A celebration of the Best of Munster Hospitality!

Thursday, September 01, 2022. 7:31pm
A celebration of the Best of Munster Hospitality!

Munster Regional Awards Winners 2022 Announced

The Munster Regional Final of Irish Restaurant Awards 2022 took place in the Radisson Blu Hotel Little Island, County Cork on Tuesday 30th  August 2022.

Over 800 restaurant and hospitality business owners and staff celebrated their hard work and achievements at the Awards Event, which saw many well-known restaurateurs of Munster turn out to see if they had won one of the prestigious awards.

Speaking at the Munster Regional Awards CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, Adrian Cummins, said; “Now in their 13th year, the Irish Restaurant Awards returns after the 2020 Awards were cut short. The Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the existing and up and coming talent in the sector and are a reminder that hospitality is nothing without the dedicated and passionate staff in the industry. The Awards continue to showcase the incredible food that is on offer in the cafes, pubs and restaurants of Ireland. We are delighted to be here in Cork for the third of the Regional Events and look forward to welcoming all winners in Munster to the All Ireland Awards on 19th September in the CCD.”

Food outlets were nominated under the categories of Local Food Hero, Best Free From, Best Emerging Irish Cuisine, Best Restaurant Manager, Best Wine Experience, Best Café, Best World Cuisine, Best Newcomer, Pub of the Year, Best Casual Dining, Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant, Best Customer Service, Best Gastropub, Best Chef, and Best Restaurant and finally a new award category for 2022 Best Sustainable Practices.

All of the county winners now compete for the Regional and All Ireland Titles, which will be announced at the Irish Restaurant Awards All Ireland Final on Monday 19th September 2022 in the Convention Centre Dublin(CCD).

The winners on the night were:

Local Food Hero Sponsored by The Irish Times

  • Clare – Wild Honey Inn, Aidan Mcgrath 
  • Kerry – The Dingle Food Company, Caroline Danaher Lynch
  • Limerick – 1826 Adare, Wade Murphy  
  • Tipperary – Tipperary Food Producers Network, Peter and Lorraine Randal  
  • Waterford – Momo Restaurant Waterford, Kamila Bystrzonows
  • Cork – Paradiso Cork City, Denis Cotter   

Best Sustainable Practices Sponsored by Gas Networks Ireland

A celebration of the Best of Munster Hospitality!
  • Clare – Oar 
  • Kerry- Lizzys Little Kitchen Listowel 
  • Limerick- The East Room  
  • Tipperary- Dooks Fine Foods 
  • Waterford- Grow HQ Waterford 
  • Cork- Good Day Deli Cork 

Free From Sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro

  • Clare – Town Hall Cafe
  • Kerry – Nourish by Nature 
  • Limerick – Copia Green 
  • Tipperary – Saffron Indian Cuisine
  • Waterford- Avo Cafe Waterford
  • Cork – Paradiso Cork City 

Best Emerging Irish Cuisine Sponsored by FBD

  • Clare – Oar 
  • Kerry – Doyles Seafood Restaurant Dingle 
  • Limerick – Cafe Lógr Adare 
  • Tipperary – The Old Convent Country House and Hotel
  • Waterford- Old Couch Cafe
  • Cork  – The Glass Curtain 

Best Restaurant Manager Sponsored by AIB Merchant Services

  • Clare – Peoples Restaurant, Lubomir Kosturik
  • Kerry – Fiddle and Bow, Martin Garrihy 
  • Limerick- Mustard Seed, John Edward Joyce  
  • Tipperary – Lava Rock Restaurant, Krimo Birem
  • Waterford – Everetts, Jakub Glich 
  • Cork – Cush, Doireann Flynn 

Best Wine Experience Sponsored by Bibendum Ireland

  • Clare – Dromoland Castle
  • Kerry – Sheen Falls Lodge Kenmare 
  • Limerick  – No. 1 Pery Square Hotel and Spa Limerick City
  • Tipperary  – Mani Restaurant
  • Waterford – Union Wine Bar Waterford
  • Cork – Latitude 51 Wine Cafe Cork

