Muireann O’Connell at the launch of the ninth annual Just Eat Awards which celebrate the very best of Irish takeaway restaurants across the country. Photo: Naoise Culhane

Just Eat Awards are getting bigger and better

While trips to restaurants are specal, the majority of us get takeaways more often - they are very important in most people’s culinary world

The Just Eat Awards focus on celebrating the very best of the best in food delivery. The awards are getting bigger each year and last year, over 68,000 public votes were cast, the greatest number so far.

TV presenter and podcast host Muireann O’Connell this week launched the ninth annual awards which celebrate the very best of Irish takeaway restaurants across the country.

Making greatness is the theme of this year's awards in recognition that for restaurants, creating and preparing delicious food is more than just a job – it's an art. Their passion, and dedication to excellence shines through in every dish that’s brought to our doorstep.

This year, over 150 restaurants have been shortlisted across 16 different award categories, including the Best Chinese, Best Pizzeria, Best Newcomer along with the new Sustainability Award. That recognises restaurants using eco-friendly packaging, reducing food waste and finding innovative ways to promote sustainability in their restaurant.

Food lovers across the country can now vote for one or more of their favourite local restaurants, whether that’s their favourite local independent takeaway or a well-loved chain that always hits the spot.

Voting closes on 31 December and everyone who casts a vote will be in with a chance to win free takeaway for a year!

The Just Eat Awards winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in Dublin hosted by Muireann O’Connell in February 2023.

Commenting on the announcement of this year’s finalists, Amanda Roche-Kelly, Managing Director at Just Eat Ireland, said: “We’re thrilled to announce that the Just Eat Awards are back for the ninth year running, celebrating the best restaurants across Ireland. Over the last nine years, hundreds of locally loved restaurants have been recognised, giving the hardworking individuals behind Ireland’s favourite food spots their moment to shine on a national stage.

“This year the Just Eat Awards are all about celebrating greatness - we’re here to champion passion, dedication and above all unforgettable food. I would like to encourage people all over Ireland to support their local restaurants and cast their vote before 31 December to show their support for this year’s highly deserving finalists.”

For more and to cast a vote in the Just Eat awards visit