Irish Restaurant Awards

  • The Connaught regional finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards took place in Kilronan Castle, Roscommon last night, where 12 awards were presented to Mayo’s leading chefs, restaurants and pubs.

    The Mayo winners in the various categories include:

    Best Casual Dining - Bar One, Castlebar

    Best Kids Size Meal- Café Rua, Castlebar

    Best 'Free From Gluten Free - Leafy Greens Café, Westport

    Best World Cuisine - Love Lee's Asian Restaurant, Ballina

    Best Restaurant Manager - Eva Ivanova of Sage Restaurant, Westport

    Best Wine Experience - Ashford Castle, Cong

    Pub of the Year - John McHales, Castlebar

    Best Café - Heifer and Hen Restaurant, Ballina

    Best Customer Service - House of Plates, Castlebar

    Best Gastro Pub - Cronin's Sheebeen, Westport

    Best Newcomer - Jack Fenn's Courtyard Cafe at Belleek Castle

    Best Chef - Philippe Farineau of Ashford Castle, Cong

    Best Restaurant - Cian's on Bridge Street, Westport

    Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant - Wilde's at The Lodge, Ashford

    Best Emerging Irish Cuisine - Wilde's at The Lodge, Ashford

  • Cian's on Bridge Street in Westport has been named the Best Restaurant in Mayo, while the award for Best Chef goes to Barry Ralph of the House of Plates in Castlebar.

    These were among the winners at the Irish Restaurant Awards regional final last night, which took place in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sligo.

    Over 500 people attended the Connacht Regional final, where the top establishments in each county were named.

    Cian's on Bridge St in Westport was named Best Restaurant in Mayo, while the award for Best Newcomer went to This Must Be The place also in Westport.

    House of Plates in Castlebar won the awards for Best Chef and Best Customer Service.

    The George 5th Dining Room at Ashford Castle was named Best Hotel Restaurant in Mayo, while Ashford Castle also won the award for Best Wine Experience, and the award for Best Restaurant Manager went to Eva Ivanova of Sage Restaurant in Westport.

    Castlebar's Café Rua has been named the county's Best Café, while Bar One took the award for Best Gastro Pub.

    In Ballina, VJ Doherty's won Mayo Pub of the Year, Jalan Jalan won the Mayo award for Best World Cuisine, the Cot and Cobble won the award for Best Kids Size Me menu, and John Clarke of Clarke's Salmon Smokery in Ballina was named Best Local Food Hero

    Returning to Westport, and Cronin's Sheebeen won the award for Best Casual Dining, An Port Mór took the award for Best Emerging Irish Cuisine, and the Leafy Greens Café won the award for Best "Free From".

    Nominations were received from the public for the Irish Restaurant Awards, which are now in their 11th year, and the Mayo winners will now compete for the Regional and All-Ireland titles on the 13th May.

     

     

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    Four restaurants in Co Mayo were among the regional winners last night at the All-Ireland finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards.

    Etto in Dublin was named restaurant of the year, while Jess Murphy from Kai restaurant in Galway was named Ireland’s Best Chef.

    This is the 10th year of the Irish Restaurant Awards.

    Cronin’s Sheebeen in Westport was named Best Gastro Pub in Connacht, while the award for Best Hotel Restaurant in the province went to Wilde’s at the Lodge in Cong.

    The Best Restaurant in Connacht award went to Cian’s on the Bridge in Westport, while House of Plates in Castlebar won the regional award for Best Customer Service.

     

  • Loam Restaurant in Galway has been named Best Restaurant, at the 2019 Irish Restaurant Awards.

    The awards were announced last night at a gala dinner in Dublin, with Loam Restaurant winning the national award.

    This is the 11th year of the Irish Restaurant Awards, which attracted over 90,000 nominations from the public, and are hosted by the Restaurants Association of Ireland.

    A number of Mayo restaurants were among the regional winners last night. 

    The Irish Restaurant Awards are considered the most coveted awards in the industry each year, and are now in their 11th year.

    Barry Ralph of the House of Plates in Castlebar was named Best Chef in Connacht, while Bar One in Castlebar was named Best Gastro Pub in the province.

    Eva Ivanova of Sage Restaurant in Westport won the regional award for Best Restaurant Manager, and An Port Mór in Westport won the Connacht award for Best Emerging Irish Cuisine.

    VJ Doherty's in Ballina was named Pub of the Year in Connacht.

    The Connacht award for Best Hotel Restaurant went to the West Restaurant at the Twelve Hotel in Barna, Galway while Park House Hotel in Galway city won the Best Customer Service award.

    Le Petit Pois - a French restaurant in Galway - won the Connacht award for Best Wine Experience, while the award for Best Café in Connacht went to the Connemara Greenway Cafe & restaurant in Oughterard.

    There was one Co Roscommon winner last night - Drumanilra Farm Kitchen in Boyle took the regional award in the category entitled  Best Free From

    In Sligo, Shells Seaside Bakery and Café in Strandhill won the regional award for Best Kids Size Me menu, while the regional award for Best Newcomer went to Passione by the Slico in Sligo, and Hooked in Sligo won the award for Best Casual Dining.

    The Irish Restaurant Awards recognise achievement and excellence in the restaurant and hospitality industry throughout the 32 counties of Ireland.