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Michelin Guide Results 2016: full list

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Michelin Guide Results 2016

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Still considered by many to be the ultimate restaurant guide, a nod from Michelin can turn even the remotest restaurant into a popular dining destination and add perennial appeal to venues in otherwise seasonal locations.

There were seventeen new entries in 2015, with fifteen restaurants being awarded their first star. The announcement yielded some interesting regional results, with both Newcastle and Leeds gaining their first stars in some years. Northern Ireland fared well, with Belfast now holding two Michelin stars, while down in the Republic of Ireland, Dublin lost two stars, gained a new one and there was a new star won for Galway by Loam.

While there were no new entries into the two and three star categories last year, the 2016 list sees two restaurants awarded two Michelin stars. These restaurants, Umu and The Araki, are both Mayfair-based Japanese restaurants – perhaps unsurprising given the growing popularity of Japanese fine dining around the world and the guide’s growing presence in Japan.

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3 stars

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

 

Mayfair, London

Gordon Ramsay

 

Chelsea, London

Waterside Inn

 

Bray, Berkshire

2 stars

Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles

 

Auchterarder, Perthshire

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel)

 

Knightsbridge, London

Gidleigh Park

 

Chagford, Devon

Hand and Flowers

 

Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Hélène Darroze at the Connaught

 

Mayfair, London

Hibiscus

 

Mayfair, London

Le Gavroche

 

Mayfair, London

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

Great Milton, Oxfordshire

Jewel in the crown of the Blanc enterprise, restaurant, hotel, cookery school and TV location - Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, colloquially abbreviated to Le Manoir, is a picturesquely-located paradise in Oxfordshire and one of the country’s most renowned restaurants.

The Chef: Gary Jones READ MORE

Patrick Guilbaud - Dublin

 

Dublin, Ireland

Restaurant Sat Bains

 

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Sketch (The Lecture Room & Library)

 

Mayfair, London

The Araki

 

Mayfair, London

NEW ENTRY

The Greenhouse

 

Mayfair, London

The Ledbury

 

Notting Hill, London

The Square

 

Mayfair, London

Umu

 

Mayfair, London

NEW TWO STAR

Whatley Manor (The Dining Room)

 

Malmesbury, Wiltshire

1 star

5 North Street

 

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Adam's

Birmingham, West Midlands

After winning acclaim with his two year pop-up, Adam Stokes' new, permanent restaurant bolsters Birmingham's reputation as a fine-dining destination. The Michelin-starred dishes are full of flavour, presented in an imaginative way and make any occasion feel special.

The Chef: Adam Stokes READ MORE

Albannach

 

Lochinver, Highland

Alimentum

 

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Amaya Belgravia

 

Belgravia, London

Ametsa

 

Belgravia, London

Angler

 

London,

Arbutus

 

Soho, London

CLOSED

Barrafina

 

Soho, London

Bath Priory

 

Bath, Somerset

Benares

 

Mayfair, London

Boath House

 

Nairn, Highland

Bohemia

St. Helier, Jersey

One of a clutch of restaurants on Jersey – an island which, despite its small size, enjoys some of the highest praise in the UK for its ingredients and eateries – Bohemia’s profile is elevated by the presence of Steve Smith, a chef with enormous pedigree and prestige.

The Chef: Steve Smith READ MORE

Bonhams Restaurant

 

Mayfair, London

NEW ENTRY

Braidwoods

 

Dalry, North Ayrshire

Brasserie Chavot

 

London,

Butcher's Arms

 

Eldersfield, Worcestershire

Bybrook Restaurant at The Manor House Hotel

 

Chippenham, Wiltshire

Carter Moseley

 

Birmingham, West Midlands

NEW ENTRY

Casamia

 

Westbury Village, Bristol

Chapter One

 

Dublin, Ireland

Chez Bruce

 

Wandsworth, London

City Social

 

City of London, London

Clove Club

 

Shoreditch, London

Crown at Whitebrook

 

Monmouth, Monmouthshire

Dabbous

 

