3 More Food and Wine Restaurant Awards for The Twelve

Friday, 20 June 2014
It’sWin Win Win again for The Twelve in Galway as we scoop three more accolades atthe RAI Awards! 


No stranger to winning at this stage, TheTwelve Hotel in Barna have won three more accolades recently including;Sustainable Restaurant of the Year, Best Gastro Pub (Regional) for The Pins andBest Wine Experience in Connacht.The latest awards stem from the IrishRestaurant Awards, the largest and most prestigious event recognizingachievement and excellence in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Upstairs@ West is the chic and stylish, 2 AA Rosette winning restaurant at The Twelve,boasting the finest in local produce that highlights the region and theseason’s best ingredients. With an emphasis on local, seasonal produce, reducedwaste and sustainable practices it seems fitting that West should be recognisedas the Sustainable Restaurant of the Year.


The Pins Bar is the hub of The Twelve inBarna, with locals and visitors alike making it their home from home. A winner of its own AA Rosette forculinary excellence, The Pins Bar is the perfect place to enjoy great coffees,interesting teas, breads 'just out of the oven' from The Pins Bakery Shop  and meals which showcase the finest of WestCoast produce. Enjoy a pizza from Pizza Dozzina, The Twelve’s great pizzakitchen & deli whichserves divine, skinny, traditional Italian pizzas, created in a magnificentwood burning pizza oven.With numerous Wine Spectator Awards alreadyunder his belt, General Manager and sommelier Fergus O’Halloran is used togetting praise for his carefully thought out wine list. Passionate about bothfood and wine, Fergus works hard with Head Chef Martin O’Donnell to ensure thatthe menu and wine list provide an exceptional guest experience as well asexceptional value.


Speaking about these latest awards FergusO’Halloran says, “We are always delightedto be recognised for the hard work and dedication we put in here at The Twelve,to continue to gain praise from our guests and industry colleagues is a lovelybonus. We are very proud to win the award for Ireland’s Sustainable Restaurantof the Year as sustainability is something we are passionate about here at TheTwelve. Its terrific to see both restaurants applauded in their own right andfurthermore to see the wine experience which intertwines both restaurants continuallyheld in such high esteem. All three awards are as cherished as the ones thatwent before them and we look forward to continuing to push the boat out ineverything we do!”Since itsopening in March 2007, The Twelve Hotel, Barna in Galway has been reapingnumerous awards and award nominations and is one of the leading pioneers of thelocal food movement in Galway.