2023 Award Winners TASTE OF THE WATERWAYS AWARD 2023

Sham Hanifa Carrick-on-Shannon Co Leitrim (The Cottage Jamestown; My Kitchen by Sham Hanifa; Buffalo Boy)

 Sham Hanifa

A driving force in the region’s food and hospitality sector - and a true Taste of the Waterways hero - the engaging Malaysian-born Euro-Toques restaurateur, chef and cookery teacher Shamzuri Hanifa (‘Sham’), has earned many fans for The Cottage Restaurant in Jamestown. And two newer enterprises (Buffalo Boy and My Kitchen by Sham Hanifa) in Carrick-on-Shannon - are reminders of the hospitality credentials of this important riverside town. What they all share is genuine hospitality, atmosphere and Sham’s food philosophy – the flavours may be inspired by distant places, but provenance is always to the fore - and his unwavering support of local producers is an inspiring way to fly the flag for the waterways.

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The Cottage Restaurant

Jamestown, Co. Leitrim
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
One of Ireland's most popular chefs, the talented and energetic Shamzuri Mohid Hanifa ('Sham'), offers excellent modern European and Asian food at this cheerful white-washed restaurant on the edge of the pretty village of Jamestown - and it has become ...

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