Rinuccini has been awarded ‘Best Customer Service’ and ‘Best Wine Experience’ in Kilkenny at the Leinster Regional Finals of the 8th annual Irish Restaurant Awards 2016. The Irish Restaurant Awards, known as the #FoodOscars, are one of the most prestigious industry awards, set up to recognise excellence within Irish restaurants.
We are absolutely thrilled to receive these awards. We are very proud of our exclusive Italian wine list; we spend lots of time visiting the ‘Cantinas’ in Italy to find exceptional wines to bring back home to Ireland for our customers to enjoy. This award is a fantastic acknowledgement of the commitment of our team to providing our customers with a memorable dining experience.
Showcasing our collection of wines, the restaurant houses a custom-made wine cellar that diners can visit to choose their favourite wines. The cellar is also visible through special glass portals built into the floor of the upper dining area.
The Leinster Regional Final of the Irish Restaurant Awards took place on March 2nd at Croke Park Stadium when the top restaurants throughout the province were named for 2016. The winners who were in part chosen by our customers’ votes, will go on to compete in the All-Ireland Final judged by a panel of mystery guests, food writers and journalists while food and wine menus will be submitted for judging by Bord Bia. The overall winners will be announced on the 16th of May 2016.
The restaurant has also recently finalised in the Family Business and Customer Focus/Engagement categories in the Blacknight SME Awards which are due to be announced on April 16th.
Thank you so much to all of our customers who took time to nominate us, it is very much appreciated. We won Best Customer Service at the #FoodOscars last year so we hope to continue the winning streak – keep your fingers crossed for Rinuccini!