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Connaught Regional Winners at the RAI Irish Restaurant Awards 2011

The Restaurant Association of Ireland #raiawards11
The Irish Restaurants Awards for the Province of Connaught
were held on Monday 28th March 2011, in The House Hotel, Galway.

The Full List of Regional Winners for Connaught are:

2011 Best Customer Service Award Galway - Lough Inagh Lodge
2011 Best Customer Service Award Leitrim - The Cottage
2011 Best Customer Service Award Mayo - Café Rua
2011 Best Customer Service Award Roscommon - The Purple Onion
2011 Best Customer Service Award Sligo - Davis Restaurant @ Yeat’s Tavern

2011 Best Wine Experience - Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo

2011 Best Casual Dining Award Galway - Bar 8
2011 Best Casual Dining Award Leitrim - Courtyard Kitchen
2011 Best Casual Dining Award Mayo - Sol Rio
2011 Best Casual Dining Award Roscommon - Meet You Here Café
2011 Best Casual Dining Award Sligo - Bistro Bianconi

2011 Best Hotel Restaurant Award Galway - Rosleague Manor
2011 Best Hotel Restaurant Award Leitrim - Lough Rynn castle
2011 Best Hotel Restaurant Award Mayo - The Kitchen Restaurant @ Mount Falcon
2011 Best Hotel Restaurant Award Roscommon - Abbey Hotel
2011 Best Hotel Restaurant Award Sligo - Romleach Lodge

2011 Best Gastro Pub Award Galway - O’Dowds
2011 Best Gastro Pub Award Leitrim – The Oarsman Bar
2011 Best Gastro Pub Award Mayo - Bar One
2011 Best Gastro Pub Award Roscommon - The Purple Onion
2011 Best Gastro Pub Award Sligo – Hargadon’s

2011 Best Chef Award Galway - Jess Murphy, Bar 8
2011 Best Chef Award Leitrim - Piero Meilis, The Courthouse
2011 Best Chef Award Mayo - Phillipe Farineau, Mount Falcon
2011 Best Chef Award Roscommon - Vincent Meldrum, The Purple Onion
2011 Best Chef Award Sligo - Moria Tighe, Cromleach Lodge

2011 Best Restaurant Award Galway - Asian Tea House
2011 Best Restaurant Award Leitrim - The Cottage
2011 Best Restaurant Award Mayo – The Market Kitchen
Y011 Best Restaurant Award Roscommon - The yew Tree
2011 Best Restaurant Award Sligo - Coach Lane @ Donaghy’s

The County winners will now compete for the Regional and All Ireland Titles in the Burlington Hotel Dublin on Wednesday 25th May 2011. See www.irishrestaurantawards.com for more.

Congratulations to all those took part from zack at the @irishfoodguide

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