Sham’s culinary flair and his team’s commitment to delivering memorable dining experiences has won The Cottage Restaurant numerous awards and accolades.


Irish Restaurant Awards

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Early in 2014, The Cottage Restaurant won Best Restaurant in Leitrim and Sham Hanifa won Best Chef in Leitrim. To win these prestigious awards for three years (2014, 2013 & 2012) in a row is testament to the consistent performance and hard work of The Cottage Restaurant team.

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Good Eating Guide

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The Cottage Restaurant was delighted to be crowned the Best Restaurant in Connaught in 2014 – no small feat given the calibre of Restaurants in Connaught.

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Bridgestone Guide

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The Cottage Restaurant was named one of the Best 100 Restaurants in Ireland four times (2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010). Sham was also a Top Ten Chef to Watch (2010) with one of his dishes also being a Top 10 Signature Dishes that year. Read our 2014 review.

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Georgina Campbell Guide


Recommended by Georgina Campbell Guide for 5 consecutive years (2009 – 2014), The Cottage was also bestowed the prestigious Georgina Campbell Taste of Waterway Award 2013.

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