A Manchester pub \u2013 O\u2019Sheas on Princess Street \u2013 has beaten off competition from around Europe to win Irish Pubs Global\u2019s award for the Irish pub with the \u2018Best Chef in Europe'.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe pub was also shortlisted for the 'Best Cocktail Experience' and the Best Food Experience Awards.\r\n\r\nThe city centre bar - which celebrates its 25th anniversary next year - is operated by Dominic Winters and Paul Mackey, both from Ireland, and is part of Star Pubs and Bars leased estate.\r\n\r\nThe business partners introduced food to O\u2019Sheas eighteen months ago and appointed Stephen Baird as head chef to deliver the new offer. The menu includes traditional Irish favourites such as its best selling \u2018full Irish fry\u2019 \u2013 or breakfast - which comes with Conakilty sausage, black and white pudding and homemade soda bread. Colcannon mash \u2013 made with onions and cabbage \u2013 is another traditional Irish dish which appears to be popular with the pub\u2019s Mancunian customers.\r\n\r\nO\u2019Sheas\u2019 drinks selection has an equally Irish flavour and a range of Irish whiskys and gins forms the basis of the pub\u2019s cocktails.\r\n\r\nThe judging process involved nominations by members of the public with final decisions being made by an international panel of 16 judges. The team from O\u2019Sheas received their award at a ceremony at The Galmont Hotel in Galway.\r\n\r\nMackey said: \u201cWe are delighted that Stephen picked up the award for Best Chef. It\u2019s the icing on the cake after a great 18 months since we opened the new look O'Sheas and launched our food offering. It\u2019s much appreciated recognition for all the hard work of Stephen, his kitchen team and the front of house staff and puts O'Sheas on the map of the bustling food and drink scene in Manchester.\u201d\r\n\r\nDavid Pritchard, Star Pubs and Bars operations director for the north west added: \u201cThis award is well deserved. Paul and Dominic are superb operators and have created an authentic Irish offer that has stood the test of time.\u201d\r\n\r\nO\u2019Sheas opened in Manchester in 1994 and has served over two million pints of Guinness since then. The building was built in 1905 as a packing and shipping warehouse in the middle of a predominantly Irish area between Little Ireland and St Austins.