Categories: Food & Drink

We are delighted to have so many local restaurants and business's feature amoung the winners at two prestigious award ceremonies held recently.

The Food Awards Northern Ireland 2023

Winners were announced at an awards ceremony held on Monday 20 March at the Europa Hotel, Belfast.

Winners were selected based on votes of the public who nominated their favourites across the various categories. 

Local winners in the various categories include:  

Best Dessert Outlet of the Year - Lick Gelato, Newcastle 

Best Vegetarian Establishment - Soi 9 Thai Street Food, Newry

Gastro Pub of the Year - Quinns Bar Newcastle

Best Buffet Restaurant - Bravo Live Cuisine Restaurant, Newry

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists who have achieved excellence in their respective categories.

The Irish Restaurant Awards (Ulster Region)

The awards ceremony, which took place in the Hillgrove Hotel Monaghan on Tuesday 21st March, saw many local restaurants achieve prestigious awards incuding: 

County Down Ulster Winners 2023

Best Sustainable Practices Sponsored by Gas Networks Ireland - Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle

Best Emerging Irish Cuisine Sponsored by FBD Insurance - The Cuan, Strangford.

Pub of the Year Sponsored by Peroni  - The Maghera Inn, Newcastle

Best Customer Service Sponsored Provided by Dolmen - Brunel's Restaurant, Newcastle

All of the county winners now compete for the Regional and All Ireland Titles, which will be announced in May 2023.

Our congratulations go to all the local winners and we wish them every success for the future.