Fitzrovia, London

Deanes Eipic

 

Belfast, County Antrim

NEW ENTRY

Drake's Restaurant

 

Ripley, Surrey

Driftwood

 

Portscatho, Cornwall

Fera at Claridge's

 

London,

Fischer's at Baslow Hall

 

Bakewell, Derbyshire

Fraiche

 

Birkenhead, Merseyside

Galvin at Windows

Mayfair, London

What do you do if you can’t find a unique space for your restaurant on the crowded streets of London? Look up. Galvin at Windows follows a recent trend for sky-scraping venues – and, as you’d expect from a venue which is named thus, it offers plenty of spectacular sights.

The Chef: Galvin brothers READ MORE

Glenapp Castle

 

Ballantrae, South Ayrshire

Gymkhana

 

Mayfair, London

Hakkasan Hanway Place

 

Bloomsbury, London

Hambleton Hall

Oakham

The luxurious setting of Hambleton Hall is a fitting location for Michelin-starred chef Aaron Patterson and his sophisticated, modern British cooking. For over twenty years he has maintained the high levels of consistency that delivered the hotel its first star in 1982.

The Chef: Aaron Patterson READ MORE

Harwood Arms

 

Fulham, London

Hedone

 

Chiswick, London

HKK

 

Shoreditch, London

House (at Cliff House Hotel)

 

Ardmore, Ireland

House Of Tides

 

Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

NEW ENTRY

Isle of Eriska

 

Benderloch, Argyll

John's House

 

Mountsorrel, Leicestershire

NEW ENTRY

JSW

 

Petersfield, Hampshire

Kai

 

Mayfair, London

Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs

 

Fitzrovia, London

Kitchen W8

 

Kensington, London

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

 

Covent Garden, London

La Trompette

 

Chiswick, London

Launceston Place

 

Kensington, London

L'Autre Pied

 

Marylebone, London

L'Ecrivain

 

Dublin, Ireland

Loam

 

Galway, County Galway

NEW ENTRY

Locanda Locatelli

 

Marylebone, London

Lords of the Manor

 

Upper Slaughter, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire

L'Ortolan

 

Reading, Berkshire

Lyle's

 

Shoreditch, London

NEW ENTRY

Matt Gillan at The Pass

 

Nr Horsham, West Sussex

Morston Hall

Holt, Norfolk

Going one step further than the standard ‘restaurant with rooms’ function, Morston Hall – a hotel and eatery located in a refined and pleasant 18th century manor house – offers its guests a number of options for entertainment and diversion when they arrive.

The Chef: Galton Blackiston READ MORE

Mr Underhill's at Dinham Weir

 

Ludlow, Shropshire

Murano

 

Mayfair, London

Northcote

Langho, Blackburn

Since opening in 1983 and being placed under the dual management of proprietor Craig Bancroft and chef Nigel Haworth, Northcote, or Northcote Manor as it is sometimes known, has grown into one of most prestigious restaurants in the UK, serving honest British cuisine with passion and integrity.

The Chef: Nigel Haworth READ MORE

Number One (at Balmoral Hotel)

 

Edinburgh, Midlothian

Nut Tree

 

Murcott, Oxfordshire

Ocean at The Atlantic

St Brelade, Jersey

Thanks to the island’s clement location, terrain and – in no small part – the efforts of the producers and growers who live and work there, Jersey has become synonymous with some of the best raw materials for cookery in the UK. Its status as a destination and coastline also earmark it as a luxurious and restorative place to take a break.

