City restaurant voted ‘Best in Connacht’ at Just Eat Awards!

galway daily news chili shack winner of just eat award

Four popular Galway restaurants have been honoured at the eighth annual Just Eat Takeaway Awards this week, with one Galway city eatery taking home the coveted Best in Connacht award.

The Chili Shack in Galway city, which serves chili, burgers and wings, took home the Best in Connacht award, while Xian Street Food in Tuam was awarded Gold for Best Spicebag.

galway daily news chili shack winner of just eat award
The Chili Shack, Winner of Best of Connacht

The bronze award for Best Mexican went to Banditos in Oranmore, which was celebrated for having delicious, authentic Mexican cuisine made with fresh ingredients.

And plant-based street-food specialists, The Gourmet Offensive’s TGO Falafel Bar won silver for Best Vegetarian.

A total of 188 restaurants and convenience retailers were nominated by Just Eat under 26 categories, with shortlisted representatives from across Ireland attending a ceremony in Dublin this week.

The winners in each of the categories were decided by public vote, with the awards giving customers the chance to support their favourite local ‘Makers of Greatness’.

The highest accolade of the night was the Best of Ireland Award, won by popular Irish-owned diner Ruby’s Pizza & Grill, Swords.

“These awards have always been about giving our loyal Just Eat customers the opportunity to support their local restaurant, with this year seeing the further expansion of that offering into convenience retail and everyday essentials, delivered straight to your door,” said Amanda Roche-Kelly, Managing Director at Just Eat Ireland.

“Recognising excellence is important as it sets a clear benchmark for quality in the industry, but now more than ever we need to celebrate resilience, innovation and diversity as we navigate the post pandemic road ahead.”

Full list of Just Eat Takeaway Awards winners

  • Best Breakfast: Joe’s Village Kitchen, Coolock, Dublin 5
  • Best Lunch: Jump Juice, Douglas, Cork
  • Best Dessert: Ginos’ Gelato, Grafton Street, Dublin
  • Best Healthy: Jump Juice, Stephen’s Green, Dublin
  • Best Vegetarian: Yumgrub, Ballybrack,  Dublin
  • Best Burger: Gourmet Burger Kitchen, South Williams Street, Dublin
  • Best Chipper: Leo Burdock’s Rathmines,
  • Best Chinese: Lemon Tree, Seamus Ennis Road, Finglas
  • Best Indian: Bombay Pantry, Glenageary, Co. Dublin
  • Best Thai: Saba To Go, Rathgar, Dublin
  • Best Japanese: Yamamori Sushi,Ormond Quay, Dublin
  • Best Mexican: Tolteca, Baggot Street, Dublin
  • Best Middle Eastern: Zaytoon, Lower Camden Street, Dublin
  • Best Pizza: Firehouse Pizza,, Ballymun
  • Best Spicebag: Xian Tuam, High Street, Galway
  • Best Newcomer: Cluck Chicken, Greenhills Road, Dublin
  • Gamechanger: The Dough Box, Bray, Wicklow
  • Best Convenience: Centra, Nationwide
  • Best National Chain: Camile Thai
  • Best International Chain McDonalds, Nationwide
  • Best of Dublin: Elephant & Castle, Rathmines
  • Best of Leinster: Saba To Go, Rathgar, Dublin
  • Best of Munster: Sambros,Thomas Street, Limerick
  • Best of Connacht: The Chili Shack, Abbeygate Street Upper, Galway
  • Best of Ulster: Burrito Loco, Letterkenny, Donegal
  • Best of Ireland: Ruby’s Pizza and Grill Swords, Dublin