Danolla's Diner and Takeaway in Castlebar has won the title of 'Best Fish and Chips in Connacht' at the Irish Takeaway Awards.
Acceprting the award, a delighted Patjoe O’Connell, owner of Danollas, said: ”This award means so much to us here at Danollas as we constantly try to improve and push to be the best at what we do. A huge thank you to all our staff who constantly work hard to achieve this wonderful award.”
Danolla’s also picked up an award for ‘Best Burger in Connacht’ thanks to their extensive and innovative burger menu. The inaugural Irish Takeaway Awards were held this week in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone. 250 guests from across the island joined the programme hosts – YesChef Ireland to celebrate the stars of the Food to Go industry.
Host Shane Smith said: "Food to Go is the fastest growing sector in the food service industry. Where, how and what we eat is changing at lightning speed. The experiences that the Irish consumer and visitors to our wonderful island seek is that of high quality, well cooked food, delivered by friendly and knowledgeable staff.
"These businesses are on the cutting edge and sometimes the cliff face of the hospitality industry. We rely on them to deliver high quality fast food day and night and make no mistake; the Irish customer is discerning. The days of the greasy spoon and poorly cooked food are long gone.
"And this is what our researchers found! Each and every one of the entrants has been visited and assessed and the reports showed an incredibly high standard."