SOLE Seafood & Grill Named Europe’s Best Luxury Seafood Restaurant 2023

By Robert McHugh
SOLE Seafood & Grill Named Europe’s Best Luxury Seafood Restaurant 2023

SOLE Seafood & Grill, on South William Street, Dublin 2, has been voted Europe’s Best Luxury Seafood Restaurant at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2023.

The World Luxury Restaurant Awards see leading culinary establishments from across the world presented with countrywide, regional, continental and global accolades.

Ceremony In Athens

Culinary director Richie Wilson and head chef Oscar Mingyi Chen accepted the award at a ceremony that was held in Athens, Greece, on Saturday 28 October.

SOLE first won this award in 2019, followed by Best Luxury Seafood Restaurant in Ireland in 2020, and then Best Luxury Seafood Restaurant in Europe again, in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

‘A Feeling Like No Other’

“We are thrilled to retain this award, and to be here amongst the best restaurants in the world is a feeling like no other,” said Wilson.

“Winning this award five years in a row is a testament to the continuous hard work and dedication of our entire SOLE team.”

Calvisius Caviar Experience

Sole first opened its doors in March 2018 and has committed to using only high-quality, locally sourced ingredients.

It partners with Irish award-winning suppliers David Keane Connemara Oysters, Kish Fish and Peter Hannan, who supplies the beef for the restaurant.

The restaurant is also known for its exclusive Calvisius Caviar Experience, in which guests can expect to taste Ars Italica Calvisius caviar, one of the most exquisite delicacies in world cuisine.

Local Irish Producers

Wilson has 20 years’ experience in the food industry. He was born in Dublin and trained in professional cookery before going on to win Professional Chef of the Year.

After years of firsthand experience working in luxury hotels, he became the culinary director of FIRE Steakhouse & Bar and SOLE Seafood & Grill.

Wilson says that his philosophy is one that honours sustainability and local Irish producers.