Finalists are announced – The Northern Ireland Hospitality Awards 2017

Following the enormous success of The Food Awards Northern Ireland and The Northern Ireland Hair & Beauty Awards, we are delighted to introduce the inaugural Northern Ireland Hospitality Awards, which will celebrate the hard work of the best professionals and businesses in the Northern Irish hospitality industry. After a tremendous response from the public over the past months with thousand of nominations received, the finalists have been announced.

The black tie event will be held at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast on Monday the 25th of September.

The inaugural Northern Ireland Hospitality Awards aim to acknowledge the efforts that hospitality industry professionals invest in ensuring their customers always receive high-quality service and memorable experiences.
Creative Oceanic has been delivering award ceremonies over the last seven years in eight different cities including Belfast, London, Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester Leicester, Birmingham and launched events in Dublin. Creative Oceanic has successfully been delivering awards in the hospitality, food, hair and beauty and independent retail sector.

Irfan Younis, CEO of Creative Oceanic, said: “We are delighted by the support we have had from the Northern Irish public who have voted for their favourites to show them the appreciation they deserve. The awards aim to celebrate the most dedicated and successful hospitality professionals and businesses in Northern Ireland. We wish all the finalists the best of luck.”
In addition, the awards support the Make A Wish to fundraise for a worthwhile cause and for another time people will be able to respond with generosity to the calls for help.

The finalists for the Northern Ireland Hospitality Awards 2017 are:

  1. Family Venue of the Year

The Ark Open Farm (County Down)

Riverwatch Aquariums (County Londonderry / Derry)

Armagh Planetarium (County Armagh)

Carnfunnock Family Fun Zone (County Antrim)

Ulster American Folk Park (County Tyrone)

Armagh County Museum (County Armagh)

W5 Science & Discovery Centre, Belfast (Belfast)

  1. Best Day Out

Barry’s Amusements (County Antrim)

Exploris Aquarium (County Down)

Creggan Country Park (County Londonderry/ Derry)

WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre (County Down)

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum (County Down)

Enniskillen Castle Museum (County Fermanagh)

Belfast Zoo (Belfast)

  1. Sports Venue of the Year

New Grosvenor Stadium (County Down)

Brandywell Stadium (County Londonderry / Derry)

Donegal Celtic Park (Belfast)

The Show Grounds (County Londonderry / Derry)

Inver Park (County Antrim)

Solitude (Belfast)

Shamrock Park (County Armagh)

  1. Tourist Attraction of the Year

Belleek Pottery (County Fermanagh)

Marble Arch Caves (County Fermanagh)

Castle Coole (County Fermanagh)

Castle Ward House and Demesne (County Down)

Ulster Museum (County Down)

Mount Stewart House & Gardens (County Down)

  1. Shopping Complex of the Year

Foyleside Shopping Centre (County Londonderry / Derry)

The Quays Shopping Centre (County Down)

Victoria Square Shopping Centre (Belfast)

Rushmere Shopping Centre & Retail Park (County Armagh)

CastleCourt Shopping Centre (Belfast)

Ards Shopping Centre (County Down)

Buttercrane Shopping Centre (County Down)

  1.  Live Entertainment Venue of the Year

Limelight (Belfast)

The Black Box (Belfast)

Oh Yeah Music Centre (Belfast)

The Anchor Bar Complex (County Londonderry / Derry)

Voodoo (Belfast)

Lanyon Hall (County Tyrone)

The Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre (County Armagh)

  1. Best Northern Ireland Festival

Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival (Enniskillen)

Sunflower Fest (Lisburn)

Bliss Summer Festival (County Down)

Newcastle Festival of Flight Air Show (County Down)

Belsonic (Belfast)

Linenfields Festival (County Down)

Belfast Mela (Belfast)

  1. Outdoor Venue of the Year

The Jungle NI (County Londonderry / Derry)

Todds Leap (County Tyrone)

Clearsky Adventure Centre (County Down)

Breckenhill (County Antrim)

East Coast Adventure (County Londonderry / Derry)

Aquaholics North Coast Sea Safari (County Londonderry / Derry)

Electric Bikes at Life Adventure Centre (County Down)

  1. Children’s Play Centre of the Year

Happy Town (County Down)

Peter Pan Neverland (County Armagh)

Funtastic Play (Belfast)

Snakes & Ladders (County Down)

Funky Monkey (Belfast)

The Fun House (Belfast)

Cheeky Chimps (County Londonderry / Derry)

  1. Best Cinema Experience

Movie House Dublin Road (Belfast)

Omniplex – Lisburn (Lisburn)

