9 April 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

Chef Conor Mee and his Courthouse Restaurant in Carrickmacross received the top accolades for County Monaghan in the Ulster regional final of the Irish Restaurant Awards, held on Tuesday evening. The high standard of customer service at the Courthouse was also recognised in that category.

 The Batch Loaf in North Road, Monaghan, which opened last November, was nominated as the best newcomer. Other awards went to Snaffle’s Restaurant at Castle Leslie, Glaslough and to Andy’s in Monaghan for best gastro pub.

 Over 500 restaurant owners, hotel restaurants and staff celebrated their hard work and achievements at the event, which saw many well-known restaurateurs turn out at Titanic Belfast to see if they had won one of the prestigious awards.

 Courthouse Restaurant is run and owned by Conor Mee and Charlotte Carr. They met up while training in the tourism college in Charlotte’s native town of Killybegs in County Donegal.

 This was during the mid 1990s, after which Conor worked in Ashford Castle, Australia and then the Nuremore Hotel in Carrickmacross as Sous Chef. He went onto to open the highly successful Rosso …

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