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Bridgestone 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland 2011

There are 17 new entries in the “2011 Bridgestone 100 Best Restaurants” and, in alphabetical order, they are:  

Augustine’s (City Quarter, Cork)

Bar No. 8 (Dock Road, Galway)

The Brown Bear (Naas, Co. Kildare)

China Sichuan (Sandyford, Dublin)

Deasy’s Harbour Bar (Clonakilty, West Cork)

The Exchequer (Exchequer Street, Dublin)

Global Village (Dingle, Co. Kerry)

Juno’s (Parkgate Street, Dublin)

Mad Fish (Crosshaven, Co. Cork)

Manifesto (Rathmines, Dublin)

Michie Sushi (Ranelagh, Dublin)

Number One Pery Square (The Georgian Quarter, Limerick)

O’Connells (Donnybrook, Dublin)

The Poacher’s Inn (Bandon, Co. Cork)

The Port House (South William Street, Dublin)

Saba (Clarendon Street, Dublin)

Sage (Westport, Co.Mayo)  

For the third year in a row, we recommend: “10 Places to Beat the Recession” which features 8 new entries this year – the only two to retain their places from 2010 are Harry’s Bar & Restaurant (Inishowen, Co. Donegal) and “The House” (Howth, Co. Dublin).  

New for 2011 are:  Augustine’s (City Quarter, Cork), The Brown Bear (Naas, Co. Kildare), Brown’s (Waterside, Derry), The Cottage Restaurant (Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim), Juno’s (Parkgate Street, Dublin), The Mill Restaurant (Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal), Thornton’s Restaurant, (Stephen’s Green, Dublin), Toddies at the Bulman (Kinsale, Co. Cork)  

We also nominate our “10 Great Places for Seafood”, “10 Places for Vegetarians”;“10 Great Happening Rooms”;” “10 Hot Chefs to Watch”; “10 Great Signature Dishes”, “10 Places with Great Service” and “10 Great Vernacular Restaurants”.

Bridgestone 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland 2011

There are 9 new entries in this year’s 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland and, in alphabetical order, they are:  

Ariel House (Lansdowne Road, Dublin)

Bervie (Achill, Co. Mayo)

Coopershill House (Riverstown, Co. Sligo)

Dufferin Coaching Inn (Killyleagh, Co. Down)

Gort na Nain Farm (Nohoval, Co. Cork)

Knockranny House Hotel (Westport, Co. Mayo)

Linsfort Castle (Buncrana, Co. Donegal)

Moorfield Lodge (Ramelton, Co. Donegal)

Newtown House (Youghal, Co. Cork)  

The Guide also features the Top 10: “Places with Great Spas”; “Places on the Beach”; “Places for Romance”; “Places with Great Breakfasts”; “Places to Get Away from It All”; “Places that Children Love” and “Places for Weddings”.


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