Co. Galway's Twelve Hotel took home the accolade for Hotel of the Year at the 2018 Georgina Campbell Awards, which took place at Bord Bia's Thinking House in Dublin on Tuesday 3 October.
The four-star venue in Bearna came out on top thanks to its "fresh, youthful style and an exceptionally focused food and wine offering" that's conveniently located for residents of, and visitors to, both Galway City and Connemara, reports the Irish Independent.
Other winners at the event included Dax in Dublin, which was named Restaurant of the Year, Dromoland Castle's David McCann, who was awarded the title of Chef of the Year, and Beryl and James Kearney and Gary O'Hanlon of Longford's Viewmount House, who received a Hospitality Hero award for their contributions to the Irish food and hospitality industries.
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The full list of winners is as follows:
Hotel of the Year: The Twelve Hotel, Bearna, Co. Galway
Restaurant of the Year: Dax, Dublin
Chef of the Year: David McCann, Dromoland Castle, Co. Clare
Outstanding Guest Experience: Quinlan & Cooke, Caherciveen, Co. Kerry
Host of the Year: Tony Frisby, Dromoland Castle
Business Destination of the Year: Tankardstown House, Slane, Co. Meath
Newcomer of the Year: Bullitt Hotel, Belfast
Country House of the Year: Virginia Park Lodge, Virginia, Co. Cavan
Guesthouse of the Year: The Old Bank House, Kinsale, Co. Cork
B&B of the Year: Muldowney's B&B, Arranmore, Co. Donegal
Farmhouse of the Year: Hillcrest farm, Ahakista, Co. Cork
Bord Bia 'Just Ask' Restaurant of the Year: The Bay Tree Bistro, Waterford
Taste of the Waterways Award: St. George's Terrace, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim
Seafood Restaurant of the Year: Hooked, Galway
Wine Award of the Year: Green Man Wines, Dublin
Pub of the Year: Bar One, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Family Friendly Destination: Amber Springs, Gorey, Co. Wexford
Pet-friendly Hotel of the Year: Pupp, Dublin
Hideaway of the Year: Castle Murray House, Dunkineely, Co. Donegal
Atmospheric Restaurant of the Year: The Boathouse Bistro, Dromquinna Manor, Co. Kerry
Ethnic Restaurant of the Year: Nightmarket, Dublin
Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year: Nobel, Holywood, Co. Down
Café of the Year: Cakeface Patisserie, Kilkenny
Natural Food Award: Vascoe, Fanore, Co. Clare
Street Food Award: Food Depot - Gourmet Street Kitchen, Clonakilty & Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork