Bib Gourmand 2019: 4 new Irish restaurants make the list

There's a new entry for Northern Ireland too.

There’s four new additions to the Bib Gourmand 2019 list, as revealed on Friday.

Ahead of the announcement of next year’s Michelin starred restaurants, Dublin, Galway and Cork welcome four restaurants between them to the list.

The Tartare Café & Wine Bar (Galway city), Browne’s (Tuam), Dillon’s (Timoleague, Cork) and Clanbrassil House (Clanbrassil St., Dublin) are 2019’s newcomers.

Michelin Bib Gourmand awards recognise those establishments offering good food at affordable prices of EUR40 or less for a three-course meal.

Around the country, those eateries include

  • 1826 Adare (Adare)
  • Aldridge Lodge (Duncannon)
  • Bastion (Kinsale)
  • Chart House (Dingle)
  • Copper Hen (Tramore)
  • The Courthouse (Carrickmacross)
  • Giovannelli (Killorglin)
  • Kai (Galway City)
  • Morrissey’s (Doonbeg)
  • Sha-Roe Bistro (Clonegal)
  • TwoCooks (Sallins)

Meanwhile, those in Dublin and the greater Dublin area include

  • Bastible (South Circular Road)
  • Craft (Terenure)
  • Delahunt (Camden Street)
  • Etto (Merrion Row)
  • Pichet (Trinity Street)
  • Pigeon House (Clontarf)
  • Pig’s Ear (Nassau Street)
  • Forest & Marcy (Ranelagh)
  • Richmond (Portobello)

all of which retain their Bib Gourmand status.

One new entry for Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, Clenaghans Restaurant, near Aghalee, Co. Antrim joins the list of seven Michelin Bib Gourmand establishments in the province.

Retaining their awards from last year are Fontana and Noble (both Holywood); Wine & Brine (Moira); Belfast’s Deanes at Queen’s, Bar+Grill at James’ Street South, and Home in Wellington Place.

The full list of Michelin star restaurants for 2019 will be revealed on Monday 1 October. Printed guides hit shops on Thursday 4 October.

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