The Oyster Tavern Scoops Honour At Irish Restaurant Awards

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Oyster Tavern

The Oyster Tavern.

WHILE Tralee businesses were unsuccessful at the Irish Restaurant Awards last night, they were celebrating a couple of miles out the road in the Spa where the Oyster Tavern won the Best Customer Service category for Kerry.

The Munster Regional Final of the awards took place in the Muckross Suite at The Malton Hotel, and named the top restaurants in the six counties for 2016.

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Over 500 restaurant owners and staff – including many from Tralee – celebrated their hard work and achievements at the Awards, which saw many well-known restaurateurs of Kerry turn out to see if they had won one of the prestigious awards.


Food outlets were nominated under the categories of Best Customer Service, Best Gastro Pub, Best Casual Dining, Best Hotel Restaurant, Best Chef, Best Restaurant, Best Wine Experience, Best Restaurant Manager, Best Kids Size Me, Local Food Hero, Best Emerging Irish Cuisine and Best Newcomer as well as two new main award categories – Best Café and Best World Cuisine.

The Kerry winners are as follows;

Best Restaurant – Sponsored by Dalcassian Wines & Spirits and Astoria Wines – Idás Restaurant

Best Chef – Sponsored by La Rousse Foods – Philip Brazil of The Falls Restaurant at Sheen Falls

Best Hotel Restaurant – Sponsored by Elavon – Panorama Restaurant at The Europe Hotel & Resort

• Best Casual Dining – Sponsored by San Pellegrino – QC’s Seafood Restaurant

Best Gastro Pub – Sponsored by Bunzl McLaughlin – Nick’s Seafood Restaurant & Piano Bar

Best Newcomer – Sponsored by BWG Foodservice – The Mews Kenmare

• Best Café – Sponsored by Aryzta Food Solutions – Poffs

• Best Wine Experience – Sponsored by Classic Drinks – Sol y Sombra

• Best World Cuisine – Sponsored by Keelings – Sethu Curry House

• Best Customer Service- Sponsored by – The Oyster Tavern

• Best Restaurant Manager – Sponsored by Tindal Wine Merchants – Alberto Mendoza of Sol y Sombra

• Local Food Hero – Sponsored by Rewarding Times – Dingle Cookery School

All County winners now compete for the Regional and All Ireland Title which will be announced at the Irish Restaurant Awards in the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Dublin on Monday 16th May, 2016.

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