Andy McFadden takes home Overall Best Chef award and Aoife Noonan is crowned Pastry Chef of the Year.

Glovers Alley by Andy McFadden was honoured with two awards at the prestigious Food & Wine Awards 2018 with Overall Best Chef going to Andy McFadden and Pastry Chef of the Year going to Aoife Noonan at an awards presentation held on Sunday the 9th of September at the InterContinental Hotel, Dublin.

Andy McFadden said, “I’m thrilled to have won Best Chef and very proud of Aoife Noonan for winning Pastry Chef of the Year. The Food & Wine Awards is one of Ireland’s leading restaurant competitions and to win two awards only eight months after opening the restaurant is a remarkable achievement. We work very hard to bring exceptional food and service to our guests and it’s fantastic to have this recognised.”

Glovers Alley by Andy McFadden opened in February 2018, when Dubliner Andy returned home to partner on it after a successful 10-year career in Michelin star restaurants in London. Andy brings to Glovers Alley his signature Modern French style of cooking that showcases top-end Irish-produced ingredients.

Aoife Noonan is the restaurant’s executive pastry chef. Winner of the Valrhona Patisserie Championship, Aoife has trained in the world renowned Valrhona L’Ecole du Chocolat in Paris.

Glovers Alley is a spectacular, 70-seater destination restaurant. The chic, glamorous and sophisticated 1930s-inspired interior is decorated in moss green leather and powder pink upholstery with walnut panelling, a mirrored ceiling and marble table tops, making it more than a match for the lovely views over St Stephen’s Green