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National Category Shortlist Announced

National Category Shortlist Announced

We are pleased to announce the finalists in the National Categories for the Irish Restaurant Awards 2017.

The following categories have been shortlisted by the National Academy Judging Panel and are eligible to win the All Ireland titles which will be announced at the Irish Restaurant Awards All Ireland Final on 8th May in Dublin.

Congratulations to everyone who was nominated, and to our finalists.

Best Cookery School:

Aniar Restaurant And Boutique Cookery School Galway
Ballyknocken House And Cookery School Wicklow
Ballymaloe Cookery School Cork
Cooks Academy Cookery School Dublin Dublin
Dingle Cookery School Kerry
Dublin Cookery School Dublin
James Street South Cookery School Antrim
Neven Maguire Cookery School Cavan
Riot Rye Bakehouse And Bread School Tipperary
Tannery Cookery School Waterford


Best Digital Marketing:

777 Dublin
Cafe Rua Mayo
Dela Restaurant Galway
Dough Bros Galway
Happy Pear Wicklow
Idaho Cafe Cork
James Street South Bar And Grill Antrim
Murphys Ice Cream Kerry
Tannery Restaurant Waterford
Two Boys Brew Dublin


Best Seafood Experience:

Deanes Love Fish Antrim
Eithnas By The Sea Sligo
Fish Shop – Benburb St Dublin
Fish Shop – Queen St Dublin
Fishy Fishy Restaurant Cork
Hooked Galway
Morans Oyster Cottage Galway
O’Gradys On The Pier Galway
Rosa Madre Italian Restaurant Dublin
Super Miss Sue Dublin


Best Private Dining & Club Restaurant:

Ballyfin Demesne Laois
Chapter One Dublin
Glenlo Abbey Hotel (Pullman Restaurant) Galway
Kellys Resort Hotel & Spa (La Marine Bistro) Wexford
Montalto Estate Down
Powerscourt Golf Club Restaurant Wicklow
Restaurant FortyOne at Residence Dublin
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud Dublin
Shu Antrim
The K Club (The Dining Room) Kildare


The other National Category, Best Cocktail Experience, has 55 finalists who all competed in the live cocktail competition on the 11th of April in the Guinness Storehouse. One of these will be announced as the All Ireland winner on the 8th of May.


Bang Restaurant Dublin
Bar 23 at The Merrion Hotel Dublin
Bar One Mayo
Bar Pigalle Cork
Bar Square Mayo
Blind Pig Speakeasy Dublin
Bow Lane Social Dublin
Candlelight Bar at Siam Thai Malahide Dublin
Candlelight Bar at Siam Thai restaurant Dundrum Dublin
Dillons Hotel Donegal
Dorman’s Bar Magherafelt Derry
Drop Dead Twice Dublin
Drury Buildings Dublin
D’Vine Bistro & Tapas Bar Louth
Fifty50 Ashbourne Meath
Fishbone Dublin
Gin Bar at Galgorm Resort and Spa Antrim
Glasshouse Hotel Sligo
Graze Restaurant Belfast Antrim
Hang Dai Dublin
Heery’s Bar and Restaurant Waterford
House Dublin Dublin
Ice House Hotel Mayo
Karma Nightclub Athlone Westmeath
Kells Bar, Slieve Russell Hotel Cavan
Koh Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge Dublin
Le Bon Crubeen Dublin
Lemuels at The Conrad Hotel Dublin
Lillies Lounge Sligo
Market Lane Cork
Marqette Dublin
McGettigans Galway Galway
McGill’s Bar, Powerscourt Hotel Wicklow
Olivers Restaurant Antrim
People’s Restaurant Cavan
Peruke & Periwig Dublin
Prince of Wales Bar, Ashford Castle Mayo
Rooftop Bar at The Marker Hotel Dublin
Saba Baggot Street Dublin
Sidecar Bar at The Westbury Dublin
Skeffington Arms Hotel Galway
The Blind Tiger Sligo
The Broken Jug Mayo
The Cornstore Cork
The Exchequer Dublin
The Fitzgerald Room at Waterford Castle Hotel Waterford
The Garavogue Sligo
The Lodge at Ashford Castle Mayo
The Reg Waterford
The Savoy Hotel Limerick
The Vault Down
The Yarn Pizza + Booze Dublin
Uluru Bar and Grill Armagh
Yamamori Sushi Dublin
Zucchini’s Meath


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