The search is on.

The search is on.IMAGE: Getty

It's a much loved classic and the hunt is on to find Ireland's great roast 2019.

The Ireland’s Great Roast 2019 competition in association with Knorr Professional - formerly known as the Great Carvery of the Year - has been on the go for ten years and aims to find the best roast in pubs and hotels on the island of Ireland.

Venues can enter via the Unilever Food Solutions website, explaining why their roasts are deserving of the accolade. A shortlist of pubs and hotels from across the four provinces will be announced at the end of September.

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Each shortlisted venue will be visited by a mystery diner to decide on provincial winners as well as the overall winners: Ireland’s Great Roast Pub 2019 and Ireland’s Great Roast Hotel 2019. Last year, the Castle Hotel in Macroom, County Cork, and the Silken Thomas in Kildare took home the big awards.

This year, along with the prestigious title of Ireland’s Great Roast 2019, the overall winners will have a chance to win up to €3,000 worth of kitchen equipment, Chef Rewards points and chef jackets. Registration is open until September 29th and the competition is open to venues in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. To register go to www.ufs.com/knorr.