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 the nominees who attended the events across the country and those who won at the Regional Events during March, members and non members we thank you all. 55 nominees competed in the cocktail competition, many contributed menu samples and all regional winners provided exceptional service and product during mystery guest inspections.
To the mystery guest inspectors of Customer Perceptions who covered the country, the auditors at BDO who insured a fair and accurate nomination process, and the Awards Team of the RAI who organised and ran all elements of the events throughout the awards season, the awards could not have taken place without you.
The awards would not have been possible too without our generous sponsors: BWG Food Services, CLASSICdrinks, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Dubliner Cheese, illy, Heinz, Rewarding Times, Coco-Cola HBC, S. Pellegrino, Elavon, Odaios, Tindal Wine Merchants, Pallas Foods, Dalcassian Wines & Spirits and Cielo, Bushmills, Avonmore, OpenTable, Laurent-Perrier, Ketel One Vodka, IMRO, PPI, iDirect Productions and our official car partner Renault and our media partner The Irish Times. Through your time, products, and hard work at all the regional and final awards we achieved a smooth awards process.
Nominations will open again in early 2018 and we encourage all in the industry to continue their hard work, producing exceptional food, and service throughout the island of Ireland and we look forward to seeing you all again at the events next year!