2021 Award Winners SEAFOOD CHEF OF THE YEAR 2021

Denis Vaughan Vaughans Liscannor and Lahinch Co Clare

Denis Vaughan Vaughans Liscannor and Lahinch Co Clare

An impressively self taught chef who started cracking and picking crab at the age of ten in his parents’ pub, Denis Vaughan is a man of prodigious curiosity who has continuously expanded his research, with visits to today's most talked about international chefs a frequent feature. Combining skill and innovation with total commitment to the best of local produce and riches of Irish seafood, his insistence on always searching out the best means that he knows every field, herd and shore where his ingredients originate - all of which has stood him in very good stead for his remarkable Covid-19 period diversification into ice cream (at Spooney’s ‘cow to cone’ ice cream parlour) and a second seafood restaurant, Vaughans on the Prom, both in the former O’Looney’s premises on the Lahinch seafront. With Denis’s chef son, James, also on the team, this is an exciting - and sustainable – development for the family, and the area.  

Vaughans Anchor Inn - Liscannor County Clare Ireland
18 votes

Vaughans Anchor Inn

Liscannor, Co. Clare
Character Pub / 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. Pub with good food and atmosphere 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
The Vaughan family's traditional bar has great character, with open fires and lots of memorabilia - it is a former GCGuides Pub of the Year and it's just the place for some seriously good seafood at fair prices, either in the bar or in the elegantly-ap ...

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