Derry's top eateries named at lavish '˜Food Oscars' ceremony

Derry's finest eateries were celebrated in a lavish ceremony in the Guildhall this week, with the Irish Restaurant Awards held their Ulster finals in Derry

Thursday, 17th March 2016, 12:44 pm
Updated Thursday, 17th March 2016, 1:47 pm
Louise and James Huey, proprietors of the Walled City Brewery, get a helping hand behind the bar from Caoimhin Corrigan, Director of the Ebrington Site, at their official opening on Friday. DER2415-102KM

Among those eateries earning gongs were new kids on the block the Walled City Brewery, who scooped both the Best Newcomer and Best Gastropub award.

The restaurant at the prestigious Beechhill Hotel was named Best Hotel Restaurant, Browns in Town was named best for Customer Service.

It’s sister operation. Browns Restaurant and Champagne Lounge scooped both the Best Wine Experience Award and the top gong, Best Restaurant.

All County winners now compete for the Regional and All Ireland Title which will be announced at the Irish Restaurant Awards in the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Dublin on May 16. Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins said; “The Irish Restaurant Awards celebrate their eighth year this year and have become the Island’s biggest food awards. T

“he credibility that these awards have is reflected in the amount of nominations they received this year – over 70,000 individual nominations were cast across fourteen categories, showing that these are the awards that everyone wants to win.