Ireland’s Best Restaurant, Chef, Gastropub, Café and More – The Irish Times

The first chapter of Mickael Viljanen was named Ireland’s Best Restaurant for 2022 at Irish Restaurant Awards Monday night.

The restaurant, located in Dublin’s Parnell Square, has made headlines for all the right reasons since it reopened, just over a year ago, with Finnish chef Mikael Vilianen taking over as head chef from Ross Lewis; The couple now co-own it. The Michelin Guide cited the move as “the most exciting development in Dublin’s restaurant scene in years” when it was awarded chapter one Two Michelin stars in February of this year, citing its “sophisticated dishes delivered with confidence”.

In their review, The Irish Times gave it a score of 10 out of 10 for a Flawless lunch; Marina O’Loughlin, a restaurant critic for London’s Sunday Times, said the restaurant has reignited her love of fine dining.

Vilianin, who cooks classically using a skillet of fine ingredients, including truffles, foie gras and game, previously earned two Michelin stars for the Greenhouse Restaurant, on Dawson Street in Dublin, during his tenure as chef there.

Turkish-born Chef Ahmed Didi, Head Chef Didi Restaurant In Baltimore, Ko Cork was named Ireland’s Best Chef at an awards ceremony. Diddy was awarded a Michelin star for his eponymous restaurant in 2021, the second time he brought a Michelin star to Baltimore; He previously had one in 2019, when he was the head chef at the now-closed Mews Restaurant. His cooking, backed by classic techniques, has evolved to draw on his Turkish roots, using imported spices and ingredients to add dimension to the best local produce from West Co Cork. Diddy owns the restaurant with his business partner, Maria Archer.

Orwell Road Restaurantin Rathgar, Dublin 6, owned by Mark and Conor Perrin, with Chef Daniel Hannigan heading the kitchen, was named Best Newcomer. Goldiin Cork, was awarded Best Informal Dinner. mezzeAt Tramore, Co Waterford, run by Dvir Nusery and Nicola Crowley, won Best Kitchen in the World; and the old sofaWaterford, for Best Emerging Irish Cuisine. Mount Juliet Real EstateIn Thomastown, Co Kilkenny was named Best Guesthouse Hotel and Restaurant.

Owen Klosky from bread 41, in Dublin 2, received the Local Food Hero Award sponsored by The Irish Times. It was the first to introduce a “no cup, no coffee” policy to eliminate the use of single-use paper cups, and has a strong commitment to becoming a zero-waste company. This year saw the first award for sustainable best practices; won it HQ . growin Waterford.

Irish Restaurant Awards, which are awarded by Restaurant Association of IrelandNow in their thirteenth year, they were held at the Dublin Convention Centre. Nominations are made by the public, and then followed by a jury at the regional, and therefore national, level. The association’s National Academy of Arbitration is made up of industry experts, food writers, culinary academics, and critics, headed by Adrian Cummins, CEO of the organization.

Irish Restaurant Awards 2022: Winners

Local Food Champion

bread 41Dublin, Owen Klosky

sustainable best practices

HQ . growWaterford

The best free of

Cuba GreenCastletroy, Limerick

The best emerging Irish food

Old Coach CaféWaterford

Best Restaurant Manager

night marketDublin, Conor Sexton

Best wine experience

Ali wine shopMaynooth

Best cafe

Tiller + pillsDublin

Best international food


best newcomer

Orwell Road RestaurantDublin

public pub

the sky and the earthWexford

Best casual dinner

GoldiCork City

The best guest house hotel and restaurant

Mount Juliet Real EstateThomastown, Kilkenny

Best customer service


Best gastropub

rusty mackerelCarrick, Ko Donegal

best chef

DidiBaltimore, Ko Cork, Ahmed Didi

best restaurant

chapter oneDublin