Irish Michelin winners see immediate boost in business

Winning the prestigious prize sees bookings soar within hours for Ireland’s newest star winners

Jane Frye, co-owner and general manager, and James Moore, executive chef and co-owner, D'Olier Street. Picture: Maura Hickey

The owners of Ireland’s newest Michelin-starred restaurants have seen an immediate impact on their businesses in the wake of the ceremony last Monday.

“We had 400 bookings come in through the website on Tuesday, and another 200 on Wednesday. It’s been mental. Now we’re just focusing on getting back to everyone who called us to try to book,” said Robbie McCauley, who runs Homestead Cottage in Doolin in Co Clare with his wife Sophie.

“We’re ...