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Little joy for locals at Irish Restaurant Awards

Little joy for locals at Irish Restaurant Awards

There was little joy for local establishments at The Irish Restaurant Awards, which took place in the Clayton Burlington Hotel in Dublin last night.

Each of the county winners from the recent Leinster awards were in contention for provincial and national honours but Eastern Seaboard in Drogheda was the only one to leave with a price having picked up the Best Restaurant in Leinster award.

The full list of winners were as follows: 

Best Restaurant

  • Dublin – Dax Restaurant
  • Connaught – Loam
  • Leinster – Eastern Seaboard Bar & Grill
  • Munster – Wild Honey Inn
  • Ulster – OX
  • All Ireland – Loam 

Best chef

  • Dublin – Graham Neville of Dax Restaurant
  • Connaught – Barry Ralph of House of Plates
  • Leinster – Deirdre Adamson of The Fatted Calf
  • Munster – Peter Everett of Everett’s Restaurant
  • Ulster – Chris McGowan of Wine and Brine
  • All Ireland – Graham Neville of Dax Restaurant

Best restaurant manager 

  • Dublin – Denise McBrien of The Old Spot
  • Connaught – Eva Ivanova of Sage
  • Leinster – Edwina Hynes of La Côte Seafood Restaurant
  • Munster – John Edward Joyce of The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge
  • Ulster – Saul McConnell of Noble
  • All Ireland – Eva Ivanova of Sage 

Pub of the Year 

  • Dublin – Doheny and Nesbitt
  • Connaught – V.J Doherty’s
  • Leinster – Hamilton’s Pub
  • Munster – Levis Corner House
  • Ulster – Coach House & Olde Bar
  • All -Ireland – Doheny and Nesbitt

Best hotel and guesthouse restaurant

  • Dublin – The Saddle Room at The Shelbourne Hotel
  • Connaught – West Restaurant at the Twelve Hotel
  • Leinster – Brabazon Restaurant at Tankardstown House
  • Munster – Gregans Castle Hotel
  • Ulster – Newforge House
  • All Ireland – Gregans Castle Hotel

Best newcomer 

  • Dublin – Uno Mas
  • Connaught – Passione by the Slice
  • Leinster – Lily’s On Church Street
  • Munster – Everett’s
  • Ulster – Hara
  • All Ireland – Everett’s 

Best gastro pub 

  • Dublin – The Old Spot
  • Connaught – Bar One
  • Leinster – The Ballymore Inn
  • Munster – Mikey Ryan’s Bar and Kitchen
  • Ulster – Clenaghans
  • All Ireland – The Old Spot

Best customer service 

  • Dublin – Luna
  • Connaught – Park House Hotel
  • Leinster – Lennons @ Visual
  • Munster – Ballyvolane House
  • Ulster – The Muddlers Club
  • All Ireland – The Muddlers Club

Best casual dining 

  • Dublin – 777
  • Connaught – Hooked Sligo
  • Leinster – Truffles Restaurant and Wine Bar
  • Munster – Bodega
  • Ulster – The Olde Glen Bar, Restaurant and Tea Room
  • All -Ireland – 777

Best wine experience 

  • Dublin – Green Man Wines
  • Connaught – Le Petit Pois
  • Leinster – Barrows Keep
  • Munster – The Black Pig
  • Ulster – OX
  • All Ireland – Green Man Wines

Best Kids Size Me 

  • Dublin – Old Street Restaurant
  • Connaught – Shells Seaside Bakery and Café
  • Leinster – Tiffin by Sunil
  • Munster – No. 9 Café
  • Ulster – Oak Room Restaurant
  • All Ireland – Old Street Restaurant

Best world cuisine 

  • Dublin – 3 Leaves
  • Connaught – Spice India
  • Leinster – Pink Salt Indian Restaurant
  • Munster – Iyer’s
  • Ulster – Tuk Tuk Asian Bistro
  • All Ireland – 3 Leaves

Best cafe 

  • Dublin – Two Pups
  • Connaught – Connemara Greenway Café & Restaurant
  • Leinster – Knockdrinna Farm Shop & Artisan Café
  • Munster – Good Day Deli
  • Ulster – Dinkin’s Home Bakery & Café
  • All Ireland – Connemara Greenway Café & Restaurant 

Best free from

  • Dublin – Urbanity
  • Connaught – Drumanilra Farm Kitchen
  • Leinster – Zucchini’s Restaurant
  • Munster – Grow HQ
  • Ulster – The Olde Post Inn
  • All Ireland – Grow HQ

Local food hero 

  • All -Ireland – Seán Hussey of Hussey & Sons Fruit & Veg
  • Dublin – Seán Hussey of Hussey & Sons Fruit & Veg

Best emerging Irish cuisine 

  • Dublin – Forest & Marcy
  • Connaught – An Port Mór Restaurant
  • Leinster – Thyme Restaurant
  • Munster – No. 35 Restaurant
  • Ulster – Wine and Brine
  • All Ireland – No. 35 Restaurant

Best digital marketing 
All -Ireland – Michael’s Mount Merrion

Best cookery school 
All -Ireland – The Neven Maguire Cookery School

Best private dining and club restaurant
All -Ireland – Stephens Green Hibernian Club

Best seafood experience 
All -Ireland – Fish Shop, Benburb Street

Best cocktail experience
All -Ireland – The Tack Room at Adare Manor

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