98FM's Best Of Dublin Awards 2...


98FM's Best Of Dublin Awards 2024: Full List Of Winners


02:36 28 Mar 2024

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What a night!

On Wednesday 27th of March at The Dean Townhouse, the best people and businesses in Dublin stepped out for a night of glamour, fun and celebrating the community.

After weeks of nominating and voting, we found 3 finalists in 12 categories representing the very best of Dublin - from our favourite takeaways to the best shopping centres.


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This year's awards saw the return of Best Of Dublin to 98FM for the first time in 5 years, and with a whopping 60,000 votes cast in total from our listeners, it was already set up to be our biggest one yet.

Queen of drag, Dame Stuffy took to the stage last night to entertain the packed audience of award hopefuls before 98FM's Big Breakfast presenters Rebecca and Brendan announced the winners in categories including Best Dublin Breakfast, Best Dublin Coffee and Best Dublin Takeaway.

The energetic and hugely popular Riff Shop  had everyone on their feet during the interval with an amazing dance anthems set before 98FM presenters Brian Dowling and Suzanne Kane continued the night, crowning award winners including comedian Darren Conway as Best Dublin Celebrity and Dublin Zoo for Best Family Experience.

Perhaps the standout award of the night was for ‘Best Dublin Moment’ which saw the infamous ‘hole in Portmarnock’ take home the top prize. Late last year, a mysterious hole on Portmarnock beach was mistaken for a meteorite crater and saw national media cover the story in great detail before realising it was in fact, just a hole dug by three local men!

One new category in this year’s awards was ‘Best Mate’, which recognised that friend who makes life more fun. The judges were won over by Brian Anderson who nominated his best mate, and wife, Elizabeth. Elizabeth, who is a healthcare assistant, was described by Brian has being his best friend since they met as teenagers. Brian says they’ve “always had each other” and now it was time to give Elizabeth the credit she deserves for her support as a wife, mother of 3, and grandmother of 2.


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See the full 98FM Best of Dublin Award nominees and winners below...

Best Dublin Breakfast:

  • Ger's Deli [WINNER!]
  • Pip's Café & Deli
  • Cloud Cafe

Best Dublin Coffee:

  • Deja Brew, Templeogue [WINNER!]
  • Brother Bean, Sandyford
  • On A Platter, Blackrock

Best Family Day Out:

  • Dublin Zoo [WINNER!]
  • Howth Cliff Cruises
  • DoDublin Bu Tours

Best Beauty Experience:

  • Image, Ballymun [WINNER!]
  • Lalu Nails, Tallaght
  • Ebano, Nutgrove

Best Dublin Celebrity:

  • Darren Conway, Sketch Comedian [WINNER!]
  • Davina Devine, Drag Star
  • Victor Alfred, TikTok Star

Best Dublin Takeaway:

  • Silvio's, Templeogue [WINNER!]
  • Woodfire & Wings, Clondalkin
  • Apache Pizza, Clarehall

Best Dublin Hair Salon:

  • Salon 22, Tyrrelstown [WINNER!]
  • Colourpop Hair Studio, Baldoyle
  • JMN Lux, Tallaght

Best Dublin Moment:

  • The Mysterious Hole on Portmarnock Beach [WINNER!]
  • The Giant Boarding Pass in Dublin Airport
  • Josie's Christmas Lights, Crumlin

Best Shopping Centre:

  • Blanchardstown Shopping Centre [WINNER!]
  • Pavilions Shopping Centre, Swords
  • The Square, Tallaght

Best Night Out:

  • The Paddocks, Clonee [WINNER!]
  • The Clonsilla Inn
  • Trinity Bar Venue

Best Dublin Mate:

  • Elizabeth Anderson, nominated by her husband Brian.

Thank you everyone who joined us on the night and each and everyone of you who voted for your favourite things about Dublin. It was brilliant night of celebrating what this city's all about and we can't wait to do it all again next year.

98FM will broadcast a Best of Dublin Awards special on Easter Monday from 7am, hosted by Leanne Hanafin.


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