November 2016: Maeve Walsh, Chef de Partie at Restaurnant Forty One, wins Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year
October 2016: Rathsallagh House wins Best Historic Hotel Wedding Experience at the 2017 Historic Hotels of Europe Awards
October 2016: The Duck Restaurant at Marlfield House is Bord Bia - Just ask Restaurant of the Month for October.
October 2016: Yes Chef Awards 2017
September 2016: Gold Medal Awards 2016
Ireland’s Wine Experience – Hayfield Manor
Ireland’s Hotel Breakfast - Castle Leslie Estate
Ireland’s 4 starred Hotel – Mount Juliet Estate
Ireland’s Fine Dining Restaurant – Mount Juliet Estate
Ireland’s Chef of the Year – David Hurley at Gregan’s Castle
September 2016: Georgina Campbell Awards 2017
August 2016: Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud wins Best Restaurant at FOOD&WINE Magazine's Restaurant Of The Year Awards 2016.
Best Chef in Leinster – Gary O’Hanlon of Viewmount House
Bowe Family of Marlfield House were inducted into the FOOD&WINE Magazine Hall of Fame
July 2016: Currarevagh House listed amoung Top 10 Hotels for fishing in Great Britain & Ireland by The Independant Newspaper (UK)
July 2016: The Irish Times 50 Great Places to Stay or Eat in Ireland
May 2016: Ardtara Country House, Co. L'Derry crowned AA Guest Accommodation of the Year for Northern Ireland at the AA Hospitality Awards 2016.
May 2016: GREGANS CASTLE HOTEL WINS BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT AT THE IRISH RESTAURANT AWARDS 2016
March 2016: Hot Press Magazine Top Hotels in Ireland 2016:
Park Hotel Kenmare, Co.Kerry
The Merrion, Dublin
March 2016: Hot Press Magazine Top Restaurants in Ireland 2016:
March 2016: Ulster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards
March 2016: Munster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards
March 2016: Leinster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards
February 2016: Ireland's Best 100 Places to Stay, The McKennas' Guide
February 2016: Ireland's Top 100 Restaurants, The McKennas' Guide
February 2016:Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2016
January 2016: Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Awards 2016
September 2015: GEORGINA CAMPBELL AWARDS 2016
September 2015: MAJOR WINS FOR BLUE BOOK COUNTRY HOUSES AT KEELINGS GOLD MEDAL AWARDS 2015
Ireland’s Country House and Guesthouse :Carrig Country House and Restaurant, Co Kerry
Ireland's Chef of the Year: David Hurley, Head Chef at Gregan’s Castle, Co Clare
Ireland’s Fine Dining Restaurant:Tankardstown House, Co Meath
Ireland's Hotel Breakfast :The Castle at Castle Leslie Estate, Co Monaghan
Service to the Industry :Dan Mullane, The Mustard Seed, Co Limerick
August 2015: Wins For Blue Book Restaurants At The FOOD&WINE Restaurant OF The Year Awards 2015
Restaurant of the Year: Thornton's Restaurant
Best Restaurant in Dublin: Thornton's Restaurant
Best Chef in Leinster: Garrett Byrne, Campagne
Best Chef in Dublin: Derry Clarke, L'Ecrivain
Best Customer Service: Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud
Entrepreneur Award: Kevin Dundon, Dunbrody House
June 2015: Food columnist Joe McNamee lists Blue Book Houses in his annual foodie awards.
The Gourmands Choice:
First Date/Romantic Restaurant:
June 2015: Newforge House titled Guest House of the Year at the fifth Licensed & Catering News Awards.
May 2015: Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud wins Restaurant of the Year at Restaurant Association Annual Awards.
May 2015: Wins for Bushmills Inn and Newforge House at the 37th Annual Northern Ireland Tourism Awards.
Best Place to stay - Hotel of the year: Bushmills Inn
Best Place to stay - Serviced Accomodation: Newforge House
May 2015: Hot Press Magazine Top 100 Restaurants in Ireland 2015:
Listed Blue Book Restaurants.
April 2015: Blue Book Houses Win At The Ulster Regional Irish Restaurant Awards
The Best Wine Experience - Snaffles Restaurant Castle Leslie Estate
Best Emerging Irish Cuisine - Ardtara Country House Hotel
The Best Chef - Eddie Attwell of Ardtara Country House Hotel
April 2015: Blue Book Houses Win At The Leinster Regional Irish Restaurant Awards
The Best Restaurant - Campagne
February 2015: Rathsallagh House Awarded Bord Bia Just Ask Restaurant on the Month.
Bord Bia’s Just Ask campaign encourages diners to look for information on where the food on their plate comes from when eating out. The Restaurant of the Month award is given to restaurants and cafés that demonstrate best practice in providing customers with this information.
