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16th Feb 2022

Seven Irish restaurants named by Michelin as top places to eat in the world

Hugh Carr

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Some have even earned two Michelin stars…

If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that Michelin really knows their food.

I mean, just look at the size of their mascot.

An absolute unit, in every sense of the word.

But we digress.

The coveted Michelin Star is a mark of excellence for any restaurant who earns it, proving that their bia is some of the best in the world.

So it’s no wonder we’re delighted to see some Irish names being added to the list this year, with several restaurants taking home Michelin Stars, and others being added to their Bib Gourmand list, a distinction for places that serve great food at a reasonable price.

Here’s the list of restaurants and what the guide thought of each spot;

Two Michelin Stars

Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen, Dublin: Mickael uses classical French techniques combined with a subtle modernity as well as plenty of creativity and personality. Sophisticated, beautifully presented dishes are perfectly balanced, with striking natural flavours.

Liath, Dublin: Bold, original dishes are centred around the five tastes – salty, savoury, sweet, bitter and sour – which come together in perfect harmony, and excellent wine pairings further enhance the experience.

One Michelin Star

Glovers Alley, Dublin: In contrast to the surroundings, Andy McFadden’s cooking is characterised by boldness – both in its flavours and textures – and his experience shines through in creative, modern dishes which are skilfully prepared and artfully presented.

Bastible, Dublin:  Dishes are stripped-back, flavours are bold, and servings are generous: this is cooking that comes from the heart.

Bib Gourmand Restaurants

Cush, Cork: Local produce features in hearty dishes, with seafood naturally to the fore, and guests are well looked after by the friendly team.

Éan, Galway: By day, this eatery by the Druid Theatre is a busy artisan bakery-cum-café, serving pastries, sandwiches, salads and soups. At night it transforms into a wine bar offering natural, biodynamic and organic wines alongside some creative seasonal dishes designed for sharing.

Everett’s, Waterford: Modern menus showcase the best of the Irish larder and generously-sized dishes are assured, refined and full of flavour.

For the full list of places to eat across Ireland and the UK, check out the Michelin Guide website.

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