REVEALED: The Kildare winners at the Irish Restaurant Awards

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Top Kildare restaurants honoured at awards ceremony

Fallons of Kilcullen

14 Kildare restaurants scooped awards at last nights Leinster Irish Restaurant Awards in the Killashee House Hotel.

Over 600 people attended the Leinster Regional Final where the top establishments in each county were named.

Two Cooks in Sallins won two awards for named best restaurant and best chef, while The Grill Shack was named best newcomer.

Speaking at the awards early this evening Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, Adrian Cummins, said; “Now in their 11thyear, the Irish Restaurant Awards continue to showcase the incredible food that is on offer in the cafes, pubs and restaurants of Ireland, as well as recognising the teams behind these establishments and the hard work and dedication that they put in. With well over 90,000 nominations received from the public this year, the standard for the judging process was higher than ever.

Ireland may be a small country, but it boasts everything from fine dining to high quality gastropubs, from the comfort of traditional Irish food to exploring the world though exotic world cuisine, the Irish restaurant industry has much to offer. We have an appreciation for what we eat and where our food comes from, as well as the dedication of those working in the food industry”.

The Kildare Winners Are As Follows:

Best Restaurant by Tindal Wine Merchants – Two Cooks, Sallins

Best Chef by Nisbets – Josef Zammit of Two Cooks, Sallins

Best Newcomer - The Grill Shack

Best Restaurant Manager by AIB Merchant Services – Soizic Humbert of Canteen, Celbridge

Best Hotel and Guesthouse Restaurant by BWG Food Service – The Linden Tree at Carton House

Best Customer Service by Lockton – Fallons, Kilcullen

Best Gastro Pub by Elavon – The Ballymore Inn, Ballymore Eustace

Best Cafe by Illy – Timeless Café, Kilcock

Pub of the Year by Jameson Caskmates – Lock 13, Sallins

Best Wine Experience by Gilbeys – The K Club

Best World Cuisine – Novak’s Restaurant, Athy

Best “Free From” by Peroni Gluten Free – Beetroot Healthy Food, Maynooth

Best Kids Size Me – Hartes of Kildare

Best Local Food Hero by Rewarding Times – Olivier Pauloin-Valory of Les Olives Farm and Food

Best Emerging Irish Cuisine by Odaios – Canteen, Celbridge

Best Casual Dining by Just Eat – The Green Barn at Burtown House & Gardens

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