The winners: Ireland’s National Hospitality Awards 2018

One Pico and House at The Cliff House among those honoured for 2018.

The National Hospitality Awards 2018 winners for 2018 have been announced.

In a ceremony held at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, winners in 31 categories covering food, drink and trade were announced.

It’s the 13th outing of the awards, run by Hospitality Ireland and regarded as the pre-eminent pan industry awards fro the Irish hospitality sector.

In food cirlces, the overall Best Restaurant award went to One Pico (Dublin) with Taste at Rustic (Dublin), Aniar (Galway) and Aldridge Lodge (Wexford) also among those recognised.

The Michelin-starred House restaurant at The Cliff House Hotel (Ardmore) was named Best Hotel Restaurant.

National Hospitality Awards Winners 2018 (Food)

Here’s a look at the food-related businesses recognised on Monday, with the overall category winners listed in bold. A full list of winners is available at

Best Gastropub

Best Dining Experience

Best Casual Dining

Best Local Restaurant

  • DeVille’s
  • Michael’s Mount Merrion
  • Luna
  • The Cottage Restaurant

Best New Establishment

  • The Ivy
  • Bresson
  • The Grayson
  • Iveagh Garden Hotel

Best Restaurant

  • One Pico
  • Taste at Rustic
  • Aniar
  • Aldridge Lodge

Best Seafood Restaurant

  • Matt The Thresher
  • O’Grady’s on the Pier
  • Jacks’ Coastguard Restaurant
  • Wild & Native

Best Wine Bar

  • 64 Wine
  • La Cave Wine Bar
  • Piglet Wine Bar
  • Grapevine

Best Wine List

  • La Cave Wine Bar
  • The Winding Stair
  • Bang
  • The Twelve

Best Customer Service

  • Koh Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge
  • Harvey’s Point
  • Greenes Restaurant
  • Markree Castle

Best Hotel Restaurant

  • The House Restaurant, The Cliff House Hotel
  • West Restaurant at The Twelve
  • The Harvest Restaurant at Dunbrody
  • The Conservatory, Marfield House

Best Destination Hotel

  • Ballynahinch Castle Hotel
  • Harvey’s Point
  • Ice House Hotel
  • Sheen Falls Lodge

Resort Hotel

  • The Europe Hotel & Resort
  • Castle Leslie Estate
  • Kelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa
  • Sheen Falls Lodge

Best Hotel

  • Ashford Castle
  • The Westbury
  • Ballyfin
  • Cliff House Hotel

Find the full list of winners here.

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