Some of the finest hospitality businesses in the country were represented in the winner’s enclosure at yesterday's (7 November) 11th annual National Hospitality Conference and Awards.
The event, in association with Hospitality Ireland magazine, took place at InterContinental Hotel Dublin, where some of the most prominent names in hospitality spoke to a packed audience at the conference.
At the awards ceremony, Farrier & Draper in Dublin picked up the Best New Establishment accolade, seeing off competition from Nox hotel in Galway and Pickle Indian restaurant in Dublin.
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The Stag's Head was named best overall pub, winning the award ahead of fellow Dublin establishment Doheny & Nesbitt and a winner last year, Lowry's of Clifden.
The best overall restaurant award went west with Enda McEvoy's Loam scooping the accolade ahead of Dublin's Luna and Taste At Rustic.
Mulberry Garden picked up one of the major awards after it was named as Best Dining Experience, just pipping Red Cliff Lodge and The Cottage Restaurant.
Elsewhere, Toner's in Dublin was named Best Traditional Bar, ahead of Keogh's, also in Dublin, and Crotty's in Kilrush, Co. Clare.
In the hotel categories, Garryvoe in Co. Cork picked up the Best Value Hotel gong, Hayfield Manor in Cork city was best in class for city hotels, Ashford Castle was named Best Resort Hotel, while The Europe was named Best overall hotel in the country.
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Hospitality Ireland would like to congratulate all the winners from the 2016 National Hospitality Awards.
The full list of overall winners and contenders is as follows (overall winners in bold):
Best Boutique Hotel (sponsored by DMBook Pro)
Best Business Hotel (sponsored by Valeo Professional)
Clontarf Castle Hotel
Best Casual Dining
The Pantry & CorkScrew
Best Catering Suppliers - General (sponsored by Checkout magazine)
Best Catering Suppliers - Specialist (sponsored by Checkout magazine)
Keelings Farm Fresh
Kellys of Newport
Best City Hotel (sponsored by DMBook Pro)
The Marker Hotel Dublin
Best Cocktail Experience
Vintage Cocktail Club
Best Customer Service (sponsored by CH&Co Group)
Mulranny House Hotel
Best Destination Hotel (sponsored by Dimplex)
Sheen Falls Lodge
Lough Eske Castle
Best Dining Experience (sponsored by Noel Hospitality)
Red Cliff Lodge
The Cottage Restaurant
Best Hotel Bar (sponsored by Dimplex)
Ashford Castle – The Prince of Wales Bar
Vintage Crop Bar – The K Club
Best Hotel Restaurant (sponsored by Noel Hospitality)
Inis Meáin Restaurant & Suites
Oliveto, The Haddington Hotel
Upstairs at West, The Twelve
Best Local Restaurant
MacNean House & Restaurant
Aldridge Lodge Restaurant & Guesthouse
Best New Establishment
Farrier & Draper
The Wright Venue
The Wright Venue
Best Hotel (sponsored by Pallas Foods)
The Europe Hotel & Resort
Best Restaurant (sponsored by Pallas Foods)
Taste At Rustic
Best Pub (sponsored by Valeo Professional)
The Stag's Head
Lowry's Irish Music & Whiskey Bar
Doheny & Nesbitt
Best Pub with Food
Fitzpatrick’s Bar & Restaurant
Best Resort Hotel (sponsored by Bookassist)
Kelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa
The K Club
Best Seafood Restaurant
O'Grady's on the Pier
Gallagher’s of Bunratty Seafood Restaurant
The Idle Wall
Best Sporting Pub
The Back Page
The Living Room
Best Traditional Pub
Best Value Hotel (sponsored by Keelings Farm Fresh)
The Riverside Hotel
Best Wine List (sponsored by Checkout magazine)
The Twelve Hotel
Kelly's Hotel Resort
Mulranny Park Hotel
Best Hotel Group
Dalata Hotel Group
* A massive thanks to all the sponsors of the 2016 National Hospitality Awards & Conference: