8 New Irish Restaurants Awarded Bib Gourmand Status as Michelin Reveals 2018 Winners

Craft Bistro Michelin Bib Gourmand Winner 2018

Ahead of the highly anticipated live gala announcement of 2018’s Michelin star restaurants, on October 2nd, the esteemed culinary guide book has released the new Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand award winners for Great Britain and Ireland 2018.

The hearts of chefs across the region were held in the palms of those behind the notable French guide book as tweet by tweet the bibs were painstakingly revealed.

In one of these tweets Michelin set out what exactly a restaurant must excel at to acheive the accolade, “we spend a lot of time deciding on our Bibs – there are 2 elements for this award Simple yet skilful cooking & great prices.”

New Bib Gourmand winners included Dublin’s Forest & Marcy, Bastible, Craft, and Richmond.

Elsewhere, “the small but perfectly formed” Noble in Northern Ireland created by chef Pearson Morris and manager Saul McConnell was also a first time winner.

Other newly awarded restaurants included TwoCooks in Sallins, third generation family-owned gastro pub Morrissey’s in Clare, and chef Jess Murphy’s Kai in Galway

With a total of eight new restaurants joining the list Michelin has rightly recognised the skyrocketing standard of the Irish dining scene.

Whether the current list of Bib bolders have retained their accolades will be revealed at Monday’s live award show.

The full list of newly awarded Bib Gourmand winners in Ireland for 2018 is as follows:

Noble, Holywood, Belfast

Bastible, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

Forest & Marcy, Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Craft, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W

Richmond, Richmond Street, Dublin 2

TwoCooks, Sallins, Co. Kildare

Morrisseys, Doonbeg, Co. Clare

Kai, Galway

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