Morrissey’s wins RAI Best Pub Award

From left: Seamus Lowry from Bushmills – Pub of the Year sponsors, Tom Lennon of Morrissey's Pub and Fergal Wilson of Bushmills. From left: Seamus Lowry from Bushmills – Pub of the Year sponsors, Tom Lennon of Morrissey's Pub and Fergal Wilson of Bushmills.

Morrissey’s pub in Abbeyleix won this year’s Best Pub Award 2017 in the Restaurant Association of Ireland’s All-Ireland Irish Restaurant Awards while The Long Hall took the award for Dublin.

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12 May 2017 | 0

John Moran’s Bar in Mayo won the Connaught Best Pub title while Davy Macs in Waterford walked off with the Munster award and The Coach House & Olde Bar in Monaghan took the Ulster title. Morrissey’s took the Leinster award.

The awards took place in the The Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin, recently, with over 900 restaurateurs and staff attending the sold-out, black-tie event.

Dublin’s Chapter One restaurant was named as the All-Ireland Best Restaurant 2017. The restaurant emerged the winner from over 70,000 online nominations cast earlier this year.

The Best All Ireland Gastro Pub award went to Walled City Brewery, Derry, winners of the Ulster award. The Exchequer took the Dublin award while Keenans of Tarmonbarry’s Gastro Bar in Roscommon won the Connaught award. Mary Barry’s Bar in Wexford walked off with the Leinster Award while Morrissey’s Bar and Restaurant in Clare won the Munster award.
The full list of regional and All-Ireland winners:

 

Best Restaurant

  • All-Ireland –Chapter One, Dublin
  • Dublin – Chapter One, Dublin
  • Connaught – Kai Café & Restaurant, Galway
  • Leinster – Sha-Roe Bistro, Carlow
  • Munster –Wild Honey Inn, Clare
  • Ulster – MacNean House & Restaurant, Cavan

 

Best Chef

  • All-Ireland –Danni Barry of Deanes EIPIC, Antrim
  • Dublin – Ciaran Sweeney of Forest & Marcy, Dublin
  • Connaught – Shamzuri Hanifa of The Cottage Restaurant, Leitrim
  • Leinster – Gary O’Hanlon of VM Restaurant at Viewmount House, Longford
  • Munster –Keith Boyle of The Bay Tree Bistro, Waterford
  • Ulster – Danni Barry of Deanes EIPIC, Antrim

 

Best Restaurant Manager

  • All-Ireland –Alain Kerloc’h of OX, Antrim
  • Dublin – John Healy of Suesey Street, Dublin

 

Pub of the Year

  • All-Ireland –Morrissey’s, Laois
  • Dublin – The Long Hall, Dublin
  • Connaught – John Morans Bar, Mayo
  • Leinster – Morrissey’s, Laois
  • Munster –Davy Macs, Waterford
  • Ulster – The Coach House & Olde Bar, Monaghan

 

Best Hotel Restaurant

  • All-Ireland –The Dining Room at Gregans Castle Hotel, Clare
  • Dublin – The Saddle Room at The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin
  • Connaught – Wildes at the Lodge, Mayo
  • Leinster – Ballyfin Demesne, Laois
  • Munster –The Dining Room at Gregans Castle Hotel, Clare
  • Ulster – St Kyrans Country House Restaurant, Cavan

 

Best Newcomer

  • All-Ireland –Forest & Marcy, Dublin
  • Dublin – Forest & Marcy, Dublin
  • Connaught – Cian’s On Bridge Street, Mayo
  • Leinster – Three Old Bar & Restaurant, Louth
  • Munster –Holy Smoke, Cork
  • Ulster – Bull & Ram, Down

 

Best Gastro Pub

  • All-Ireland –Walled City Brewery, Derry
  • Dublin – The Exchequer, Dublin
  • Connaught – Keenans of Tarmonbarry Gastro Bar, Roscommon
  • Leinster – Mary Barry’s Bar, Wexford
  • Munster –Morrissey’s Bar and Restaurant, Clare
  • Ulster – Walled City Brewery, Derry

 

Best Customer Service

All-Ireland – The Maigue Restaurant at Dunraven Arms Hotel, Limerick

  • Dublin – Chapter One, Dublin
  • Connaught – Library Restaurant at Belleek Castle, Mayo
  • Leinster – LENNONS @ VISUAL, Carlow
  • Munster –The Maigue Restaurant at Dunraven Arms Hotel, Limerick
  • Ulster – MacNean House & Restaurant, Cavan

 

Best Casual Dining

  • All-Ireland –The Muddlers Club, Antrim
  • Dublin – Etto, Dublin
  • Connaught – Bar One, Mayo
  • Leinster – Wild and Native, Wexford
  • Munster –Momo Restaurant, Waterford
  • Ulster – The Muddlers Club, Antrim

 

Best Wine Experience

  • All-Ireland –OX Cave, Antrim
  • Dublin – Etto, Dublin
  • Connaught – Sheridans Cheesemongers – Wine Bar, Galway
  • Leinster – Greenacres, Wexford
  • Munster –L’Atitude51 Wine Café, Cork
  • Ulster – OX Cave, Antrim

 

Best Kids Size Me

  • All-Ireland –Café Rua, Mayo
  • Dublin – Farmhill, Dublin

 

Best World Cuisine

  • All-Ireland –Wa Café, Galway
  • Dublin – 777, Dublin

 

Best Wine Experience

  • All-Ireland –OX Cave, Antrim
  • Dublin – Etto, Dublin
  • Connaught – Sheridans Cheesemongers – Wine Bar, Galway
  • Leinster – Greenacres, Wexford
  • Munster –L’Atitude51 Wine Café, Cork
  • Ulster – OX Cave, Antrim

 

 

Best Café

  • All-Ireland –Lost & Found, Derry
  • Dublin – Meet Me in the Morning, Dublin

 

Local Food Hero

  • All-Ireland –Michael Kelly of GROW HQ, Waterford
  • Dublin – Brid & Colm Carter of Honest2Goodness, Dublin

 

Best Emerging Irish Cuisine

  • All-Ireland –Forest & Marcy, Dublin
  • Dublin – Forest & Marcy, Dublin

 

Best Digital Marketing

  • All-Ireland –Two Boys Brew, Dublin

 

Best Cookery School

  • All-Ireland –Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread School, Tipperary

 

Best Private Dining & Club Restaurant

  • All-Ireland –Pullman Restaurant at Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway

 

Best Seafood Experience

  • All -Ireland –Fish Shop Queen St, Dublin

 

Best Cocktail Experience

  • All -Ireland –Candlelight Bar at Siam Thai Dundrum, Dublin

 

 

 

 

 

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