Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud ★★
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud is a two star Michelin restaurant located in the centre of Dublin beside the 5 star Merrion Hotel. The cuisine is contemporary Irish with French classical roots and it is acclaimed both nationally and internationally.
Since first opening its doors in 1981, the team has been dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and delivering impeccable dining experiences.
Opened in July 1989 by Derry & Sallyanne Clarke, l’Ecrivain stands on the site of two old Georgian Coach Houses/Mews in its own charming courtyard.
The menu is lauded for its simplicity which puts the emphasis on flavour and the best local ingredients – all given the French once over and turned into something that approaches divine dining.
Chapter One ★
Flawless haute cuisine and a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere make this Michelin-starred restaurant in the basement of the Dublin Writers Museum one of the best dining experiences in Dublin. The food is French-inspired contemporary Irish; the menus change regularly; and the service is top-notch.
The Greenhouse ★
The Michelin verdict: “Stylish restaurant with turquoise banquettes and smooth service. Menus include a good value set lunch, midweek set and tasting menus and a 5 course ‘Surprise’ on Friday and Saturday evenings. Accomplished, classically based cooking has stimulating flavour combinations and creative modern overtones.”
Heron & Grey ★
Heron & Grey opened in 2016, and within 10 months it won a Michelin star. Praised for their homely, candlelit atmosphere in a bohemian suburban market – Heron & Grey’s food featured intensely flavoured dishes full of contrasting textures and tastes.
They have since closed their doors and opened again as ‘Liath’. Their new aim is to showcase Ireland’s special and unique ingredients from both its land and sea.