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Revealed: Ulster's best pubs and restaurants at All-Ireland finals


Muddlers Club Belfast is a cut above the rest

Muddlers Club Belfast is a cut above the rest

Muddlers Club Belfast is a cut above the rest

The top places to dine in Ulster have been announced during the All-Ireland Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards.

The event took place at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road in Dublin on Monday evening when the best pubs and restaurants across Ireland were revealed.

From a list of over 9,000 online nominations each category had a winner from each province, along with an overall winner.

Donegal eatery Harvey's Point was named the best overall customer service winners, while Clenaghans in Craigavon was named overall winner in the best newcomer category.

Meanwhile, The Muddlers Club in Belfast was named the Ulster winner of the best restaurant prize.

The full list of winners:

Pub of the Year

Ulster - Tomneys Bar

Connaught - Flynns Bar

Leinster - Morrisseys

Munster - Murphy's Bar Brandon

Dublin - Walshs Stoneybatter

All-Ireland - Walshs Stoneybatter

Best Chef

Ulster - Chris McGowan of Wine & Brine

Connaught - Jess Murphy of Kai Restaurant

Leinster - Sam Moody at Ballyfin Demesne

Munster - Aidan McGrath of Wild Honey Inn

Dublin - Barry Sun Jian of Etto

All-Ireland - Jess Murphy of Kai Restaurant

Best Restaurant

Ulster - The Muddlers Club

Connaught - Cian's on Bridge Street

Leinster - TwoCooks Restaurant & Wine Bar

Munster - Mews Restaurant

Dublin - Etto

All-Ireland - Etto

Best Gastro Pub

Ulster - The Brewer's House

Connaught - Cronin's Sheebeen

Leinster - Lennons Gastro Pub

Munster - Moorings

Dublin - The Legal Eagle

All-Ireland - The Legal Eagle

Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant

Ulster - Newforge House

Connaught - Wilde's at The Lodge

Leinster - Ballyfin Demesne

Munster - Park Hotel Kenmare

Dublin - The Marker Hotel

All-Ireland - Park Hotel Kenmare

Best Newcomer

Ulster - Clenaghans

Connaught - Hooked

Leinster - Barrows Keep

Munster - Dooks Fine Foods Fethard

Dublin - Michael's Mount Merrion

All-Ireland - Clenaghans

Best Cafe

Ulster - The Jolly Sandwich Bar

Connaught - Pudding Row

Leinster - Strandfield Café

Munster - Maison Gourmet

Dublin - Honey Truffle

All-Ireland - Pudding Row

Best Wine Experience

Ulster - Ox Cave

Connaught - Aniar Restaurant and Boutique Cookery School

Leinster - La Touche Wines 4 U

Munster - The Black Pig

Dublin - Piglet Wine Bar

All-Ireland - Piglet Wine Bar

Best World Cuisine

Ulster - Tuk Tuk Asian Bistro

Connaught - MoMA Restaurant

Leinster - Pink Salt Indian Restaurant

Munster - Palmento

Dublin - Nightmarket

All-Ireland - Nightmarket

Best Kids Size Me

Ulster - Amici

Connaught - Gather Restaurant

Leinster - Platform Pizza Bar

Munster - GROW HQ Café and Food Education Centre

Dublin - Michael's Mount Merrion

All-Ireland - Michaels Mount Merrion

Best Casual Dining

Ulster - Shu Restaurant Belfast

Connaught - Gather Restaurant

Leinster - Truffles Restaurant & Wine Bar

Munster - PILGRIM'S

Dublin - Hey Donna

All-Ireland - PILGRIM'S

Best Emerging Irish Cuisine

Ulster - 28 Darling St

Connaught - Tartare Café + Wine Bar

Leinster - Kernel Bar & Kitchen

Munster - SAGE Restaurant

Dublin - Craft Restaurant

All-Ireland - Craft Restaurant

Best Restaurant Manager

Ulster - Saul McConnell  of NOBLE. Holywood

Connaught - Lee Hanifa of The Cottage Restaurant

Leinster - Joanne Harding of the Aldridge Lodge

Munster - Sally O'Brien of Farmgate Restaurant and Country Store

Dublin - Talha Pasha of Michael's Mount Merrion

All-Ireland - Sally O'Brien of Farmgate Restaurant and Country Store

Best ‘Free From’

Ulster - The Dirty Duck

Connaught - Sweet Beat Café

Leinster - Zucchini's Restaurant

Munster - Nutrilicious Food Co

Dublin - I Monelli

All-Ireland - Sweet Beat Café

Best Customer Service

Ulster - Harvey's Point

Connaught - House of Plates

Leinster - Roundwood House

Munster - The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

Dublin - Etto

All-Ireland - Harvey's Point

Belfast Telegraph