Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lismore Among the Waterford County Winners at the Irish Restaurant Awards

The Munster Region winners of the Irish Restaurant Awards have been announced. Winners are chosen from nominations made by Sunday Independent readers, members of the Restaurants Association of Ireland and by regional judging panels.

The Best Customer Service in County Waterford is to be had in Lismore: the O’Brien Chop House added the accolade to their list of achievements. Owners, Justin and Jenny Greene, tweeted a big thanks to all the staff who work so hard to deserve the title.

The big winner in Waterford was The Tannery, Dungarvan. The well known Dungarvan eatery scooped the Best Restaurant Award with proprietor Paul Flynn taking the gong (well nicely framed parchment actually) for Best Chef.

Lismore and Dungarvan are foodie heaven these days as the towns gear up for the Waterford Festival of Food, 15th-17th April.

Other parts of the county also got a look in at the Awards: Bodéga! came out on top in the Casual Dining section of the Awards while Beckett’s earned pole position in the Gastro Pub category. Both popular spots are located in Waterford city.

All the County winners will now compete for the Irish Restaurant Awards Regional and All Ireland Titles in their respective categories. We look forward to hearing a Lismore name called when winners are announced in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin on Wednesday 25th May 2011. Biased…us?!

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