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 at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo earlier this evening.

Speaking at the awards, Adrian Cummins, Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) said: “Now in their ninth year, the Irish Restaurant Awards continue to showcase the exquisite and admirable calibre of food available in our restaurants and pubs nationwide. Online nominations have increased from 9,000 in 2013 to over 80,000 this year and with the increase in interest comes an increase in standards, making the judging process more difficult than ever.

“Our small island boasts everything from fine dining to high quality gastropubs, from the exotic taste explosions of world cuisine to the comfort of traditional dishes. We have an appreciation for what we eat, for the journey of our food from farm to fork, and for the dedication of those working in the food industry to serve up Ireland’s finest food.”

The Best places to eat in Roscommon and associated Awards, were as follows:

Best Restaurant – Sponsored by Dalcassian Wines & Spirits and Cielo Wines
Yew Tree Restaurant, Lecarrow

Best Chef – Sponsored by Pallas Foods
Mark Treacy of The Abbey Hotel Restaurant, Roscommon town

Best Gastro Pub – Sponsored by Coca Cola
Keenans of Tarmonbarry Gastro Bar, Tarmonbarry

Best Casual Dining – Sponsored by San Pellegrino
Rogue & Co Café, Roscommon town

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

Best Customer Service – Sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro
Drumanilra Farm Kitchen, Boyle

Best Wine Experience – Sponsored by CLASSICdrinks
Douglas Hyde Restaurant at Kilronan Castle, Boyle

Best Newcomer – Sponsored by BWG Foodservice
Regans Gastro Pub and Restaurant, Roscommon town

Pub of the Year – Sponsored by Bushmills
JJ Harlows, Roscommon town

The winners were selected based on a combination of public nominations (30%) and the views of the Regional Judging Panel (70%). All County winners now compete for the Regional and All-Ireland titles which will be announced at the Irish Restaurant Awards on Monday May 8th in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin.

Roscommon venues are also in contention for the following national awards which be announced on May 8th:
Best Cocktail Experience
Best Private Dining & Club Restaurant
Best Cookery School
Best Seafood Experience
Best Digital Marketing