There has been no change to the list of Irish restaurants with Michelin Stars for 2014. All nine establishments have retained their rank.
Michelin Stars are awards of quality bestowed on restaurants following anonymous inspections and reviews by Michelin critics. The "Michelin Guide" was established more than 100 years ago and is ranked by Gourmand Bib, and one, two and three stars.
This year no new stars were awarded to Irish establishments. All 14 new stars went to restaurants in Scotland, Wales, Devon, Cornwall and London.
The only change to the listings for Ireland was an award of a new bib gourmand to Dublin restaurant Etto, on Merrion Row. In the north three new bibs were awarded to Belfast restaurants James St South Bar and Grill and Deanes, at Queens in Belfast. The Old Schoolhouse in County Down received the North’s third new bib gourmand.
Speaking at the launch of this year’s guide, editor Rebecca Burr said this year’s guide highlights “the richness and variety of Ireland’s restaurant scene, ranging from country pubs to classic dining rooms.”
Here are the restaurants that made the list:
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud
Merrion St, Dublin 2
Thornton’s at the Fitzwilliam Hotel
Baggot Street Lower
James's Terrace, Malahide
The Arches, Gashouse lane, Kilkenny City
Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown
Cliff House Hotel, Middle Road, Ardmore
Dominick Street Lower