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director of culinary stephen hayes and head chef stefan mcenteer surrounded by the bishop'

The Bishop’s Buttery at Cashel Palace Hotel in

Co. Tipperary receives Michelin Star 

Cashel, Ireland (February 8, 2024): The Michelin Guide to Great Britain & Ireland unveiled its newest awards including a Michelin Star for The Bishop’s Buttery located at the five-star Cashel Palace Hotel, in Co. Tipperary. Opened in 2022, the fine-dining restaurant offers contemporary Irish cuisine with much of the produce sourced from farmers, growers and artisanal food producers in Tipperary. 

Director of Culinary at Cashel Palace Hotel, Stephen Hayes congratulated his team and Head Chef of The Bishop’s Buttery, Stefan McEnteer, saying, “We are really delighted with today’s news. Gaining a Michelin Star so soon after opening is a fantastic achievement. It has always been my hope to receive the Star and now, along with Stefan and the team, we have achieved it. I honestly couldn’t be any happier. This is an important recognition of our hard work and is wonderful for team morale, reflecting our ambitions front and back of house.”

A member of the Cashel Palace Hotel opening team, Stephen was formerly Head Chef of the Michelin-starred restaurant at The Cliff House Hotel in Waterford, further enhancing his skills thereafter at the Michelin three-starred Restaurant De Librije in Holland. Head Chef Stefan McEnteer previously honed his skills under the mentorship of renowned Irish chefs Neven Maguire and Derry Clarke. His background includes considerable experience in high-caliber culinary environments, preparing him for the challenge of establishing The Bishop's Buttery amongst Ireland’s finest dining destinations.

To dig deeper into the culinary history at Cashel Palace and what makes Bishop’s Buttery so special, discover the sources of their quality ingredients. Tipperary is home to some of Ireland’s finest food producers, and Cashel Palace’s talented culinary team is honored to work closely with many of them. Travelers to the region can participate in tours led by local farmers, growers, and artisanal food producers. From blue cheese tastings to apple farm tours, there’s no shortage of culinary experiences to try and discover what farm-to-table truly means at the Michelin star restaurant. 

Adriaan Bartels, General Manager of Cashel Palace Hotel welcomed the news, saying, “We are delighted to know that The Bishop’s Buttery has been acknowledged by Michelin as a high-quality restaurant. We have had a fantastic couple of years since opening the hotel and this will be an additional boost to our attractiveness as a destination, for local guests and international tourists.”

A proud Relais & Chateaux member who debuted in March 2022, Cashel Palace’s dining offering is exceptional in every sense. At Cashel Palace, food is a celebration – of life, of the land, of the locality. Based on an ethos of quality and seasonality, menus have been created to celebrate and serve outstanding contemporary Irish cuisine. At The Bishop’s Buttery, Cashel Palace’s fine dining restaurant, gorgeous vaulted ceilings, natural light, generous tables, and a large open fire, adorn the dining room in which guests enjoy extraordinary food such as the favorite black sole. Menus offer the best of Irish produce, with a focus on Tipperary’s ingredients, brought together with classical roots and contemporary flair. Warm service, superb wines, and sublime flavors make dining at The Bishop’s Buttery an exciting and noteworthy experience. 


About Cashel Palace

Set within a magnificent Palladian manor, built in 1732, Cashel Palace has been meticulously restored to create a truly desirable destination hotel in the heart of Ireland and opened its doors in March 2022. Optimally located between town and countryside, the five-star property epitomizes the finest of Irish hospitality set in the shadow of the iconic Rock of Cashel in Tipperary. A proud Relais & Chateaux member, Cashel Palace’s dining offering delivers a deep connection to the local Golden Vale. In 2023, Cashel Palace was awarded Best Hotel and Guesthouse Restaurant for the Bishop’s Buttery in the Irish Restaurant Awards, while being recognized in Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot List and Travel + Leisure’s It List. For more information, visit, or follow @cashelpalace on social media for updates.

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