As much as any artform, food is completely subjective and considered based upon individual tastes.

For example, it may be our opinion that the best pizza in the greater Dublin area is from Pinheads Pizza on South Circular Road. Others may argue for Mizzoni's in Inchicore. Further still, some people might cite Base Wood Fired Pizza as the best, while some may claim that Apertivo on Parliament Street is better. That's only pizza. We haven't gotten into the best Chinese in Dublin (Chop Chop on Clanbrassil Street) or where the best kebab in Dublin is (Zaytoon, naturally).

Last night saw the Takeaway Awards crown the best of "I'm not cooking, get a Just-Eat" restaurants and foods, with some of the winners provoking a strong response both online and here at

Saba To Go in Rathmines took home three awards, for Best Takeaway, Best Takeaway Dublin, and Best Thai. Meanwhile, Best Pizza was won by Base Wood Fire Pizza in Terenure. Best Middle Eastern went to Zaytoon on Camden Street, while Best Spice Bag went to San Sab in Drumcondra. Spice Bag also won the title of Ireland's favourite takeaway dish, no doubt defeating the likes of fish and chips, or a three-in-one.

Best Chipper went to Macari 101 in Naas, while Best Lunchtime Takeaway went to a Subway in Limerick. Again, some of these winners are controversial, to say the least.

Here's the full list.

Best takeaway Ireland

Saba to Go, Rathmines

Best takeaway Dublin

Saba to Go, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Best takeaway Leinster

Shapla Indian, Carlow

Best takeaway Connacht

Xian Street Food, Galway

Best takeaway Ulster

Bamboo Court, Letterkenny, Co Donegal

Best takeaway Munster

Camile Thai, Limerick


Ireland’s Favourite Dish

Spice bag


Best Chinese

Bamboo Court, Letterkenny, Co Donegal

Best Indian

Bombay Pantry, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14

Best Thai

Saba to Go, Rathmines

Best Mexican

Boojum, Kevin Street, Dublin 2

Best Japanese

Wagamama, South King Street, Dublin 2

Best Middle Eastern

Zaytoon, Camden Street, Dublin 2

Best breakfast

McDonald’s, Swords, Co Dublin


Best burger

Friars Rest, Letterkenny, Co Donegal

Best chipper

Macari 101, Naas, Co Kildare

Best curry

Shapla Indian, Carlow

Best healthy takeaway

Burrito Loco, Letterkenny, Co Donegal

Best lunchtime takeaway

Subway, Castletroy, Limerick

Best pizza

Base Wood Fired Pizza, Terenure, Dublin 6

Best salad

Chopped, Fairview, Dublin 3

Best spice bag

San Sab, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Best sustainability

Camile Thai, Phibsborough, Dublin 7

Best vegan

Camile Thai, Greystones, Co Wicklow

Best vegetarian

Camile Thai, Limerick