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Leinster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2011

The Restaurant Association of Ireland Leinster Awards 2011


The Irish Restaurants Awards for the Province of Leinster were held in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin on Monday 11th April 2011. Over 300 people from the hotel & restaurant trade attended the ceremony and came from all corners of the region.

Sponsored by Santa Rita / Sunday Independent LIFE Magazine the awards are organised by the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI). The event recognizes achievement and excellence in the Restaurant and Hospitality Industry throughout the Island of Ireland and celebrates all aspects of the Industry.

The Full List of Leinster Regional Irish Restaurant of the Year Awards 2011 are:

BEST CHEF
Carlow Alan Foley- Reubans Restaurant
Kildare Finbarr Higgins- The River Room
Kilkenny Garrett Byrne- Campagne
Laois David Rouse- Castle Durrow
Longford Gary O’Hanlon- VM Restaurant
Louth Reuven Diaz-Eastern Seaboard
Meath David Mulvihill- Signal Restaurant
Westmeath Feargal O’Donnell- The Fatted Calf
Offaly Matthew Crombie- The Thatch
Wexford Billy Whitty- Aldridge Lodge
Wicklow Catherine Fulvio- Ballyknocken House

BEST CASUAL DINING 
Carlow Lennons @ Visual
Kildare L’Olivier
Kilkenny The 2 Dames
Laois The Kitchen and Foodhall
Longford PVs Bar & Restaurant
Louth Dan’s Stonewall Café
Meath Zucchinis
Westmeath The Left Bank Bistro
Offaly Emma’s Cafe
Wexford Partridges Artisan Café
Wicklow The Buttery Café

BEST RESTAURANT 
Carlow Sha-Roe Bistro
Kildare Vie De Château
Kilkenny Campagne
Laois The Kingfisher
Longford The Aubergine Gallery
Louth Magees Seafood Bistro
Meath La Bucca
Westmeath Kin Khao
Offaly Siroccos
Wexford Jacques Bistro at Greenacres
Wicklow The Park

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE
Carlow Sha-Roe Bistro
Kildare Avenue Café
Kilkenny Campagne
Laois Castle Durrow
Longford VM Restaurant at Viewmount House
Louth Fitzpatricks Bar & Restaurant
Meath Brabazon Restaurant, Tankardstown House
Westmeath Wineport Lodge
Offaly Siroccos
Wexford Marfield House
Wicklow Chakra By Jaipur

BEST GASTRO PUB
Carlow Mo O’Sheas
Kildare Fallons
Kilkenny The Hibernian Bar
Laois McEvoys
Longford Eddie Valentines
Louth PJ O’Hares
Meath Caffreys of Batterstown
Westmeath The Fatted Calf
Offaly The Thatch Bar
Wexford Nevilles
Wicklow Jacobs Well

BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT
Carlow Reubans Restaurant
Kildare Barberstown Castle
Kilkenny Kilkenny River Court Hotel
Laois Castle Durrow
Longford VM Restaurant, Viewmount House
Louth Ghan House
Meath Brabazon Restaurant
Westmeath Wineport Lodge
Offaly County Arms Hotel
Wexford Marfield House
Wicklow The Strawberry Tree Brooklodge

BEST WINE EXPERIENCE
Leinster Jacques Bistro at Greenacres

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 http://www.irishfoodguide.ie/

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It is written & curated by Zack Gallagher, Donegal Town, Co Donegal, Ireland.

“My Blog is a slice of the Irish Food ‘Network’. I’m a Chef with over 27 years experience and also have a background in media. I’m passionate about Irish Food Tourism and I believe that a rising tide really can lift all boats!”

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