THYME restaurant in Athlone has scooped the accolade of Best Restaurant, at the Leinster finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards.
Some of Westmeath's finest restaurants won awards at the finals last night. These include The Fatted Calf, Beans and Leaves, Bastion Kitchen, Kin Khao Thai, Glasson Hotel and Golf Club and Thyme Restaurant.
There were further honours for Thyme Restaurant when chef John Coffey won the Best Chef award.
The awards covered a wide range of venues and the winners from each of Leinster’s 11 counties were selected from a range of categories.
Some 165 awards were presented at the event which took place in the the Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim, last night.
Here's a full list of the Westmeath winners:
Best Casual Dining sponsored by San Pellegrino - Miller & Cook
Best Emerging Irish Cuisine sponsored by Odaios Foods - The Fatted Calf
Best Kids Size Me sponsored by Dubliner Cheese - Beans and Leaves
Best 'Free From' sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro Gluten Free - Bastion Kitchen
Best World Cuisine sponsored by Aryzta – Kin Khao Thai
Best Restaurant Manager - Una Weir of Weirs Bar & Restaurant
Best Wine Experience sponsored by Classic Drinks - The Fatted Calf
Pub of the Year sponsored by Bushmills - Bracken's Bar
Best Café sponsored by Illy - Beans and Leaves
Best Customer Service - The Villager Bar & Restaurant
Best Gastro Pub sponsored by Coca Cola & Schweppes - Weirs Bar & Restaurant
Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant sponsored by BWG Foodservice – Glasson Hotel & Golf Club
Best Newcomer sponsored by Elavon - Las Radas Wine & Tapas Bar/ Restaurant Athlone
Best Chef sponsored by Nisbets - John Coffey at Thyme Restaurant
Best Restaurant sponsored by Tindal Wine Merchants - Thyme Restaurant