Best of the Best in Ireland - Georgina Campbell's Ireland

Thorntons Restaurant DublinList of the Best of the Best places to eat, drink & stay from Georgina Campbell's Ireland including starred restaurants, deluxe hotels and outstanding pubs...


Demi-Star – For Cooking & Service well above average
1 Star – Restaurants offering consistent excellence overall
2 Stars – One of the best restaurants in the land
3 stars – The highest restaurant grade achievable

Pub Star – Outstanding Pub - for good food & atmosphere


Republic of Ireland

2 1/2 star:

Dublin, Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

2 Star:

Dublin, Thornton’s

1 Star:

Dublin, Chapter One
Dublin, The Tea Room @ The Clarence Hotel
Dublin, l’Ecrivain
Dublin, One Pico Restaurant
Dublin, Pearl Brasserie
Dublin, Restaurant FortyOne at Residence
Co Cavan, MacNean Bistro, Blacklion
Co Clare, Gregans Castle, Ballyvaughan
Co Clare, Dromoland Castle, Earl of Thomond
Co Cork, Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry
Co Cork, Longueville House, Mallow
Co Kerry, Killarney Park Hotel, Killarney
Co Kerry, The Ross, Killarney (Cellar One)
Co Kerry, Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare (La Cascade)
Co Kilkenny, Campagne, Kilkenny
Co Mayo, Ashford Castle, Cong George V Dining Room
Co Mayo Knockranny House Hotel & Spa, Westport (La Fougere)
Co Sligo, Cromleach Lodge, Castlebaldwin
Co Waterford The Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore
Co Waterford, The Tannery, Dungarvan
Co Waterford, Waterford Castle Hotel, Waterford
Co Wexford, Dunbrody House, Arthurstown (The Harvest Room)


Dublin 1, Winding Stair, The
Dublin 2, Dax Restaurant
Dublin 2, Merrion Hotel,The Cellar Restaurant
Dublin 2, Pichet
Dublin 4, Dylan Restaurant, Dylan Hotel
Dublin 4, O’Connells of Donnybrook
Dublin 8, Locks Brasserie
Dublin 16, Ananada
Dublin18, China Sichuan
Dublin 18, The Box Tree
Co Dublin, Rasam, Glasthule
Co Dublin, King Sitric Seafood Restaurant & Accommodation, Howth
Co Dublin, Bon Appetit, Malahide
Co Carlow, Sha-Roe Bistro, Clonegal
Co Cavan, The Olde Post Inn, Cloverhill
Co Clare, Cherry Tree Restaurant, Killaloe
Co Clare, Sheedy’s Hotel, Lisdoonvarna
Cork City Augustines
Cork City, Café Paradiso
Cork City, Farmgate Café
Cork City, Fleming’s
Cork City, Isaacs
Cork City, Jacob’s on the Mall
Cork City, Jacques
Cork City, Les Gourmandises Restaurant
Co Cork, Bell Tower Restaurant, Castlemartyr Resort, Castlemartyr
Co Cork, Good Things Café, Durrus
Co Cork, Fishy Fishy Café, Kinsale
Co Cork, O’Callaghan Walshe, Rosscarbery
Co Donegal, The Mill Restaurant, Dunfanaghy
Co Donegal, Harveys Point Hotel Lough Eske, The Restaurant
Co Galway, Aniar, Galway
Co Galway, Cava, Galway
Co Galway G Hotel, Galway, Matz at the G
Co Galway, Oscars, Galway
Co Galway, West at the Twelve, The Twelve Hotel, Barna
Co Galway, Inis Meain Restaurant & Suites, Aran Islands
Co Kerry, The Chart House Restaurant, Dingle
Co Kerry, Out of the Blue, Dingle
Co Kerry, The Lime Tree Restaurant, Kenmare
Co Kerry, Mulcahys Restaurant, Kenmare
Co Kerry, Packie’s Restaurant, Kenmare
Co Kerry, Park Hotel Kenmare
Co Kerry, Jack’s Seafood Restaurant & Bar, Killorglin
Co Kildare, Kildare Hotel & Country Club, Straffan
Co Kildare, Ballymore Inn, Ballymore Eustace
Co Kilkenny Zuni, Kilkenny
Co Limerick, The Mustard Seed @ Echo Lodge, Ballingarry
Co Limerick, I Pery Square, Limerick
Co Longford VM Restaurant at Viewmount House, Longford
Co Louth, Eastern Seaboard, Drogheda
Co Monaghan, The Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross
Co Tipperary, Chez Hans, Cashel
Co Tipperary Café Hans, Cashel
Co Tipperary, The Old Convent Gourmet Hideaway, Clogheen
Co Waterford, Richmond House, Cappoquin
Co Waterford, O’Brien Chop House, Lismore
Co Westmeath, Wineport Lodge, Glasson
Co Wexford, Marlfield House, Gorey
Co Wexford, Kelly’s Hotel, Rosslare
Co Wicklow, BrookLodge Hotel, Macreddin, The Strawberry Tree
Co Wicklow Kilmacanogue The Fern House Café at Avoca
Co Wicklow Rathdrum, Bates Restaurant

