The Wild Honey Inn in Lisdoonvarna has been awarded a Michelin Star in the 2018 Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland.

A Michelin Bib Gourmand holder since 2010, the Co Clare gastropub has risen to Michelin star status and becomes the only newcomer to join an 11-strong list of Michelin star restaurants in Ireland.

The pub dates from 1860 and is currently owned and run by chef Aidan McGrath and his partner Kate Sweeney.

It was refurbished in 2009 and its food offering places emphasis on the French classical genre, using wild, local produce.

Other eateries that have held their Michelin star status from previous years are the two-star Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud and the one-star Chapter One, L'Ecrivain and The Greenhouse in Dublin City, and Heron & Grey in Blackrock village.

Elsewhere, other one-star restaurants are Aniar and Loam (Galway City), Campagne and Lady Helen at Mount Juliet Hotel (Kilkenny) and House Restaurant at Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore (Waterford).

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

Seven new Irish restaurants have also been offered a Michelin Bib Gourmand award. The award recognises restaurants offering good food at affordable prices of €40 or less for a three-course meal.

The Irish recipients are Bastible (South Circular Road, Dublin); Richmond (Portobello); Forest & Marcy (Ranelagh); Craft (Terenure); Morrissey's (Doonbeg); Kai (Galway City) and TwoCooks (Sallins).

Others, all of which retain Bib Gourmand status from earlier years, are 1826 Adare (Adare); Aldridge Lodge (Duncannon); Bastion (Kinsale); Chart House (Dingle); Copper Hen (Tramore); The Courthouse (Carrickmacross); Sha-Roe Bistro (Clonegal) and Giovannelli (Killorglin).

In Dublin city, Delahunt (Camden Street), Etto (Merrion Row), Pichet (Trinity Street), Pigeon House (Clontarf) and Pig's Ear (Nassau Street) retain their Bib Gourmand status.