POPULAR eatery Harry’s Restaurant in Bridgend has been named as the Best Restaurant in Donegal for 2016.
The prestigious title was revealed at the Irish Restaurant Awards Ulster regional event which took place in The Guildhall, Derry last week.
Sponsored by Dalcassian Wines & Spirits and Astoria Wines, the Best Restaurant title is considered to be one of the highest accolades in the annual Awards. Speaking of the awards, Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins commented, “The Best Restaurant title is one of the most sought after titles in the Awards. To win this title, a restaurant must appeal to the public while scoring highly amongst the judging panel. It’s not an easy task but should be celebrated when achieved.”
Harry’s Restaurant will now go on to compete for the Ulster regional and All Ireland title which will be announced at the Irish Restaurant Awards in the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Dublin on Monday 16th May, 2016.
There are three components to phase two of the process. Each element is independently assessed by BDO.
Mystery Guest Visit (55%) This component of the awards is conducted by Customer Perceptions Ltd, specialists in mystery shopping, consumer insights and customer satisfaction surveys. All County Winners and Dublin shortlists will receive a mystery guest visit throughout the month of March, April or May.
National Awards Academy (35%) Our National Awards Academy is made up representatives from each of the regional judging panels and will meet in early May to judge the County Winners. The Academy members include food writers, journalists, bloggers, culinary academics and hospitality magazine editors.
Menu Judging (10%) All County winners and the Dublin Shortlist in each category are asked to submit a copy of their food menu and wine list for judging.