Ireland’s 2023 Michelin star rated restaurants revealed
Irish restaurants received several accolades in this year’s Michelin Guide.
Dede in Baltimore, Co. Cork received a second star for the outstanding Turkish cuisine of Ahmet Dede and his team, who have made it a true destination restaurant.
Terre in Castlemartyr, Co. Cork received one star, and the Guide noted how the chef’s international travels inform his refined and striking dishes.
The 2023 Michelin Welcome and Service Award was awarded to Declan Maxwell and his team from Spitalfields restaurant in Dublin.
“Whether a local in for pint, or a visitor coming for a three-course dinner, Declan makes everyone feel genuinely welcome,” said a statement from Michelin. “His enthusiasm for this small but busy pub is unwavering and contagious.”
Meanwhile several restaurants kept their existing rating. Dublin’s Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen, Liath and Patrick Guilbaud all kept their double stars on the guide. Variety Jones, Bastible and Glovers Alley also all retain one star.
Overall, 20 restaurants across Ireland and the UK were newly awarded one star, three restaurants got two stars and four restaurants were awarded one star.
“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,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides. “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.”