Odyssesy Cinemas (Belfast)

IMC (County Tyrone)

Brunswick Moviebowl (County Londonderry / Derry)

Movie House (County Londonderry / Derry)

Odeon (Belfast)

  1. Best Entertainment Team

Happy Town (County Down)

Barry’s Amusements (County Antrim)

Exploris Aquarium (County Down)

Belfast Zoo (Belfast)

W5 Science & Discovery Centre (Belfast)

Armagh Planetarium (County Armagh)

  1. Best Nightclub

Time Bar & Venue (County Tyrone)

Ruby’s Bar and Nightclub (County Tyrone)

Coach Complex (County Down)

Kremlin Night Club (Belfast)

Love & Death Inc (Belfast)

Euphoria (County Antrim)

Chinawhite (Belfast)

  1. Best Sports Bar

Laverys (Belfast)

Pavilion Bar (Belfast)

Robinson (Belfast)

West Belfast Sports & Social Club (Belfast)

The Botanic Inn (Belfast)

Hatfield House (Belfast)

Metro Bar (County Londonderry / Derry)

  1. Best Bar

The John Hewitt Bar (Belfast)

The Dirty Duck (County Down)

Frank Owens’ Bar (County Londonderry / Derry)

The Hudson Bar (Belfast)

Sandinos (County Londonderry / Derry)

Brewbot (Belfast)

The Anchor Bar (County Down)

Bert’s Jazz Bar (Belfast)

The Atlantic Bar (County Antrim)

  1. Pub/Inn of the Year

County Fermanagh

Horseshoe & Saddlers (Enniskillen)

Crows Nest (Enniskillen)

The Mayfly Inn (Enniskillen)

Glendarragh Valley Inn (Enniskillen)

The Taphouse Gastro Pub (Enniskillen)

County Tyrone

Sally O’Brien (Omagh)

The Hogshead (Omagh)

The Village Inn (Omagh)

The Goalpost Bar (Omagh)

The Brewer’s House (Dungannon)

The Auction Rooms (Dungannon)

The Bottle of Benburb (Dungannon)

County Londonderry

Paeder O’Donnell’s (Derry)

Badgers (Londonderry)

The Rocking Chair Bar (Londonderry)

Walled City Brewery (Derry)

The Delacroix (Derry)

The Don Bar (Derry)

The Old Courthouse (Coleraine)

County Antrim

McLarnon’s The Ramble Inn (Antrim)

Wayside Inn (Ballyclare)

Crown Liquor Saloon (Belfast)

Duke of York (Belfast)

Sunflower Public House (Belfast)

Garrick Bar (Belfast)

Maddens Bar (Belfast)

County Down

The Maghera Inn (Maghera)

The Anchor Bar (Newcastle)

Ed’s Bar & Grill (Lisburn)

The Dufferin Arms (Killyleagh)

The Bridge Bar (Newry)

The Quayside Inn (Newry)

Murphy’s Bar (Newry)

County Armagh

Red Neds (Armagh)

Keegan’s Bar (Armagh)

Groucho’s Cafe / Bar (Armagh)

Bennetts (Craigavon)

Raffertys Bar (Armagh)

Joe Macs (Portadown)

J.D Tipler (Portadown)

  1. Boutique Hotel of the Year

Ten Square (Belfast)

Tara Lounge (Belfast)

Benedicts Hotel (Belfast)

Adelphi (County Antrim)

The Gregory (Belfast)

The Old Inn (County Down)

The New York Inn (County Derry)

  1. City Hotel of the Year

Park Inn by Radisson (Belfast)

Radisson Blu Hotel (Belfast)

Hilton Belfast (Belfast)

Fitzwilliam Hotel (Belfast)

Europa Hotel (Belfast)

Dukes at Queens (Belfast)

Merrchant Hotel (Belfast)

  1. Resort Hotel of the Year

Roe Park Resort (Fermanagh)

Lough Erne Resort (County Fermanagh)

Burrendale Hotel, County Club & Spa (County Down)

Hilton Belfast Templepatrick Golf & Country Club (Belfast)

Galgorm Resort & Spa (County Antrim)

  1. Romantic Hotel of the Year

La Mon Hotel & Country Club (Belfast)

Corick House Hotel & Spa (County Tyrone)

Culloden Estate and Spa (County Down)

Ardtara Country House (County Derry)

Killyhevlin Hotel (County Down)

  1. Hotel of the Year

Hilton Belfast (Belfast)

Fitzwilliam Hotel (Belfast)

Lough Erne Resort (County Fermanagh)

Burrendale Hotel, Country Club & Spa (County Down)

