Irish Takeaway of the Year 2022

Mangans Traditional Fish & Chips, Wexford

The YesChef Takeaway Awards 2022 were held last night – 21 February in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone.  Close to 300 guests from across the island joined the programme hosts – YesChef Ireland to celebrate the stars of the Takeaway Industry in Ireland.

Programme Director Nicci Smith said;

“It’s hard to believe that we held our first Takeaway Awards in 2019 and little did we know what lay ahead for us all and the challenges that would face the industry.

I’m proud to say that the people who joined us tonight helped to sustain Irish people through some of the toughest times they have faced.  Food is not just a necessity it is a joy, a pleasure in life, a sensory experience, something that lifts us at the end of a tough week!  And these guys lifted us through a tough two years!

Owners and staff in takeaways across the country were on the frontline with a smile on their faces and a willingness to go the extra mile.  Restaurants pivoted to deliver takeaway food and throughout it all quality improved and standards raised. 

And I don’t say that lightly, each and every business was independently assessed and the standards were superb.  I need to point out also that researchers found the level of service to be superb, I read so many comments complimenting teams for their happy smiles, banter and going the extra mile.”

NI Media would like to thank The YesChef Takeaway Awards Sponsors for their support; Manor Farm, Bunzl McLaughlin, Allied Irish Merchant Services and YesChef – the magazine for lovers of good food.  Thanks also to Traditional Cheese Co who provided artisan cheese for the awards dinner along with After Curry Mint who treated us to chocolate favours. 

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