Top Restaurants In Tipperary Announced At Irish Restaurant Awards 2017

The third of four regional finals in this year’s Irish Restaurant Awards took place in the Limerick Strand Hotel last night where 60 awards were presented to the country’s leading chefs, restaurants and pubs.

 

Over 600 people attended the Munster Regional Final on Tuesday evening where the top establishments in each county were named.

 

The ceremony included six regional titles including: Best Café; Best Emerging Irish Cuisine; Best Kids Size Me; Best Restaurant Manager; Best World Cuisine; and Local Food Hero. County winners from each of Ulster’s nine counties were selected from the following categories: Best Restaurant; Best Chef; Best Gastro Pub; Best Casual Dining; Best Hotel Restaurant; Best Customer Service; Best Wine Experience; Best Newcomer; and Pub of the Year.

 

Speaking at the awards, Adrian Cummins, Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) said: “Now in their ninth year, the Irish Restaurant Awards continue to showcase the exquisite and admirable calibre of food available in our restaurants and pubs nationwide. Online nominations have increased from 9,000 in 2013 to over 80,000 this year and with the increase in interest comes an increase in standards, making the judging process more difficult than ever.

 

“Our small island boasts everything from fine dining to high quality gastropubs, from the exotic taste explosions of world cuisine to the comfort of traditional dishes. We have an appreciation for what we eat, for the journey of our food from farm to fork, and for the dedication of those working in the food industry to serve up Ireland’s finest food.”

 

All County winners now compete for the Regional and All Ireland Title which will be announced at the Irish Restaurant Awards in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin 2, on Monday 8th May, 2017.

 

The Winners in Co Tipperary are…

 

County Winners 2017

 

Best Restaurant – Sponsored by Dalcassian Wines & Spirits and Cielo Wines

  • The Old Convent, Clogheen

 

Best Chef – Sponsored by Pallas Foods

  • Dermot Gannon of The Old Convent, Clogheen

 

Best Gastro Pub – Sponsored by Coca Cola

  • The Derg Inn, Terryglass

Best Casual Dining – Sponsored by San Pellegrino

  • Prime 74, Tipperary town

 

Best Hotel Restaurant – Sponsored by Elavon

  • Hotel Minella, Clonmel

 

Best Customer Service – Sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro

  • Lava Rock Restaurant, Cahir

 

Best Wine Experience – Sponsored by CLASSICdrinks

  • Chez Hans, Cashel

 

Best Newcomer – Sponsored by BWG Foodservice

  • Dooks Fine Foods, Fethard

 

Pub of the Year – Sponsored by Bushmills

  • Morrissey’s Bar, Cahir

 

The Winners in Munster are…

Regional Winning Categories in 2017

Best Café – Sponsored by Illy

  • Canteen, Limerick city

Best Emerging Irish Cuisine – Sponsored by Odaios Foods

  • PILGRIM’S, Rosscarbery, Cork

Best Kids Size Me – Sponsored by Heinz

  • No. 5 Fenn’s Quay, Cork city

Best Restaurant Manager – Sponsored by Tindal Wine Merchants

  • Elaine Murphy of 1826 Adare, Adare

Best World Cuisine – Sponsored by Dubliner Cheese

  • Miyazaki, Cork city

Local Food Hero – Sponsored by Rewarding Times

  • Michael Kelly of GROW HQ in Waterford city

County Winners 2017

Best Restaurant – Sponsored by Dalcassian Wines & Spirits and Cielo Wines

  • Clare            Wild Honey Inn, Lisdoonvarna

  • Cork             Greenes Restaurant, Cork city

  • Kerry            Daroka, Ballybunion

  • Limerick      1826 Adare, Adare

  • Tipperary    The Old Convent, Clogheen

  • Waterford   The Tannery Restaurant, Dungarvan

Best Chef – Sponsored by Pallas Foods

  • Clare           David Hurley of The Dining Room at Gregans Castle Hotel, Ballyvaughan

  • Cork            Takashi Miyazaki of Miyazaki, Cork city

  • Kerry           James Coffey of Park Hotel Kenmare, Kenmare

  • Limerick     Wade Murphy of 1826 Adare, Adare

  • Tipperary   Dermot Gannon of The Old Convent, Clogheen

  • Waterford  Keith Boyle of The Bay Tree Bistro, Waterford city

Best Gastro Pub – Sponsored by Coca Cola

  • Clare          Morrissey’s Bar and Restaurant, Doonbeg

  • Cork            Arundels By The Pier, Ahakista

  • Kerry           Allo’s Restaurant, Bar Bistro & Townhouse, Listowel

  • Limerick     The Curragower Bar, Limerick city

  • Tipperary   The Derg Inn, Terryglass

  • Waterford  The Victoria house, Tramore

Best Casual Dining – Sponsored by San Pellegrino

  • Clare            L’Arco Italian Restaurant, Ballyvaughan

  • Cork             Manning’s Emporium, Ballylickey

  • Kerry           Heather Restaurant, Killarney

  • Limerick      Coqbull, Limerick city

  • Tipperary    Prime 74, Tipperary town

  • Waterford   Momo Restaurant, Waterford city

Best Hotel Restaurant – Sponsored by Elavon

  • Clare            The Dining Room at Gregans Castle Hotel, Ballyvaughan

  • Cork             Yeats Room Restaurant at Ballymaloe House, Midleton

  • Kerry            Yew Tree Restaurant at Muckross Park Hotel & Spa, Killarney

  • Limerick       The River Restaurant at Limerick Strand Hotel, Limerick city

  • Tipperary     Hotel Minella, Clonmel

  • Waterford   Munster Room Restaurant at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, Ballinakill

Best Customer Service – Sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro

  • Clare            Moy House, Lahinch

  • Cork             No.5 Fenn’s Quay, Cork city

  • Kerry           Nick’s Seafood Restaurant & Piano Bar, Killorglin

  • Limerick      The Maigue Restaurant at Dunraven Arms Hotel, Adare

  • Tipperary   Lava Rock Restaurant, Cahir

  • Waterford   Momo Restaurant, Waterford city

Best Wine Experience – Sponsored by CLASSICdrinks

  • Clare            Earl of Thomond at Dromoland Castle Hotel, Newmarket-on-Fergus

  • Cork             L’Attitude51 Wine Café, Cork city

  • Kerry            Sol y Sombra, Killorglin

  • Limerick       The Copper Room, Limerick city

  • Tipperary    Chez Hans, Cashel

  • Waterford   La Boheme, Waterford city

Best Newcomer – Sponsored by BWG Foodservice

  • Clare          Ginger Lou’s, Ennistymon

  • Cork           Holy Smoke, Cork city

  • Kerry          Gregory’s Garden, Castlegregory

  • Limerick     La Cucina Centro, Limerick city

  • Tipperary   Dooks Fine Foods, Fethard

  • Waterford  GROW HQ, Waterford city

Pub of the Year – Sponsored by Bushmills

  • Clare         The Pipers Inn, Killaloe

  • Cork          Ma Murphys, Bantry

  • Kerry         Dick Mack’s Bar, Dingle

  • Limerick    Tom Collins, Limerick city

  • Tipperary  Morrissey’s Bar, Cahir

  • Waterford  Davy Macs, Waterford city

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