Griffins Bar, Clifden, Co. Galway, and the Limerick Strand Hotel, have been announced as the overall winners of Ireland’s Great Roast 2019.
The competition, run in association with Knorr Professional, was previously known as the Great Carvery of the Year competition.
The title for the best pub roast went to Griffin’s Bar, while the Limerick Strand Hotel won the best hotel roast.
The competition is considered one of the top culinary competitions on the island of Ireland. Venues from across the four corners of the island entered.
Jim Reeves, Customer Director at Unilever Food Solutions, made a surprise visit to the two venues to congratulate them on their success. He commented: “Once again this year the standard of the food served was fantastic but the two winners were exceptional. I believe these awards are important in recognising the work and effort that goes into sourcing top quality ingredients and preparing and serving delicious food every day. It’s a huge credit to the venues’ management, chef and serve teams that they are acknowledged with this win.”
Speaking on their win, Stephen O’Connor, General Manager, Limerick Strand Hotel, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to win the overall award for Ireland’s Great Roast and massive credit goes to Tom and our culinary team who go to great effort to ensure we consistently provide an outstanding menu for our customers.”
David Griffin from Griffins Bar was “incredibly happy and proud” of the win and went on to say “Griffin’s is Clifden’s oldest continuously family-owned pub, and it is said that we serve the finest pint of Guinness in town. And now we have the greatest pub roast now as well.”
The full list of winners is as follows:
|Leinster Ireland’s Great Roast Pub 2019||Beaumont House, Beaumont, Dublin 9|
|Leinster Ireland’s Great Roast Hotel 2019||Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey, Co Wexford|
|Ulster Ireland’s Great Roast Hotel 2019||Killyhevlin House Hotel, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh|
|Connacht Ireland’s Great Roast Pub 2019 (Overall Pub winner)||Griffin’s Bar, Clifden, Co Galway|
|Connacht Ireland’s Great Roast Hotel 2019||Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway|
|Munster Ireland’s Great Roast Pub 2019||Kirby’s Brogue Inn, Tralee, Co Kerry|
|Munster Ireland’s Great Roast Hotel 2019
(Overall Hotel winner)
|Limerick Strand H|