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Irish Restaurant Awards

S.Pellegrino – Official Water Partner

Elegant and pleasant, outstanding for its fine and persistent perlage and fresh bouquet that recalls rocks and snow-covered terrain, the sparkly S.Pellegrino incarnates the all-Italian conviviality and togetherness, as well as the sharing of food, making it the best complement … Read More

The Firm – Official Partner

At The Firm we recruit hospitality professionals and we work with the best senior talent in restaurants and kitchens across Ireland.

Our recruiters have industry knowledge and fully understand how to attract the right Front of House Manager or Head … Read More

Best Restaurant

Sponsored by Tindal Wine Merchants

We are looking for a restaurant that ticks all the boxes – exemplary customer service, wonderful atmosphere and of course, outstanding food. Nominate a place that you would recommend to anyone who wants to impress … Read More

Launch of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2018

Irish Restaurant Awards Launched for 2018

The Battle for the #FoodOscars Returns. Online nominations open on Wednesday, 10th January to the public.

For Immediate Release

Thursday, 11th January 2018

The Restaurants Association of Ireland is pleased to introduce the … Read More

Best Restaurant

Proud Sponsors of Best Restaurant Category

Tindal Wine Merchants, an independent, family owned company, is dedicated to carefully sourcing wines directly from the vineyard. Working with all the main wine-growing areas, we are proud to represent many world-renowned winemakers and … Read More

Best Chef Award

Best Chef Category

This award represents the chef who demonstrates an immense passion for food – someone who is committed to quality and the pursuit of creative new dining experiences. Nominate someone who has opened your mind to exciting … Read More

Best Restaurant Manager Award

Best Restaurant Manager Award

Sponsored by AIB Merchant Services

This award recognises the individual that oversees the day to day operation of the restaurant with enthusiasm and expertise. They will be an exceptional leader for their team and will be … Read More

Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant


Proud Sponsors of Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant

At BWG Foodservice, we have one simple goal and that is to deliver great quality food on time, every time, at market leading prices. Everything we do is about achieving this.

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Thank you!


The Irish Restaurant Awards 2017 have now concluded. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all parties involved in making this years awards such a success. From the members of the public who voted in January, to … Read More

Best Cocktail Experience 2017 Sponsored by Ketel One


The Irish Restaurant Awards held the Best Cocktail Experience competition on Tuesday 11th April 2017 in the Arroll Suite of the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. 55 establishments, nominated by the public in January, competed for the title … Read More

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