Loam of Galway is All-Ireland Best Restaurant

Story by John Donohoe

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 6:47pm

Loam of Galway is All-Ireland Best Restaurant

Best Restaurant - Loam Galway.


 
At the Irish Restaurant Awards, Loam Restaurant in Galway has been named All-Ireland Best Restaurant 2019, while Graham Neville of Dax Restaurant, Dublin, was named All Ireland Best Chef and Everett’s Restaurant in Waterford was named All Ireland Best Newcomer. All Ireland Pub of the Year went to Doheny and Nesbitt in Dublin.

The Irish Restaurant Awards took place last night in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin. Over 1,100 guests sat down to a black-tie gala dinner to celebrate and honour the hard work and achievements of those working in the Irish restaurant industry over the last 12 months. Attendees were treated to a black-tie gala dinner prepared by previous winners of the Irish Restaurant Awards. The chef team is handpicked by the Irish Restaurant Awards, with chefs representing each region of Ireland.
 
Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, Adrian Cummins, commented: “This is the 11th year of the Irish Restaurant Awards, and it has been the biggest year for the awards to date. Over 90,000 nominations were received from the public in January, and over 2,000 restaurateurs attended the Regional Awards, which were held in Kildare, Monaghan, Limerick and Sligo. The standard for judging this year has been very high. 
 
"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 through 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”. 
 
The full list of regional and All-Ireland winners is below.

Best Restaurant – Sponsored by Tindal Wine Merchants
•    All -Ireland - Loam Restaurant
•    Dublin – Dax Restaurant
•    Connaught – Loam Restaurant
•    Leinster - Eastern Seaboard Bar & Grill
•    Munster - Wild Honey Inn
•    Ulster - OX
 
Best Chef – Sponsored by Nisbets 
•    All -Ireland - Graham Neville of Dax Restaurant
•    Dublin – Graham Neville of Dax Restaurant
•    Connaught – Barry Ralph of House of Plates
•    Leinster - Deirdre Adamson of The Fatted Calf
•    Munster - Peter Everett of Everett's Restaurant
•    Ulster - Chris McGowan of Wine and Brine
 
Best Restaurant Manager – AIB Merchant Services  
•    All -Ireland – Eva Ivanova of Sage Restaurant
•    Dublin – Denise McBrien of The Old Spot
•    Connaught – Eva Ivanova of Sage Restaurant
•    Leinster – Edwina Hynes of La Côte Seafood Restaurant
•    Munster – John Edward Joyce of The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge
•    Ulster - Saul McConnell of NOBLE.
 
Pub of the Year – Sponsored by Jameson Caskmates
•    All -Ireland - Doheny and Nesbitt
•    Dublin – Doheny and Nesbitt
•    Connaught – J Doherty's
•    Leinster - Hamilton's Pub
•    Munster - Levis Corner House
•    Ulster – Coach House & Olde Bar
 
Best Hotel and Guesthouse Restaurant – Sponsored by BWG Food Service
•    All -Ireland - Gregans Castle Hotel
•    Dublin - The Saddle Room at The Shelbourne Hotel
•    Connaught - West Restaurant at the Twelve Hotel
•    Leinster - Brabazon Restaurant at Tankardstown House
•    Munster - Gregans Castle Hotel
•    Ulster - Newforge House
 
Best Newcomer – Sponsored by mytaxi Hospitality 
•    All -Ireland - Everett's Restaurant
•    Dublin – Uno Mas
•    Connaught – Passione by the Slice
•    Leinster – Lily's On Church Street
•    Munster – Everett's Restaurant
•    Ulster - Hara
 
Best Gastro Pub – Sponsored by Elavon
•    All -Ireland - The Old Spot
•    Dublin – The Old Spot
•    Connaught – Bar One
•    Leinster – The Ballymore Inn
•    Munster – Mikey Ryan’s Bar and Kitchen
•    Ulster - Clenaghans
 
Best Customer Service – Sponsored by Lockton
•    All -Ireland – The Muddlers Club
•    Dublin – Luna
•    Connaught – Park House Hotel
•    Leinster – LENNONS @ Visual
•    Munster – Ballyvolane House
•    Ulster – The Muddlers Club
 
Best Casual Dining – Sponsored by Just Eat 
•    All -Ireland - 777
•    Dublin – 777
•    Connaught – HOOKED Sligo
•    Leinster – Truffles Restaurant and Wine Bar
•    Munster - Bodega
•    Ulster – The Olde Glen Bar, Restaurant and Tea Room
 
Best Wine Experience – Sponsored by Gilbeys with Bibendum
•    All -Ireland - Green Man Wines
•    Dublin – Green Man Wines
•    Connaught – Le Petit Pois
•    Leinster – Barrows Keep
•    Munster - The Black Pig
•    Ulster - OX
 
Best Kids Size Me – Sponsored by BWG Food Service
•    All -Ireland - Old Street Restaurant
•    Dublin – Old Street Restaurant
•    Connaught – Shells Seaside Bakery and Café
•    Leinster – Tiffin by Sunil
•    Munster – 9 Café
•    Ulster – Oak Room Restaurant
 
Best World Cuisine – Sponsored by HiUp powered by Olive Group
•    All -Ireland – 3 Leaves
•    Dublin – 3 Leaves
•    Connaught – Spice India
•    Leinster – Pink Salt Indian Restaurant
•    Munster – Iyer's
•    Ulster – Tuk Tuk Asian Bistro
 
Best Café – Sponsored by Illy
•    All -Ireland - Connemara Greenway Café & Restaurant
•    Dublin – Two Pups
•    Connaught – Connemara Greenway Café & Restaurant
•    Leinster – Knockdrinna Farm Shop & Artisan Café
•    Munster – Good Day Deli
•    Ulster – Dinkin's Home Bakery & Café
 
Best Free From – Sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro Gluten Free
•    All Ireland - GROW HQ
•    Dublin - Urbanity
•    Connaught - Drumanilra Farm Kitchen
•    Leinster - Zucchini's Restaurant
•    Munster - GROW HQ
•    Ulster - The Olde Post Inn
 
Local Food Hero – Sponsored by Rewarding Times
•    All -Ireland – Seán Hussey of Hussey & Sons Fruit & Veg
•    Dublin – Seán Hussey of Hussey & Sons Fruit & Veg
 
Best Emerging Irish Cuisine – Sponsored by Odaios
•    All -Ireland - 35 Restaurant
•    Dublin – Forest & Marcy
•    Connaught – An Port Mór Restaurant
•    Leinster – Thyme Restaurant
•    Munster – 35 Restaurant
•    Ulster – Wine and Brine
 
 
Best Digital Marketing – Sponsored by Digital Restaurant
•    All -Ireland – Michael’s Mount Merrion
 
Best Cookery School – Sponsored by Avonmore
•    All -Ireland – The Neven Maguire Cookery School
 
Best Private Dining & Club Restaurant – Sponsored by Wild Irish Game
•    All -Ireland – Stephens Green Hibernian Club
 
Best Seafood Experience – Sponsored by Musgrave Market Place
•    All -Ireland – Fish Shop, Benburb Street
 
Best Cocktail Experience– Sponsored by Coca Cola HBC
•    All -Ireland – The Tack Room at Adare Manor
 
 

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