Best of luck!
The 11th Annual All Ireland Irish Restaurant Awards will take place on May 13 in the Clayton, Burlington Road where over 1,000 guests will sit down to a five-course gala dinner, prepared by previous winners of the Irish Restaurant Awards.
The awards are one of the premier events in the hospitality industry, the largest and most prestigious event in the hospitality industry.
Over 90,000 nominations were received in January during the first stage of the Irish Restaurant Awards, where members of the public nominated their favourite establishments.
Throughout March, the Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards were held in Kildare, Monaghan, Limerick and Sligo where the best restaurants, chefs and restaurant staff in each county were recognised for the hard work and dedication.
In addition to the Regional Awards, restaurants from each county will also be competing in National Awards, which will be presented at the All Ireland Awards.
The National Categories are: Best Cocktail Experience, Best Private Dining and Club Restaurant, Best Cookery School, Best Seafood Experience and Best Digital Marketing.
Adrian Cummins, Chief Executive Officer of the Restaurants Association of Ireland said: "Now in their 11th year, the Irish Restaurant Awards have grown year on year and with over 90,000 nominations from the public in 2019, it’s a great showcase of all the excellent produce and skilled chefs that we have here in Ireland.
"The Irish Restaurant Awards prides itself on celebrating the best of the best, knowing that Irish restaurants are among the best in the world.
"Ireland may be a small country, but it boasts everything from fine dining to high quality gastropubs, from the comfort of traditional Irish food to exploring the world though exotic world cuisine, the Irish restaurant industry has much to offer.
"We have an appreciation for what we eat and where our food comes from, as well as the dedication of those working in the food industry. We wish all those nominated the best of luck."
For more information on the awards, see www.irishrestaurantawards.com.
Below is the full list of winners in Carlow.
Best Restaurant – Sponsored by Tindal Wine Merchants
Carlow- Sha-Roe Bistro
Best Chef – Sponsored by Nisbets
Carlow- Henry Stone of Sha-Roe Bistro
Carlow- Walter's Bar & Grill
Best Restaurant Manager – AIB Merchant Services
Carlow- Alma Sheehan of Plum Tree Bistro
Best Hotel and Guesthouse Restaurant – Sponsored by BWG Food Service
Carlow- The Cellar Restaurant at the Step House Hotel
Best Customer Service – Sponsored by Lockton
Carlow- LENNONS @ VISUAL
Best Gastro Pub - Sponsored by Elavon
Carlow- Teach Dolmain
Best Cafe - Sponsored by Illy
Carlow- Birdcage Café
Pub of the Year - Sponsored by Jameson Caskmates
Carlow- Osbourne’s Bar
Best Wine Experience - Sponsored by Gilbeys with Bibendum
Carlow- Lord Bagenal Inn
Best World Cuisine – Sponsored by HiUp
Carlow- New Moon Tandoori
Best “Free From” – Sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro Gluten Free
Carlow- Basil Asian Street Food
Best Kids Size Me
Carlow- Tea Rooms at Duckett's Grove
Local Food Hero – Sponsored by Rewarding Times
Carlow- Eva Milka of Gaelic Escargot
Local Food Hero, Leinster – Sponsored by Rewarding Times
Fiona Falconer of Wild About
Best Emerging Irish Cuisine – Sponsored by Odaios
Carlow- Riverbank Restaurant
Best Casual Dining - Sponsored by Just Eat
Carlow- Plum Tree Bistro