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20th Sep 2022

Winners of 2022 Irish Restaurant Awards revealed

Hugh Carr

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Over 100,000 restaurants across Ireland were nominated for the awards.

If you’re looking for somewhere to eat this week, why settle for anything less than the best?

The Irish Restaurant Awards All Ireland Final (or the IRAALF, to those in the biz) celebrated the best spots for food across the country on Monday night (19 September).

“This has been an outstanding year for the Irish Restaurant Awards, in its thirteenth year now after a two year break due to COVID,” said Paul Lenehan, President of the Restaurants Association of Ireland.

“We have surpassed previous years online public nominations with over 100,000 received in June and our Regional Events held in August and September in Meath, Cavan, Cork and Leitrim had almost 3,000 attendees.

“The Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the existing and up and coming talent in the sector and are a reminder that hospitality is nothing without the dedicated and passionate staff in the industry.

“We are delighted to have the Awards back up and running again and it has been a fantastic display of what the industry has to offer here tonight.”

But enough talk; here are all the winners of the Irish Restaurant Awards:

Best Cookery School, All Ireland

Aniar Restaurant & Boutique Cookery School

Best Seafood Experience, All Ireland

Beach House, Tramore

Best Cocktail Experience, All Ireland

Hilliards, Skirmantas “Mossy” Lelys

Private Dining & Club, All Ireland

No 25 Fitzwilliam Place

Best Digital Marketing, All Ireland

Michael’s, Mount Merrion

Local Food Hero Sponsored by The Irish Times

Leinster: Butcher Restaurant Kilkenny, Mark Williams
Ulster: Native Seafood, Stevie And Rebecca Mccarry
Munster: Paradiso Cork City, Denis Cotter
Connacht: Kylemore Farmhouse Cheese, Teresa Roche
Dublin: Bread 41, Eoin McCluskly
All Ireland: Bread 41, Eoin McCluskly

Best Sustainable Practices Sponsored by Gas Networks Ireland

Leinster: The Green Barn Restaurant
Ulster: Olde Post Inn
Munster: Grow HQ Waterford
Connacht: Sweet Beat Café
Dublin: Airfield Estate
All Ireland: Grow HQ Waterford

Best Free From Sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro

Leinster: Truffles Restaurant, Kilkenny
Ulster: The Hive
Munster: Copia Green
Connacht: Greens & Co.
Dublin: Vietnom
All Ireland: Copia Green

Best Emerging Irish Cuisine Sponsored by FBD

Leinster: The Heritage, Killenard
Ulster: Clenaghans Restaurant
Munster: Old Couch Café
Connacht: Fish And Bean, Rosses Point
Dublin: Margadh Food & Wine, Howth
All Ireland: Old Couch Café

Best Restaurant Manager Sponsored by AIB Merchant Services

Leinster: Vanilla Pod Restaurant Kells, Lareina Quigley
Ulster: Noble, Saul Mcconnel
Munster: The Mustard Seed, John Edward Joyce
Connacht: Buffalo Boy, Gabriel Camburu
Dublin: Nightmarket, Conor Sexton
All Ireland: Nightmarket, Conor Sexton

Best Wine Experience Sponsored by Bibendum Ireland

Leinster: Ely Wine Store, Maynooth
Ulster: Ox Cave, Belfast
Munster: Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare
Connacht: Walker 1781, Sligo
Dublin: NOTE, Dublin
All Ireland: Ely Wine Store, Maynooth

Best Café Sponsored by Illy

Leinster: Mullichain Cafe, Glynn
Ulster: Brøn Cafe Bar and Restaurant
Munster: Café Lógr, Adare
Connacht: Lyons Cafe And Bakeshop, Sligo
Dublin: Tiller + Grain
All Ireland: Tiller + Grain

Best World Cuisine Sponsored by San Pellegrino

Leinster: Pink Salt Indian Restaurant
Ulster: Chandpur Restaurant, Donegal
Munster: Mezze, Tramore
Connacht: Miso Izakaya, Sligo
Dublin: BIGFAN
All Ireland: Mezze, Tramore

Best Newcomer Sponsored by Square

Leinster: Canal Square, Kilkenny
Ulster: Frae, Holywood
Munster: Beach House, Tramore
Connacht: Éan
Dublin: Orwell Road Restaurant
All Ireland: Orwell Road Restaurant

Pub of the Year Sponsored by Jameson

Leinster: The Sky & the Ground
Ulster: Charlie’s Bar, Enniskillen
Munster: Mutton Lane Inn
Connacht: Lowry’s Bar, Clifden
Dublin: The Old Stand
All Ireland: The Sky & the Ground

Best Casual Dining Sponsored by Musgrave Marketplace

Leinster: The Enniskerry Inn
Ulster: The Copper Tap & 1806
Munster: Goldie Cork City
Connacht: Poacher Restaurant, Ballina
Dublin: Nannetti’s
All Ireland: Goldie, Cork City

Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant Sponsored By Frylite

Leinster: Mount Juliet Estate,Thomastown
Ulster: McNean House And Restaurant, Blacklion
Munster: Cashel Palace Hotel
Connacht: Foyles Hotel Clifden
Dublin: The Shelbourne Hotel
All Ireland: Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown

Best Customer Service Sponsored Provided by Dolmen

Leinster: Treacy’s Bar and Restaurant
Ulster: Oak Room Restaurant
Munster: Mitchel House Restaurant
Connacht: The Twelve
Dublin: Uno Mas
All Ireland: Uno Mas

Best Gastro Pub Sponsored by Worldpay from FIS

Leinster: Butler and Barry Gastrobar
Ulster: The Rusty Mackerel
Munster: The Glenbeigh Hotel
Connacht: Coyne’s Gastropub, Kilkieran
Dublin: Davy Byrnes
All Ireland: The Rusty Mackerel

Best Chef Sponsored by BWG Foodservice

Leinster: Lady Helen Restaurant Thomastown, John Kelly
Ulster: The Olde Glen Bar Carrickart, Ciaran Sweeny
Munster: Dede, Ahmet Dede
Connacht: Enda McEvoy, Galway
Dublin: Dax Restaurant, Graham Neville
All Ireland: Dede, Ahmet Dede

Best Restaurant Sponsored by Tindal Wine Merchants

Leinster: Aimsir
Ulster: Deanes Eipic Belfast
Munster: Restaurant Chestnut
Connacht: Lignum
Dublin: Chapter One
All Ireland: Chapter One

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