Stormont Hotel (Belfast)

  1. Hotel Team of the Year

Stormont Hotel (Belfast)

Culloden Estate and Spa (County Down)

Ardtara Country House (County Derry)

Park Inn by Radisson (Belfast)

Radisson Blu Hotel (Belfast)

  1. Best Hotel General Manager

Cian Landers at Fitzwilliam Hotel (Belfast)

Pauline McCullough at Dukes at Queens (Belfast)

Brian Mulcahy at Corick House Hotel & Spa (County Tyrone)

Gavin Caroll at Merrchants Hotel (Belfast)

Andrew Simpson at Benedicts Hotel (Belfast)

  1. Best Caravan Site

Drumaheglis Marina and Caravan Park (County Antrim)

Chestnutt Holiday Parks (County Down)

Six Mile Water Caravan Park (County Antrim)

Ballyness Caravan Park (County Antrim)

Sandycove Holiday Park (County Fermanagh)

Drumhoney Holiday Park (County Fermanagh)

Mourneview Caravan Park (County Down)

  1. Bed & Breakfast of the Year

Shola Coach House (County Antrim)

Strand House (County Londonderry / Derry)

Arch House (County Fermanagh)

Ravenhill Guest House (Belfast)

Rayanne House (Belfast)

Abocurragh Farmhouse (County Fermanagh)

Ashbrooke House (County Tyrone)

Shelleven House (County Down)

Corrigans Shore Guest House (County Fermanagh)

Whitepark House (County Antrim)

  1. Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year

County Fermanagh

The Taphouse Gastro Pub (Enniskillen)

The Sizzling Stone (Kesh)

Moorings Restaurant (Enniskillen)

Dollakis (Enniskillen)

Jazzeys Cocktail Bar & Restaurant (Enniskillen)

Taco Loco (Enniskillen)

County Tyrone

McAtee’s Bar & Restaurant (Fintona)

The Brewer’s House (Dungannon)

Chapter V Restaurant (Dungannon)

The Kitchen (Omagh)

Grants of Omagh (Omagh)

The Millstone (Omagh)

Main Street Omagh (Omagh)

County Londonderry

Cafe Storm & Cloud (Limavady)

Truva (Coleraine)

Whoosh (Coleraine)

Primrose Cafe (Derry)

Fitzroy’s (Derry)

The Sooty Olive Restaurant (Derry)

Quaywest Wine Bar & Restaurant (Derry)

County Antrim

5 Corners Guest Inn (Ballyclare)

Ocho Tapas Bistro (Portrush)

Opera Italian Pizza (Belfast)

The Top of the Town (Antrim)

Rubys + The Back Shed (Antrim)

Maddens Bar & Restaurant (Antrim)

County Down

Diamonds Restaurant (Newry)

Restaurant 23 (Newry)

The Old School House Cafe (Rostrevor)

Villa Vinci (Newcastle)

Percy French (Newcastle)

Ardiente Grill Bar (Newcastle)

Brendans Bar & Restaurant (Downpatrick)

County Armagh

Sally McNally’s (Portadown)

Wee Paddy’s (Lurgan)

The Head O the Road (Craigavon)

Uluru Bar & Grill (Armagh)

The Moody Boar Restaurant (Armagh)

4 Vicars Restaurant (Armagh)

Stonebridge Brasserie (Portadown)

  1. Best Family Dining Restaurant

88 Church Street (County Antrim)

Goodness Rocks (Belfast)

Spaghetti Junction (County Londonderry / Derry)

Trinity Restaurant (Belfast)

The Dirty Duck (County Down)

Coppi Restaurant (Belfast)

Riverside Table Table (County Londonderry / Derry)

  1. Restaurant of the Year

Balloo House (County Down)

Ballyrobin County Lodge (County Antrim)

Bellini’s Bar & Restaurant (County Down)

Blu Restaurant (Belfast)

Ollies (County Londonderry / Derry)

Redz Restaurant (County Antrim)

The Bank Bar & Bistro (County Down)

  1. Best Restaurant Team

Spaghetti Junction (Derry)

Yellow Door (Lisburn)

Bellini’s Bar & Restaurant (County Down)

Embers (County Antrim)

Del Toro (County Antrim)

The Top of the Town (County Antrim)

Watermill Restaurant (County Fermanagh)

  1. Best Dining Experience

Del Toro (County Antrim)

Embers (Armagh)

Flagstaff Lodge (County Armagh)

Belleek Restaurant (County Fermanagh)

Yellow Door (Lisburn)

Niche Restaurant (County Antrim)

Kove Restaurant (County Fermanagh)

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