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Wilde at The Westbury wins award for wine programme

Wilde restaurant at The Westbury has been internationally recognised as a top destination for wine lovers.

The well-known restaurant located just off Grafton Street has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2019 Restaurant Awards.  The restaurant joins other winners from around the world for being a top destination for wine connoisseurs.

WILDE won the Award of Excellence which recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.

Speaking about their win, Patrick McCardle, General Manager at WILDE, said “A carefully curated wine list is crucial for a restaurant like WILDE in order to provide a unique wine experience that really complements the food offering. We’re thrilled to have had our efforts and attention to detail recognised by this prestigious win.”

(L-R) General Manager at WILDE, Patrick McArdle and Head Sommelier, Philip Dunne

Head Sommelier at the Westbury Philip Dunne was equally delighted with their win – “It is a big honour for Wilde to achieve the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2019 for the second year in a row. Our commitment to offering a superb wine list, wine events, and highly trained staff is something we are so very proud of.”

“We’re pleased to shine a spotlight on the destinations around the world that show devotion to their wine program, while also creating a comprehensive global dining guide for our readers to enjoy,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. “Both novice wine lovers and seasoned sommeliers alike actively seek and frequent restaurants with exciting, well-curated wine lists. Bravo to all the 2019 recipients—we raise a glass to you.”

The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue and online at, where visitors can search and access exclusive content on the 3,800 restaurants.

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