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Wins For Three Blue Book Hotels, Including A Hall Of Fame Award At The Good Eating Guide Awards 2019


Ireland’s Blue Book are delighted to announce that Belleek Castle, Bushmills Inn and Derry and Sallyanne Clarke of L’Ecrivain were all winners are the Good Eating Guide Awards 2019, which took place in Dublin on Monday 29th April.

The Good Eating Guide has been stimulating Irish Taste Buds for the last 15 years with their aim being to provide diners and visitors with an outstanding dining experience that reflects our Irish identity.

The awards were attended by top chefs and professionals from the hospitality and restaurant industries. Speaking at the event, Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD Minister of State for Higher Education, commended each one of the restaurants and hotels included in the Good Eating Guide 2019, commenting that they play a crucial part in the Irish Economy.

Speaking about their Hall of Fame Award, Derry Clarke of L’Ecrivain said: “‘I am thrilled that we are still relevant after 30 years. Who would have thought that we would still be here when we opened up in the basement restaurant all those years ago” Sallyanne said: “It is wonderful, thank you. We were there together building our business, but we could not have done it without all the people on our team – past and present, many of whom have gone on to open their own establishments. Some have become Michelin Star Chefs in their own right too. We are a family and we have been very lucky we always have had such a loyal customer base. Thank you everyone”

Best Hotel Restaurant in Ulster – Bushmills Inn Manager, Alan Walls said, “We are absolutely thrilled to have received this accolade for the 2nd year in a row. This is a fantastic award which pays tribute to our dedicated Kitchen team who are very passionate about using fresh, seasonal and locally-sourced produce and our dedicated Restaurant Team who are very passionate about delivering exceptional customer service. Thank you to the Good Eating Guide for this recognition.”

Ireland’s Blue Book Hotels were crowned:

Best Hotel Restaurant Ulster – Bushmills Inn

Best Hotel Restaurant Connacht – Belleek Castle

Hall of Fame Award – Derry and Sallyanne Clarke of L’Ecrivain.


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