Ireland’s Restaurants Gain No New Stars

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Ireland’s Restaurants Gain No New Stars

Irish restaurants have not been awarded any new stars by the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2015. The list was released this morning, and showed that all nine of Ireland’s starred restaurants have not changed star ratings.

This includes Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, with its two star status, as well as single star status restaurants, The Cliff House Hotel, Waterford; Campagne, Kilkenny; Lady Helen, Kilkenny; Aniar, Galway, and Chapter One, Bon Appetit, L’Ecrivain and Thorntons, in Dublin.

Meanwhile, the 14 new stars awarded by the Michelin Guide fell to restaurants across Scotland, Wales, Devon, Cornwall and London. This will now be the fourth year that Northern Ireland has not received any stars since Michael Deane lost his star in 2011.

The two restaurants in Scotland to be awarded new stars were the Isle of Eriska and the Isle of Skye. Meanwhile, Devon was awarded three stars in total, The Treby Arms, owned by former MasterChef winner, Anton Piotrowski being one of three to gain a star. Wales received two stars, and Cornwall was awarded one.

The remaining six stars went to London including, The Cove Club, which according to the press release “comes from a team who cut their teeth in pop-ups.”


However, Ireland was not entirely without; restaurant Etto was awarded a new Bib Gourmand, as were three restaurants in Belfast, Northern Ireland. An establishment can be awarded the Bib, if it offers good food at the cost of €40 or below for three courses. This year’s Michelin Guide awarded 26 Bibs in total, nine of which went to London.

Michelin editor, Rebecca Bur said in a statement, that the 14 new stars “highlight the enormous richness and variety of the UK’s restaurant scene. They range from country pubs to hipster hangouts, from counter-restaurants to classic dining rooms.

“The public’s knowledge and interest in food gets greater every year and it won’t just be fans of cookery shows who will be planning trips to Devon to the Treby Arms,” Bur continued.

© 2014 - Checkout Magazine by Emily Horne.