Best of Ireland Magazine

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Upstairs @ West listed in the HotPress 'BEST OF IRELAND' Magazine

 -celebrating Ireland, it’s Peopleand Places

Hot Press magazine has announced the Best of Ireland 2014: abeautifully compiled annual publication that shines a light on thegood and the great that Ireland has to offer. Listed among the Hot Press Best of Ireland 2014 is Upstairs @ West,The Twelve Hotel, Barna. West is a modern take on a classic - a contemporary riff on a NewYork-style club restaurant. Beautifully lit, flattering and gleaming, with asweet cocktail bar, cosy booths and smooth dark wood, West is a properrestaurant, a grown-up room and a reminder of why some things in life are toogood to change.  With executive chefMartin O'Donnell in the kitchen, West showcases the finest local produce,sourcing the best wild and cultivated ingredients, highlighting them at theoptimum moment of seasonal perfection and then preparing and presenting them ina way that is completely respectful of their individual integrity, and totallydelicious.  No stranger to awards,Upstairs @ West has been awarded the Wine Spectator Award on more than oneoccasion, a second AA Rosette and the RestaurantAssociation of Ireland’s Best Wine Experience in Ireland. The Twelve Hotel iscontinuing with their winning habit of blazing trails, picking up praise andamassing awards!Best of Ireland features a team of leading journalists' toppicks when it comes to the nation's best pubs, clubs, restaurants, venues,hotels, festivals, events and much more. It is an invaluable guide forvisitors to these shores, as well as locals looking to get better acquainted withthe cream of the Irish crop.“Deliveringour guests superior service is a top priority at Upstairs @ West” said FergusO’Halloran, General Manager, “we are thrilled to be listed among the Best of Ireland and delighted that ourefforts have been acknowledged by Hot Press. We look forward to extending ourhigh level of service to even more guests over the coming months.”Best of Ireland includes a comprehensive lifestyle guide,the 70 best restaurants in Ireland, venues, music, nightlife and theircontributors' recommendations for entertainment, food, sport, fashion andtours."It's easy to become blind to the pleasuresthat our own country harbours," Hot Press editor andpublisher of Best of Ireland Niall Stokes said.  “Fartoo often, we are so caught up in the hustle and bustle of getting by, and oftrying to make a living, that we close our eyes and our ears – and sometimesour hearts – to what is around us. Well, it’s time to waken up! There ismischief afoot. Joining in, and being part of the action, is far more funthan going home to sleep. Ireland is rocking, seven days a week. That'swhat Best of Ireland aims to celebrate."

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