The Ulster Regional Final of the Irish Restaurant Awards took place in The Main Hall, at The Guildhall, Derry on Tuesday night and named the top restaurants in the nine counties for 2016.
Over 500 restaurant owners and staff celebrated their hard work and achievements at the Awards, which saw many well-known restaurateurs of Ulster turn out to see if they had won one of the prestigious awards.
Here are all the Belfast winners from the County Antrim region…
David Gillmore of James Street South
Best Casual Dining
Best Gastro Pub
Best Wine Experience
Best Customer Service
The Great Room Restaurant at The Merchant Hotel
Best World Cuisine
Best Emerging Irish Cuisine
Best Restaurant Manager
Alain Kerloc’h of OX
All county winners now compete for the Regional and All Ireland Title which will be announced at the Irish Restaurant Awards in the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Dublin on Monday May 16.
There are three components to phase two of the process including a mystery guest visit, judging from the National Awards Academy, and food and wine menu scrutiny.