This superb 2* Michelin restaurant has become, for us, an annual indulgence which is anticipated with pleasure for the previous 11 months! Food is of the finest possible quality skillfully and lovingly produced with the emphasis on quality rather than quantity so one may enjoy several, delicious, intensely flavoured courses without being overwhelmed by mountains of vegetables. Service, as one would expect in a 2* Michelin, is faultless – a regiment of immaculately turned out, professional waiters anticipate the diners’ every wish; tables are beautifully set with spotless napery and sparkling glass and cutlery. Monsieur Guillbaud is a charming host who has a few words with every table and it is a pleasure and a privilege to dine at his establishment.
Two Michelin stars are not lightly awarded and this sort of perfection does not come cheap! (€756 for four people in our case, including a well-earned tip). The restaurant is a pilgrimage for serious epicures in Ireland (and beyond) and is invariably busy so early reservation is essential. One is required to confirm one’s booking a few days in advance and inconsiderate customers are discouraged from defaulting on their reservation with a €50 per head “no-show” charge.
I cannot wait to return next year.
If you own or manage Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.