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Wins for Blue Book Houses & Restaurants at the Yes Chef Awards 2020.


October 2019: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce wins for Ghan House, The Mustard Seed ,Tankardstown House and Castle Leslie Estate at the Yes Chef Awards which took place in Sligo on the 15th of October 2019.

The Yes Chef Awards are now in their 7th year and celebrate the craft that is Irish Food, over 500 hospitality professionals travelled from all over Ireland to recognise and honour chefs, hoteliers, restaurateurs and front of house teams

Shane Smith, Managing Director of NI Media, said; “This year at NI Media we celebrate our 20th anniversary, as a business our mission is to promote the hospitality industry across Ireland and to shout about the achievements of those who work tirelessly to deliver fantastic experiences for their customers" 

 It was a double win for Ghan House whose chef Ciaran Smith was crowned the Leinster and overall Young Chef of the Year, they were also awarded Country House Restaurant of the Year Leinster

Brabazon Restaurant at Tankardstown House was awarded Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year Leinster, Snaffles Resturant at Castle Leslie was the all Ireland winner of the Castle Dining Restaurant of the Year Award while the award for Country House Restaurant of the Year Munster went to the Mustard Seed.

 For more information on the awards see


About Yes Chef

YesChef is a unique publication which showcases the talent of chefs, restaurateurs and hoteliers across the land. Managing Director Shane Smith is a keen cook and lover of dining out and found his passion lay within the culinary world, sometimes believing he had missed his calling as a chef, until he discovered what the job actually entailed! This passion resulted in the development of YesChef Ireland & Scotland “The Magazine for lovers of Good Food” which was established in 2007.

About Ireland’s Blue Book

Ireland's Blue Book is a collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants. Located throughout the island of Ireland these charming and stylish hideaways are the perfect choice for your romantic escape or weekend retreat. Activities vary from golf, fishing, spas and cookery schools or just relaxing in warm and comfortable surroundings. With a choice of elegant Georgian Manors, Stately Castles, Historic Hotels, cosy Bed and Breakfast accommodation, Luxury Boutique Hotels and Designer Lodges, there is something to suit everyone's tastes and requirements. 


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