Awards « Ananda Indian Restaurant Dublin


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    A great way to sample four dishes in one is to order Ananda’s thaali, available as a vegetarian choice or with meat and seafood. This selection of four complimentary dishes, served with rice and excellent naan, showcases the breadth of skill in the kitchen, and is a knockout dish. Interestingly, each menu contains a wine list, which is a useful idea, although it would be more user-friendly to see the food up front, and the wine list at the back.
  • 2 Aubergine Fritter
  • 3 Aloo Tikki
  • 4 Aubergine Fritter
  • 5 Paneer Tikka Masala
  • 6 Lobster Xec Xec




Good Food Ireland Newcomer of the Year

WINNER: Ananda Restaurant (Dublin)

Award winning fine dining Indian Restaurant

Glimpsing the kitchen, the well-turned out chefs, a room that is intriguingly designed with rich tones, large windows and plenty of dark wood there is a complex statement being made here. Ananda sets it’s stall out early. And with good reason.

While the format is well trodden – poppadoms and pickles, first and second courses – here you quickly realise things are different. The pickles for a start, deliver subtly and excitement in equal measure. Teasers? They certainly set you up with style.


Ananda won the Gold Medal Award for Ethnic Restaurants 2011

Ananda Restaurant won The Gold Medal Award for Ethnic Restaurants @ the Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards 2011.

ANANDA, the cosmopolitan Indian restaurant in Dundrum Town Centre, has triumphed once again, winning the prestigious Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Award for Ethnic Restaurants, sponsored by Cobra, for the second successive year.

Located at Dublin’s shopping mecca, this multi-award winning eatery beat off stiff competition from peers in Ireland’s ethnic dining sector to scoop the coveted award at the 23rd Annual Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards on Monday night. Its achievement marks the third-straight win for Ananda’s parent, the Jaipur Group, which also topped the category in 2009 with its Greystones restaurant, Chakra.


Ananda — Gold Medal Award 2010 for Ethnic Restaurants

Hotel & Catering Review
Jemma Publications, Grattan House, Temple Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin

Ananda Strikes Gold
Popular Indian Restaurant Wins Top Hospitality Award

ANANDA, the Indian fine dining restaurant run by the Jaipur Group, has been awarded one of the Irish hospitality industry’s highest honours, the Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Award for Ethnic Restaurants, sponsored by Cobra.

Ananda won the coveted restaurant award at the 22nd Annual Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards, held in The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin on 20 September, beating off stiff competition from its peers in the ethnic dining sector to scoop the prestigious title.

Organised by Hotel & Catering Review, the leading magazine for the Irish hospitality industry, the Gold Medal Awards are recognised as the industry’s most rigorous and competitive independent awards programme. A total of 14 category awards were presented at this year’s gala black tie ceremony, which was attended by over 350 leading hoteliers, restaurateurs and caterers from across Ireland.

FOOD&WINE Magazine Award of 2010

Ananda Restaurant won best Ethnic Restaurant the Food & Wine Magazine awards Aug 2010.
The FOOD&WINE Magazine Penfolds Restaurant of the Year Awards, now in their 10th year, are recognised as the most prestigious and authoritative culinary awards in the Irish calendar.

FOOD&WINE Magazine Award of 2010

The FOOD&WINE Magazine Penfolds Restaurant of the Year Awards, now in their 10th year, are recognised as the most prestigious and authoritative culinary awards in the Irish calendar. The public is being invited to nominate their favourite chefs and restaurants this year. Ananda restaurant got the Best Ethnic Cuisine Award of 2010.

Irish Restaurant Awards 2010

Most Creative Use of Seafood 2010 sponsored by IASC (Irish Association of Seafood Companies)
Ananda, Dundrum, DublinBest Practise in Energy Management 2010 sponsored by Calor Gas
Ananda, Dundrum, Dublin

“Good Eating Guide” Awards

Best Ethnic Restaurant

Dishing out good food awards, the Ananda Restaurant in Dundrum Town Centre of Dublin win the award of Best Ethnic Restaurant!

From: “Irish Independent” News.
Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Award from BridgeStone’s latest book:

《100 Best Restaurants in Ireland 2010》 — The hottest Restaurant


Sandyford Road,Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14
+353(0) 1-296 0099

Ananda has pioneered new standards of Indian cookery, with levels of style and service to match the super food.

Even hell – for which read the ghastly Dundrum Shopping Centre – can have an oasis of calm and creativity, and the DSC that oasis is the brilliant Ananda. Asheesh Dewan has fashioned new standards of creativity and achievement for Indian cooking here, in a beautiful room that is one of the treasures of the Southside. Don’t come to Ananda to eat the conventional dishes that must, of necessity, appear on the menu. Instead chase the voodoo down in some of their stunning fusion dishes – chicken stuffed with morels and pistachio in a morel-infused korma; lamb with parsnip purée and roganjosh; potato cake with black gram and raw mango powder; spice crusted scallops with coconut risotto and crisp bacon. You haven’t tasted anything quite like this, believe us, and the fact that the children’s menu is only brilliant, and very affordable, means that the young food lovers can have a taste of the real thing. The room is lovely, and proper service brings the curtain down on one of the very hottest, most happening Dublin destinations. SB

Part of the Dundrum Shopping Centre, on the second floor of the cinema complex.

Best in Ireland 2010 – Bridgestone

This food is like nothing you have ever associated with “typical” Indian cuisine. Ananda is a breath of fresh air”, writes Caroline Byrne. It may have finally opened months later than planned, but the entire concept of Ananda is so revolutionary, the wait has been worth it.

From: BridgeStone Guides