Sunday, 18th February 2018
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Two awards in two weeks for Bay Tree Bistro

It’s been a great couple of weeks for Keith Boyle and the team at Bay Tree Bistro as they won two brilliant awards - The Georgina Cambell Guide’s Just Ask Restaurant of the Year as well as Ireland’s Rising Star Chef of the Year for Niamh Barry.

Writing of The Bay Tree, Georgina Cambell’s The Guide says:

Although nobody would deny that casual dining is having a moment, fine dining - and especially the more relaxed style of ‘fine dining without the fuss’ - is still very much alive and well, as our awards this year vividly demonstrate - and none more so that our Just Ask Restaurant of the Year winner, Keith & Carmel Boyle’s highly regarded restaurant, The Bay Tree Bistro, on Waterford’s quays, is a prime example of the way in which classical techniques can work successfully with contemporary style and it’s popularity is not surprising - Keith’s seasonal cooking has great finesse and it is a tribute to his top quality suppliers, including some lesser known regional and local gems alongside the national names.

Carefully selected wines and craf beers complement the cooking and it’s good value too, especially the early ‘Pre-Dinner Menu’.

There’s a pleasing combination of old and new that give this lovely premises a warmly welcoming feeling and conveys a sense of occasion.

A treat in store.

Ireland's Rising Star Chef of the Year - Niamh Barry at The BayTree Bistro

Pictured Niamh Barry at The BayTree Bistro, winner of Ireland's

Rising Star Chef of the Year at the 2017 Gold Medal Awards at the Lyrath Estate Hotel where over 450 professionals from the hospitality industry were in attendance.

In its 29th year, The Gold Medal Awards are intensely competitive; drawing entries from hundreds of hotels, restaurants, guesthouses, spas and catering businesses every year.

Each entrant is thoroughly evaluated by members of the Gold Medal Awards judging panel who travel the length and breadth of the country over the course of the summer months to search for Ireland’s greatest purveyors of hospitality.

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