1 Michelin Star Chefs: Garrett Byrne, co-owner, Campagne

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 13th November 2017

Garrett Byrne is co-owner of the one Michelin starred, Campagne in Kilkenny.

Having worked in both London and Dublin in the early part of his career. Garret Byrne returned to his home city of Kilkenny to open his own restaurant, where he cooks unashamedly French cuisine.

Campagne

Campagne
Campagne

5 The Arches, Gashouse lane, Kilkenny City

Websitehttp://www.campagne.ie/index.php

Tel: 0567772858
Email: [email protected]

Opening hours: Lunch Friday to Sunday 12:30pm to 2:30pm; Dinner Tuesday to Saturday 6pm to 10pm; Closed Sunday and Monday

Head chef: Garrett Byrne
Restaurant manager: Brid Hannon 

Facebook: Campagne

Twitter: @campagnekilkenn

Instagram: @campagnekilkenny

Biography

Having worked in both London and Dublin in the early part of his career. Garret Byrne returned to his home city of Kilkenny to open his own restaurant, where he cooks unashamedly French cuisine.

Garret opened Campagne with his partner Brid Hannon in 2008 after leaving his post as head chef of the Michelin starred restaurant, Chapter One in Dublin, Ireland. Since then Campagne has been awarded many prestigious awards on a national and international level, most notably one Michelin star in September 2013 which it still holds today.

Garret Byrne
Garret Byrne

Food style

The concept behind the fine dining establishment is to serve food based on high-quality seasonal produce with French influences in a relaxed and comfortable dining area.

Garret prides a lot of his food style and the menu choices at Campagne on using only the best locally sourced produce with a real focus on seasonality.

Highlights from the current menu include Ravioli of spinach and organic egg, parmesan and black olive sauce; Steamed lobster royale, tomato, fennel and lobster bisque; Fillet of hereford beef, cvennes onion, swiss chard, parmesan croquette, béarnaise and John dory, peas a la francaise, shellfish bisque.

What the guides say

Michelin Guide

michelin star

Awards and accolades

Aside from the Michelin star Garret and the team were first awarded back in 2013 after five years of opening, the restaurant has gone on to achieve a whole host of other awards.

In 2012 Garrett was named Chef of the Year at the R.A.I awards. In the same year Garret was also crowned Best Chef in Ireland at the Irish Restaurant Awards. Two years later the R.A.I also named Campagne their Restaurant of the Year.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 13th November 2017

1 Michelin Star Chefs: Garrett Byrne, co-owner, Campagne