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National Hospitality Awards 2016 - Winners Revealed

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National Hospitality Awards 2016 - Winners Revealed

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.

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)
Ice House
Ballyvolane House

Best Business Hotel   (sponsored by Valeo Professional)
InterContinental Dublin
Clontarf Castle Hotel
River Lee

Best Casual Dining
The Washerwoman
The Pantry & CorkScrew

Best Catering Job    (sponsored by Keelings Farm Fresh)
Aramark - PwC
Aramark - Seasons at the Guinness Storehouse
Sodexo - Dell (EMC)


Best Catering Suppliers - General   (sponsored by Checkout magazine)
Pallas Foods
Musgrave MarketPlace
Pallas Foods

Best Catering Suppliers - Specialist  (sponsored by Checkout magazine)
Keelings Farm Fresh
Kellys of Newport

Best City Hotel   (sponsored by DMBook Pro)
Hayfield Manor
The Marker Hotel Dublin

Best Cocktail Experience
Vintage Cocktail Club

Best Customer Service   (sponsored by CH&Co Group)
Mulranny House Hotel
Ariel House


Best Destination Hotel   (sponsored by Dimplex)
Sheen Falls Lodge
Lough Eske Castle
Harvey's Point

Best Dining Experience   (sponsored by Noel Hospitality)
Mulberry Garden
Red Cliff Lodge
The Cottage Restaurant

Best Drinks Suppliers   (sponsored by Checkout magazine)
Diageo Ireland 
Classic Drinks
Heineken Ireland

Best Hotel Bar     (sponsored by Dimplex)
Ashford Castle – The Prince of Wales Bar
Castle Leslie
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
1826 Adare

Best New Establishment
Farrier & Draper

Best Nightclub
The Wright Venue
Lillie’s Bordello
The Wright Venue

Best Hotel   (sponsored by Pallas Foods)
The Europe Hotel & Resort
Hayfield Manor
Ashford Castle

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
The Oarsman
Hargadon Bros
Fitzpatrick’s Bar & Restaurant

Best Resort Hotel  (sponsored by Bookassist)
Ashford Castle
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
Sinnotts Bar
The Living Room

Best Traditional Pub
Crotty's Kilrush

Best Value Hotel  (sponsored by Keelings Farm Fresh)
Garryvoe Hotel
Absolute Hotel
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

Amaris Hospitality
Tetrarch Capital

* A massive thanks to all the sponsors of the 2016 National Hospitality Awards & Conference: