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Two Irish Restaurants Awarded New Michelin Stars in the Michelin Guide 2023

On 27th March 2023, the MICHELIN Guide 2023 Ceremony was held at the iconic Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, where all the new Michelin Stars, Green Stars and Special Awards were unveiled.

This year, 20 restaurants across Great Britain and Ireland have been newly awarded One MICHELIN Star; 3 restaurants were awarded Two MICHELIN Stars; and 4 restaurants received a MICHELIN Green Star.

Terre, headed up by Chef Patron Vincent Crepel, was awarded one MICHELIN Star just six months after opening at Cork’s five star Castlemartyr Resort. Commenting on the award, Crepel said:

“Gaining one star after such a brief period of time is a source of immense pride to me and my team at Terre. It has taken a lot of hard work to get to this level so quickly. It is a stunning and early reward for achieving our goals for Terre.  I have been a devotee of the Michelin Guide since the very start of my career so to be awarded one star as Chef Patron is simply amazing, an achievement I have long hoped for.”

Elsewhere in County Cork, Chef Ahmet Dede’s Baltimore-based dede claimed a second star to become one of only five restaurants in Ireland to hold the accolade of Two MICHELIN Stars. According to MICHELIN, the outstanding Turkish cuisine of Ahmet Dede and his team at dede have made it a true destination restaurant.

In total, the MICHELIN Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2023 recommends 1,143 restaurants, of which 206 are MICHELIN-Starred, 29 have been awarded a MICHELIN Green Star, including Jess Murphy’s Kai in Galway, and 116 are highlighted with a Bib Gourmand. Last week, Saint Francis Provisions in Kinsale joined the Bib Gourmand club, along with EDŌ and Waterman in Belfast.

Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides commented: “Great Britain & Ireland continues to impress with the sheer variety of its MICHELIN Stars. Whether diners are looking for somewhere formal or casual, historic or new, there is a MICHELIN Starred establishment for them. In every region of Great Britain and Ireland, you can now find hugely talented chefs calling out to gourmets with their exquisite and accomplished cuisine. To have 20 new One MICHELIN Stars and 3 new Two Stars in a year where the hospitality industry has faced so many challenges, is an extraordinary achievement. The addition of four new MICHELIN Green Stars to the selection is also a clear illustration of the growing desire within the restaurant industry for more sustainable gastronomy.”

For the MICHELIN Guide 2023, five special awards were also presented. These awards highlight exceptional people and remarkable teams who have particularly impressed the MICHELIN Inspectors over the past year, and Ireland was home to two winners on the night.

The 2023 MICHELIN Welcome and Service Award was presented to Irish restaurant industry royalty Declan Maxwell and his team from Spitalfields. According to MICHELIN “Ireland is known for its warm hospitality and this year’s award goes to someone who upholds and enhances that reputation. Whether a local in for pint, or a visitor coming for a 3-course dinner, Declan makes everyone feel genuinely welcome. His enthusiasm for this small but busy pub is unwavering and contagious.”

The 2023 MICHELIN Chef Mentor Award went to Belfast’s Michael Deane. According to MICHELIN, “Michael Deane is never one to stand still, as his group of varied restaurants would testify. Many of the chefs who have passed through his kitchen owe him a debt for the skills, the values and the professionalism that he instilled in them. His name is synonymous with quality restaurants and he is a true figurehead in the industry.”  

The full restaurant selection for Great Britain & Ireland is available free of charge on the MICHELIN Guide website and app. They’ll join the MICHELIN Guide selection of hotels, which features the most unique and exciting places to stay in Great Britain and Ireland, and all throughout the world.

Every hotel in the Guide is chosen for its extraordinary style, service, and personality – with options for all budgets – and each hotel can be booked directly through the MICHELIN Guide website and app. The selection for Great Britain & Ireland features the country’s most spectacular hotels, including sustainability pioneers like NoMad London, standouts from our “Plus” collection like The Westbury in Dublin and Virgin Hotel in Edinburgh, big city rock-and-roll boutiques like Chateau Denmark, and country escapes like The Royal Crescent in Bath.

Please find the new Michelin Star Restaurants in the Michelin Newsroom:

Two Irish Restaurants Awarded New Michelin Stars in the Michelin Guide 2023

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