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National Hospitality Awards 2017 - Winners Revealed

By Donna Ahern
National Hospitality Awards 2017 - Winners Revealed

Some of the finest hospitality businesses in the country were represented at the recent (16 October) National Hospitality Conference & Awards 2017.

At the awards ceremony, the establishments braved the conditions to pick up the awards, with NoLIta in Dublin picking up the Best New Establishment accolade, seeing off competition from Cian's on Bridge Street In Carrick On Shannon and The Legal Eagle in Dublin.

Searsons on Baggot Street was named Best Pub, winning the award ahead of Lowry's of Clifden and Toners in the capital.

The best overall restaurant award went to Taste At Rustic, with Enda McEvoy's Loam in Galway and One Pico in Dublin also in the winners stable.

Best Business Hotel went to the InterContinental Dublin, while Best Hotel was awarded to Ashford Castle, and MHL Hotel Collection was named as Best Group Hotel.


Elsewhere, the Living Room was named Best Sports Pub, Camden Kitchen was named best Casual Dining Restaurant and Ballymaloe got the vote for Best Hotel Restaurant.

Here Is The Full List (Overall winners are in bold) ...

Best Traditional Pub

John Kavanagh – The Gravediggers
Lowry's Irish Music & Whiskey Bar

Best Hotel Restaurant


Ballymaloe House 
Glenlo Abbey Hotel

Best Cocktail Experience

Vintage Cocktail Club  
The Liquor Rooms
Lemuel’s Lounge & Bar

Best New Establishment

Cian’s on Bridge Street
The Legal Eagle


Best Business Hotel

InterContinental Dublin 
Limerick Strand
Clontarf Castle Hotel

Best Catering Job

Aramark - Croke Park  
Aramark – PwC @Aramark
Sodexo Ireland - Central Bank of Ireland

Best Value Hotel


Cork International Hotel 
Diamond Coast Hotel
Lord Bagenal Hotel

Best Casual Dining

Camden Kitchen 

Best Boutique Hotel

Marlfield House
Ballyvolane House
Ice House

Best Catering Supplier (Specialist)

Kelly’s Of Newport
Redmond Fine Foods

Best Wine List

Kelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa 
Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant
The Twelve

Best Conference Venue

The Malton Killarney
Limerick Strand
Clontarf Castle Hotel

Best Seafood Restaurant

O’Grady’s on the Pier
La Côte
The Idle Wall

Best Hotel Bar

The Weir Rooms - The River Lee
The Sidecar - The Westbury
Sophie’s - The Dean

Best City Hotel

The Westbury
The Marker Hotel
Hayfield Manor

Best Destination Hotel

Harvey's Point
Castle Leslie
The Europe Hotel & Resort

Best Wine Bar

64 Wine 
Cavern on Baggot Street
The Grapevine

Best Gastro Pub

The Oarsman
John Keogh's - The Lock Keeper
Matt The Thresher

Best Local Restaurant

Aldridge Lodge Restaurant & Guesthouse
The Cottage Restaurant

Best Sporting Pub

The Living Room
Sinnotts Bar
The Goat Bar & Grill

Best Dining Experience

Inis Meáin Restaurant & Suites
1826 Adare

Best Nightclub

Copper Face Jacks
The Wright Venue

Best Pub

Left Bank
The Sky & The Ground

Best Wedding Venue

Rathsallagh House 
Garryvoe Hotel
Luttrellstown Castle Resort

Best Resort Hotel

Ashford Castle
The Europe Hotel & Resort
Lough Eske Castle

Best Drinks Supplier

Classic Drinks 
Diageo Ireland
Heineken Ireland

Best Catering (General)

Pallas Foods
Hugh Jordan

Best Restaurant

Taste At Rustic
One Pico

Best Hotel

Ashford Castle 
The Westbury
Harvey’s Point

Best Customer Service

Fitzpatrick’s Bar & Restaurant
Red Cliff Lodge

Best Group Hotel

MHL Hotel Collection
Radisson Hotels
The Doyle Collection

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