The number of Irish to star Michelin restaurants has trebled with the announcement that Aimsir at Cliff at Lyons in Celbridge, Co.Kildare and The Greenhouse in Dublin have been
awarded two stars, joining Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud in this elite club.
Mickael Viljanen of The Greenhouse received a much-anticipated second star.. A four-course menu at his restaurant costs €110, while a six-course tasting menu is priced at €129.
Aimsir in Celbridge – where Jordan Bailey focuses on foraged and preserved produce – enters the guide for the first time with Two Michelin Stars.
Two new Two Michelin Star and three new One Michelin Star restaurants are amongst 18 Irish establishments to have been awarded Michelin Stars in the 2020 Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland just published.
The new one-stars for Ireland are The Oak Room at Adare Manor (head chef Mike Tweedie); Variety Jones in Dublin (chef proprietor Keelan Higgs), Bastion in Kinsale, Co Cork (chef proprietor Paul McDonald) and The Muddlers Club in Belfast (Gareth McCaughey).
Other restaurants that hold their Michelin Star from previous years are the Two-Star Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud and the One-Star Chapter One and L’Ecrivain in Dublin City and Liath in Blackrock village. Elsewhere, other one-star restaurants are Aniar and Loam (Galway City); Campagne and Lady Helen at Mount Juliet Hotel (Kilkenny); Wild Honey Inn, Lisdoonvarna (Clare); House Restaurant at Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore (Waterford); Ichigo Ichie (Cork City Centre) and two West Cork restaurants – Mews in Baltimore and Chestnut in nearby Ballydehob.
In addition, Loam in Galway was honoured with the Michelin Sustainability Award 2020, whilst Adare Manor in County Limerick won the Michelin Sommelier Award 2020.
In Northern Ireland, Belfast restaurant The Muddlers Club (Cathedral Quarter) has been awarded a new one Michelin Star while two other Belfast restaurants - Eipic (Howard Street) and Ox (Oxford Street) – have also retained their Michelin Star status.
Speaking at its launch, Rebecca Burr, Director of the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland, said:
Published today by tyre manufacturer Michelin, the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2020 is available at http://travel.michelin.co.uk
and in bookshops.
One hundred and eighty-seven Michelin-Starred Restaurants are featured for 2020, including one new Three Star, four new Two Stars and 23 new One Stars.
This year’s highlight is the promotion of Sketch (The Lecture Room & Library) in Mayfair (Johannes Nuding) from Two to Three Michelin Stars.