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Patrick Guilbaud in Dublin remains Ireland's only two-starred Michelin restaurant.
Patrick Guilbaud in Dublin remains Ireland's only two-starred Michelin restaurant.

No new Michelin stars for Irish restaurants

The six Irish restaurants – five in Dublin and one in Waterford – retain their stars, but Belfast loses a high-profile spot.
Jan 18th 2011, 5:31 PM 1,454 0

THE LATEST EDITION of the Michelin Guide has shown no change in the number of restaurants in the Republic of Ireland being awarded a Michelin Star.

The six restaurants – five of which are in Dublin, with the sixth in Waterford – all have their status unchanged in the latest guide, published today, which sees the total number of starred restaurants hit a record number of 143.

The six Irish restaurants are:

  • Patrick Guilbaud, Merrion Square, Dublin (the only one of the Irish restaurants to enjoy two stars)
  • Bon Appetit, James Terrace, Malahide
  • Chapter One, Parnell Square, Dublin
  • L’Ecrivain, Lower Baggot St, Dublin
  • Thornton’s, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin
  • Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore, Co Waterford

Further to those six, the Irish Times adds that there is only one new Irish entrant to the other categories: O’Dowd’s seafood bar in Roundstone, Co Galway, is a new feature in the Le Bib Gourmet category, which lists value-for-money options.

One high-profile restaurant in Belfast, Deanes of Howard Street, has lost its star after fourteen years following a four-month closure last year.

The Times says Michael Deane’s prized eatery had had a pipe burst in January of last year, allowing a flood to ruin the downstairs of the restaurant.

This year’s Michelin Guide marks the 100th anniversary of the guide’s first publication.

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Gavan Reilly

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