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Here are the winners and runners-up from the 'All-Ireland of Restaurants'

They might give you some summer dining ideas.

Dublin's Chapter One was named as Best Restaurant.
Dublin's Chapter One was named as Best Restaurant.
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THE ‘ALL-IRELAND of Restaurants’ was held last night with a well-known Dublin name coming out on top.

The capital’s Chapter One restaurant was named as Best Restaurant by the Restaurants Association of Ireland at their annual awards.

The Parnell Square fine dining spot won the Dublin award and then beat four other provincial winners for the All-Ireland title.

The winner of the Best Restaurant in the other provinces were:

  • Connaught – Kai Café & Restaurant, Galway
  • Leinster – Sha-Roe Bistro, Carlow
  • Munster – Wild Honey Inn, Clare
  • Ulster – MacNean House & Restaurant, Cavan

A ceremony was held last night in The Clayton Hotel in Dublin last night with a range of other hospitality awards for restaurants and pubs handed out.

One of the other most prestigious awards presented last night was the All-Ireland for Best Chef.

Danni Barry of Belfast restaurant Eipic took home that award.

Co. Down born Barry is just the second Irish female chef to be awarded a Michelin Star and has been cooking professionally since her mid-teens.

The awards ceremony also saw the All-Ireland for Pub of the Year presented to Morrisey’s in Co. Laois.

The other local winners in that category were:

  • Dublin – The Long Hall
  • Connaught – John Morans Bar, Mayo
  • Munster – Davy Macs, Waterford
  • Ulster – The Coach House & Olde Bar, Monaghan

A range of other restaurants were also honoured in different categories. Here are a few of them to add to list of must-visits.

Best Newcomer:

  • All-Ireland – Forest & Marcy, Dublin
  • Dublin – Forest & Marcy
  • Connaught – Cian’s On Bridge Street, Mayo
  • Leinster – Three Old Bar & Restaurant, Louth
  • Munster – Holy Smoke, Cork
  • Ulster – Bull & Ram, Down

Best Gastro Pub:

  • All -Ireland – Walled City Brewery, Derry
  • Dublin – The Exchequer, Dublin
  • Connaught – Keenans of Tarmonbarry Gastro Bar, Roscommon
  • Leinster – Mary Barry’s Bar, Wexford
  • Munster – Morrissey’s Bar and Restaurant, Clare
  • Ulster – Walled City Brewery, Derry

Best Casual Dining:

  • All-Ireland – The Muddlers Club, Antrim
  • Dublin – Etto
  • Connaught – Bar One, Mayo
  • Leinster – Wild and Native, Wexford
  • Munster – Momo Restaurant, Waterford
  • Ulster – The Muddlers Club, Antrim

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