Northern Ireland

2 Star:

1 Star:

Belfast, Deanes


Belfast, Cayenne
Belfast, James Street South
Belfast, Merchant Hotel, The Great Room
Belfast, Mourne Seafood Bar
Belfast, Nick’s Warehouse
Belfast, Shu
Belfast, Tedfords
Co Antrim, River Room, Galgorm Manor Hotel, Ballymena (River Room)
Co Down, The Boat House, Bangor
Co Down, The Salty Dog, Bangor
Co Down, Balloo House Restaurant, Killinchy
Co Londonderry, Preference Brasserie, Portstewart


Republic of Ireland

Dublin, The Clarence, Temple Bar
Dublin, Conrad Dublin, Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin, The Fitzwilliam Hotel, St. Stephen’s Green
Dublin, The Merrion, Merrion Street
Dublin, The Shelbourne, St. Stephen’s Green
Dublin, The Westbury, Grafton Street
Dublin, The Westin Hotel, College Green
Dublin, The Dylan Hotel, Dublin 4
Dublin, Four Seasons Hotel, Ballsbridge
Dublin, Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel
Co Clare, Dromoland Castle, Newmarket-on-Fergus
Cork City, Hayfield Manor Hotel
Co Cork, Castlemartyr Resort, Castlemartyr
Co Cork, Fota Island Resort, Cobh
Co Donegal, Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel
Co Galway, Glenlo Abbey Hotel
Co Galway, The G Hotel, Galway
Co Kerry, Park Hotel Kenmare
Co Kerry, Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare
Co Kerry, Aghadoe Heights Hotel, Killarney
Co Kerry, Killarney Park Hotel, Killarney
Co Kerry, Muckross Park Hotel, Killarney
Co Kerry, The Europe Hotel & Resort, Killarney
Co Kerry, Dunloe Castle Hotel, Killarney
Co Kildare, Kildare Hotel & Country Club, Straffan
Co Kilkenny, Mount Juliet Conrad, Thomastown
Co Laois, Ballyfin, Ballyfin Demesne
Co Laois, Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, Killenard
Co Limerick, Adare Manor, Adare
Co Limerick, The Savoy, Limerick
Co Mayo, Ashford Castle, Cong
Co Waterford, The Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore
Co Wexford, Marlfield House, Gorey
Co Wicklow, The Ritz Carlton Powerscort, Enniskerry
Co Wicklow, Druids Glen Resort, Newtownmountkennedy

Northern Ireland

Belfast, Fitzwilliam Hotel
Belfast, The Merchant Hotel
Co Antrim, Galgorm Manor Hotel, Ballymena
Co Down, Hastings Culloden Hotel, Holywood
Co Fermanagh, Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen

OUTSTANDING PUBS (for good food & atmosphere)

Republic of Ireland

Dublin The Chophouse, Dublin 4
Dublin, Ely Gastro Pub, Dublin 4
Co Carlow M. O’Shea, Borris
Co Clare, Vaughans Anchor Inn, Liscannor
Co Clare, Wild Honey Inn, Lisdoonvarna
Co Cork, Bushe’s Bar, Baltimore
Co Cork, The Poachers Inn, Bandon
Co Cork, Mary Ann’s Bar & Restaurant, Castletownshend
Co Cork, Deasy’s, Clonakilty
Co Cork, Hayes’ Bar, Glandore
Co Cork, Toddies @ The Bulman, Kinsale
Co Cork, The Bosun, Monkstown
Co Cork, Aherne’s Youghal
Co Donegal, Nancy’s, Ardara
Co Donegal Harrys Bridgend
Co Donegal, Olde Glen Pub, Carrigart
Co Donegal, McGrory’s of Culdaff
Co Galway, Moran’s Oyster Cottage, Kilcolgan
Co Kerry, Beaufort Bar & Restaurtant, Beaufort
Co Kerry, QC’s Seafood Bar & Restaurant, Cahirciveen
Co Kerry, The Point Bar, Caherciveen
Co Kerry, Lord Baker’s Restaurant & Bar, Dingle
Co Kerry, The Purple Heather, Kenmare
Co Kildare, The Ballymore Inn, Ballymore Eustace
Co Kildare, Fallons of Kilcullen, Kilcullen
Co Kilkenny, Marble City Bar, Kilkenny
Co Leitrim, The Oarsman Bar & Café, Carrick on Shannon
Co Louth, Fitzpatrick’s Bar & Restaurant, Dundalk
Co Mayo, The Tavern, Murrisk
Co Roscommon, Keenans Bar, Tarmonbarry
Co Sligo Hargadon’s, Sligo
Co Tipperary The Whiskey Still, Dromineer
Co Westmeath, The Fatted Calf, Glasson
Co Wexford, The Lobster Pot, Carne
Co Wicklow, Roundwood Inn, Roundwood

Northern Ireland

Belfast, Crown Liquor Salon
Co Down, The Pheasant, Annahilt
Co Down, The Plough Inn, Hillsborough
Co Down The Parson’s Nose, Hillsborough
Co Down, Balloo House, Killinchy
Co Fermanagh Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen

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