Michelin Star status for Wild Honey Inn

Michelin Star status for Wild Honey Inn

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Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

The Wild Honey Inn in Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare has been awarded a Michelin Star in the 2018 Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland just published.

A Michelin Bib Gourmand holder since 2010, the Wild Honey Inn has risen to Michelin Star status and becomes the only newcomer to join what is now an 11-strong list of Michelin Star restaurants in the Republic of Ireland.

With a history that dates from 1860, the Wild Honey Inn is owned and run by prominent chef Aidan McGrath and his partner Kate Sweeney. Refurbished in 2009, its food offering places emphasis on the French classical genre, using wild, local produce prepared and served in a refined bistro style.

 

Meanwhile, popular Doonbeg restaurant Morrissey’s Seafood Bar and Grill – now a fourth generation family-run establishment – is one of seven newcomers joining the list of 20 Bib Gourmand recipients in the Republic of Ireland whose names feature in the 2018 Michelin Guide.

Michelin Bib Gourmand awards recognise those establishments offering good food at affordable prices of EUR40 or less for a three-course meal.

For the wider guidance of readers and visitors to Ireland, this year’s Michelin Guide lists a total of 350 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, said: “I’m confident the demand for good food in Ireland, from tourists and locals alike, will see further development of its culinary landscape over the next few years.”

Published today by tyre manufacturer Michelin, the Great Britain & Ireland 2018 Guide is priced at EUR18.99 and is available at http://travel.michelin.co.uk/ and in bookshops from Thursday, October 5th.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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