The Georgina Campbell Awards: Seafood Restaurant of the Year 2017 Award goes to Jacks’ Coastguard Restaurant, Cromane, Co.Kerry.

Wednesday 21st of September at Bord Bia in Dublin representatives of the very best in Irish hospitality gathered for the announcement of the Ireland’s longest-running and highly respected Food and Hospitality Awards – The 2017 Georgina Campbell Awards.

Speaking about the ongoing search for excellence, Ms Campbell said, “Through our programme of anonymous assessment we’re always keeping a sharp eye out for those exceptional establishments which are right on top of their game and going the extra mile for customers.”

Kerry’s only winner receiving the much coveted Seafood Restaurant of the Year 2017 Award was Jacks Coastguard Restaurant, located in the idyllic fishing village of Cromane. Specialising in local produce from one of the richest and purest shellfish grounds in Europe and the source of the famous Cromane Mussels and Oysters, it is certainly no surprise Jacks Coastguard Restaurant came out on top.

Owner Brian Keary said today “I am speechless and so honoured. The whole team at Jacks’ Coastguard Restaurant strive to give our guests genuine hospitality, excellence in service and great local food. It’s fantastic to have such a well respected and admired food critic such as Georgina Campbell recognise this.”

Jacks Coastguard Restaurant has evolved from a traditional Irish pub into an Award Winning Restaurant and Wedding Venue under the watchful eye of owners Brian & Grainne Keary and Head Chef Jonathan Keary.

A 1866-built coastguard station is famous for its panoramic Atlantic, Inch Beach and Rossbeigh Peninsula with the majestic McGillycuddy Reeks as its backdrop has even been described as a “secret gem” by Lonely Planet.

Campbell noted ‘One thing is certain, there are many more people – Irish residents and visitors from all over the globe – now wanting to have the full on experience of real Irish food and hospitality. So, however they find it, let’s make sure it’s real.”

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