The Oriel (also known as The Oriel of Gilford) was a restaurant in Gilford, County Down, Northern Ireland. It was a fine dining restaurant that was awarded one Michelin star in both 2004 and 2005.

The Oriel
Restaurant information
Head chefBarry Smyth
Food typeFrench, Irish and Modern Irish
Rating1 Michelin star Michelin Guide
Street address2 Bridge Street
CityGilford, County Down
CountryNorthern Ireland

In 2005 the restaurant also gained recognition of the Egon Ronay Guide. The Guide listed it as one of the 25 best restaurants in the United Kingdom.[1] The restaurant closed down in 2006. The head chef of The Oriel was Barry Smyth.

See also



  1. ^ "New Award Added to the Menu of Oriel Restaurant". The News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland). 21 February 2005.[dead link]

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