March 2011- The Asian Tea House in Mary Street in Galway City was acknowledged in March 2011 as the top restaurant in Galway City and County in the Santa Rita Irish Restaurant Awards. The restaurant will now compete for the Regional and All- Ireland title which will be announced at the Irish Restaurant Awards in the Burlington Hotel Dublin on Wednesday 25th May 2011.
“We are delighted to be recognised by these awards” says Terry Commons, proprietor of the Asian Tea House, which celebrated its third birthday last Sunday. “Despite the challenges of the current climate, we have stuck to our core ethos and ensured that the quality of our food was always supreme, and this has been appreciated by our loyal customer base and acknowledged by the Irish Restaurant Awards”.
Loosely based on the ancient Chinese Tea House concept, the Asian Tea House was opened by Terry Commons and his head chef and co-proprietor Alan Wong in 2008. The appealing Pan Asian restaurant features an extensive menu representative of Malay, Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese and Chinese cuisine, with a large range of dishes, all of which are MSG free, cooked to order and based mainly on locally sourced ingredients.