Bord Bia Have Just Announced Their Restaurant of The Year   7 years ago

Bord Bia Have Just Announced Their Restaurant of The Year  

Mayo based eatery, Rua Deli, Bakery and Café has beat off stiff competition to claim the title of Bord Bia’s Just Ask Restaurant of the Year.

The Bord Bia Just Ask campaign encourages restaurants to promote local produce and encourage transparency between customers and suppliers.

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Rua Deli, Bakery and Café claimed the top spot for their consistent inclusion of local meats, cheeses, jams, chutneys and vegetables.

Commenting on the restaurant’s sourcing, Aran McMahon from Rua said: “We use numerous blackboards to announce various dishes of the day and afford respect to proudly named suppliers.  Local Mayo farmers supply our beef, lamb and free range pork, and we source our fish from six different seafood providers on the west coast.  Local herbs and vegetables are supplied by our local rural training scheme, our own polytunnel, and other local suppliers.”

The original Café Rua and family business was established in 1995 by Ann McMahon on Castlebar’s New Antrim street.

This hugely popular café is now run by Ann’s children Aran and Colleen, and in 2007, they opened ‘Rua’, the second location on Spencer Street, which also includes a delicatessen and bakery.

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The business has continued with Ann’s original philosophy of serving 'uncomplicated food using seasonal and local ingredients', and has become a major destination for food aficionados from the west, and indeed all over Ireland.