Ireland’s 2019 Michelin Star Restaurants

The announcements were made in London on Monday afternoon

Ireland’s collection of Michelin star restaurants for 2019 has been revealed.

The Oscars of the food world were held in London on Monday afternoon with the event also streamed on Facebook.

All in all, 21 restaurants received stars for the first time – three of those in Ireland. Three restaurants jumped to 2 stars, all in the UK.

The three Cork recipients are the Japanese restaurant Ichigo Ichie in Cork City Centre and two West Cork village restaurants – Mews in Baltimore and Chestnut in nearby Ballydehob.

In Northern Ireland, two Belfast restaurants – Eipic (Howard Street) and Ox (Oxford Street) – have also retained their Michelin Star status.

Two Star Michelin Restaurants in Ireland, 2019

One Star Michelin Restaurants in Ireland, 2019

Last week, four new Bib Gourmand entries for Ireland were announced – Clanbrassil House (Clanbrassil Street, Dublin); Tartare Café & Wine Bar (Galway City); Brownes (Tuam) and Dillon’s (Timoleague, Cork). Check the full list of Bib Gourmand restaurants and eateries here.

With three new entries for the 2019 guide all hailing from Cork, here’s a look at Ireland’s new Michelin star restaurants.

Update: Heron & Grey

** Heron & Grey has rebranded to Liath, effective March 2019. They close on 26 January, start taking bookings on 1 February and re-open on 1 March. Remaining in the guide as Heron & Grey, it is understood the restaurant will be re-assessed as a newcomer for the 2020 edition.

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