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As far as dining out goes we have the cyber diners, those among us who obsessively watch social media, hoping to be the first to get a taste of the latest new restaurant opening. There are the traditionalists who are entirely committed to a favourite restaurant, spending every special occasion meal there, from birthdays to date nights and all family gatherings. Then there are the increasing numbers of destination diners, serious food lovers who think nothing of travelling overnight just for a meal — throwing a toothbrush in a bag and driving across the country for dinner at the latest ‘hot’ chef’s restaurant, no matter how obscure the location.
There were nine food and drink establishments celebrating this week at the Connacht finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards in the Radisson Blu in Sligo. In the overall provincial awards, Café Rua in Castlebar picked up the win in the Best Kids Size Me section. When it came to the Mayo specific awards, Sage in Westport was the winner of 'Best Restaurant', with Johnathan Keane from The Lodge at Ashford winning Best Chef. The Best Gastro Pub award went to Flanagan's Gastro Pub in Claremorris and Bar One in Castlebar was the winner of the Best Casual Dining gong.
The Connacht Regional Final of the Irish Restaurant Awards took place in The Benbulben Suite at Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Sligo on Tuesday night and named the top restaurants in the five counties for 2016. Over 500 restaurant owners and staff celebrated their hard work and achievements at the Awards, which saw many well-known restaurateurs of Connacht turn out to see if they had won one of the prestigious awards.
Rua Deli, Bakery and Cafe, Castlebar has been awarded Bord Bia Just Ask Restaurant of the Year 2016, beating off tough competition from many top establishments across the country.