It is an island-wide spread for the newly named recipients of Michelin Bib Gourmand in the 2019 Michelin Guide for GB and Ireland, with restaurants in Galway, Cork, Dublin, Tuam and Aghalee receiving recognition.
The four newcomers in the Republic of Ireland are: Clanbrassil House on Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 8; Tartare Café & Wine Bar on Dominick Street Lower in Galway City; Browne’s in Tuam, Galway and Dillon’s in Timoleague, Cork.
The newly awarded restaurant in Northern Ireland is Cleneghan’s on Soldierstown Road, Aghalee, Craigavon, Co Antrim, in which head chef is the highly talented Danni Barry.
Named after Bibendum – the Michelin Man – the Bib Gourmand award highlights restaurants which offer good quality, good value cooking.
Rebecca Burr, Editor of the Michelin Guide, said: “Prices and value for money are important, but the Bib Gourmand is about much more; it’s about the ethos and philosophy of a restaurant. The Michelin Inspectors love finding new Bib Gourmands and they’re always hugely popular with our readers.”
The newcomers to the fold join the following restaurants who have retained their accolades for another year: In Northern Ireland, Fontana and Noble, both in Holywood; Wine & Brine, Moira, Co Antrim; Deane’s at Queen’s, Bar+Grill at James’ Street South and Home in Wellington Place, all three located in Belfast City.
In Dublin City, Bastible, South Circular Road, D8; Craft, Harold’s Cross, D6W; Delahunt, Camden Street, D2; Etto, Merrion Row, D2; Pichet, Trinity Street, D2; Pig’s Ear, Nassau Street, D2; Richmond, Portobello, D2; Pigeon House, Clontarf, D3, and Forest & Marcy, Upper Leeson Street, D4.
Outside of Dublin, 1826 Adare, Adare, Co Limerick; Aldridge Lodge, Duncannon, Co Wexford; Bastion, Kinsale, Co Cork; Chart House, Dingle, Co Kerry; Copper Hen, Tramore, Co Waterford; The Courthouse, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan; Giovannelli, Killorglin, Co Kerry; Kai, Galway City; Morrissey’s, Doonbeg, Co Clare; Sha-Roe Bistro, Clonegal,Co Carlow and TwoCooks, Sallins, Co Kildare.