Ireland gets 5 new Michelin Gourmands in 4 provinces bringing total to 24



  • Five new Irish Michelin Gourmands
  • Catherine Moran, Barry Fitzgerald, Danni Barry, Richard Milnes JP McMahon

JP McMahon with his famous pig tattoo

Five new recipients of Michelin Gourmand status in four provinces have been announced on the Michelin twitter feed.

The new additions are Catherine Moran’s Brownes, in Tuam, Co Galway, Barry Fitzgerald and Claire-Marie Thomas’s Clanbrassil House near eonard’s Corner in Dublin 8; Danni Barry’s Clenaghans, in Moira Co Armagh; Richard Milnes’ Dillon’s, in Timoleague, Co Cork and JP McMahon’s Tartare, in Galway city.

All but one restaurant in Ireland with existing Bib Gourmand status retain their status in the 2019 guide. Old Schoolhouse Inn, in Comber, Co Down closed as a restaurant in April, but remains open for accommodation.

The ‘Bib’ is awarded to restaurants that offer exceptional food at affordable prices of €40 or less for a three-course meal. The list is separate from the Michelin Star awards, of which 11 Irish restaurants are recipients.

The list in full will be published in Michelin’s Great Britain & Ireland 2019 Guide, which will be available in bookshops from October 4th.

  • 1826 Adare (Adare, Limerick)
  • Aldridge Lodge (Duncannon, Wexford)
  • Bar+Grill (James’ Street South, Belfast)
  • Bastible (South Circular Road, Dublin)
  • Bastion (Kinsale, Cork)
  • Brownes (Tuam, Galway)
  • Chart House (Dingle, Kerry)
  • Clanbrassil House (Clanbrassil Street, Dublin)
  • Clenaghans Restaurant (Aghalee, Antrim)
  • Copper Hen (Tramore, Waterford)
  • Craft (Terenure, Dublin)
  • Deanes at Queen’s (Belfast, Down)
  • Delahunt (Camden Street, Dublin)
  • Dillon’s (Timoleague, Cork)
  • Etto (Merrion Row, Dublin)
  • Fontana (Holywood, Down)
  • Forest & Marcy (Ranelagh, Dublin)
  • Giovannelli (Killorglin, Kerry)
  • Home (Wellington Place, Belfast)
  • Kai (Galway City)
  • Morrissey’s (Doonbeg, Clare)
  • Noble (Holywood, Down)
  • Pichet (Trinity Street, Dublin)
  • Pigeon House (Clontarf, Dublin)
  • Pig’s Ear (Nassau Street, Dublin)
  • Richmond (Portobello, Dublin)
  • Sha-Roe Bistro (Clonegal, Carlow)
  • Tartare Café & Wine Bar (Galway City)
  • The Courthouse (Carrickmacross, Monaghan)
  • TwoCooks (Sallins, Kildare)
  • Wine & Brine (Moira, Down)


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