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Full List & Links to the Winners of the 2012 FOOD&WINE Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards


The winners of the 12th Annual FOOD&WINE Magazine / Louis Latour Restaurant of the Year Awards were announced at a gala luncheon at the Dublin Convention Centre on Sunday, 19 August.


Chapter One, in Dublin, swept the boards with a total of six awards including Chef of the Year for Ross Lewis and the coveted Restaurant of the Year title. Chapter One previously scooped the Restaurant of the Year Award in 2009 and 2010. Located on Dublin's northside, Chapter One Restaurant opened in February 1992 with co-proprietors Ross Lewis and Martin Corbett.


Speaking about the win, Ross Golden-Bannon, editor of The Food & Wine Magazine, said: "Chapter One has swept the boards this year with six Food&Wine Magazine Maison Louis Latour Restaurant of the Year awards and deservedly so. They continually deliver quality Irish food, served to the highest standards in a restaurant that exudes style and class while making patrons feel at home."

A delighted Ross Lewis who also picked up the Chef of the Year Award

The full list of Food & Wine Magazine Award winners for 2012 is as follows:

The Restaurant of the Year Chapter One, Dublin 1

Best Ulster Restaurant

MacNean House & Restaurant, Co Cavan

Best Munster Restaurant

O'Brien Chop House, Co Waterford

Best Leinster Restaurant

Campagne, Kilkenny City

Best Connacht Restaurant

Aniar, Galway City

Best Dublin Restaurant

Chapter One, Dublin 1

Best Wine Experience

Ely Bar and Brasserie, Dublin

Best Sommelier

Ed Jolliffe, Chapter One, Dublin 1

Best Casual Dining

A Caviston, Co Wicklow

Best Service

Chapter One, Dublin 1

Ethnic & World Cuisine

Ananda, Dublin 1

Best Style

Moy House, Co Clare

Readers' Choice

Woodstock Café, Dublin 7

Hall of Fame

Asheesh Dewan, Jaipur Restaurant
Hall of Fame
Aidan & Joan MacManus, King Sitric Restaurant & Townhouse, Co Dublin

The Chef of the Year

Ross Lewis, Chapter One, Dublin 1

Best Ulster Chef

Neven Maguire, MacNean House, Co Cavan

Best Munster Chef

Paul Flynn, The Tannery, Co Waterford

Best Leinster Chef

Garrett Byrne, Campagne, Kilkenny City

Best Connacht Chef

Seamus Commons, La Fougère, Co Mayo

Best Dublin Chef

Ross Lewis, Chapter One, Dublin 1

The complete shortlist of nominees for the awards can be seen HERE

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