The 2019 edition of the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland were announced at a live event at the BFI IMAX cinema last night.
The event, which was billed as a cinematic experience, explored the complex relationship between gastronomy and cinema, something that has continued to be a constant source of inspiration and a cultural touchstone for many - much like the Michelin guides.
Three restaurants in Cork have been awarded a coveted Michelin star for the first time, bringing the number of Michelin star recipients in Ireland to fourteen.
The restaurants that received the honour are Mews in Baltimore, Ichigo Ichie in Cork City Centre and Chestnut in Ballydehob.
A #MichelinStar for Ichigo Ichie restaurant @miyazakicork— The MICHELIN Guide (@MichelinGuideUK) 1 October 2018
Chef Takashi Miyazaki dips into the traditions of Japanese cooking but adds his own interpretation #Ireland#MICHELINSTAR19 #MICHELINguideGBI pic.twitter.com/lF4iJ86Dcv
Other Irish restaurants with Michelin Stars include the 2-star restaurant Patrick Guilbaud as well as Chapter One, L’Ecrivain, The Greenhouse, and Heron & Grey which all hold 1-star.
Outside of Dublin, other one-star restaurants include Aniar and Loam (Galway), Campagne and Lady Helen at Mount Juliet Hotel (Kilkenny), Wild Honey Inn, Lisdoonvarna (Clare) and House Restaurant at Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore (Waterford).
The two Belfast restaurants are Eipic and Ox.
What do the stars mean?
- Three Stars: Exceptional Cuisine, worth a special journey!
- Two Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour!
- One Star: High-quality cooking, worth a stop!
- Bib Gourmand: Good quality, good value cooking