Limerick restaurants hoping to come out on top in Uber Eats Awards

GREAT British Bake Off host Prue Leith could be tasting the fare of some of Limerick’s finest establishments, after they were brought forward to the public vote heats of the 2023 Uber Eats Restaurant Awards.

Joining a cohort of Irish restaurants from Dublin and Galway are Limerick’s Locke Burger, The Spitjack, and Sambros.

The Limerick favourites will be pitted against restaurants across Ireland in the regional finals to go forward to the judges vote later this year.

Votes are open to the public until August 19.

“I’m looking forward to discovering the next big thing in the restaurant industry, and of course to eating some amazing food,” said Bake Off star Prue Leith.

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The awards are back for the second year in a row, with last year’s overall Restaurant of the Year winner taking home £100,000 (€115,943) to invest in their business.

Matthew Price, Uber Eats general manager, said: “With a wide range of amazing independent restaurants spanning every cuisine type available on Uber Eats, we hope that our awards will help create a platform to showcase the amazing business.”

“Last year’s awards were a huge success and I look forward to creating an even more impactful awards program for our restaurant partners,” he said.

Dame Prue Leith, cook, restaurateur, TV presenter and author, said:  “I’m delighted to work with Uber Eats to crown their Restaurant of the Year again this year. Last year, we got to see all the hard work and effort these businesses go to for their customers and spotlight some extraordinary people, stories and restaurants.”

People can vote for their favourite Limerick restaurant here.