The Just Eat Awards are back for the ninth year and voting is now open.
The awards, which celebrate the best of Irish takeaway restaurants across the country, were launched last month by TV presenter and podcast host Muireann O’Connell.
This year, over 150 restaurants have been shortlisted across 16 award categories, including the ‘Best Chinese’, ‘Best Pizzeria’, and ‘Best Newcomer’, along with the new ‘Sustainability Award’, which recognises restaurants using eco-friendly packaging, reducing food waste, and finding innovative ways to promote sustainability in their restaurant.
Food lovers across the country can now vote for one or more of their favourite local restaurants.
According to the global online food delivery marketplace, everyone who casts a vote will be in with a chance to win free takeaway for a year.
Over 68,000 public votes were cast in 2021, making it the highest year to date, and Just Eat is hoping to surpass these figures this year.
The Just Eat Awards winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in Dublin, hosted by Muireann O’Connell, in February 2023.
Commenting on the announcement of this year’s finalists, Amanda Roche-Kelly, managing director at Just Eat Ireland, said, “Over the last nine years, hundreds of locally loved restaurants have been recognised, giving the hardworking individuals behind Ireland’s favourite food spots their moment to shine on a national stage.
"This year the Just Eat Awards are all about celebrating greatness - we’re here to champion passion, dedication and above all unforgettable food. I would like to encourage people all over Ireland to support their local restaurants and cast their vote before 31 December to show their support for this year’s highly deserving finalists.”
For more information and to cast a vote in the Just Eat awards click here.