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Irish Restaurant Awards

Leinster Regional Awards 2020

Photography by Denis & Lorraine O’Donovan of Denlo PhotographyRead More

Ireland’s #FoodOscars race heats up as tickets go on sale for Ulster Regional Awards

The Ulster Awards will take place Tuesday 10th March 2020 in Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan.

Tickets are now on sale for the Irish Restaurant Awards’ second regional awards night. The Ulster Regional Awards will take place on Tuesday 10th March, … Read More


The Leinster Regional Final of Irish Restaurant Awards took place in the Knightsbrook Hotel Wednesday 26th February where the top restaurants in each county for 2020 were announced.

Over 700 restaurant owners and staff celebrated their hard work and … Read More

Irish Restaurant Awards Launched for 2020 – Nominations Now Open!

The Restaurants Association of Ireland are delighted to announce that the nominations for the 12th annual Irish Restaurant Awards 2020 are now open. The public can choose their favourites across 21 categories including Best Restaurant, Best Casual Dining, Best Chef, … Read More

Best Gastro Pub

Sponsored by Elavon

This award recognises the gastro pub that offers an innovative menu of food which suitably complements their drink selection. The Best Gastropub will provide restaurant quality dining, whilst not compromising on the traditional ‘pub’ atmosphere. Table service … Read More

Best Customer Service

Sponsored by Dolmen Insurance Brokers

The winner of this award will be one that consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty to its customers. Staff will be attentive, friendly and prompt, but not overbearing. It will be evident … Read More

Loam Restaurant, Galway, named Best Restaurant in Irish Restaurant Awards 2019

Owner and staff of Loam Restaurant Galway, All Ireland winners of Best Restaurant. Photographer – Paul Sherwood

The Irish Restaurant Awards took place, today, May 13th in the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road. Over 1,100 guests sat down to a black-tie … Read More

The Irish Restaurant Awards Announce Shortlist for National Categories 2019

In the run up to the All-Ireland Finals of the 2019 Irish Restaurant Awards, The Restaurants Association of Ireland have released the shortlist for their coveted national categories. The national categories are inclusive of all elements of the hospitality industry … Read More

The Irish Times – Official Media Partner

“The reputation of The Irish Times is based, first and foremost, on reporting the news. We seek to produce journalism that provides insight, context, explanation, clarity and a unique take on Ireland and on the world – with the highest standards of … Read More

Irish Restaurant Awards Cocktail Competition Celebrates Irish And Global Cultures

Competitors in the Best Cocktail Experience Live Competition in the Dublin Bar Academy

The Cocktail Experience Live Event in the Irish Restaurant Awards took place, today, April 15th in Dublin Bar Academy. The theme of the cocktail competition this year … Read More

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