All the Offaly winners from the Midlands 103 Hospitality Awards

The awards took place on Monday night

Justin Kelly

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There were 14 Offaly winners at Monday's Midlands 103 Hospitality Awards where 350 people gathered in the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise.

Over 40 businesses were recognised at the awards, with Offaly claiming two of the big five awards. The Tullamore Court Hotel won the Overall Hotel of the Year award while Best Tourist Attraction went to Lough Boora Parklands.

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The awards sought to recognise excellence in the field of hospitality across the Midlands counties of Laois, Offaly and Westmeath.

Other Offaly winners included Hugh Lynch's for Music Venue of the Year, Birr Castle, Gardens and Science Centre for Best Leisure Attraction, The Bridge Bar in the Bridge House Hotel for Best Hotel Bar and Captain House restuarant in Tullamore for Best Fine Dining Experience. 

Offaly restaurants were shown to be some of the finest in the region on the night as Shishir Restaurant in Tullamore scooped the Best Customer Service award, Siroccos Italian in Tullamore claimed Best Dining Experience and Eddie's Hotspot in Portarlington was named Best Value Restaurant. 

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Here is a full list of the Offaly winners at the 2018 Midlands 103 Hospitality Awards:

Overall Hotel of the Year – Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore

Best Tourist Attraction – Lough Boora Parklands, Co. Offaly

Music Venue of the Year – Hugh Lynch’s, Tullamore

Best Leisure Centre – Portarlington Leisure Centre

Best Leisure Attraction – Birr Castle, Gardens and Science Centre

Best Guesthouse  – Sea Dew Guesthouse, Tullamore

Best Hotel Bar – The Bridge bar, The Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore

Best Value Restaurant – Eddie’s Hotspot, Portarlington

Best Fine Dining Restaurant – Captain House Restaurant, Tullamore

Best Customer Service – Restaurant – Shishir Restaurant, Tullamore

Best Dining Experience – Siroccos Italian Restaurant, Tullamore

Best Family Hotel  – County Arms Hotel, Birr

Judges Rising Star awards:

Bar sector – Mary Hensey from the Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre

Hotel sector – Sarah Alexander, the Central Hotel, Tullamore

Here is the full list of all the winners at the 2018 Midlands 103 Hospitality Awards from across Offaly, Westmeath and Laois:

Bar Food of the Year – Gilleran’s Bar, Mullingar

Bar Manager of the Year – Trevor Byrne, Scanlon’s Bar and Restaurant, Kinnegad

Country Bar of the Year – Weir’s Bar and Restaurant, Multyfarnham

Music Venue of the Year – Hugh Lynch’s, Tullamore

Staff Personality of the Year – Chey Keeley, O Gorman’s Bar and Restaurant, Kilminchy

Tourist Bar of the Year – Sean’s Bar, Athlone

Best Sports Bar –  Kavanagh’s, Portlaoise

Best Traditional Bar – Peadar’s Bar, Moate

Best Leisure Centre – Portarlington Leisure Centre

Best Leisure Attraction – Birr Castle, Gardens and Science Centre

Best Guesthouse  – Sea Dew Guesthouse, Tullamore

Best Value Restaurant – Eddie’s Hotspot, Portarlington

Best Fine Dining Restaurant – Captain House Restaurant, Tullamore

Best Customer Service – Restaurant – Shishir Restaurant, Tullamore

Chef of the Year – John Coffey, Thyme Restaurant, Athlone

Best Dining Experience – Siroccos Italian Restaurant, Tullamore

Best Casual Dining  –Bowe’s Foodhall & Café, Durrow

Best Café  – The Pantry, Portlaoise

Best New Establishment  – The Bog Road, Portlaoise

Best Restaurant Manager  – Rachael Doyle, The Pantry, Portlaoise

Best Hotel Restaurant – Kelly’s Steakhouse at Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise

Best Boutique Hotel – Wineport Lodge, Glasson

Best Customer Service – Hotel – Annebrook House Hotel, Mullingar

Best Value Hotel – The Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise

Best Family Hotel  – County Arms Hotel, Birr

Wedding Coordinator of the Year – Joanne Deering, Bloomfield House Hotel

Best Destination Hotel – The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, Killenard

Best Hotel Manager  – Darren Harding, Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise

Hotel Receptionist of the Year – Donna Lawless, Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise

Best Hotel Bar – The Bridge bar, The Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore

Best Business Hotel – Sheraton Hotel, Athlone

Judges Rising Star awards.:

Bar sector – Mary Hensey from the Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre

Hotel sector – Sarah Alexander, the Central Hotel, Tullamore

Best contribution to the restaurant industry – Kate Szyndizidorz of Esquires Café

Outstanding service – The Fisherman’s Thatched Inn , Ballybrittas

Judges’ Special Merit Awards:

Baysports Boat Training and Water Sports Centre

Weir’s Bar and Restaurant in Multyfarnham.

Overall Awards:

Best Tourist Attraction – Lough Boora Parklands, Co. Offaly

Overall Bar of the Year  – The Chambers. Mullingar

Overall Restaurant of the Year – Browne’s on the Green, Tyrellspass

Wedding Venue of the Year – Glasson Country House Hotel

Overall Hotel of the Year – Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore

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