Foodie Destinations 2016

Foodie Destinations 2016
- Applications open 14th July -

The Restaurants Association of Ireland is on the search for Ireland’s top Foodie Destination for 2016. Formerly known as Foodie Towns, the initiative was formed as part of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2014 but proved to be so popular it became its own entity in 2015. Our aim is to celebrate Ireland’s unique and wonderful food offerings and to encourage local food tourism initiatives across the country.
The process: 
-         Applications will be accepted from Thursday 14th of July until Thursday 11th August
-         Applications will be reviewed by a panel of experts and ten finalists will be announced
-         Each of these ten finalists will receive a two hour visit from two of Ireland’s top food critics
-         Online voting will commence and the public vote will count for 50% of the total score
-         The overall winner will be announced on the 29th of September at an event in last year's winning destination - The Burren
How to Apply:
-         A link to the online application form will be released on the 14th of July and it will also be on our website
-         There is a fee of €150 per application. Once your application is submitted, we will contact you for payment details. This fee goes towards administration of the project
-         A minimum of three organisations/businesses/restaurants/groups are required to submit one application on behalf of a town/destination
-         We will announce the ten finalists in due course and each finalist will receive a pre-arranged visit from our judges
For further information please contact the RAI Team on 01 677 9901 or email You can also visit our website 

Press release