Best Café Sponsored by Illy

  • Clare- Sweet n Green Ennis
  • Kerry – Leaf and Larder 
  • Limerick – Cafe Lógr Adare 
  • Tipperary – Naomi’s Cafe 
  • Waterford- Teolai Coffee Waterford
  • Cork – Soma Coffee Company Cork City

Best World Cuisine Sponsored by San Pellegrino

  • Clare- Ash @ Pots
  • Kerry – Mexwest Dingle
  • Limerick – Dasco Deli
  • Tipperary- Ranna Ghor Indian Restaurant
  • Waterford – Mezze Tramore
  • Cork- Ichigo Ichie Cork City

Best Newcomer Sponsored by Square

  • Clare- Holly’s Cafe 
  • Kerry- Driftwood Surf Cafe
  • Limerick- Spitjack
  • Tipperary- Cashel Palace Hotel
  • Waterford- Beach House Tramore
  • Cork – #51 Cornmarket  

Pub of the Year Sponsored by Jameson

A celebration of the Best of Munster Hospitality!
  • Clare – Pot Duggans Ennistymon
  • Kerry – Francie Sheahans Bar Killorglin
  • Limerick – Mother Macs Limerick City
  • Tipperary – The Thatch Club Cloneen
  • Waterford – Tully’s Bar Waterford 
  • Cork – Mutton Lane Inn  

Best Casual Dining Sponsored by Musgrave Marketplace

A celebration of the Best of Munster Hospitality!
  • Clare – Henry’s Bistro Ennis 
  • Kerry – O’Carrolls Cove Caherdaniel 
  • Limerick – The French Table 
  • Tipperary – Dé Róiste’s Bar and Restaurant
  • Waterford – Momo Restaurant Waterford
  • Cork- Goldie Cork City 

Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant Sponsored By Frylite

  • Clare – Dromoland Castle
  • Kerry – Park Hotel Kenmare
  • Limerick – Adare Manor
  • Tipperary – Cashel Palace Hotel 
  • Waterford – Cliff House Hotel Ardmore 
  • Cork – Eccles Hotel and Spa Glengarriff

Best Customer Service Sponsored Restaurant-Insurance.ie Provided by Dolmen

  • Clare – Fiddle and Bow
  • Kerry – The Oyster Tavern Tralee 
  • Limerick – The Mustard Seed 
  • Tipperary – Mitchel House Restaurant
  • Waterford -Mezze Tramore
  • Cork – Da Mirco Osteria Italian Restaurant

Best Gastro Pub Sponsored by Worldpay from FIS

  • Clare- Fiddle and Bow
  • Kerry – The Glenbeigh Hotel Glenbeigh
  • Limerick – Curragower Bar
  • Tipperary – Mikey Ryans Bar and Kitchen Cashel
  • Waterford – Merrys Gastro Pub Dungarvan
  • Cork – The Black Pig Kinsale 

Best Chef Sponsored by BWG Foodservice

  • Clare – Oar, Cezary Sodel
  • Kerry- Ballygarry Estate Hotel and Spa Tralee, Craig Lynch
  • Limerick – Wade Murphy, 1826 Adare  
  • Tipperary – Cashel Palace, Stephen Hayes 
  • Waterford – Everetts Restaurant Waterford, Peter Everett
  • Cork – Dede, Ahmet Dede   

Best Restaurant Sponsored by Tindal Wine Merchants

  • Clare – Oar Restaurant 
  • Kerry – Kingdom 1795 Killorglin  
  • Limerick – 1826 Adare
  • Tipperary – Chez Hans 
  • Waterford – Tannery Dungarvan
  • Cork – Chestnut Ballydehob

Sponsors of this Year’s Irish Restaurant Awards:

  • Tindal Wine Merchants
  • BWG Food Service
  • AIB MS
  • Frylite
  • Jameson
  • Musgrave Marketplace
  • Worldpay from FIS
  • FBD Insurance
  • Square
  • Bibendum Ireland
  • Restaurant-insurance.ie provided by Dolmen 
  • Illy
  • San Pellegrino
  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro
  • Gas Networks Ireland
  • Irish Times
  • Monin
  • Wild Irish Game
  • IMRO
  • Peninsula
  • Outmin
  • Stephens Catering Equipment 
  • Pudu

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