Friday, October 28, 2016

Fallons retains Michelin Guide listing

Fallons in Kilcullen is one of three popular Kildare pubs which have retained their listings in the 2017 Michelin ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ Guide just published. The others are Harte’s of Kildare and the Ballymore Inn.

Twenty-two other pubs from the Republic of Ireland and seven from Northern Ireland also feature in the publication.

In overall terms, County Down leads the way with six listings followed by Cork with five, Clare with four and Kildare with three. Dublin, Galway and Mayo each received two listings with Antrim, Kerry, Leitrim, Louth, Sligo, Tipperary, Wexford and Wicklow each having one listing.

Produced by tyre manufacturer Michelin, this year’s Guide recommends more than 500 pubs spread across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland of which 38 are new entries and all of which are selected, first and foremost, for the standard of their food.

Noting that the quality of cooking in some of these pubs rivals that of restaurants, Guide editor Rebecca Burr (who also edits the famed Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland) they increasingly witnessing how pubs can provide a platform for young chefs to start their own businesses, and how inventive these chefs can be, particularly when it comes to the sourcing of their ingredients.”

Published today, the Michelin ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ Guide 2017 is priced at €15.99 and is now available in bookshops and online.