Ireland’s Michelin Star Restaurants
As the UK and Ireland Michelin Guide for 2014 is published take a look at the restaurants who have retained their coveted awards.
Although today’s publication of the UK and Ireland Michelin guide did not award stars to any new Irish restaurants, nine fantastic establishments managed to retain their hold on dining’s most coveted prize.
Patrick Guilbaud is Ireland’s only two-starred Michelin star restaurant and has been open since 1981. The retention of their Michelin Stars will only add to a successful year at the restaurant as they have reported their busiest year yet. Earlier this year, Restaurant Manager Staphane Robin said: "This is our busiest year since we opened 33 years ago."
Irish Independent restaurant reviewer Paolo Tullio shared his thoughts on an ‘excellent meal’ had at the restaurant.
21 Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2
01 676 4192
Martijn Kajuiter’s Michelin Star kitchen in Ardmore Co. Waterford is famous for its creative take on Irish cuisine which is married with awe-inspiring molecular gastromony. The restaurant resides within the The Cliff House Hotel, built on the banks of Admore Bay, and opened in 2008. Within 18 months, they had been awarded their first Michelin Star, and have retained it ever since.
Middle Road, Ardmore, Co. Waterford
Located on Dublin’s northside, Chapter One is one of Ireland’s most celebrated Michelin-star restaurants. Diners can escape from the hustle and bustle of the city into the open arms of the restaurant’s cosy basement setting. Chef Ross Lewis and front of house favourite Martin Corbett prove to be a good team and 21 years after opening the doors to their city-haven, released a cookbook detailing all the secrets behind their success.
Basement of Writers Museum
18 – 19 Parnell Square
Located in the Fitzwilliam Hotel on Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green, Thronton’s has retained their Michelin star for yet another year. One of Ireland’s most exciting and groundbreaking chefs, Kevin Thornton, stands at the helm. A fan of Kevin’s work, Irish Independent restaurant critic Paolo Tullio described a meal at Thornton’s as ‘the very pinnacle of gastromony’.
1st Floor, The Fitzwilliam Hotel 128 St Stephen’s Green Dublin 2
Lower Baggot Street’s L’Ecrivan has been an important part of Dublin’s food landscape since opening its doors in 1989. Chef Derry Clarke and his wife Sally-Anne have shaped the French traditional restaurant into one of the city’s most desirable dining experiences and continues to be celebrated by Ireland’s food-lovers.
109a Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2
Galway restaurant Aniar champions the stunning food being produced in the west of Ireland, striving to make the journey from farm to fork as short as possible with stunning results. The restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star in 2013.
53 Dominick Street Lower, Galway
091 535 947
Campagne restaurant has been a resident of Kilkenny since opening its doors in 2008. A focus is placed on utilising seasonal produce and marrying them with subtle French influences.The restaurant was first mentioned in the Michelin Guide in 2013, when they were awarded their first star.
5 The Arches,
056 777 2858
Oliver Dunne’s restaurant Bon Appetit has once again been included in the Michelin Guide UK and Ireland. Le Restaurant is located on the first floor of an atmospheric Georgian townhouse in Malahide.
Nine James Terrace
Malahide, Co. Dublin
01 845 0314
Those looking for a taste of Downton should definitely jaunt to Lady Helen in Thomastown. Under executive chef Cormac Rowe, Irish Independent restaurant critic Lucinda O’Sullivan recommends its ‘graciousness, sweet and earnest service.’
Mount Juliet, Thomastown,
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.
056 777 3000