Fine Gael TD for Wicklow, Andrew Doyle, says the success this week for Wicklow in The Irish Restaurants Association regional awards proves that the county has a lot to offer food lovers and is a great gourmet destination. “The Pigeon House in Delgany, Campo de Fioro, The Strawberry Tree at Brooklodge & Macreddin Village, Platform Pizza Bar , Happy Pear, Pink Salt Indian Restaurant, Butler & Barry Gastropub, La Touche Wines 4 U, The Harbour Bar, Firehouse Bakery & Bread School, Noah’s Ark Restaurant Café Cowfish all receiving awards from The Irish Restaurants Association this week.
“This is great news for County Wicklow and means it is getting the recognition it deserves as the gourmet county of the Ancient East. “These are fantastic restaurants and I’m delighted to see that they’re being recognised for serving top quality food, that is often sourced in Wicklow and for providing excellent service, a combination that is so vital to the tourism industry here in Wicklow.”
The Firehouse Café and Bakery won best café in Wicklow, the owner Patrick Ryan said ‘this award is the icing on the cake for the café especially after Storm Emma where staff pulled together to get the café and the bakery reopened. I really appreciate the continued support from the local community and thank the customers who voted for us’.
This year was the 10thyear for the Irish Restaurant Association awards and most successful year yet, with over 80,000 online nominations received. I look forward to the finals later this year.