Restaurant of the Year Awards 2016 - Winners

The winners of the prestigious FOOD&WINE Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards in association with Nespresso Business Solutions were announced at a gala luncheon in The InterContinental, Dublin on Sunday. Over fifty awards were given to top chefs and restaurateurs from across the country, hosted by CEO of Harmonia, Ciaran Casey and comedian Barry Murphy.

Ireland’s only female Michelin starred chef, Danni Barry of Deanes Eipic in Belfast, took the top award – Overall Chef of the Year – beating off stiff competition in the category and adding to the many accolades that Danni has achieved in the short time that Eipic has been established.

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud – one of Ireland’s most well established fine-dining restaurants – was named FOOD&WINE Magazine Restaurant of the Year, firmly cementing the award-winning Michelin star restaurant’s position at the forefront of the culinary scene.

Over fifty awards were given to top chefs and restaurateurs from across the country.

Now in its 16th year, The FOOD&WINE Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards in association with Nespresso Business Solutions, are considered the most prestigious and authoritative culinary awards in the Irish calendar. Recognising the best Irish restaurants and culinary talent, diners from all over Ireland were invited to nominate their favourite restaurants and chefs, with the top entries going forward for deliberation by a national culinary panel of judges, made up of industry experts and national food critics.

Winners

Best Overall Restaurant – Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud
Best Overall Chef – Danni Barry, Deanes Eipic, Belfast
Best Restaurant – Ulster – Deanes Eipic, Belfast
Best Chef – Ulster – Danni Barry, Deanes Eipic, Belfast
Best Restaurant – Munster – Greenes Restaurant, Cork City
Best Chef – Munster – Wade Murphy, 1826 Adare
Best Restaurant – Connacht – Aniar, Galway
Best Chef – Connacht – Enda McEvoy, Loam, Galway
Best Restaurant – Leinster – Lady Helen, Mount Juliet Estate, Kilkenny
Best Chef – Leinster – Gary O’Hanlon, VM Restaurant, Longford
Best Restaurant – Dublin – Forest Avenue
Best Chef – Dublin – John Wyer, Forest Avenue
Best Wine Experience – Ox, Belfast
Best Sommelier – Alain Kerloc’h, Ox, Belfast
Best Casual Dining – Klaw, Dublin
Best World Cuisine – Pickle, Dublin
Best Service – Kai, Galway
Hall of Fame – JP McMahon
Hall of Fame – The Bowe family, Marlfield House
Entrepreneur – Michael Deane
FOOD&WINE Magazine Reader’s Choice – Vermilion, Dublin

Commendations

Best Restaurant Ulster 
Highly Commended – Ox, Belfast
Commended – Rayanne House, Belfast

Best Chef Ulster
Highly Commended – Stephen Toman, Ox, Belfast
Commended – Noel McMeel, The Catalina Restaurant

Best Restaurant Munster
Highly Commended – 1826 Adare, Limerick
Commended – Sage, Midleton

Best Chef Munster
Highly Commended – Bryan McCarthy, Greenes Restaurant, Cork
Commended – William O’Callaghan, Longueville House

Best Restaurant Connacht
Highly Commended – Geroge V at Ashford Castle, Mayo
Commended – Kai, Galway

Best Restaurant Leinster
Highly Commended – Campagne, Kilkenny
Commended – Brabazon Restaurant, Tankardstown, Meath

Best Chef Leinster
Highly Commended – Rob Krawczyk, Brabazon, Meath
Commended – Garrett Byrne, Campagne, Kilkenny

Best Restaurant Dublin
Highly Commended – Chapter One, Dublin
Commended – Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Dublin

Best Chef Dublin
Highly Commended – Ross Lewis, Chapter One, Dublin
Commended – Gavin McDonagh, Brioche, D6

Best Wine Experience
Highly Commended – The Twelve, Galway
Commended – Stanley’s, Dublin

Best Sommelier
Highly Commended – Fergus O’Halloran, The Twelve, Galway
Commended – Julie Dupouy, The Greenhouse, Dublin

Best Casual Dining
Highly Commended – Klaw, Dublin
Commended – Iyers, Cork

Best World Cuisine
Highly Commended – Kinara, Clontarf, Dublin 3
Commended – Chameleon, Dublin 2

Best Service
Highly Commended – Dax, Dublin
Commended – Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Dublin

Best Overall Restaurant
Highly Commended – Deanes Eipic, Belfast
Commended – Ox, Belfast

Best Overall Chef
Highly Commended – John Wyer, Forest Avenue, Dublin
Commended – Stephen Toman, Ox, Belfast

 

Restaurant of the Year Awards 2016

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