And the Restaurant Award goes to…


A number of Roscommon establishments were honoured at Tuesday’s Connacht Regional Final of the Irish Restaurant Awards in Kilronan Castle.

  The winners were as follows: Best Casual Dining sponsored by San Pellegrino – The Yew Tree Restaurant; Best Emerging Irish Cuisine sponsored by Odaios Foods – The Yew Tree Restaurant; Best World Cuisine sponsored by Aryzta – MoMA Restaurant; Best Restaurant Manager sponsored by AIB Merchant Services – David Keenan of Keenan’s Hotel; Best Wine Experience sponsored by ClassicDrinks – L’Escale Restaurant at Hodson Bay Hotel; Pub of the Year sponsored by Bushmills –  JJ Harlow’s Bar; Best Café sponsored by Illy –Rogue & Co. Café; Best Customer Service –  P.S. Red; Best Gastro Pub sponsored by Coca Cola & Schweppes – Regan’s Gastro Pub and Restaurant; Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant sponsored by BWG Foodservice

 – Abbey Hotel; Best Chef sponsored by Nisbets – Paul Horohoe of P.S. Red; Best Restaurant sponsored by Tindal Wine Merchants – P.S. Red; Best ‘Free From’ sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro Gluten Free – The Old Stonehouse; Best Kids Size Me sponsored by Dubliner Cheese – Gleeson’s Townhouse & Restaurant and Best Local Food Hero sponsored by Rewarding Times – Liam and Justina Gavin of Drumanilra Farm Kitchen. Congratulations to all concerned from the Roscommon People!