this year 21 restaurants in Ireland won michelin stars, the most prestigious awards in fine dining. Here you can find the complete list o(...)

Chapter One: the inspectors praised the Dublin restaurant’s ‘sophisticated, confidently delivered dishes’

Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen in Dublin 1 and Liath in Blackrock, Co Dublin have been awarded two stars in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Irel(...)

Patrick Guilbaud (69) in his restaurant at Dublin’s Merrion hotel, which has earned two Michelin stars. “I would love to have three, no question about that,” he says. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill

Earlier this week it was revealed that three Irish restaurants had won coveted Michelin status of one form or another, although their precise awards h(...)

Patrick Guilbaud: “We have to rebuild the business from now when the Government allows us to re-open.”Photograph: Cyril Byrne

One of the country’s most celebrated restaurants, Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, last year recorded losses of €662,998 due to the pandemic. Commenting (...)

Covid squeeze: paying a deposit to secure a restaurant reservation is likely to become the norm. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Paying a deposit to secure a restaurant reservation is likely to become the norm, as restaurateurs respond to a new wave of no-shows that are threaten(...)

Jumoke Akintola and Peter Hogan in their restaurant, Beach House, in Tramore, Co Waterford (photographed in February, before the imposition of Covid-19 restrictions), where they will run a Christmas market. Photograph: Patrick Browne

“We were going to do a five-day week. It was worth a lot of money to us. We had a very long discussion about it and we took it to a vote.” Damien Gre(...)

Patrick Guilbaud: ‘This is worse than a war because during a war, you don’t close businesses and restaurants. You keep them going. You don’t stop a way of living.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dublin restaurateur Patrick Guilbaud has said the business environment for restaurants during Covid-19 is worse than what it would be like during war-(...)

Chocolate fudge layer cake. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

A decadent, moist chocolate cake, like the one you longed for as a child, is such a beautiful thing. It is the kind of cake that you dreamed of having(...)

Mount Falcon Estate in Co Mayo.

The Morrison, Dublin: Head up to the big smoke (which is less polluted since lockdown), for an overnight from €100 B&B per person sharing (pps) in(...)

We can do it: a mural by the artist Emmalene Blake on a gate in Dublin thanks healthcare workers on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Intense discussions are taking place behind closed doors among politicians, health officials and others about when to begin reopening IRELAND, and (...)

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