Two Kilkenny Restaurants feature in Michelin Star Winners

Two Kilkenny Restaurants feature in Michelin Star Winners
Two Kilkenny restaurants - Campagne in Kilkenny City and the Lady Helen at the Mount Juliet Hotel in Thomastown - have been awarded Michelin stars in the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2014.

Campagne is a contemporary restaurant located at Gashouse Lane in the new heart of Kilkenny. Open since 2008, it is run by Garrett Byrne and Brid Hannon and serves modern French food using the very best of local and Irish produce.

Situated on the rolling Mount Juliet demesne, the Lady Helen Restaurant enjoys panoramic views over the estate and River Nore and serves a variety of international dishes, prepared using local produce and fresh herbs, picked daily from the estate's own garden.

These two new additions to this year’s guide bring to nine the total number of Michelin star restaurants in Ireland. Others are The House Restaurant at the Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore, Co. Waterford; Aniar Restaurant at Lower Dominic Street, Galway; Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Thornton’s at the Fitzwilliam Hotel, Chapter One, L’Ecrivain, all in Dublin City and Bon App├ętit in Malahide.

A Michelin Bib Gourmand has been awarded to La Brasserie in Malahide, part of the renowned Bon Appetit eatery which itself is a Michelin starred restaurant.
The Bib Gourmand award recognises restaurants offering good food at affordable prices – up to EUR40 for three courses.
La Brasserie is described as a chic but informal bistro located at lower ground floor level, ideal for that quick bite after work, a weekend get-together with friends, or a relaxed Sunday lunch that offers the ultimate in comfort food.
According to Michelin Guide editor Rebecca Burr, establishments awarded a Bib Gourmand are hugely popular with readers in these difficult financial times, proving that providing good value for money doesn’t mean compromising standards. 
La Brasserie’s inclusion in the 2014 Michelin Guide brings to eleven the total number of Bib Gourmand restaurants in Ireland. 
The Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2014 will be available in bookshops from Friday 4th October priced at €16.99.