2023 Food&Wine Awards winners unveiled 

The awards took place at the Round Room in the Mansion House

Author and chef Rory O’Connell was inducted into the Food and Wine Hall of Fame

The Food&Wine Restaurant of the Year Awards, presented in partnership with Rémy Martin, were held at The Round Room in The Mansion House. Hosted by Gillian Nelis, Food&Wine’s editor.

Here’s the complete list of award winners:

Regional Awards, in association with Rémy Martin


Best Restaurant Ulster

Winner: Ox

Highly commended: The Olde Glen

Best Chef Ulster

Winner: Stevie McCarry

Highly commended: Gemma Austin

Best Casual Dining Ulster

Winner: Stereo

Highly commended: Monad

Best wine experience, sponsored by Liberty Wines

Winner: Frae

Highly commended: Noble



Best Restaurant Leinster

Winner: Keith Boyle at the Bridge House

Highly commended: Neighbourhood

Best Chef Leinster

Winner: John Coffey

Highly commended: Gareth Naughton

Best Casual Dining Leinster

Winner: Dubh

Highly commended: Nine

Best Wine Experience Leinster, sponsored by Liberty Wines

Winner: Kelly’s Resort & Spa

Highly commended: Ristorante Rinuccini



Best Restaurant Connaught

Winner: Aniar

Highly commended: Lignum

Best Chef Connaught

Winner: Martin O’Donnell

Highly commended: Kevin Stirzaker

Best Casual Dining Connaught

Winner: Ard Bia at Nimmos

Highly commended: The Fisherman’s Pub and Ranji Room at Ballynahinch Castle

Best Wine Experience Connaught, sponsored by Liberty Wines

Winner: Daróg

Highly commended: Éan



Best Restaurant Munster

Winner: Dede at the Customs House

Highly commended: Terre

Best Chef Munster

Winner: Ahmet Dede

Highly commended: Vincent Crepel

Best Casual Dining Munster

Winner: St Francis Provisions

Highly commended: Goldie

Best Wine Experience Munster, sponsored by Liberty Wines

Winner: L’Atitude 51

Highly commended: Paradiso



Best Restaurant Dublin

Winner: Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen

Highly commended: Mamó

Best Chef Dublin

Winner: Damien Grey

Highly commended: Barry Sun

Best Casual Dining Dublin

Winner: Fish Shop

Highly commended: Korean Table

Best Wine Experience Dublin, sponsored by Liberty Wines

Winner: A Fianco

Highly commended: Big Mike’s


National Awards, in association with Rémy Martin

Hall of Fame

Rory O’Connell

Café of the Year

Winner: Warehouse Food Market Café, Dublin

Highly commended: Izz, Cork

Customer Service of the Year

Winner: Big Mike’s, Dublin

Highly commended: Rúibín, Galway

Pastry Chef of the Year

Winner: Paula Stakelum

Highly commended: Orna Larkin

Young Chef of the Year

Winner: Aishling Moore

Highly commended: Attila Galambos

Newcomer of the Year

Winner: Homestead Cottage

Highly commended: Row Wines

Hotel Restaurant of the Year

Winner: Terre

Highly commended: The Bishop’s Buttery

Cocktail Experience of the Year

Winner: Bar 1661

Highly commended: Hawksmoor

Innovator of the Year, sponsored by Tomkins

Winner: Cork Urban Soil Project

Highly commended: Conor Spacey


Overall Winners, in association with Rémy Martin

Wine Experience of the Year, sponsored by Liberty Wines

A Fianco

Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year

St Francis Provisions

Chef of the Year

Ahmet Dede

Restaurant of the Year

Dede at the Customs House

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