L-R: Paul Cadden (Saba To Go), Amanda Roche-Kelly (Just Eat Ireland), Warren Codd (Camile Thai), Alan Cadden (Saba To Go).
Just Eat, Ireland’s leading food ordering and delivery app, hosted the sixth annual Just Eat National Takeaway Awards in Dublin, where Saba To Go, Rathmines was crowned Ireland’s favourite takeaway.
Beating off stiff competition, Camile Thai, Phibsboro was the winner of this year’s inaugural Best Takeaway Sustainability Award, while Camile Thai, Greystones reigned supreme in the all-new Best Takeaway Vegan category.
Hosted in Dublin’s Number Twenty Two and presented by popular presenter and famed foodie Cassie Stokes, The National Takeaway Awards were developed by Just Eat to celebrate the nation’s favourite local takeaways; recognising the ongoing efforts of restaurants in the sector delivering great tasting, quality cuisine.
Unlike other industry awards, the Just Eat National Takeaway Award nominees and ultimate winners are decided by public vote with over 17,000 votes registered over the past number of weeks. Shortlisted representatives from all-over Ireland joined Just Eat on the night to celebrate excellence in what has become one of the most anticipated events in the industry calendar.
25 awards were up for grabs on the night including Best Takeaway Healthy, Best Takeaway Pizza and the all-new Best Takeaway Breakfast award, won by Burrito Loco, Letterkenny; Base Wood Fired Pizza, Terenure and McDonald’s, Swords respectively.
Introduced this year to acknowledge those within the industry working to make their business model more sustainable, the inaugural Just Eat Best Takeaway Sustainability category was won by Camile Thai, Phhisbsboro, with Burrito Loco, Letterkenny; Chopped, Baggot St; San Sab, Drumcondra and Sprout, Baggot St, also shortlisted and recognised within the category.
Once again the diversity of choice and range of flavours now available to customers saw winners emerge from the four proud provinces of Ireland, with Shapla Indian, Carlow winning Best Takeaway Leinster; Xian Street Food, Galway taking the top spot in the West as Best Takeaway Connaught; Camile Thai, Limerick voted Best Takeaway Munster and Bamboo Court, Letterkenny crowned Best Takeaway Ulster, while Saba To Go won Best Takeaway Dublin.
Speaking at National Takeaway Awards, Amanda Roche-Kelly, Managing Director Just Eat Ireland, said, 'The Just Eat National Takeaway Awards have gone from strength to strength over the past six years due in no small part to our restaurant partners’ tireless efforts to deliver the very best quality food to loyal customers.
“It’s a really exciting time to be in the food hospitality sector in Ireland. The combination of new trends and new cuisine types partnered with innovative technology means that the sector will continue to grow and evolve.
'I would like to congratulate all of tonight’s winners who have demonstrated true excellence within the industry in particular Saba To Go, Rathmines who have been awarded the ultimate prize of Best Takeaway Ireland as well as Camile Thai, Phibsboro, recognised by their customers for their ongoing efforts to be more sustainable”.