Best chef award went to Derry Clarke, L’ Écrivain, Baggot St., Dublin. The Seafood Bar, Dawson St. Dublin, took Best Newcomer Award while Best Value Award went to Roly’s Bistro, Ballsbridge, Dublin. The Oliver St.John Gogarty, Temple Bar, Dublin headed the Gastro Pub category. Best Tourist Venue Award went to The Courtyard, Sober Lane , Cork and best hotel Restaurant went to Hugo’s, Druids Glen, Co.Wicklow. The Cinnamon Restaurant, Ashbourne, Co Meath took the Best Family Friendly award for the second year in succession. A total of 28 Awards were presented in categories which included awards for provincial winners.
The Good Eating Guide Restaurant Awards is a project organised by publishers of the Good Eating Guide to Ireland with results based on votes cast by participating restaurateurs. The publishers specialise in publications aimed at home and overseas tourism markets. Its’ stable of publications includes The Golfers Guide to Ireland, the Good Eating Guide to Ireland, and other tourism related bespoke publications.
The Good Eating Guide Awards are sponsored by IMRO