Popular Clare restaurant Wild Honey Inn has retained its Bib Gourmand status in the new Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2017 just published.
Michelin Bib Gourmand awards recognise those establishments that offer good food at affordable prices of EUR40 or less for a three-course meal.
Refurbished in 2009, the Wild Honey Inn based in Lisdoonvarna has a history that dates from 1860. In its food, emphasis is placed on wild, free-range, seasonal and local ingredients prepared and served in a modern bistro style.
15 other establishments retain their Bib Gourmand listing. They are: 1826 Adare (Adare, Co. Limerick); The Courthouse (Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan); Café Hans (Cashel, Co. Tipperary); Sha-Roe Bistro (Clonegal, Co. Carlow); Chart House (Dingle, Co. Kerry); Aldridge Lodge (Duncannon, Co. Wexford); Copper Hen (Tramore, Co. Waterford); Giovannelli (Killorglin, Co. Kerry); Bastion and Fishy Fishy (both Kinsale, Co. Cork) plus five recipients in Dublin City – Delahunt (Camden Street), Etto (Merrion Row), Pichet (Trinity Street), Pig’s Ear (Nassau Street) and Pigeon House (Clontarf).
For the wider guidance of readers and visitors to Ireland, this year’s Michelin Guide lists a total of 371 establishments in the Republic of Ireland and 74 in Northern Ireland, including many that offer overnight accommodation. Speaking at its launch, Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland editor, Rebecca Burr, noted that this year’s edition highlights ‘the rich diversity and variety’ of Ireland’s restaurant scene. “Every year we actively seek out new candidates whilst reassessing restaurants already in the guide. Consistency is key,” she added.