Restaurants with one Michelin Star

Irish restaurants awarded one Michelin star

Updated on 09 December 2019

Lady Helen

1. Lady Helen

Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland,

Lady Helen McCalmont, the previous owner of Mount Juliet, was a superb hostess, who oversaw the gardens and kitchens with a kindly but firm hand. We believe she would have been delighted to know we have maintained her standards, and that the restaurant bearing her name also bears a Michelin Star, along with three AA Rosettes. 

One Michelin star
Wild Honey Inn

2. Wild Honey Inn

Kincora Road, Lisdoonvarna, County Clare, Ireland,

While the informal dining ambience makes dinner at Wild Honey Inn relaxed and easy,
we take our food and ingredients seriously. Chef and Co-Owner Aidan has been cooking for many years and has developed his own unique style. Based on the French classical genre, using local and Irish produce, Aidan describes his cooking as Bistronomy – a lighter style of cooking or ‘refined bistro cooking’.

Aidan’s cooking is directly influenced by where he lives - the beauty of The Burren, the Karst, barren landscape, the rugged wild Atlantic coast and its jagged rocky islands. The abundance and richness of the wild, raw ingredients that are found in this region are pure and perfect as nature intended.

One Michelin star

3. Aniar

53 Lower Dominick St, Galway City, H91 V4DP, Ireland,

Aniar is a terroir based restaurant located in Galway’s West End. The word terroir is usually associated with wine-making: the combination of factors, including soil, climate, and environment, that gives a wine its distinctive character. In the case of our restaurant, we use the word in order to describe the way in which our food comes from the specific place that is Galway and the west of Ireland. We hope to reveal the distinct and various food stuffs that make up our particular landscape, through our farms, the wildlands and the shores that surround us. The natural course of the seasons will dictate our ever-changing and evolving menu.

One Michelin star
Mews Restaurant

4. Mews Restaurant

Baltimore Village Co. Cork, P81 TC64, Ireland,

Mews Restaurant is a Michelin Star restaurant in Baltimore Village, at the South-West tip of Ireland. Mews was founded on the principle of exploring Irish cuisine through the extraordinary ingredients of the region of West Cork. We serve a Tasting Menu based on the best produce around us; changing as the ingredients change. We proudly support West Cork small farmers, market-gardeners, foragers and local fishermen by sourcing directly from them


We take our inspiration from those that have come before us; the landscape around us; our peers at home and abroad. We ensure we have the best available ingredients, treat them with respect and do them no harm; allowing their intrinsic natural flavour to take centre stage. 

One Michelin star
Ichigo Ichie

5. Ichigo Ichie


Chef Takashi Miyazaki brings the first kappou-style and kaiseki restaurant to Ireland.


One Michelin star

6. Ox

OX - 1 Oxford Street, Belfast, BT1 3LA, Ireland,

The riverside setting offers an excellent backdrop to this Oscar & Oscar designed 40 seat restaurant, while an intimate mezzanine area provides for more secluded dining. With their fine dining heritage Stephen and Alain aim to provide the same quality of food and attentive service, but in a more relaxed, simple environment. Letting their creative side shine through in the menus and using their skill and expertise to highlight the best of local and seasonal produce.

One Michelin star

7. Eipic

Deanes EIPIC 28-40 Howard Street Belfast BT1 6PF Northern Ireland, Ireland,

Alex Greene is from Dundrum in the Mourne country in Northern Ireland. He began his cooking career in the Michelin Starred Deanes in 2007 and from there went on to work in Petrus by Gordon Ramsay, Claridge’s by Gordon Ramsay and The Cliff House in Ardmore, all Michelin Starred establishments. For the past two years he has been working in Deanes EIPIC delivering the freshest and most seasonal produce cooked to perfection.

One Michelin star
Chapter One

8. Chapter One

18-19 Parnell Square, Dublin, 1

Similarly to a page-turner novel, Chapter One is a fine dining institute which keeps diners gripped via its championing of Irish ingredients, intriguing dishes and artisanal decor

Set in the former home of whisky legend George Jameson, and current basement of the Dublin Writers Museum, chef Ross Lewis leans on his international culinary CV to create Michelin-starred dishes in a stylish setting.

Ireland holds a special place in Lewis’ heart, evident in the restaurant’s focus on seasonal produce and locally-made furnishings. Hand-woven baskets, contemporary artwork and bespoke wooden tables hail from Irish craftspeople while ingredients are sourced from the rich Irish terrain – expect country butter, Ballyhoura mushrooms and free-range pork from Tipperary.

The menus at Chapter One are certainly complex, with several tasting menus and a dash of Asian inspiration. The line-up includes terrines, rehydrated numbers, and dishes dedicated to the flavours and textures of Jerusalem artichokes. Beyond these starters, you’ll find braised short rib of Irish beef with poached bone marrow, and organic chicken with Irish sweetcorn and black truffle. Vegetarians don’t have much choice but can savour globe artichoke with goat’s curd, followed by parmesan dumplings. Desserts honour Irish staples – think a warm chocolate mousse with Guinness and barley puff pastry, bourbon cream and Irish coffee sauce. The wine list is a considerable feat, with an emphasis on small organic and biodynamic producers – expect rare and exclusive vintages to go hand-in-hand with tasting menus. Irresistible cocktails and a selection of Jameson whiskies pay tribute to the former owner of the house.

