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Top restaurants in Tipp eager for all-Ireland Irish Restaurant Awards 2019

Friday, 10th May, 2019 11:46am
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Top restaurants in Tipp eager for all-Ireland Irish Restaurant Awards 2019

Tuscay Bistro, Ballina, is among the local winners

Top restaurants in Tipp eager for all-Ireland Irish Restaurant Awards 2019

Tuscay Bistro, Ballina, is among the local winners

The 11th Annual All Ireland Irish Restaurant Awards will take place on the 13th May in the Clayton, Burlington Road where over 1,000 guests will sit down to a five-course gala dinner, prepared by previous winners of the Irish Restaurant Awards. The awards are one of the premier events in the hospitality industry, the largest and most prestigious event in the hospitality industry.
 
 
Over 90,000 nominations were received in January during the first stage of the Irish Restaurant Awards, where members of the public nominated their favourite establishments. Throughout March, the Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards were held in Kildare, Monaghan, Limerick and Sligo where the best restaurants, chefs and restaurant staff in each county were recognised for the hard work and dedication.
 
 
In addition to the Regional Awards, restaurants from each county will also be competing in National Awards, which will be presented at the All Ireland Awards on the 13th May. The National Categories are: Best Cocktail Experience, Best Private Dining and Club Restaurant, Best Cookery School, Best Seafood Experience and Best Digital Marketing
 
 
Adrian Cummins, Chief Executive Officer of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, said: “Now in their 11th year, the Irish Restaurant Awards have grown year on year and with over 90,000 nominations from the public in 2019, it’s a great showcase of all the excellent produce and skilled chefs that we have here in Ireland. The Irish Restaurant Awards prides itself on celebrating the best of the best, knowing that Irish restaurants are among the best in the world.
 
"Ireland may be a small country, but it boasts everything from fine dining to high quality gastropubs, from the comfort of traditional Irish food to exploring the world though exotic world cuisine, the Irish restaurant industry has much to offer. We have an appreciation for what we eat and where our food comes from, as well as the dedication of those working in the food industry. We wish all those nominated the best of luck on the 13th May.”
 
 
Below is the full list of winners in Tipperary.
 
 
 
 
 
Best Restaurant – Sponsored by Tindal Wine Merchants
 
 
 
*             Tipperary: Dooks Fine Foods Fethard
 
 
 
 
 
Best Chef – Sponsored by Nisbets
 
 
 
*             Tipperary: Dermot Gannon of The Old Convent
 
 
 
Best Newcomer
 
 
 
*             Tipperary: KYOTO
 
 
 
Best Hotel and Guesthouse – Sponsored by AIB Merchant Services
 
 
 
*             Tipperary: The Old Convent
 
 
 
Best Restaurant Manager– Sponsored by BWG Food Service
 
 
 
*             Tipperary: Christine Gannon of The Old Convent
 
 
 
Best Customer Service – Sponsored by Lockton
 
 
 
*             Tipperary: Lava Rock Restaurant
 
 
 
 
 
Best Café – Sponsored by Illy
 
 
 
*             Tipperary: Ponaire Coffee Roastery & Bar
 
 
 
Pub of the Year – Sponsored by Jameson Caskmates
 
 
 
*             Tipperary: Jim O’ the Mill
 
 
 
Best Wine Experience – Sponsored by Gilbeys with Bibendum
 
 
 
*             Tipperary: Chez Hans
 
 
 
Best Gastro Pub – Sponsored by Elavon
 
 
 
*             Tipperary: Mikey Ryan's Bar & Kitchen
 
 
 
Best World Cuisine – Sponsored by HiUp
 
 
 
*             Tipperary: Befani’s
 
 
 
Best “Free From” – Sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro Gluten Free
 
 
 
*             Tipperary: Jenny's Kitchen
 
 
 
Best Kids Size Me
 
 
 
*             Tipperary: Tuscanny Bistro
 
 
 
Local Food Hero – Sponsored by Rewarding Times
 
 
 
*             Tipperary: Lucy Lambe of The Green Sheep
 
 
 
Local Food Hero, Munster – Sponsored by Rewarding Times:
 
 
 
*             Chad Byrne of Chef Collab
 
 
 
Best Emerging Irish Cuisine – Sponsored by Odaios
 
 
 
*             Tipperary: Dooks Fine Foods Fethard
 
 
 
Best Casual Dining – Sponsored by Just Eat
 
 
 
*             Tipperary: O’Neills Bistro

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