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Chapter One takes Restaurant Title

Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen, in Dublin 1, is 'Restaurant of the Year' in the Georgina Campbell Irish food and hospitality awards 2021. Damien Grey, of the Michelin-starredbrennans0921 Liath in Blackrock, Co Dublin, was named 'Chef of the Year' in the annual awards, now in their 23rd year.

The Park Hotel in Kenmare, which reopened this summer after a €1 million makeover by international designer Bryan O’Sullivan, took the award for best five-star hotel. Cliff at Lyons, where bedrooms and facilities have also been upgraded this year, was named best four-star hotel. The three-star winner is the Station House Hotel in Kilmessan, Co Meath.
 Describing this year’s awards as “a kind of love letter to Irish food and hospitality,” editor and publisher Georgina Campbell paid tribute to those who work in the industry. “I am lost in admiration for all of the brave and dedicated people in the sector who have stretched themselves to the limit to keep their businesses (many of them family owned) going, keep their staff together if at all possible, and provide incredibly creative alternative services to customers.”
 
The full list of award recipients is:

 

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen, Dublin
 
CHEF OF THE YEAR
Damien Grey, Liath, Blackrock, Co Dublin
 
SEAFOOD CHEF OF THE YEAR
Denis Vaughan, Vaughans, Liscannor and Lahinch, Co Clare
 
‘MOVERS & SHAKERS’ AWARD
Alex and Carina Conyngham, Slane Castle and Rock Farm, Slane, Co Meath
 
PUB OF THE YEAR
The Olde Glen Carrigart Co Donegal
 
HOTEL OF THE YEAR
Five-star hotel: Park Hotel, Kenmare, Co Kerry
Four-star hotel: Cliff at Lyons, Celbridge, Co Kildare
Three-star hotel: The Station House Hotel, Kilmessan, Co Meath
 
Community award winner Claire Nash of Nash 19 in Cork city.
Community award winner Claire Nash of Nash 19 in Cork city
BEST ACTIVITY BREAKS
Five-star hotel: Ashford Castle Estate, Cong, Co Mayo
Four-star hotel: Mulranny Park Hotel, Westport, Co Mayo
Three-star hotel: Arnolds Hotel Dunfanaghy Co Donegal
 
COUNTRY HOUSE OF THE YEAR
Enniscoe House, Ballina, Co Mayo
 
GUESTHOUSE OF THE YEAR
Castlewood House, Dingle, Co Kerry
 
B&B OF THE YEAR
Hazelwood Lodge, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare
 
BEST GARDENS & GARDEN STAYS
Visitor attraction: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Connemara, Co Galway
Country house and heritage gardens: Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens, Great Island, Campile, Co Wexford
Historic garden stay and dine: Burtown House & Garden, Athy, Co Kildare
Boutique hotel and gardens: Marlfield House, Gorey, Co Wexford
 
OUTDOOR DINING AWARD 
Historic house: Butler House & Garden, Kilkenny, Co Kilkenny
Guesthouse: Gleesons, Roscommon, Co Roscommon
Restaurant: Old Street Restaurant, Malahide, Co Dublin
 
‘HAPPY PLACE’ AWARD
Hotel: Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort, Ballymena, Co Antrim
Restaurant: An Port Mór , Westport, Co Mayo
Cafe: Good Day Deli, Cork
Pub: Blairs Inn, Cloghroe, Co Cork
Radio: Neven Maguire, MacNean House & Restaurant, Blacklion, Co Cavan
(Marty Whelan’s breakfast show on RTE LyricFM)
 
BUSINESS HOTEL OF THE YEAR
InterContinental Dublin, Ballsbridge, Dublin
 
FAMILY FRIENDLY HOTEL OF THE YEAR
Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa, Adare, Co Limerick
 
PET FRIENDLY HOTEL OF THE YEAR
The Twelve Hotel, Barna, Co Galway
 
BEST PIVOT
Restaurant: Dough Bros, Galway
Chef: Gráinne Mullins , Grá Chocolates, Kilchreest, Co Galway
Person: Kevin Aherne, Sage, Midleton, Co Cork
Producer: Ballymakenny Farm, Ballymakenny, Co Louth
 
BEST COLLABORATIONS
Gaz Smith Michaels, Mount Merrion & Higgins Family Butchers, Sutton
Whelehans Wines & China Sichuan, Dublin
 
STREET FOOD OF THE YEAR
Bites by Kwanghi, Dublin
 
COMMUNITY AWARDS
Person: Claire Nash, Nash 19 Restaurant & Food Shop, Cork
Restaurant: Cyprus Avenue, Belfast
Event: Food on the Edge
Hotel: No. 1 Pery Square Hotel, Limerick
 
GLOBAL CUISINE AWARD
Rasam Restaurant, Glasthule, Co Dublin
 
DRINKS AWARD
Boann Distillery, Drogheda, Co Louth
 
MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE
The Wicklow Escape, Donard, Co Wicklow
 
HIDEAWAY OF THE YEAR
Barrow House, Tralee, Co Kerry
 
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR 2021
Camus Farm Field Kitchen, Clonakilty, Co Cork
 
SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
Hotel: Gregans Castle Hotel, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare
Restaurant: BuJo, Sandymount, Dublin
Producer: Seagull Bakery, Tramore, Co Waterford
Food truck: The Salty Buoy by Niall Sabongi, Dublin
 
THE LITTLE THINGS AWARD
Housekeeping: Mary Bourke, The Mustard Seed, Ballingarry, Co Limerick
Toiletries: The Handmade Soap Company, Slane, Co Meath
Flowers: Flower Farmers of Ireland
Tableware: Fermoyle Pottery, Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry
Soft furnishings: Magee 1866, Donegal Town, Co Donegal
 
TASTE OF THE WATERWAYS AWARD
Hotel: Keenans of Tarmonbarry, Co Roscommon
Restaurant: The Red Bank Restaurant, Carrick-on-Shannon Co Leitrim
Pub: Larkins Bar & Restaurant, Garrykennedy, Co Tipperary
 
IRISH BREAKFAST AWARD
Hotel: The Mariner, Westport, Co Mayo
Guesthouse: The Wild Honey Inn, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare
B&B: Bervie, Achill, Co Mayo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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