Food and Wine – Regional Award Winners 2021

The Food and Wine Magazine Restaurant Awards for 2021 were held on Sunday 8 November in Dublin’s Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge in association with Rémy Martin.  

Guests were treated to a delicious meal created by Alberto Rossi, head chef at The InterContinental Hotel, featuring halibut gravadlax, roast Irish beef, and an Earl Grey-based dessert. O’Brien’s Wines supplied luxury wines for the tables while Oscar Wilde Water kept everyone hydrated. The event was attended by some of Ireland’s best chefs and restaurateurs from around the country. 

Travel2ireland published the main winners on Monday, 9 November and the following are the regional winners.  

Dublin 

Best Restaurant Dublin 

Winner: Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen 

Best Chef Dublin 

Winner: Mickael Viljanen 

Best Casual Dining Dublin 

Winner: Uno Mas 

Best Sommelier Dublin 

Winner: Vanda Ivančić, Variety Jones 

Best Hotel Restaurant Dublin 

Winner: Canteen at The Marlin 

Canteen at the Marlin Hotel, Dublin

Leinster 

Best Restaurant Leinster 

Winner: Aimsir 

Best Chef Leinster 

Winner: Jordan Bailey 

Best Casual Dining Leinster 

Winner: Ripasso 

Best Hotel Restaurant Leinster 

Winner: The Lady Helen at Mount Juliet 

Best Sommelier Leinster 

Winner: Morgan VanderKamer, Barrowkeep 

Connaught  

Best Restaurant Connaught 

Winner: Loam 

Best Chef Connaught 

Winner: Christine Walsh 

Best Casual Dining Connaught 

Winner: Éan 

A bakery basket from Ean, Galway

Best Hotel Restaurant Connaught 

Winner: The Owenmore at Ballynahinch Castle

Best Sommelier Connaught 

Winner: Anke Hartmann, The Lamplight 

Munster  

Best Restaurant Munster 

Winner: Dede at The Customs House 

Best Chef Munster 

Winner: Ahmet Dede  

Best Casual Dining Munster 

Winner: Goldie 

Best Hotel Restaurant Munster 

Winner: The Dining Room at Gregans Castle 

Best Sommelier Munster 

Winner: Joey Scanlon, formerly Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud 

Ulster 

Best Restaurant Ulster 

Winner: Ox 

Best Chef Ulster 

Winner: Simon Toye, Stove Bistro 

Best Casual Dining Ulster 

Winner: Freight East  

Best Hotel Restaurant Ulster 

Winner: Rathmullan House 

Best Sommelier Ulster 

Winner: Stefania Sanseverino, Ox 

Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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