2022 Award Winners ‘HOSPITALITY HERO’ AWARD 2022


Richard Corrigan - Virginia Park Lodge Co Cavan & The Park Café Dublin


Richard Corrigan

 For a small country we’re blessed with more than our fair share of excellent chefs in Ireland, but when it comes to spreading the word on the good things that are going on here – and indeed creating many of those good things, including wonderful hospitality destinations, himself - few could compete with Richard Corrigan’s ambassadorial bent. Whether through media appearances and high-profile competitions like Great British Menu (three times winner) or his London restaurants Corrigans Mayfair, Bentley’s and Daffodil Mulligan, this big-hearted ball of energy and enterprise is never shy of flying the flag for Ireland and the best of Irish produce. And, since taking on the lovely Virginia Park Lodge in 2014, that has included (Brexit permitting) supplying them from his VPL farm - and of course produce from the Cavan estate is also a major seasonal player on the menus at The Park Café in Ballsbridge, which opened to a much-deserved big hug of welcoming reviews this autumn. What a star. If he didn’t exist we’d have to invent him.


89%
8 votes

Virginia Park Lodge

Virginia, Co. Cavan
Classes/Courses / Country House / Historic House / Restaurant
A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Beautifully located overlooking Lough Ramor and the rolling Cavan countryside, this eighteenth century sporting lodge is on the edge of Virginia town and at the heart of a 150 acre estate. It was built by Thomas Taylour, Lord Headfort, as a summer esc ...
100%
5 votes

The Park Café

Dublin 4, Dublin City
Restaurant
Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Serious About Seafood Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Having made his name in London, over many decades, critically-acclaimed Irish chef and restaurateur Richard Corrigan’s new Dublin restaurant is the latest addition to his portfolio and an exciting and vibrant new addition to Ballsbridge. Serving ...


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