3 October 2016
By Elaine Murphy
Popular Kinsale restaurants Fishy Fishy and Bastion have retained their Bib Gourmand status in the new Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2017 just published.
Michelin Bib Gourmand awards recognise those establishments that offer good food at affordable prices of EUR40 or less for a three-course meal.
Bastion serves food with distinctly Mediterranean influences and is located at the junction of Market Street and Main Street. The spacious Fishy Fishy restaurant on Crowleys Quay, serves the freshest catch and local produce with an outside area for al fresco dining during the summer months.
14 other establishments retain their Bib Gourmand listing. They are: 1826 Adare (Adare, Co. Limerick); The Courthouse (Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan); Café Hans (Cashel, Co. Tipperary); Sha-Roe Bistro (Clonegal, Co. Carlow); Chart House (Dingle, Co. Kerry); Aldridge Lodge (Duncannon, Co. Wexford); Copper Hen (Tramore, Co. Waterford); Giovannelli (Killorglin, Co. Kerry); Wild Honey Inn (Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare) plus five recipients in Dublin City – Delahunt (Camden Street), Etto (Merrion Row), Pichet (Trinity Street), Pig’s Ear (Nassau Street) and Pigeon House (Clontarf).
In addition to Bib Gourmand holders,10 restaurants enjoy Michelin Star status. Those that have held their awards from previous years are the Two Michelin star Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud and One Michelin star Chapter One, L’Ecrivain and The Greenhouse (Dublin City), Aniar and Loam restaurants (Galway City), Campagne and Lady Helen at Mount Juliet Hotel (Kilkenny) and House Restaurant at Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore (Waterford). A new addition this year is Heron & Grey restaurant in Dublin’s Blackrock village.
For the wider guidance of readers and visitors to Ireland, this year’s Michelin Guide lists a total of 371 establishments in the Republic of Ireland and 74 in Northern Ireland, including many that offer overnight accommodation.
Published today by tyre manufacturer Michelin, the Great Britain & Ireland 2017 Guide is priced at EUR18.99 and is available in bookshops and at http://travel.michelin.co.uk/