Kilkenny’s internationally-renowned fine diners retain Michelin stars
By COLIN BARTLEY
KILKENNY remains a foodie paradise after both it’s Michelin starred restaurants retained the accolade for in the 2020 edition of the little red food bible.
Campange in Kilkenny city and the Lady Helen in Mount Juliet, Thomastown maintained their Michelin Star in the 2020 Michelin Guide. Both restaurants have been on the list since 2013.
The announcement was made late yesterday evening in London.
Irish restaurants performed exceedingly well, with two establishments promoted to Two-Star. Aimsir located in the Cliff at Lyons spa hotel, county Kildare, received it’s two-star after only opening its doors this May.
The Greenhouse on Dublin’s Dawson Street secured its second star in this year’s guide, while Patrick Guilbaud in Dublin maintains its Two-Star status.
Enda McEvoy’s Loam restaurant in Galway won the Sustainability Award for 2020 and Jurica Gojevic, head of wines and beverage at Adare Manor, won the Sommelier of the year award.
There were three new Michelin starred restaurants bestowed the honour in Ireland, the Oak Room at Adare Manor, Variety Jones in Dublin and Bastion in Kinsale, and bring the total to 18 Irish starred restaurants on the 2020 Michelin Guide. No Irish restaurant lost its starred status.