Four city carveries still in race to be called Ireland's best
IT'S a Sunday staple and soon we'll know the best carvery in the city.
Four Dublin venues have made it to the final stages in the race to be crowned Ireland's best.
Dozens of hotels, pubs and restaurants entered the fourth annual Great Carvery of the Year competition.
The shortlist of 24 has now been announced, with four Dublin venues still in with a chance.
An Poitin Stil in Rathcoole (inset), The Grange, The Radisson Blu Dublin Airport and the Crowne Plaza Hotel have all progressed following a five-week mystery shopper campaign.
It's not the first time that Dublin venues have performed well in the competition. In 2010, the Yacht Pub in Clontarf was ranked overall winner.
The competition this year is divided between hotels and pubs, with the grand final next month.
The four Dublin eateries face stiff competition from 20 other venues in 12 counties, including Cork, Galway and Tipperary.
Irish rugby star Tommy Bowe has returned as one of the competition's ambassadors this year.
"I was blown away by the response from pubs and hotels last year, and was even more impressed by the calibre of venues that made it through to the final, and this year is no different.
"It is great to see so many counties represented in this great competition."