For those who love good food, there’s more of good news! Five new Irish restaurants have made it to the Michelin 2023 Guide. Out of these, two are in the Republic of Ireland and three are in Northern Ireland.
While the launch ceremony for the next edition of the MICHELIN Guide Great Britain & Ireland will take place at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, on Monday 27th March, the new additions appear on the official website (UK/Republic of Ireland) and the free MICHELIN Guide app (iOS/Android) and are highlighted with a ‘New’ symbol for easy identification.
So which are these new additions?
In the Republic of Ireland, both the restaurants are hosted by manor houses. As the announcement reads, “The Bishop’s Buttery in Cashel celebrates County Tipperary’s produce and is found in the cellars of a house once home to Archbishops. Meanwhile, Terre is a thoroughly grand and sophisticated affair located in the main house at the Castlemartyr Resort.”
Those in Northern Ireland are also described in glowing terms: “Prime ingredients are also the focus at Belfast’s Blank. In fact, as the name suggests, there is no menu – everything depends on what’s fresh and in season. Fontana in Holywood may have been around for a while but there’s a new lease of life in the kitchen, while great produce is also celebrated in Londonderry’s Craft Village area at Artis by Phelim O’Hagan.”
For the Bishop’s Buttery, the Michelin Guide Point of View says, “Take a seat by the fire in this striking, vaulted room set in the cellars of a beautifully restored Palladian manor house, which was once home to the Archbishops of Cashel. The concise menu uses plenty of local Tipperary produce and the detailed dishes are boldly flavoured and as elegantly dressed as the room. Desserts are a highlight, and the ‘apple and caramel’ is a must-try.”
For Terre, it says: “In the Manor House of this breathtaking resort, you’ll be warmly welcomed by the kitchen team before enjoying a procession of original and elaborate snacks which more than hint at the quality of the surprise menu in store. The striking and sophisticated dishes showcase the best of the local larder alongside more international flavours which highlight the chef’s time and travels in Asia; the sauces are superlative. Dishes are often finished off at your table in the elegant dining room. This is an experience to remember.”