Top Dublin restaurants, FIRE Steakhouse & Bar and SOLE Seafood & Grill were recognised as best in their category at this year’s prestigious World Luxury Restaurant Awards.
The World Luxury Restaurant Awards is one of the most competitive and coveted award ceremonies in the food industry, with top culinary establishments competing from across the globe. The annual awards, which took place this month in Mauritius, saw almost 1,000 of the World’s best luxury restaurants battle it out for the coveted recognition of service and skill.
The World Luxury Awards recognise establishments for world-class service excellence and awards are presented on a country, regional, continent, and global basis. Winners are selected via online public vote, providing true recognition that reflects the hard work and dedication exhibited by staff.
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Dublin’s FIRE Steakhouse & Bar took home the award for ‘Best Luxury Steakhouse Globally’ for the second year in a row. The multi-award winning restaurant was recently refurbished and offers the ultimate casual dining experience in the most unique and spacious setting. Dry aging of Irish Hereford Prime Beef takes place on site and FIRE cuts include a 16oz T-bone steak (€59.50) and “World Steak Gold Medal” winning rib-eye (€49.50). Classic FIRE steak cuts are available daily including their prime centre cut 8oz Sirloin Steak (€29.50) which is also available on their Early Bird menu.
Sister restaurant, SOLE Seafood Grill & Restaurant, was awarded the much coveted ‘Best Luxury Seafood Restaurant Award’ in the European category for the third year running. SOLE, which is currently the No.1 Dublin restaurant recommendation on TripAdvisor, has an unparalleled seafood offering and provides diners with an inspiring menu, carefully crafted by Culinary Director, Richie Wilson, in a chic city centre location. Showstopping dishes include their signature Sole Meunière filleted at the table for you (€47.50) and their Captains Tower which includes a selection of the best seafood from Irish shores including Howth Smoked Irish organic salmon, rock oysters, Dublin bay prawns, Grilled Irish lobster, Irish brown crab toes and steamed West Cork mussels. (€115 per tower as an appetiser for 4 or as an entrée for 2)
Speaking about the Awards, FIRE and SOLE’s Culinary Director, Richie Wilson said, “This has been the toughest year we, and our industry as a whole has ever had. The pandemic has no doubt affected us all but, it has brought out something special too. Our teams returned with renewed excitement, hunger to get back to their creative best.”
“With so much more now needed from our teams to ensure our guests feel safe and comfortable it is simply amazing to receive such a high honour directly from our customers. It’s an enormous pat on the back which I can truthfully say after this year, is massively appreciated. We are once again reminded of how amazing FIRE & SOLE teams are. The fact that we have now received these awards 2 and 3 years running shows just how consistent, even throughout all of the changes, our teams are. It is my distinct honour and privilege to work with each and every one of them. We cannot thank our guests enough for affording us these honours once again.”
Speaking about the awards, World Luxury Awards Marketing Director, Michael Hunter-Smith said, “We congratulate this year’s winners. True luxury is not easily attained. It takes highly efficient and dedicated staff who are willing to go the extra mile and stop at nothing to ensure that every guest feels cared for and that no challenge goes unresolved. This is the definition of luxury. It is what makes the winners shine.”
This week, FIRE will also host the annual World Steak Challenge 2021 which puts the planet’s finest cuts to the test and gives global steak producers the opportunity to showcase product quality, breed credentials, processing standards and flavour on a global stage.
Beef and steak producers, wholesalers and retailers are challenged across categories which include; World’s Best Sirloin, World’s Best Rib-Eye, World’s Best Fillet, Best Grain-fed and Best Grass-fed, alongside the overall World’s Best Steak title. All entries are assessed by a panel of over 50 independent judges, with the best entries awarded on a gold, silver or bronze medal basis.