Local Success At The Irish Restaurant Awards 2022


There was some success for the Tipperary Hospitality sector at last night’s Irish Restaurant Awards for 2022.

Two Tipperary businesses won Munster titles however no National titles came the Premier way.

Mitchel House Restaurant in Thurles won Best in Customer Service for Munster with the national title going to Uno Mas in Dublin.

Cashel Palace emerged as Munster Champions in the category of Best Hotel Guesthouse Restaurant with the National title going to Mount Juliet Estate in Thomastown county Kilkenny.

Overall Munster businesses won several national titles –

Best sustainable practices

Grow HQ, Waterford

Best free from allergens

Copia Green, Castletroy, Co Limerick

Best emerging Irish cuisine

Old Couch Café, Waterford

Best world cuisine

Mezze, Tramore

Best casual dining

Goldie, Cork City

Best chef went to Ahmet Dede for his restaurant in Baltimore Cork.

Dede, Baltimore, Co Cork, Ahmet Dede

 The overall winner of Best Restaurant went to Chapter One in Dublin.

National titles were also awarded in the following categories –

Local food hero

Bread 41, Dublin, Eoin Cluskey

Best restaurant manager

Nightmarket, Dublin, Conor Sexton

Best wine experience

Ely Wine Store, Maynooth

Best cafe

Tiller + Grain, Dublin

Best newcomer

Orwell Road Restaurant, Dublin

Pub of the year

The Sky & the Ground, Wexford

Best gastropub

The Rusty Mackerel, Carrick, Co Donegal