Dublin restaurant Etto restaurant took was named "All-Ireland Best Restaurant 2018" at the Irish Restaurant
Etto offers a daily changing, seasonal menu and its staff describes the venue's dishes as being 'honest and simple, using ingredients from local producers and suppliers where possible'
Jess Murphy from Kai Restaurant in Galway (pictured) was named 'Best Chef', with the judges being impressed with her commitment to high-quality, local produce.
Speaking at the event, chief executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins commented.
The All Ireland 'Best Customer Setrvice' award went to Harvey's Point Hotel Donegal and The Park Hotel Kenmare took the 'Best Hotel Restaurant' title.
Other winner were:
Pub of the Year- Walshs Stoneybatter
Best Gastro Pub -The Legal Eagle
Best Newcomer - Clenaghans
Best Cafe- Pudding Row
Best Wine Experience- Piglet Wine Bar
Best World Cuisine - Nightmarket, Ranelagh
Best Kids Size Me winners - Michaels Mount Merrion
Best Local Food Hero - Mark Murphy & Mark Doe of The Apprentice Chef Programme
Best Casual Dining winners are as follows:
Dublin - - PILGRIM'S
Best Emerging Irish Cuisine - Craft Restaurant
Best Restaurant Manager - Sally O'Brien of Farmgate Restaurant and Country Store
Best ‘Free From’ winners- Sweet Beat Café
Best Private Dining & Club Restaurant - Locks Windsor Terrace
Best Cocktail Experience - The Sidecar at The Westbury
Best Cookery School - MacNean House & Restaurant
Best Seafood Experience - Klaw Seafood Restaurant
Best Digital Marketing - Kai Restaurant