Two Cork Restaurants Shortlisted For Ireland’s Favourite Roast Competition
The shortlist for Ireland’s Favourite Roast has been announced and the Elm Tree, Glouthaune and The Barn, Glanmire have been nominated in the Munster region along with three other venues. The Elm Tree is a previous winner of the competition on a number of occasions while The Barn is a first-time entrant.
In total, there are 15 venues across the county, which will be mystery dined over the coming weeks.
The competition, run in association with KNORR, will see The Elm Tree and The Barn and the other venues scored on the quality and taste of their carvery offering as well as value for money. The carvery is an Irish culinary institution with venues cooking and serving the finest locally sourced meat and veg accompanied, of course, by the tastiest gravy.
The Elm Tree, Glounthune, Cork
The Barn, Glanmire, Co Cork
The Brogue Inn, Tralee, Co Kerry
Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel & Spa, Adare, Co Limerick
Mulcahy’s Bar & Restaurant, Clonmel, Co Tipperary
Silken Thomas, Kildare
Eden House Gastrobar, Rathfarnham, Dublin
The Bell Bar & Restaurant, Blanchardstown, Dublin
Creggan Court Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath
The Balreask Bar & Restaurant, Navan, Co Meath
Athlone Springs Hotel, Athlone, Co Roscommon
Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Co Galway
Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co Roscommon
The Trappers Inn, Castlegar, Co Galway
Hester’s Golden Eagle Bar & Restaurant, Castlerea, Co Roscommon
Following the mystery dining phase, provincial winners will be announced in late September. Each of three provincial winners will then be visited by a special guest judge, who will help decide who the overall winner of Ireland’s Favourite Roast competition.
Jim Reeves, Customer Director at Unilever Food Solutions said: “We were delighted to see the level of entry to this year’s competition from right across the country. And, especially pleased to see a large number of first-time entrants. The commitment and pride that goes into preparing, cooking and serving excellent food to customers every day should be applauded and this competition goes some way to acknowledge those efforts.”