January 2015: BLUE BOOK HOUSES WIN 2015 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER’S CHOICE AWARDS
November 2014: Major Wins for Blue Book Houses at 2014 National Hospitality Awards
Best Restaurant Overall(Overall Winner) – Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud
Best Seafood Restaurant(Overall Winner) – King Sitric Restaurant
Best Boutique Hotel (Overall Winner) – Tankardstown House
Best Hotel Restaurant(Overall Winner) – Park Hotel Kenmare
Best Boutique Hotel and Best Hotel Bar - Castle Leslie Estate
Best Dining Experience and Best Hotel Restaurant - Blairscove House and Restaurant
October 2014: Castle Leslie Estate wins Best Castle Historic Hotel at the Historic Hotels of Europe Awards 2015.
October 2014: Bushmills Inn wins IGTOA Boutique Golf Hotel of the Year Award 2014
October 2014: Newforge House Wins The Good Hotel Guide Céser Award: Irish Guest House of the Year 2014
October 2014: Wins for Blue Book Houses at Georgina Campbell Awards 2015.
Tankardstown House: Country House of the Year
Brabazon Restaurant at Tankardstown House: Atmospheric Restaurant of the Year
Gregans Castle: Pet friendly Hotel of the Year
Blairscove House and Restaurant: Outstanding Guest Experience of the Year.
September 2014: Bushmill's Inn wins AA Hotel of Year for Northern Ireland
September 2014: Coopershill House Smoked Venison Awarded 2 Gold Stars at Great Taste Awards 2014
September 2014: Hotel & Catering Gold Medal Awards
Gregans Castle wins the "Supreme Winner" Award
Gregans Castle wins "Country House of the Year" Award
Francis Brennan of the Park Hotel Kenmare receives the "Service to the Industry" Award
Castle Leslie wins "Hideaway of the Year" Award
Castle Leslie wins "Best Hotel Breakfast" Award
August 2014: Multiple Wins For Blue Book Restaurants At The FOOD&WINE Restaurant OF The Year Awards 2014
Restaurant of the Year: Chapter-One
Best Restaurant in Munster: Gregans Castle Hotel
Best Chef in Munster: Gregans Castle Hotel
Best Sommelier: Ballymaloe House
Best Customer Service: The Mustard Seed
June 2014: Restaurant Association of Ireland Awards Blue Book Winners:
Best Hotel Restaurant in Leinster: The Lady Helen at Mount Juliet Country Estate
Best Hotel Restaurant in Ulster: Newforge House
Best Hotel Restaurant in Munster: Gregans Castle
Best Customer Service in Leinster: Marlfield House
Best Customer Service in Dublin: Chapter One
Best Restaurant Manager in Dublin: Stephane Robin at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud
Best Hotel Restaurant in Ireland: The Lady Helen at Mount Juliet Country Estate
June 2014: Newforge House wins Guest House of the Year 2014 at the Licensed & Catering News Awards
May 2014: Castle Leslie Estate earns 2014 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence.
April 2014: Robb Report lists Ballyfin Demesne as in their World’s Top 100 Resorts issue.
February 2014: Barberstown Castle wins Best Castle Wedding Venue for the second year running at weddingsonline awards 2014.
January 2014: Castle Durrow, Castle Leslie Estate, Hayfield Manor and The Merrion Hotel win Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Awards for 2014
Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Blue Book hotels, Hayfield Manor, The Merrion Hotel , Castle Durrow and Castle Leslie are among the top 25 hotels in Ireland according to the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2014.
November 2013: Ballyfin Demesne wins the Garden Trophy 2014 award from Relais & Chateaux
Delighted to announce Ballyfin Demesne wins the Garden Trophy 2014 award from Relais & Chateaux. The Garden Trophy award recognises the most beautiful of the many Relais & Châteaux Hotel gardens.
November 2013: Newforge House and Mount Juliet Country Estate win Good Food Ireland Awards
October 2013: The Merrion Hotel and Hayfield Manor win Condé Nast Travellers' Choice Awards 2013
October 2013: The Wineport Lodge, The Mustard Seed and Ballyfin Demesne win at the Hospitality Ireland Awards 2013
Ballyfin Demesne won Best Hotel in Ireland
The Mustard Seed won Best Hotel Restaurant in Ireland.
The Wineport Lodge won Best Boutique Restaurant in Ireland.
October 2013:Coopershill House Venison and Longueville House Apple Brandy win at the 6th Annual Blas na hEireann, Irish Food Awards 2013
Longueville House Apple Brandy won a Gold Award for their Apple Brandy
Coopershill House won a Bronze Award for their Smoked Venison
October 2013:Wins For Newforge House, The Mustard Seed, Longueville House and The Park Hotel Kenmare at the Georgina Campbell Awards 2014
Newforge House in Magheralin, Co Armagh won the Country House of the Year Award 2014.
