The Oriel

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The Oriel
Restaurant information
Established 2002
Closed 2006
Head chef Barry Smyth
Food type French, Irish and Modern Irish
Rating 1 Michelin star Michelin Guide
Street address 2 Bridge Street
City Gilford, County Down
Country Northern Ireland

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

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. Head chef of The Oriel was Barry Smyth.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "New Award Added to the Menu of Oriel Restaurant". The News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland), accessed via HighBeam Research. 21 February 2005. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 

Coordinates: 54°22′19″N 6°21′36″W / 54.37194°N 6.36000°W / 54.37194; -6.36000