Yes Chef Awards

The Yes Chef awards were presented at a fabulous Gala Ball which on Tuesday last in the beautiful Carriage Rooms at the Montalto Estate in Ballynahinch, Co.Down.  It was a wonderful evening.  Please have a look and some of the fabulous food and prizewinners here.

The results were extremely close which just goes to show the extremely high quality of our chefs and food on this wee island.


Best Chef Ulster

Will Brown – The Old Schoolhouse **WINNER**

Stevie Higginson – The Square Bistro

Chris Molloy – The Lemon Tree


Best Chef Connaught

Claire O’Leary Sandstone Restaurant

Joe Flaherty – Brasserie on the Corner  **WINNER**

Sham Hanifa – The Cottage Restaurant


Best Chef Leinster

Conor Woods – The Bay Tree

Stephane le Sourne – Ghan House **WINNER**

Barry Liscombe – Hartes of Kildare


Best Chef Munster

Patricia Teahan – Carriag Country House

Kate Lawlor – Fenns Quay

Simon Regan – The Europe Hotel **WINNER**


Best Front of House

J.W.’s Brasserie at The Wyatt Hotel **WINNER**

Harveys Point

The Lemon Tree


Best Gastro Pub

Sally McNallys

Billy Andys

The Drift Inn **WINNER**


Best Indian Restaurant

Copper and Spices – Navan **WINNER**

SAFA – Belfast

Chandpur – Donegal


Best Newcomer

Havana – Belfast **WINNER**


Best Restaurant

Aldridge Lodge – Duncannon, Co, Wexford

Catalina Restaurant – Lough Erne, Fermanagh

The Old Schoolhouse, Comber, Co. Down **WINNER**


Best Restaurant Connaught

Sandstone Restaurant at Lough Rynn

Taste Matters, Loughrea, Co. Galway **WINNER**

The Cottage Restaurant, Jamestown, Co.Leitrim


Best Restaurant Leinster

The Bay Tree Carlingford

Ghan House, Carlingford

Hartes of Kildare **WINNER**


Best Restaurant Ulster

The Bushmills Inn **WINNER**

Sage – Letterkenny

The Red Door, Buncrana


Best Restaurant Munster

The Wild Geese, Adare

Fenns Quay, Cork

Willie Pa’s, Bantry **WINNER**


Best Young Chef

Eimear Brazil – Waterford Castle

Marty McParland – Sintons at the Bridge, Scarva **WINNER**


YesChef Readers Award

Tullylagan Country House – Cookstown  **WINNER**

Sandstone Restaurant – Lough Rynn

Havana, Belfast