WATERFORD’S Everett’s Restaurant has been named All Ireland Best Newcomer at the annual Irish Restaurant Awards on Monday night at a gala occasion in the Clayton Hotel, Dublin.
More than 1,100 guests sat down to a black-tie gala dinner to celebrate and honour the hard work and achievements of those working in the Irish restaurant industry for the last 12 months.
Loam Restaurant in Galway was named All-Ireland Best Restaurant 2019, while Graham Neville of Dax Restaurant, Dublin, was All Ireland Best Chef and Everett’s Restaurant was named All Ireland Best Newcomer.
All Ireland Pub of the Year went to Doheny and Nesbitt in Dublin.
CEO of Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins said: “This is the 11th year of the awards, and it has been the biggest year to date. More than 90,000 nominations were received from the public, and more than 2,000 restaurateurs attended the Regional Awards, which were held in Kildare, Monaghan, Limerick and Sligo. The standard for judging this year has been very high.”