Local restaurants win top awards

TULLAMORE restaurant Sirocco’s and The Thatch in Crinkle both took two awards in the County Category of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2011 in The Gibson Hotel, Dublin last Monday night. All County winners will now compete for the Regional and All Ireland Title which will be announced at the Irish Restaurant Awards in the Burlington Hotel Dublin on Wednesday May 25.

TULLAMORE restaurant Sirocco’s and The Thatch in Crinkle both took two awards in the County Category of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2011 in The Gibson Hotel, Dublin last Monday night. All County winners will now compete for the Regional and All Ireland Title which will be announced at the Irish Restaurant Awards in the Burlington Hotel Dublin on Wednesday May 25.

Other local winners were Matthew Crombie of The Thatch, Crinkle in the Best Chef category, Birr eatery Emma’s Cafe took the Best Casual Dining title. Sirocco’s won the Best Restaurant title and also the Best Customer Service award. The Thatch, Crinkle also won the Best Gastro Pub title and the County Arms Hotel in Birr was awarded the Best Hotel Restaurant accolade.