best places to eat in Roscommon

Best places to eat in Roscommon announced

best places to eat in Roscommon

The best places to eat in Roscommon were announced at the Connaught leg of the Irish Restaurant Awards, which took place place in The Benbulben Suite at Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo earlier this evening. The winners were as follows:

Over 500 restaurant owners and staff celebrated their hard work and achievements at the Awards, which saw many well-known restaurateurs of Connaught turn out to see if they had won one of the prestigious awards.
Speaking at the awards, Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins said; “The Irish Restaurant Awards celebrate their eighth year this year and have become the Island’s biggest food awards. The credibility that these awards have is reflected in the amount of nominations they received this year – over 70,000 individual nominations were cast across fourteen categories, showing that these are the awards that everyone wants to win.
“The Irish restaurant scene is internationally recognised for its high calibre of restaurateurs and chefs. These awards celebrate the people that make the restaurant sector the dynamic and exciting industry it is. They are the people who provide 72,000 jobs to our economy and generate revenue in excess of €2 billion. We’re recognising the talent, hard work and commitment that everyone here gives to the food industry. Tonight, everyone is a winner.”

President of the Restaurants Association of Ireland and local Sligo business owner, Anthony Gray, was also in attendance. He said “it’s an honour and a privilege to have the 2016 Restaurants Association Connaught regional finals take place for the first time in Sligo. It’s a great celebration for the industry, particularly for Sligo.”

The Roscommon winners are as follows;

Best Restaurant – Sponsored by Dalcassian Wines & Spirits and Astoria Wines
The Purple Onion, Tarmonbarry

Best Chef – Sponsored by La Rousse Foods
Alison Crean of Terrace Restaurant at Abbey Hotel, Roscommon town

Best Hotel Restaurant – Sponsored by Elavon
Terrace Restaurant at Abbey Hotel, Roscommon town

Best Casual Dining – Sponsored by San Pellegrino
Les Petites Tartres, Athleague

Best Gastro Pub – Sponsored by Bunzl McLaughlin
Keenan’s Of Tarmonbarry

Best Newcomer – Sponsored by BWG Foodservice
The Yew Tree, Lecarrow

Best Wine Experience – Sponsored by Classic Drinks & Masottina
The Douglas Hyde at Kilronan Castle, Ballyfarnon

Best Customer Service- Sponsored by TheTaste
Benny’s Deli, Castlerea

Best World Cuisine – Sponsored by Keelings Farm Fresh
Mother India, Roscommon town

Best Café – Sponsored by Aryzta Food Solutions
Rogue And Co Cafe, Roscommon town

The winners were selected based on a combination of public nominations (25%) and the views of the Regional Judging Panel (75%). All County winners now compete for the Regional and All Ireland Title which will be announced at the Irish Restaurant Awards in the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Dublin on Monday 16th May.