Two Dublin restaurants join coveted Bib Gourmand list

by Rachel Darcy

Two Dublin restaurants have joined a list of 18 Bib Gourmand recipients in the 2021 Michelin Guide.

The two restaurants – Spitalfields in The Coombe and Volpe Nera in Blackrock – were recognised by the guide for offering good quality food at affordable prices.

They are two of four restaurants added to the list this year, and join other Dublin eateries Uno Mas on Aungier Street, Pichet on Trinity Street, Pigeon House in Clontarf and Richmond in Portobello on the list.

In addition to this, six Dublin restaurants have retained their Michelin Star status in the new guide.

Two Star Restaurants Patrick Guilbaud and The Greenhouse in Dublin City along with One Star Dublin establishments, Chapter One, Variety Jones and L’Ecrivain in Dublin City and Liath in Blackrock village all retaining their coveted stars.

The only new addition to this year’s Guide is Dede at the Customs House in Baltimore, Co. Cork, which has been awarded One Michelin Star.

Volpe Nera in Blackrock

A new award highlighting talent within the restaurant industry was awarded to Ross Lewis of Chapter One in Dublin, receiving the Michelin Chef Mentor award 2021.

Speaking at its launch, Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides, said: “This has been a hugely challenging period for the hospitality industry and our thoughts remain with all those who have suffered from the pandemic and by the restrictions that have been put in place.

“We were heartened by the number of chefs who called us during the year to ensure we were still going ahead with the Guide and our yearly awards. The Michelin Guide is about promoting the hospitality industry as a whole and we want to shine a light on the hard work, tenacity and commitment of chefs and restaurant teams,” he added.

Published now in a digital format only, by tyre manufacturer Michelin, the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2021 is available here.

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