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The Best Takeaways In Ireland Have Been Revealed – Here’s What Topped The List

By Sarah Finnan

October 3, 2019 at 4:11pm


There is nothing more glorious than a takeaway.

Always a good idea; be it midweek to help you over the Wednesday slump, for so-called filthy Fridays (a lunchtime staple at the Lovin offices), or at the weekend to cure one hell of a hangover.

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IT’S FRIDAY NIGHT GOOD PEOPLE OF BELFAST!!!!!⁠ ⁠ And it’s the debut of our newest ramen bowl, the Guinness Ramen.⁠ ⁠ Guinness has played a pretty integral role for the people of this island. Or at least it has for me.⁠ ⁠ When my (American) mother was pregnant with me in 1970’s Dublin, she suffered from anemia. The doctor’s advice? Drink Guinness.⁠ ⁠ When I was a university student in 1990’s Dublin, the blood donation people would come to the college every year, and do you know what they gave us for recovery after our donation? Guinness. (You’d get pretty tipsy off a single glass.)⁠ ⁠ It’s just all all-rounder, is Guinness. So why not put it in an Irish ramen? But it’s not just cooked down into the meat, like you would do in a Guinness stew.⁠ ⁠ As you can see in this video, Brian & team have recreated the delicious creamy head — everyone’s favourite part of a pint of Guinness — by using a foam gun. (So ’90’s, I know.) ⁠ ⁠ The resultant first bite tastes just like a pint, but then the foam melts into the broth giving it a light sweetness that coats the slurpy noodles. Perfect for setting you up for your big Friday night out.⁠ ⁠ Cheers! ⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ ⁠ #beerstagram #food #instabeer #beerporn #instagood #cheers #happyhour #foodporn #beerlover #foodie #yum #weekend #love #instafood #thisisirishfood #belfast #guinness #belfastramen #foodrebels #slurpmynoodles #unitedkingdom #visitireland #discoverni #ni #bestofbelfast #lovebelfast #vscoireland #visitbelfast #instabelfast #vsconi

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The only way to stop hanger in its tracks. We all know the infamous ‘phoning for a takeaway’ scene from Gavin and Stacey…and let’s be honest, Smithy suffering a mini-meltdown over curry protocol is all of us.

Well the Irish Takeaway Awards, brought to you by the faces behind YesChef, are here to honour the country’s best to-go grub.

250 guests gathered to celebrate favourites from around the country.

With a total of 16 awards being given out, there’s bound to be one or two on the list that you’ve tried before. If not, then you have 16 weeks’ worth of takeaway fodder.


Here are the full list of winners:

American Takeaway of the Year 2019 - Cranky Yankee Corn Dogs, Dublin

Newcomer of the Year 2019 - Johnny’s Ranch, Ramelton, Donegal

Italian Takeaway of the Year 2019 - Fire & Stone Pizzeria, Limavady, Derry

Kebab Takeaway of the Year 2019 - Sphinx Stranmillis, Belfast

Mexican Takeaway of the Yearn 2019 - Vocho, Galway

Vegetarian Takeaway of the Year 2019 -The Gourmet Offensive, Galway

Innovative Takeaway of the Year 2019 - Boxty’s, Galway

Sweet Treat of the Year 2019 - Mammy Johnston’s, Sligo

Indian Takeaway of the Year 2019- Chandpur, Donegal

The Champion Chip Award 2019 -  Mangans Traditional Fish & Chips, Wexford

Asian Takeaway of the Year 2019 - Miyazaki, Cork

Takeaway Team of the Year 2019 - Genoa Café, Warrenpoint, Down

Burger of the Year 2019- Denjoes Family Restaurant & Takeaway, Castleisland, Kerry

Café Takeaway of the Year 2019 - Café Nova, Castlebar, Mayo

Food Truck of the Year 2019 - Pyke ‘N’ Pommes, Derry

Healthy Takeaway of the Year 2019 - Bia Rebel Ramen, Belfast


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