Newforge House also won the Irish Breakfast National Award 2014
The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge won the Hideaway of the Year Award 2014
The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge also won Pet Friendly Hotel of the Year Award 2014
Longueville House Cider and Irish Apple Brandy won the Natural Food Award 2014
Francis Brennan of the Park Hotel Kenmare, Co Kerry received the Georgina Campbell Award 2014 for Services to Irish Food & Hospitality.
September 2013:Lady Helen Restaurant at Mount Juliet Awarded Michelin Star
The luxury Mount Juliet Estate is delighted to announce it has been awarded a prestigious Michelin star for its Lady Helen restaurant. The gourmet restaurant, which already boasts 3 AA rosettes, was awarded the accolade for both its service and contemporary menu.
Earlier this year the Lady Helen also won the ‘Best Hotel Restaurant’ in the coveted Restaurant Association of Ireland Awards.
September 2013: Tankardstown House winner of AA Guest Accommodation of the Year
September 2013: The Mustard Seed and Gregans Castle Win 2013 Gold Medal Awards
Ireland's Blue Book is delighted to announce that The Mustard Seed in Co. Limerick has won the Gold Medal for Best Restaurant in Ireland and Gregans Castle has won the Gold Medal for Best Country House at the prestigious Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards for Excellence 2013. Founding member of Ireland’s Blue Book, Myrtle Allen from Ballymaloe received the Service to Industry Award.
Blue Book Winners:
Best Restaurant in Ireland: The Mustard Seed
Best Country House in Ireland: Gregans Castle
Service to Industry Award: Myrtle Allen from Ballymaloe House
August 2013: Blue Book Winners at the Food & Wine Awards 2013
Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Chapter One Restaurant has once again received the Restaurant of the Year Award, while L’Ecrivain Restaurant was awarded Best Service for 2013 at the Food & Wine Awards on August 25th in Dublin.
Blue Book Winners:
Best Restaurant: Chapter One
Best Service: L'Ecrivain Restaurant
June 2013: Blue Book Winners at the Good Eating Guide Awards 2013
The 2013 Good Eating Guide Awards took place on June 17 in Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud in Dublin. Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce the following Blue Book winners:
Best Restaurant in Munster – Gregans Castle Hotel, Co. Clare
Best Restaurant in Ulster – Bushmill’s Inn, Co. Antrim
Best Chef – Overall – Derry Clarke L’Ecrivain, Dublin 2
Best Wholesome Food – Ballymaloe House, Co. Cork
June 2013: Irish Restaurant Awards
Declan Maxwell of Chapter One Best Restaurant Manager in Ireland 2013
Best Hotel Restaurant in Ireland: The Lady Helen in Mount Juliet Country Estate
Best Wine Experience in Ireland: Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud
Regional Blue Book Winners:
Best Customer Service: Westmeath: The Wineport Lodge
Best Hotel Restaurant: Co. Laois: Castle Durrow
Best Hotel Restaurant: Co. Sligo: Coopershill House
Best Hotel Restaurant: Co. Cork: Ballymaloe House
Best Hotel Restaurant: Co. Limerick: The Mustard Seed
Best Hotel Restaurant: Co. Meath: Brabazon Restaurant @ Tankardstown House
Best Chef: Co. Wexford: Kevin Dundon of Dunbrody House
Ireland's Blue Book is delighted to announce that the following Blue Book houses have been included the "100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland 2013".
Kilgraney House, Co. Carlow
Gregans Castle, Co. Clare
Moy House, Co. Clare
Ballymaloe House, Co. Cork
Longueville House, Co. Cork
Rathmullan House, Co. Donegal
Mount Juliet Country Estate, Co. Kilkenny
The Mustard Seed, Co. Limerick
Stella Maris Country House Hotel, Co. Mayo
Coopershill House, Co. Sligo
The Wineport Lodge, Co. Westmeath.
Ireland's Blue Book is delighted to announce that Coopershill House and Ballyfin Demesne are recipients of Andrew Harper Awards for 2013. Ballyfin Demesne in Co. Laois won a Grand Award and Sligo's Coopershill House owner Simon O'Hara won the Hospitality Award.
Ireland's Blue Book is delighted to announce that the King Sitric Restaurant and Townhouse was inducted into the Food & Wine Hall of Fame at The "FOOD & WINE" Magazine / Maison Louis Latour Restaurant of the Year Awards.
Ireland's Blue Book is delighted to announce that Moy House in Co. Clare was the winner of the "Style Award" at The "FOOD & WINE" Magazine / Maison Louis Latour Restaurant of the Year Awards.