The Cork Business Association presented the ‘Cork Business of the Year Awards 2018′, at a Gala awards evening at the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, on Saturday 23rd March . It was a fantastic year for the Victorian Quarter. Our Traders scooped up three awards, despite massive competition from other local businesses.
The Victorian Quarter took home Best Cork Restaurant, Best Cork VFI Pub and Best Cork Hotel awards on the evening.
Best Cork Restaurant, sponsored by The English Market
Greene’s Restaurant is Located in the heart of the Victorian Quarter in Mac Curtain Street. Beautifully situated overlooking a large waterfall, it certainly has the wow factor. Greenes is fine dining at its finest – all menus are exclusively filled with produce from within 50km of the Hotel. The food at Greenes is innovative, modern and devoted to place and uses the outstanding ingredients that are available in Cork to deliver a truly exceptional dining experience.
Best Cork VFI Pub, sponsored by Vintners Federation Cork
Gallagher’s Gastro Pub is a Bar & Restaurant situated at the corner of Mac Curtain Street at the foot of Cork’s famous Patrick’s Hill and is named after one of Cork’s most iconic musicians Rory Gallagher. Providing top quality food and drink in comfortable surroundings with an ambiance mixing old world and new.
Gallagher’s has an extensive menu with something for everyone – you can enjoy a quick lunch, sumptuous dinner or even a Sunday brunch. Live Music is also a big part of the offering and Gallagher’s have their very own percussionist keeping the party alive each night.
Best Cork Hotel, sponsored by Kings Laundry
The Metropole Hotel Cork is located in the heart of the city and this year celebrates 121 years of Cork hospitality. It is deeply rooted in the history of Cork and is home to the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. The Metropole is a 108-bedroom hotel which also has 9 conference rooms and 2 large banqueting suites and is a member of the Trigon hotel group. This year saw a huge €2.5m investment in refurbishment including the opening of the MET – their new restaurant, bar and tea rooms.