Irish Takeaway of the Year 2019

The Little Saltee Chipper, Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford

The inaugural Irish Takeaway Awards were held last night 30th September in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone.  250 guests from across the island joined the programme hosts – YesChef Ireland to celebrate the stars of the Food to Go industry.

Host Shane Smith said;

“Food to Go is the fastest growing sector in the food service industry, where, how and what we eat is changing at lightning speed.  The experiences that the Irish consumer and visitors to our wonderful island seek is that of high quality, well cooked food, delivered by friendly and knowledgeable staff.

These businesses are on the cutting edge and sometimes the cliff face of the hospitality industry.  We rely on them to deliver high quality fast food day and night and make no mistake; the Irish customer is discerning. The days of the greasy spoon and poorly cooked food are long gone.”

And this is what our researchers found!  Each and every one of the entrants has been visited and assessed and the reports showed an incredibly high standard.

To recognise that standard NI Media has launched our ‘Great Food to Go’ quality mark.  Businesses awarded this mark have been assessed and recommended by The Irish Takeaway Awards researchers.

NI Media would like to thank The Irish Takeaway Awards Sponsors for their support; Manor Farm, Bunzl McLaughlin and YesChef – the magazine for lovers of good food.  Thanks also to Traditional Cheese Co and Crossogue Preserves who provided artisan produce for the awards dinner along with After Curry Mint.  Guy Clothing, Nell’s Closet and Knock Castle in Crieff who sponsored our Best Dressed Lady & Gent.


Indian Takeaway of the Year 2019   

Leinster           Cinnamon Garden       Ashbourne

Munster          Saffron                           Cashel

Ulster              Chandpur                       Donegal

Winner            Chandpur        


The Champion Chip Award 2019

Connacht         Boxty’s                                                                          Galway

Leinster           Mangans Traditional Fish & Chips                            Wexford

Munster          Nino’s                                                                             Templemore

Ulster              AJ’s Filling Station Restaurant & Fast Food Takeaway         Ballyshannon

Winner            Mangans Traditional Fish & Chips


Asian Takeaway of the Year 2019

Connacht         Umbrella Asian Tapas           Galway

Leinster           Once Upon a Thai                   Trim

Munster          Miyazaki                                   Cork

Ulster              Green Chilli                              Bangor

Winner            Miyazaki


Takeaway Team of the Year 2019

Connacht         Jack Jordans                                                    Doughiske

Leinster           My Meat Wagon                                             Dublin

Munster          Denjoes Family Restaurant & Takeaway    Castleisland

Ulster              Genoa Café                                                      Warrenpoint

Winner            Genoa Café

Burger of the Year 2019

Connacht         Danolla’s Diner & Takeaway                          Castlebar

Leinster           Mangans Traditional Fish & Chips                 Wexford

Munster          Denjoes Family Restaurant & Takeaway       Castleisland

Ulster              Chequers                                                             Coleraine

Winner            Denjoes Family Restaurant & Takeaway


Café Takeaway of the Year 2019

Connacht         Café Nova                               Castlebar

Leinster           The Galway Roast                  Mullingar

Munster          Café Gusto                              Cork

Ulster              Narrow Quarter Bistro          Kerrykeel

Winner            Café Nova


Food Truck of the Year 2019

Connacht         Julia’s Lobster Truck   Kinvarra

Leinster           Once Upon a Thai       Trim

Ulster              Pyke ‘N’ Pommes         Derry

Winner            Pyke ‘N’ Pommes


Healthy Takeaway of the Year 2019

Connacht         The Gourmet Offensive       Galway

Leinster           Nutbutter                                Dublin

Munster          Café Gusto                              Cork

Ulster              Bia Rebel Ramen                    Belfast

Winner            Bia Rebel Ramen

Fish & Chip Takeaway of the Year 2019

Connacht         Danolla’s Diner & Takeaway Castlebar

Leinster           The Little Saltee Chipper        Kilmore Quay

Munster          Red Herring Seafood Bar        Clonmel

Ulster              Pit-Stop Fast Food                     Kilkeel

Winner            The Little Saltee Chipper        Kilmore Quay


American Takeaway of the Year 2019          Cranky Yankee Corn Dogs       Dublin

Newcomer of the Year 2019                           Johnny’s Ranch                       Ramelton

Italian Takeaway of the Year 2019                Fire & Stone Pizzeria              Limavady

Kebab Takeaway of the Year 2019                 Sphinx                                     Stranmillis, Belfast

Mexican Takeaway of the Yearn 2019           Vocho                                      Galway

Vegetarian Takeaway of the Year 2019         The Gourmet Offensive       Galway

Innovative Takeaway of the Year 2019          Boxty’s                                    Galway

Sweet Treat of the Year 2019                          Mammy Johnston’s                Sligo

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