The best restaurants in each Munster county were recognised by the Irish Restaurant Awards 2015 this week, as the ceremony took place in The Limerick Strand Hotel.
The Munster winners will join the Leinster and Ulster finalists in the Regional and All-Ireland finals, which will be announced at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Dublin on Monday 25 May, 2015.
The restaurants competed across twelve categories, with 400 owners and staff attending the event. The Tannery in Dungarvan, Waterford (pictured) scooped the Best Restaurant and Best Chef (Paul Flynn) awards on the night, its third consecutive successful year.
The contested categories were: Best Restaurant, Best Chef, Best Restaurant Manager, Best Hotel Restaurant, Best Casual Dining, Best Gastro Pub, Best Customer Service, Best Newcomer, Best Wine Experience, Best Emerging Irish Cuisine, Best Kids Size Me and Local Food Hero.
The full list of winners are available on the website, below are the county winners for Best Restaurant and Best Chef:
Best Restaurant – Sponsored by Dalcassian & Wakefield Wines
Clare – Wild Honey Inn Cork – Fenn’s Quay Restaurant Kerry – West End House Limerick – 1826 Adare Tipperary – Brocka on the Water Waterford – The Tannery Best Chef – Sponsored by La Rousse Foods
Clare – David Hurley of The Dining Room at Gregans Castle Hotel Cork – Bryan McCarthy of Greenes Restaurant at Hotel Isaacs Kerry – Patricia Teahan of Lakeside Restaurant at Carrig Country House Limerick – Wade Murphy of 1826 Adare Tipperary – Dermot Gannon of The Chapel Dining Room at The Old Convent Waterford – Paul Flynn of the Tannery