2016 Food and Wine Magazine Restaurant Awards

The much awaited Food and Wine Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards were recently announced at the Inter Continental Dublin last week. With more than fifty awards and now in its 16th year, the prestigious awards are considered one of the top culinary awards in the Irish calendar.

Ideal for those planning on taking a trip to Ireland, these prestigious awards are for many the foundation of restaurants and eateries to be visited whilst taking a vacation in Ireland. Diners from the length and breadth of Ireland were invited to nominate their favourite restaurants and chefs.

More than 50 awards were given to top chefs and restaurateurs in all provinces in Ireland with the Michelin Star Dublin restaurant, Patrick Guildaud winning the coveted Best Overall Restaurant award. Ireland’s only female Michelin star chef, Danni Barry of Deanes Epic in Belfast also taking the top award of Overall Chef of the Year award.

Regionally, Deanes Eipic Restaurant in Belfast again tipped not only the coveted Overall Chef of the Year award but they also won the Best Restaurant in Ulster title. A regular award winner, Greenes Restaurant, situated in McCurtain Street Cork won the Best Restaurant in Munster award. West along in County Galway, Aniar Restaurant in County Galway won the Best Restaurant award and Lady Helen in Mount Juliet Estate, Kilkenny won Best Restaurant in Leinster.


Best Overall Restaurant – Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud
Best Overall Chef – Danni Barry, Deanes Eipic, Belfast
Best Restaurant – Ulster – Deanes Eipic, Belfast
Best Chef – Ulster – Danni Barry, Deanes Eipic, Belfast
Best Restaurant – Munster – Greenes Restaurant, Cork City
Best Chef – Munster – Wade Murphy, 1826 Adare
Best Restaurant – Connacht – Aniar, Galway
Best Chef – Connacht – Enda McEvoy, Loam, Galway
Best Restaurant – Leinster – Lady Helen, Mount Juliet Estate, Kilkenny
Best Chef – Leinster – Gary O’Hanlon, VM Restaurant, Longford
Best Restaurant – Dublin – Forest Avenue
Best Chef – Dublin – John Wyer, Forest Avenue
Best Wine Experience – Ox, Belfast
Best Sommelier – Alain Kerloc’h, Ox, Belfast
Best Casual Dining – Klaw, Dublin
Best World Cuisine – Pickle, Dublin
Best Service – Kai, Galway
Hall of Fame – JP McMahon
Hall of Fame – The Bowe family, Marlfield House
Entrepreneur – Michael Deane
FOOD&WINE Magazine Reader’s Choice – Vermilion, Dublin


Best Restaurant Ulster
Highly Commended – Ox, Belfast
Commended – Rayanne House, Belfast
Best Chef Ulster
Highly Commended – Stephen Toman, Ox, Belfast
Commended – Noel McMeel, The Catalina Restaurant
Best Restaurant Munster
Highly Commended – 1826 Adare, Limerick
Commended – Sage, Midleton
Best Chef Munster
Highly Commended – Bryan McCarthy, Greenes Restaurant, Cork
Commended – William O’Callaghan, Longueville House
Best Restaurant Connacht
Highly Commended – Geroge V at Ashford Castle, Mayo
Commended – Kai, Galway
Best Restaurant Leinster
Highly Commended – Campagne, Kilkenny
Commended – Brabazon Restaurant, Tankardstown, Meath
Best Chef Leinster
Highly Commended – Rob Krawczyk, Brabazon, Meath
Commended – Garrett Byrne, Campagne, Kilkenny
Best Restaurant Dublin
Highly Commended – Chapter One, Dublin
Commended – Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Dublin
Best Chef Dublin
Highly Commended – Ross Lewis, Chapter One, Dublin
Commended – Gavin McDonagh, Brioche, D6
Best Wine Experience
Highly Commended – The Twelve, Galway
Commended – Stanley’s, Dublin
Best Sommelier
Highly Commended – Fergus O’Halloran, The Twelve, Galway
Commended – Julie Dupouy, The Greenhouse, Dublin
Best Casual Dining
Highly Commended – Klaw, Dublin
Commended – Iyers, Cork
Best World Cuisine
Highly Commended – Kinara, Clontarf, Dublin 3
Commended – Chameleon, Dublin 2
Best Service
Highly Commended – Dax, Dublin
Commended – Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Dublin
Best Overall Restaurant
Highly Commended – Deanes Eipic, Belfast
Commended – Ox, Belfast
Best Overall Chef
Highly Commended – John Wyer, Forest Avenue, Dublin
Commended – Stephen Toman, Ox, Belfast

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