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Newry represented at Food Oscars

Newry restaurant Art Bar Funkel was announced in Ulster County Winner in the category of Best Casual Dining Restaurant in County Down in the Irish Restaurant Awards 2015. Nominations for these prestigious awards, established in 2009, are made by the general public making them all the more coveted by restauranteurs. Aidan and Sinead Forde owners of Art Bar Funkel were unable to attend the ceremony held in Titanic Belfast last week and heard news of their achievement  through social media. ” This is the first time we haven’t gone to an awards event we have been entered for and the first time we’ve won anything and the first time we have won anything.,” said Sinead. “We are so chuffed for the staff who work really hard and delighted to get this far.” Art Bar Funkel are now through to the second phase of the ion process to become Regional or All Ireland Winners. The overall results will be announced at the All Ireland Irish Restaurant Awards on Monday May 25 in Double Tree Hilton Dublin.


Newry Democrat

14th April 2015