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Family-run Yeeros Wins Independent Restaurant of the Year in Deliveroo Restaurant Awards 2024

The roo-sults are in! Deliveroo announces the winners of its the Deliveroo Restaurant Awards 2024, which celebrate the best and most loved independent restaurants in Ireland and across the UK. 

The most coveted award – Independent Restaurant of the Year 2024 – has been won by family-run Greek restaurant, Yeeros in Dublin, after battling it out against UK Regional Restaurant Award winners White Men Can’t Jerk in Peckham, London, Luxford Burgers in Edinburgh, Scotland, Dhamaka in Bristol, South England and Slap & Pickle in Sheffield, North England. 

The award was judged by renowned food critic and writer Jimi Famurewa, in collaboration with Deliveroo’s CEO and founder, Will Shu. Jimi toured the width and breadth of Ireland and the UK to meet with each shortlisted regional restaurant, scoring them against criteria that included brand personality, food quality, packaging and presentation, customer reviews, and environmental consciousness. 

Jimi was blown away by Yeeros’ commitment to serving the best-tasting authentic Greek street food in Dublin – from developing innovative cooking methods to creating tasty modern twists on Greek classics, glowing reviews from customers who’d do anything to eat their food* and their warm family-focused approach to serving the city. Most notably, Yeeros was commended for its commitment to sustainability by creating bespoke compostable packaging, with a different box designed specifically for each dish on their menu.

George Stamopoulos, Managing Director, Yeeros: We are absolutely thrilled to have won the title of Best Independent Restaurant of the Year 2024 out of thousands of restaurants across Ireland and the UK. This is a fantastic achievement for the business! 

It was always our vision to create an authentic Greek Street Food concept in Ireland. Somewhere I’d be happy to go to! I’d like to thank our customers, our suppliers and Deliveroo for their support, which has been incredible since we have opened. It is a big honour for me and the entire Yeeros team, as well as an acknowledgement of the great work put in every day in our restaurants to maintain our high standards in quality food and excellent customer service.”  

Jimi Famurewa, food critic and Deliveroo restaurant awards judge, said“It’s been an honour and a privilege to tour Ireland & the UK to meet some of the nation’s best restaurateurs in the running for Deliveroo’s Independent Restaurant of the Year. Crowning the winner was challenging; every finalist blew me away with the taste, quality and standard of food they serve to neighbourhood doorsteps, along with their commitment to their customers and the local community. 

The winners, Yeeros, ticked every box for me – innovation is at the heart of everything they do, from their food to their packaging, and most importantly, everyone who orders from Yeeros becomes part of their family. Congratulations, Yeeros, and all the other finalists, and thank you to Deliveroo for trusting me to crown the winner.”

Alongside Yeeros, a further 10 restaurants across Ireland and Northern Ireland took home an award after Deliveroo food fans voted with their hearts (and stomachs) for their favourite local establishments. Winners include Oak Fire Pizza, Cork (Best Pizza), Xian Street Food, Dublin (Best Chinese) and Dash Ireland, Dublin (Best Burger and American). 

Helen Maher, Regional Director, Deliveroo Ireland, added: The Deliveroo Restaurant Awards is one of the many ways we champion the businesses our customers know and love. Congratulations to Yeeros on winning the national accolade, and well done to our restaurant partners throughout Ireland, who were crowned winners in their respective categories. They are all fantastic examples of the strength of the Irish hospitality industry, and I’m pleased that they have all received this recognition.” 

First launched in 2018, Deliveroo’s Restaurant Awards celebrate and recognise the very best and most-loved restaurants across the country – from local independent burger joints to neighbourhood sushi restaurants and all the dishes, cuisines, and flavours in between. This year saw a total of 60 awards up for grabs, with more than 66,000 votes cast by hungry fans keen to show support for their favourite local restaurants.

Full list of Irish winners of the 2024 Deliveroo Restaurant Awards ‘Best Cuisine’ categories: 

  • Burritos & Blues (Cork, Ireland) – Best Mexican Cuisine Award Winner – Mexican grill restaurant to make the ultimate burrito using the best of Irish produce. 
  • Oak Fire Pizza (Cork,  Ireland) – Best PizzaCuisine Award Winner – A favourite for the people of Cork, producing authentic pizzas from locally sourced ingredients. 
  • Koto (Cork, Ireland) – Best Thai Cuisine Award Winner – A family-run and owner operated restaurant in the heart of Cork city centre, offering the excellent taste of Asian cuisine. 
  • Dash Burger (Dublin, Ireland) – Best Burger and American Cuisine Award Winner – A small independent burger joint inspired by George Motz, focused on delivering the perfect smash burger. 
  • Sprout & Co (Dublin, Ireland) – Best Salad Cuisine Award Winner – Deliciously made salads consisting of organically grown ingredients from the owners local farm. 
  • Xian Street Food (Dublin, Ireland) – Best Chinese Cuisine Award Winner – A restaurant offering an array of flavours and spices to give you ‘A bite of China.’ 
  • Zaytoon (Dublin, Ireland) – Best Middle Eastern Cuisine Award Winner – Devoted to crafting authentic Lebanese kebabs with only the finest Irish ingredients. 
  • Musashi (Dublin, Ireland) – Best Sushi Cuisine Award Winner – Sushi restaurant focused on providing freshly-made, delicious Asian cuisine and a wonderful dining experience. 
  • Wing It (Belfast, Northern Ireland) – Best Chicken Cuisine Award Winner – Bringing ‘proper’ chicken wings to Belfast, Wing It offers a host of flavours that have taken the city by storm.
  • Maggie Mays (Belfast, Northern Ireland) – Best Breakfast & Coffee Cuisine Award Winner – A traditional cafe that caters for everyone and offers an infamous, all day fry amongst other delicious meals. 
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