The restaurant is the ideal spot for a pre-theatre culinary show, an impressive business lunch or the place to splash your cash and tickle your taste buds. With a name like Chapter One, the restaurant leaves you longing for more.

€50 - €79
One Michelin star

9. Campagne

5 the arches, gashouse lane Kilkenny, Ireland,

Garrett returned to his home city of Kilkenny to open Campagne in 2008. The restaurant has gained many accolades on a national and international level most notably one Michelin star status in September 2013.

Campagne is a member of Ireland’s blue book, a collection of Irish country houses, historic hotels and restaurants.

One Michelin star

10. L'Ecrivain

109a Lr. Baggot Street, D2, Ireland,

Dublin born Derry Clarke trained in the classical French tradition in the Man Friday in Kinsale. He came home to Dublin to continue his training under the direction of John Howard in Le Coq Hardi for four years. He then spent 8 years as Head Chef in le Bon Appetit Restaurant where his aspirations were always to open a place of his own.Derry and Sallyanne married in 1987 and opened l’Ecrivain Restaurant in July 1989. They have had several transformations and now l’Ecrivain stands on the site of two old Georgian Coach Houses/Mews in its own charming courtyard

One Michelin star
Heron & Grey

11. Heron & Grey

Blackrock Market, 19a Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland,

Heron & Grey is a unique dining experience focused on serving only the best seasonal ingredients available to us. Our menus change as the seasons do, to consistently maintain quality, freshness and creativity.

We look forward to seeing you in our restaurant.

One Michelin star
House at Cliff House Hotel

12. House at Cliff House Hotel

Middle Road, Ardmore, Co. Waterford, Ireland,

This lack of pretension underpins chef Martijn Kajuiter’s award winning Irish cuisine and the way he sources the maximum possible amount of produce grown on Irish land and fished from Irish seas. Yet his exploratory, confident style results in explosively interesting dishes combining modern progressive and straightforward Irish cooking.

One Michelin star

13. Loam

Loam Geata na Cathrach Fairgreen Galway, Ireland,

Loam is a Michelin-starred restaurant and wine bar located just off Eyre Square in Galway city. It first opened its doors in November 2014 and is owned and run by Head Chef Enda McEvoy – voted ‘Best Chef in Ireland‘ at the 2016 Irish Restaurant Awards.

At Loam – meaning ‘rich, fertile soil’ – we focus on modern ambitious cooking rooted in tradition. Seasonally driven, we work very closely with local farmers and producers, many of whom are close friends, to get the products we need to reflect and capture the feeling and magic of the west of Ireland. Here’s a little look behind the scenes (video).

One Michelin star
The Greenhouse

14. The Greenhouse

21 Dawson St, Dublin, 2

The Greenhouse is a Michelin-starred favourite in Dublin’s city centre, which poses as an ordinary eatery to those not in the know, neighbouring high-street retailers and estate agents alike. Inside, crisp white tablecloths, blooming orchids and turquoise velvet banquettes affirm the restaurant’s high-end status. Sheer curtains have the double purpose of sheltering guests from the city hubbub and filtering natural light into the intimate dining room. Minutes from the Irish Parliament, the elegant restaurant appeals to suit-and-tie guests along with those wanting to celebrate special occasions.

The Greenhouse exclusively offers set menus underpinned by Irish ingredients, with limited yet impressive choices. The foie gras royale with granny smith apple and smoked eel is a perennial favourite amongst critics and loyal guests. Elsewhere, hand-dived scallops are matched with oysters and caviar for a sublime seafood main and grouse is given a fruity touch with the addition of blackcurrant. Tulameen raspberries top a tart with hints of pistachio and peach for dessert. The never-ending wine list doesn’t miss a beat, accompanied by a shorter selection of sommelier-recommended labels and a fine list of Irish whiskies on the menu.

The kitchen’s attention to detail is evident from the intricate presentation of the small-scale dishes. Expect waiters to arrive at your table with a teapot of truffle jus or a theatrical dish in full smoke – the tableware further contributes to the first-class presentation, with marble slabs and smooth speckled plates chosen to complement each creation.

Dust off your best attire and head to The Greenhouse for five-star hospitality and ambitious contemporary Irish cuisine which does not falter.

€50 - €79
Modern European
One Michelin star
Restaurant Chestnut

15. Restaurant Chestnut

Restaurant Chestnut The Chestnut Tree Staball Hill, Ballydehob Co. Cork P81X681, Ireland,

Restaurant Chestnut's menu, inspired by nature, is an ever evolving menu designed around the best of the seasons ingredients. 

Restaurant Chestnut opened it's doors on March 30th 2018.On October 1st 2018, Restaurant Chestnut was awarded its first Michelin Star.

One Michelin star

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