Irish Restaurant Awards 2017

Nominations come to a close and the Irish Restaurant Awards prepare to travel the length and breadth of Ireland to announce 1st round of winners.

Pallas Foods are delighted to announce their official sponsorship of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2017. This years Best Chef category will be proudly sponsored by Pallas Foods

This year, over 80,000 individual nominations were cast online from 11th – 25th January, seeing an increase of over 10,000 nominations from 2016.  Speaking on the quantity of nominations received, CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins commented, “The growth of these Awards has been phenomenal over the years. Now in our 9th year, these Awards continue to showcase Ireland’s culinary talents and they continue to grow in terms of popularity. Online nominations have increased from 9,000 in 2013 to now over 80,000 in 2017.”

The Restaurants Association of Ireland is delighted to reveal this year’s host counties for the events are Kilkenny, Fermanagh, Limerick and Sligo. A schedule of the event dates and venues is as follows:

Wed, 1st March
Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny
Tues, 14th March
Lough Erne Resort, Fermanagh
Tues, 21st March
Limerick Strand Hotel, Limerick
Tues, 28th March
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo

Mon, 8th May
Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin

Nominees will be notified in the coming weeks and will be invited to attend their regional event to celebrate their achievements in the sector.

Dublin is essentially treated as its own region, with a shortlist of 10 for each category to be announced on Thursday, March 2nd.

This shortlist announcement will be live streamed via the Irish Restaurant Awards Facebook and Twitter accounts and will be available to view on