The Mustard Seed in Ballingarry, Co Limerick has been named as the recipient of the César award for the Best Hotel in Ireland 2023 by the Good Hotel Guide.
The Sunday Times call the César awards ‘the Oscars of the hotel industry’ and the award is valued by travel writers, hoteliers and guests because of the Guide’s reputation for independence.
Describing the Mustard Seed, the Good Hotel Guide editors said, “Warm Irish hospitality and superb food are on offer at this Victorian country mansion, where the restaurant is a destination in its own right. Angel Pirev uses food from the kitchen garden and orchard to help create his well-received menus, served in the deep-blue restaurant with wedding-cake plaster ceiling. Traditional-style bedrooms have fabrics and wallpaper by Zoffany, Jane Churchill, Cole & Son; everywhere there is carefully chosen artwork and furniture, plus vases brimming with flowers.”
The Blue Book property has won countless awards since it opened its doors almost 40 years ago. Commenting on this latest one, proprietor John Edward Joyce said, “An award of this nature is testimony to the wonderful team here at the Mustard Seed. I am blessed to be surrounded by incredible people who are naturally committed to ensuring that every guest’s visit is a comfortable, relaxed, yet amazing and unforgettable experience.”
The news follows the Mustard Seed’s success at this year’s Irish Restaurant Awards where it received accolades for Best Customer Service in Limerick and Best Restaurant Manager in Munster.