SABA is delighted and excited to be nomiated for an award at the Leinster Regional Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards this Monday 16th April in The Westin Hotel. We are shortlisted with five others to be the restaurant with the ‘Best Customer Service’ in Co. Dublin. The competition will be really tough and we are delighted to get this far. Thank you to all you voted for us in The Sunday Independent Newspaper. We let you know how we do. Fingers crossed!
The Irish Restaurants Awards:
Nominations for the awards were made by readers of the Sunday Independent Life Magazine and members of the Restaurants Association of Ireland. All nominees are then assessed by Regional Judging panels, made up of Industry experts across the region. Votes from the Consumer, Members of the Restaurants Association of Ireland and the Regional Judges are independently assessed by KPMG who give us our County Winner in each category.
All County winners then compete for the Regional and All Ireland Title which will be announced at the Irish Restaurant Awards in the Burlington Hotel Dublin on Wednesday 14th May 2012. www.irishrestaurantawards.com . There are 3 components to phase two of the process. Each element is independently assessed by KPMG.
1. Mystery Guest Visit (35%) This component of the awards is conducted by Prism Consulting headed by Hugo Arnold, independent food writer and consultant. (http://www.hugoarnold.com). All County Winners receive a mystery guest visit throughout the month of April.
2. National Awards Academy (55%) Our National Awards Academy is made up representatives from each of the regional judging panels and will meet in May to Judge the County Winners.
3. Menu Judging (10%) All County winners and the Dublin Shortlist in each category are asked to submit a copy of their food menu and wine list for judging.