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Restaurant Review - Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

Restaurant Review - Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

Wednesday 06 March 2024

As Michelin was preparing to dole out its 2024 stars, with all the young bucks chomping at the bit in anticipation of a rubber-tyre accolade (not deterred by the fact that a number of starred or bibbed restaurants had shut up shop or dumped their stars in favour of less-confining casual dining), I was having lunch in Ireland’s longest-standing Michelin restaurant 48 hours before. Some might say it’s the ‘Daddy of them all’ — the 2-star Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud (RPG) on Upper Merrion Street.

Opened in 1981 by Parisian-born Patrick Guilbaud in St James’s Place off Baggot Street, RPG achieved its first star in 1988, gaining even more star power in 1996, before moving to its present home within the Merrion Hotel.

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First Published In The Sunday Independent