A number of restaurants in the region have been recognised for their outstanding service in the 2013 Irish Restaurant Awards. Restaurants awarded in Leinster include: Viewmount House, Eddie Valentine’s, Aubergine Gallery Cafe and the Black Olive in Longford, and An Tintain in Westmeath. In Connaught, winners included: Douglas Hyde @ Kilronan Castle, The Purple Onion and The Abbey Hotel in Roscommon, and Sandstone Restaurant @ Lough Rynn Castle Co. Leitrim. Restaurants were judged in a number of categories including Best Restaurant, Best Chef and Best Gastropub.
The winners from the regional rounds will advance to the All-Ireland finals which will take place this year on June 10th in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin. For more information on the Irish Restaurant Awards, and to see a full list of the Regional Winners, visit www.irishrestaurantawards.com