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Another great chapter for our best Dublin restaurants

DUBLIN restaurants have been toasted at a top awards ceremony where the creme de la creme of the city's eateries walked away with top gongs.

The prestigious Restaurant of the Year Awards 2010 saw 10 of the capital's restaurants walk away with the top awards.

And the top prize was presented to Michelin star rated Chapter One which won Best Restaurant in Ireland.

Opened in February 1992 with co-proprietors Ross Lewis and Martin Corbett, Chapter One is in the basement of the Dublin Writers Museum in Dublin's city centre. It also won best Restaurant in 2009 with Ross Lewis winning best Chef in Dublin.

Best Ethnic Restaurant 2010 award went to favourite southside celebrity haunt, Nisheeth Tak and Rangan Aruchelvan's 'Rasam,' in Glasthule, Dublin.

And Best Newcomer went to the Brown Bear in Twomilehouse, Naas, Co Kildare.

President of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, Paul Cadden, spoke at the awards, saying: "Tonight, we celebrate the award winning cuisines and the great restaurateurs and chefs who have brought international recognition and accolades to the Irish restaurant scene.

"We are the economic engine rooms in every town in Ireland, creating and maintaining much needed local employment."