Michelin Guide Announces New Irish Additions And 2023 Launch Date

By Dave Simpson
Michelin Guide Announces New Irish Additions And 2023 Launch Date

Michelin has announced that its new restaurant selection for the 2023 Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland will be revealed at an event on Monday 27 March, with new Irish additions to the guide.

Launch Event

According to a statement published on Guide.Michelin.com, the launch event for the 2023 Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland will take place at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, in the UK, on Monday 27 March, and it will be the first in-person launch event in three years, after two years of digital launch events as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In addition to the announcement of new Michelin stars, Bib Gourmands and Green Stars, the event will feature the announcement of special awards in an assortment of categories and be live-streamed on the official Michelin Guide YouTube channel.

The statement published on Guide.Michelin.com quoted international director Gwendal Poullennec as saying, “After two years without being able to organise a physical event in Great Britain and Ireland, we are thrilled to be back with what should be a warm, exciting and friendly gathering. The Michelin Guide team is on hand and busy organising a celebration to fully reflect the talent, commitment and resilience of the British and Irish gastronomic scenes – a celebration all the more welcome in the current challenging economic climate.”

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New Additions

Ahead of the 27 March launch event, Michelin has revealed 24 new additions to its guide, including five venues on the island of Ireland, as noted in a separate statement published on Guide.Michelin.com.

In the Republic of Ireland, the Bishop’s Buttery, in the Cashel Palace Hotel, Co. Tipperary, and Terre, in Castlemartyr Resort, Co. Cork, have been added to the guide.

The statement published Guide.Michelin.com noted that the Bishop’s Buttery ‘celebrates County Tipperary’s produce and is found in the cellars of a house once home to Archbishops,’ and ‘Terre is a thoroughly grand and sophisticated affair located in the main house at the Castlemartyr Resort.’

Chef Vincent Crepel of Terre – who started his career in France and has worked in several renowned international restaurants, from the three-Michelin-starred Arzak, in San Sebastián, Spain, and Restaurant André, in Singapore, to the historic Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville, in Crissier, Switzerland – recently spoke to Hospitality Ireland about his vision for the Castlemartyr Resort venue, which brings age-old French cooking methods together with an Asian influence and Irish ingredients. You can read what he told us by clicking here.

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In Northern Ireland, Blank of Belfast, Fontana of Holywood and Artis by Phelim O’Hagan have all been added to the 2023 Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland, too.

The statement published Guide.Michelin.com noted that the focus at Blank is ‘prime ingredients’, with no menu at the venue – ‘everything depends on what’s fresh and in season’ – while ‘there’s a new lease of life in the kitchen’ at Fontana and ‘great produce is also celebrated in Londonderry’s Craft Village area at Artis by Phelim O’Hagan’.

The full 24 new additions to the 2023 Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland can be found on Guide.Michelin.com, as well as on the official Michelin Guide app.

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International Guides For 2023

Meanwhile – as revealed by additional, separate statements published on Guide.Michelin.com – the Michelin Guide Nordic Countries for 2023 will be launched at an event in Turku, Finland, on 12 June; the Michelin Guide Spain and Portugal for 2023 includes two three-Michelin-starred venues, three two-Michelin-starred venues, 34 one-Michelin-starred venues, 38 Bib Gourmand venues, and 14 Michelin Green Star venues; the Michelin Guide Italy for 2023 includes one three-Michelin-starred venue, four two-Michelin-starred venues, 33 one-Michelin-starred venues, and 19 Michelin Green Star venues; the Michelin Guide Istanbul for 2023 includes four one-Michelin-starred venues and ten Bib Gourmand venues; the Michelin Guide Chengdu for 2023 includes one two-Michelin-starred venue, ten one-Michelin-starred venues, and 15 Bib Gourmand venues; the Michelin Guide Seoul for 2023 includes 35 Michelin-starred venues and 57 Bib Gourmand venues; and the Michelin Guide Thailand for 2023 includes six two-Michelin-starred venues, 29 one-Michelin-starred venues, 189 Bib Gourmand venues, and 217 recommended venues.


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