• Cyril McAree

The 1780 at the New Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links is awarded 2 AA Rosettes

In just a few short months, The 1780 restaurant at the new Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links has earned its 2 AA Rosette status by AA Ireland. The luxurious coastal resort was officially unveiled earlier this year following an extensive 18-month refurbishment and multi-million euro investment. Each year AA Ireland scouts locations all over the country, recognising and awarding exceptionally high standards in culinary excellence with its Rosette scheme.

The 1780 at Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links is one of only four properties to have been newly awarded a 2 AA Rosette status in the last year. Chef Tom Walsh has cultivated a contemporary fine dining experience for patrons of The 1780, which welcomes both guests of the hotel and non-residents. A Tipperary native, Tom has carved a stellar reputation as one of the industry’s most exciting and innovative figures with a career spanning over 20 years working at some of Dublin’s finest establishments. Tom oversees the hotel’s entire food and beverage offering – The 1780, The Seaview and Jameson Bar – and is joined by Derek Yu, formerly of Chapter One Restaurant, as Restaurants Manager.

The menu at The 1780 demonstrates Walsh’s exceptional skill in the kitchen and his appreciation for top quality, local produce. Attention to detail and precision in crafting exceptional dishes, both judging criteria of AA Rosette inspectors, shine through in Walsh’s diverse menus. Mr Barry O’Connor, Resort Director of Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links commented: “We are delighted that AA Ireland has awarded The 1780 a 2 AA Rosette status, particularly given that the restaurant is a relatively recent addition to the North Dublin dining scene. The 2 AA Rosette allocation is a testament to the excellent work of Tom, and the entire food and beverage team at the hotel, who create a top class dining experience for all who pass through our doors. We look forward to continuing to deliver over and above to our guests at Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links.” Visit www.portmarnock.com for more information.

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