Patrick Guilbaud (pictured with Guillaume Lebrun and Stephane Robin) may have quietly raised two fingers last evening (a-la Helen Mirren in 'The One Hundred Foot Journey') when a call revealed
that his restaurant had again retained two Michelin stars.
Indeed all nine of Ireland's Michelin star restaurants will be pleased at the 'no change' results this year, although some star-seekeers will be disappointed.
All of Ireland’s nine Michelin star restaurants have retained their status.
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, at the Merrion Hotel in Dublin, remains the only two-star establishment in the countrywhile single stars are held by Thornton’s at the Fitzwilliam Hotel, Chapter One, and L’Ecrivain, all in Dublin City, Bon Appetit in Malahide, Campagne in Kilkenny City and the Lady Helen at Mount Juliet Hotel, the Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore, Co Waterford, and Aniar Restaurant at Lower Dominic St in Galway City.
Twelve restaurants have been awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand including Etto on Merrion Row Dublin.