be spent with Solstice Media and a choice of business advisory service (business planning, budget and forecasting or bookkeeping training) to the value of $1,000 with BIAS, while winning voter Janita Keating chose to receive a $250 voucher for OV Hair Studio on The Parade.

The businesses crowned the ‘best in the east’ for 2021 are: 

Hall of Fame (20+ years)

The Parade Norwood Veterinary Clinic

27 The Parade, Norwood


Best Café

The Lab Food + Coffee

313 Payneham Road, Royston Park


Best Fashion Retailer

Shouz Boutique

1/205 The Parade, Norwood


Best Restaurant

Taste of Nepal

300 The Parade, Norwood


Best Coffee

Pave Café

138b The Parade, Norwood


Best Pub/Bar

The Colonist

44 The Parade, Norwood


Best Hair/Beauty Salon

Johnny Slicks Barber Shop

254 The Parade, Norwood


Best Customer Experience

GR Phones Norwood

3/1 Margaret Street, Norwood


Best Independent Retailer

GR Phones Norwood

3/1 Margaret Street, Norwood


Best Entertainment Venue

Little Bang Brewery

25 Henry Street, Stepney


Best Emerging/Start-Up Business

Cheeky Grin Coffee

79A Gage Street, Firle


Best Food/Beverage Manufacturer

Chef on Wheels

89 Lewis Road, Glynde


 The Eastside Business Awards is an annual awards program for businesses located in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters. The awards are run by the Council in partnership with The Messenger to recognise and celebrate the achievements of businesses in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

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