Northern Ireland

Michelin Guide: Prestigious ‘Bib Gourmands’ for restaurants in Belfast, Dublin, Kerry and Cork

Home, Wellington Place, Belfast. PICTURE: MAL MCCANN
Home on Wellington Place in Belfast has been awarded a ‘Bib Gourmand’ by the Michelin Guide. PICTURE: MAL MCCANN

The dining scene in Ireland has been recognised with prestigious awards for restaurants in Belfast, Dublin, Kerry and Cork.

Six eateries have been awarded a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2024, which recognises establishments offering “great quality, great value cooking”.

The guide said that Home, on Wellington Place in Belfast, had regained its Bib Gourmand “thanks to a new chef and some terrific produce”.

It also praised the restaurant’s “extensive menus include a host of delicious dishes at an attractive price, accompanied by friendly service and a welcoming feel”.

The Michelin Guide said it had been a “brilliant year” for eateries in the Republic, with five restaurants newly recognised with a Bib Gourmand.

Three in Dublin - Amy Austin, La Gordita and Lotties - receive the accolade, which the Michelin Guide said was “adding to the city’s already appealing dining scene”.

Solas in Dingle and Ichigo Iche Bistro and Natural Wine in Cork were also awarded a Bib Gourmand for the first time.

The guide added: “This year’s selections are pleasingly varied, with culinary influences ranging from Spanish to Indian, although there is a key theme of small plates menus running throughout.

“As is so often the case, pub dining offers fantastic value for money, with five pubs among this year’s new Bib Gourmands.”

A total of just 20 restaurants across Britain and Ireland were newly awarded a Bib Gourmand.

This year’s Michelin Guide UK & Ireland awards ceremony will take place in Manchester on February 5, at which restaurants awarded stars in the 2024 guide will be revealed.