‘Chez Max’ is ‘French’

Chez Max, Dublin’s French bistrot, and Chez Max Café became Ireland’s first restaurant to be awarded the "World’s French Restaurant" label. 

The award will be presented to owner Max de Laloubie at the French Ambassador to Ireland’s residence, in the presence of the AFMR and representatives of the French Embassy, in recognition of the Dublin establishments serving homemade French dishes with a Parisian flair.

The “World’s French Restaurant” is a new accolade inaugurated in 2021 for French-speaking and Francophile restaurants that promotes French gastronomy, created by the AFMR (Association Française des Maîtres Restaurateurs). The aim is to promote sustainable catering, home-made, and fresh products. Chez Max is the seventh restaurant outside of France to receive the award.

"It’s a really honour to receive this label in recognition of our contribution to promote French gastronomy, and I’m proud to continue to share delicious, homemade French dishes with the people of Dublin," said Max de Laloubie.

The award ceremony will cap off the 2023 edition of French Food Days, a one-day trade event dedicated to bringing the taste of France to Ireland, which will see 15 producers come to Dublin who are hoping to increase their presence in Ireland.