The prestigious publication celebrates the highest quality food and service.
Artis based in Derry’s Craft Village, Blank on Belfast’s Malone Road and Fontana in Holywood are among 24 new additions to the guide from across Britain and Ireland.
It is the first time a restaurant in Derry and the North West has been added to the Michelin Guide.
The accolade comes as the Legenderry Food Month kicks off in Derry and Strabane.
The Michelin Guide is a series of guide books published by the French company Michelin since 1900.
Inclusion on the guide is not the same as the Michelin Star process, but both are associated with the famous tyre manufacturer which highlights the best quality restaurants across the world.
The honour marks a first for Artis and Blank.
Fortana has previously been bestowed with a Michelin Bib Gourmand which honours the best meals based on price.
Phelim O’Hagan of Artis said on Facebook: “That’s one way to start the week….
“Artis is the North West Newest Addition to The Michelin Guide 🤩
“Proud of our team and to have such high acclaimed acknowledgement of the hard work we have put in the last 14 months!”
Two restaurants in the Republic of Ireland are included.
These are Terre restaurant at the Castlemartyr Resort in Co Cork, and the Bishop’s Buttery at the Cashal Palace hotel in Co Tipperary.
The guide is launched live in Northamptonshire, England, on March 27.
“After two years without being able to organise a physical event in Great Britain and Ireland, we are thrilled to be back with what should be a warm, exciting and friendly gathering,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides.
“The Michelin Guide team is on hand and busy organising a celebration to fully reflect the talent, commitment and resilience of the British and Irish gastronomic scenes – a celebration all the more welcome in the current challenging economic climate.”Tags: