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07th Oct 2019

An ‘amazing year’ for Irish food as 18 restaurants earn Michelin Stars

Anna O'Rourke

Ireland has furthered its reputation as a major foodie destination with a host of new Michelin Star restaurants announced today.

There are now 18 starred restaurants in the Republic after the launch of the 2020 Michelin Guide today.

Aimsir, which opened at Cliff at Lyons in Co Kildare just four and a half months ago, earned an incredible two stars.

The Greenhouse in Dublin won its second star, while The Oak Room at Adare Manor in Co Limerick, Bastion in Kinsale and Dublin’s Variety Jones all won their first stars.

There was also a Sustainability Award for Loam in Galway and a Sommelier Award for Jurica Gojevic at Adare Manor.

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No Irish restaurants lost their stars.

“This is an amazing year for the Republic of Ireland, with five new Michelin Stars being awarded – two of them at Two Star level,” said Rebecca Burr, Director of the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland.

“This brings the total number of starred restaurants in Ireland up to 18 and is just reward for the determination of young chefs who are keen to make their mark on the Irish dining scene.

“Running a successful restaurant is tough, and we know that. It takes long hours, dedication, teamwork and the support of those people closest to you. I congratulate all the teams and chefs who have won and retained Michelin Stars in the 2020 guide.”

Feature image via Instagram/ Aimsir