October 17th saw the annual Just Eat National Takeaway Awards take place in Number 22, South Anne Street in Dublin 2, with comedian Colm O’Regan and radio host Louise Duffy giving the awards to winners which included categories such as Best Takeaway Chinese, Best Takeaway Salad, Best Takeaway Mexican and Best Takeaway Indian.
Dozens of shortlisted restaurants gathered to celebrate the best takeaway restaurants and dishes from across the country. With 20 categories this year, customers were able to vote for their favourite takeaway restaurant in Ireland, as well as their preferred takeaway dish. The awards are the only ones in Ireland that recognise and celebrate the quality of the food, choice and service consistently delivered by this important sector of the foodservice industry. The annual Just Eat National Takeaway Awards give members of the public the opportunity to vote for their favourites. Voting took place over the summer with over 20,000 votes cast for takeaway restaurants nationwide.
The big winners on the night were Letterkenny based Mexican Takeaway Restaurant, Burrito Loco, which received thousands of votes and went on to win Best Takeaway Lunchtime, Best Takeaway Ulster and the overall most sought-after award of Best Takeaway Ireland.
Thai Green Curry won the title of Ireland’s Favourite Dish, whilst the ever-popular Spice Bag continues to prove a hit with Just Eat customers, with its own dedicated Best Spice Bag award category, won by Lin Kee takeaway in Swords. For the second year in a row Phibsborough’s Camile Thai won in the Best Takeaway Thai category and Firehouse Pizza was awarded Best Takeaway Pizza nationwide.
Amanda Roche Kelly, Managing Director Just Eat Ireland said: “We know how committed our takeaway restaurant partners are by providing a quality service for customers and we think it’s extremely important to recognise and celebrate this. As the takeaway sector continues to diversify and expand, the scope for these awards can only increase.”
Categories included a breakdown from Best Indian to Best Healthy Takeaway and individual regional categories. Other winners on the night included Lin Kee, in Swords, Co. Dublin for Best Chinese Takeaway, Bombay Pantry in Fairview Dublin for Best Indian Takeaway, Friar’s Rest in Letterkenny, Donegal for Best Takeaway Chipper and Best Takeaway Curry going to Ajanta Indian Takeaway in Drogheda, Co. Louth.