There’s a secret formula that is used to internally critic and rate restaurants in the world, and it has something to do with the Michelin tire company. The guide that the French tire manufacturer produced to guide motorists and mechanics on finding the best restaurants and hotels along their routes went global in 1956, resulting in a gastronome-related rating called the Michelin Three-Star System.
The gold standard for restaurant reviewing and rating, rated establishments are rare and far between, and Ireland has 14 Michelin star restaurants.
What are the top ten Michelin star restaurants in Ireland?
Taste at Rustic
A newly rated Michelin star restaurant, Taste at Rustic, is Dublin’s accentuation to texture and taste; sweet, sour, bitter, salty, or umami. While placing emphasis on Japanese culinary creativity, this restaurant instinctively invites gourmet explorers to aligned flavour patterns with uniquely detailed dishes. There’s also a cook-your food at the table feature at Taste at Rustic, setting a milestone in Dublin.
The Saddle Room
The saddle room is a Dublin hotel restaurant that has successfully reinvented the Dublin seafood and steakhouse dining rooms, but with a modern menu that features fine Irish produce. An oyster bar inside the saddle room serves only the freshest catch from the shores at Lambay, Galway natives, and Carlingford. With a friendly and unobtrusive staff, this restaurant is also wheelchair accessible.
For a pre-theatre or post-shopping restaurant foray in Dublin, chapter one is an architectural upgrade that speaks sleek and elegant. Warm colours complement comfortable fabrics to create naturally spacious excellence, which is coupled with delicious food well presented. Chapter one is in a basement level location in what used to be Jameson’s whiskey maker’s former townhouse.
Drumanilra Farm Kitchen
A diligence in approaching organic grassroots produce farming and food philosophy for fresh farm to plate make Drumanilra Farm Kitchen in Roscommon a Michelin star-rated restaurant. This family-run organic farm’s own restaurant, the popular restaurant, brings out the rare taste of nature onto your plate. Flexible dining options include eating inside the old house, the garden during summer, or by a roaring fire next to a children’s corner.
The MacNean House restaurant in Cavan gives ingredients the freedom to voice their own song for a purely harmonized experience. Family owned and run, MacNean House is an Irish culinary mecca that features graceful classic décor in a spacious setting. Close-by, this restaurant neighbours cycle routes, golf courses, and angling sites.
This hotel restaurant in Clare is an award-winning contemporary dishes creativity hub where fresh organic produce sourced locally is translated into wonderful meals. Gregans Castle also features an extensive wine list that includes bio-dynamic and organic selections as well as continental offerings. Delightful meals are complemented by the displayed local ingredients with exceptional bread and butter.
An Port Mór
Located in Mayo, this multi-award-winning west Irish restaurant cooks local seafood, meat, and vegetable ingredients to perfection. Here the Ribeye steak is cured for a month, and they serve roast pigs cheek that will make you seriously consider their seaweed polenta or artisans cheeses. An eclectic décor give an air of space to An Port Mór’s minimal rooms, and the restaurant bakes its own bread.
For classic and imaginative culinary philosophies, Belleek Castle restaurant in Mayo uses locally sourced sea, land, and air produce to bring our depth and flavour elegantly. The award-winning team is elaborate with five-course meals that leave only room for something special from their Spanish armada bar. A typical menu at this restaurant may consist of braised beef or roasted Irish chicken, with salad, soup, and pavlova dessert, of course.
The Longford restaurant is the perfect relaxation and dining experience for country Ireland, and it’s housed in old stables featuring exposed stone walls, candlelight, and modern art. Their commendable service offers a season-specific menu of local foodstuffs that are complemented by a well-stocked wine cellar. Viewmount House prides itself in finding the finest European larders from which to source delicious North West coast fish, excellent game, and dry-aged beef ingredients.
This five-star restaurant is located on the west end in Galway, serving award-winning season and location-specific foods from the farms and landscapes of the western part of Ireland. The food at Aniar tells an incredibly earthy story of culture and talent, while chefs can narrate the stories behind every plate. For food that pushes the boundaries of thought, beauty, and delicacy, this Michelin star rated restaurant offers a different experience.