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 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.
|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.
|Ananda Restaurant won best Ethnic Restaurant Award.at 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.
|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.|
|Most Creative Use of Seafood 2010 sponsored by IASC (Irish Association of Seafood Companies)
Ananda, Dundrum, Dublin
Best Practise in Energy Management 2010 sponsored by Calor Gas
|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
Sandyford Road,Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14
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
|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