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There are two types of categories in the Irish Restaurant Awards 2019:

– Main Category Awards: Each category will have a county winner and/or regional winner and All-Ireland winner. Nominations can be made by the public. Click here to see the full list of Main Categories and their descriptions.

– National Category Awards: Each category will have one All-Ireland winner only. For the first time, nominations can be made by members of the general public for these categories as well. Click here to see the full list of National Categories and their descriptions.

Category Type County by County Regional National
Best Restaurant Main x x x
Best Chef Main x x x
Best Casual Dining Main x x x
Pub Of The Year Main x x x
Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant Main x x x
Best Gastro Pub Main x x x
Best Customer Service Main x x x
Best Wine Experience Main x x x
Best Newcomer Main x x x
Best Kids Size Me Main x x x
Best World Cuisine Main x x
Best ‘Free From’ Main x x
Best Café Main x x
Local Food Hero Main x x
Best Emerging Irish Cuisine Main x x
Best Restaurant Manager Main x x
Best Seafood Experience National* x
Best Cocktail Experience National* x
Best Digital Marketing National* x
Best Private Dining & Club Restaurant National* x
Best Cookery School National* x

* National category awards marked with an asterisk above will be shortlisted to 10 prior to the All-Ireland Irish Restaurant Awards 2019 final on Monday, 13th of May in The Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin.

The Best Cocktail Experience nominees will be offered the opportunity to take part in a live cocktail competition as part of the judging for this category. Details of this competition will be issued to all nominees in advance.

For details on the judging process for each of the above categories, click here.

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