Best Restaurants In Ireland Revealed At The Irish Restaurant Awards

Have you eaten in any of these?

Italian-American eatery Luna in Dublin took the top prize at the Irish Restaurant Awards which took place on Monday night in the DoubleTree Hilton in Ballsbridge, Dublin.

Luna, located on Drury Street in Dublin hasn't even been open a year yet took home the award for best restaurant at the awards which were attended by over 900 people in the industry. The restaurant also won awards for Best Customer Service and Best Restaurant Manager.

There were wins for Cork with Elbow Lane Brew & Smokehouse on Oliver Plunkett Street winning the provincial award for Munster for Best Casual Dining and Iyer's on Shandon Street winning the Munster prize for Best World Cuisine. Coqbull on Academy Street/French Church Street won the overall All-Ireland award for Best Digital Marketing. 

The full list of regional and all-Ireland winners is as follows;

Best restaurant

All -Ireland -Luna, Dublin

Dublin - Luna, Dublin

Connacht - Loam, Galway

Leinster - The Pigeon House, Wicklow

Munster - 1826 Adare, Limerick

Ulster - Browns Restaurant & Champagne Lounge, Derry

Best chef

All-Ireland - Enda McEvoy of Loam, Galway

Dublin - John Wyer of Forest Avenue, Dublin

Connacht - Enda McEvoy of Loam, Galway

Leinster - Rob Krawczyk of Brabazon at Tankardstown House, Meath

Munster - David Hurley of The Dining Room at Gregan’s Castle Hotel, Clare

Ulster - David Gillmore of James Street South, Antrim

Best casual dining

All-Ireland - ETTO, Dublin

Dublin - ETTO, Dublin

Connacht - The Pantry and Corkscrew, Mayo

Leinster - Foodworks, Kilkenny

Munster - Elbow Lane Brew & Smokehouse, Cork

Ulster - The Ginger Bistro, Antrim

Best restaurant manager

All-Ireland - Alain Kerloc’h of OX, Antrim

Dublin - Declan Maxwell of Luna, Dublin

Best world cuisine

All-Ireland - Chakra by Jaipur, Wicklow

Dublin - Boqueria, Dublin

Connacht -Miso Sushi, Sligo

Leinster - Chakra by Jaipur, Wicklow

Munster - Iyer’s, Cork

Ulster - DinaDina, Antrim

Best hotel restaurant

All-Ireland - The Dining Room at Gregan’s Castle Hotel, Clare

Dublin - The Brasserie at The Marker, Dublin

Connacht - The Library Restaurant at Belleek Castle, Mayo

Leinster - The Lady Helen at Mount Juliet, Kilkenny

Munster - The Dining Room at Gregan’s Castle Hotel, Clare

Ulster - Harvey‘s Restaurant at Harvey‘s Point, Donegal

Best Gastro Pub

All-Ireland - The Oarsman, Leitrim

Dublin - Mulligan Grocer, Dublin

Connacht - The Oarsman, Leitrim

Leinster - Left Bank, Kilkenny

Munster - Merry’s Gastro Pub, Waterford

Ulster - Sweet Afton Bar & Kitchen, Antrim

Best digital marketing

All-Ireland - Coqbull, Cork

Best café

All-Ireland - Rua, Mayo

Dublin - The Pepper Pot, Dublin

Connacht - Rua, Mayo

Leinster - Blackberry Café, Kilkenny

Munster - The Granary Café, Waterford

Ulster - Aroma Café, Donegal

Local food hero

All-Ireland - JP McMahon of Aniar, Galway

Dublin - Pádraic Óg Gallagher of Gallagher‘s Boxty House, Dublin

Best emerging Irish cuisine

All-Ireland - Locks 1 Windsor Terrace, Dublin

Dublin - Locks 1 Windsor Terrace, Dublin

Best customer service

All-Ireland - Kai Café & Restaurant, Galway

Dublin - Luna, Dublin

Connacht - Kai Café & Restaurant, Galway

Leinster - Chakra by Jaipur, Wicklow

Munster - Inch House Country House & Restaurant, Tipperary

Ulster - The Great Room Restaurant at The Merchant Hotel, Antrim

Best wine experience

All-Ireland - George V Dining Room at Ashford Castle, Mayo

Dublin - ETTO, Dublin

Connacht - George V Dining Room at Ashford Castle, Mayo

Leinster - Ristorante Rinuccini, Kilkenny

Munster - La Bohème Restaurant & Winebar, Waterford

Ulster - OX Cave, Antrim

Best kids size menu

All-Ireland - Momo Restaurant, Waterford

Dublin - Jamie’s Italian, Dublin

Best newcomer

All-Ireland - The Bay Tree Bistro, Waterford

Dublin - Craft, Dublin

Connacht - The Idle Wall, Mayo

Leinster - The Lighthouse Seafood Restaurant, Wicklow

Munster - The Bay Tree Bistro, Waterford

Ulster - The Muddler‘s Club, Antrim

Best cocktail experience

All-Ireland - The Exchequer, Dublin

Best seafood experience

All-Ireland - O’Grady’s on the Pier, Galway

Best cookery school

All-Ireland - Tannery Cookery School, Waterford

Best private dining & club restaurant

All-Ireland - Restaurant FortyOne at Residence, Dublin

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