The Chef: Mark Jordan READ MORE

Outlaw's Fish Kitchen

 

Port Isaac, Cornwall

Ox Belfast

 

Belfast, County Antrim

NEW ENTRY

Pétrus

 

Belgravia, London

Pied à Terre

 

London,

Pollen Street Social

 

Mayfair, London

Portland

 

Fitzrovia, London

NEW ENTRY

Purnell's

 

Birmingham, West Midlands

Quilon

 

Victoria, London

Restaurant Story

 

Southwark, London

Restaurant Tristan

 

Horsham, West Sussex

River Café

 

Hammersmith, London

Sangster's

 

Elie, Fife

CLOSED

Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor

 

Chester, Cheshire

Sir Charles Napier

 

Chinnor, Oxfordshire

Social Eating House

 

Soho, London

St. John

 

Clerkenwell, London

St. John Hotel

 

Leicester Square, London

CLOSED

Tamarind

 

Mayfair, London

Texture

London

While Texture is described by those who run it as a ‘modern European’ restaurant, the influence of Icelandic Head Chef Agnar Sverrisson has led to several vogueish Nordic influences creeping into the menu – although this is not the reason for its popularity.

The Chef: Agnar Sverrisson READ MORE

Thackeray's

 

Tunbridge Wells, Kent

The Black Rat

 

Winchester,

The Black Swan at Oldstead

 

York, North Yorkshire

The Box Tree

West Yorkshire

In a no-nonsense town beside a wild Yorkshire moor, there’s an 18th century farmhouse known for its checkered culinary fortunes. Now led by the steady hand and discerning eye of chef and proprietor Simon Gueller, and his wife Rena, 35-37 Church Street, llkley – aka the Box Tree – is prospering once more.

The Chef: Simon Gueller READ MORE

The Cellar

 

Anstruther, Fife

NEW ENTRY

The Checkers

 

Montgomery, Monmouthshire

The Glasshouse

 

Kew, London

The Greenhouse

 

Dublin, County Dublin

NEW ENTRY

The Harrow at Little Bedwyn

 

Marlborough, Wiltshire

The Hind's Head

 

Bray, Berkshire

The Man Behind The Curtain

 

Leeds, West Yorkshire

NEW ENTRY

The Neptune

Norfolk

A refurbished coaching inn, which has been granted a Michelin star, within strolling distance of the beach at Old Hunstanton, The Neptune is a restaurant with rooms which has become most renowned for its food - modern English cuisine. It is presided over by one half of the husband-and-wife team who run the place, Kevin Mangeolles.

The Chef: Kevin Mangeolles READ MORE

The Park (at Lucknam Park Hotel)

 

Chippenham, Wiltshire

The Raby Hunt

 

Summerhouse, Co. Durham

The Red Lion Free House

 

East Chisenbury, Wiltshire

The Royal Oak

 

Maidenhead, Berkshire

The Samling

 

Windermere, Cumbria

The Sportsman

 

Whitstable, Kent

The Star Inn

 

York, North Yorkshire

The Walnut Tree Inn

Abergavenny

When Shaun Hill took over The Walnut Tree Inn in 2008, he wasn't just acquiring a road-side pub in a beautiful rural Welsh setting. Between 1963 and 2001, it was a genuine culinary landmark run by pioneering chef Franco Taruschio but had more recently fell on hard times.

The Chef: Shaun Hill READ MORE

The West House

 

Biddenden, Kent

The Woodspeen

 

Newbury, Berkshire

NEW ENTRY

Treby Arms

 

Plympton, Devon

Trishna

 

Marylebone, London

Turners

 

Birmingham, West Midlands

Tyddyn Llan

North Wales

Located in rural Denbighshire, Tyddyn Llan aims to provide a real home-from-home feel. Although most commonly referred to as a ‘restaurant with rooms’, the hotel provides its guests with a couple of ultra-comfortable lounges in which to sit and unwind after a hard day’s romping in the picturesque countryside.

The Chef: Bryan Webb READ MORE

Wild Honey

 

Mayfair, London

Wilks

 

Redland, Bristol

Yauatcha Soho

London

The finest Cantonese dim sum is coupled with the stunning European patisserie in this contemporary London tea house. One of only three Chinese restaurants in Britain to hold a Michelin star, the dim sum menu offers over forty different options while the show-stopping dessert menu, overseen by Graham Hornigold, showcases Asian flavours and ingredients to remarkable effect.

The Chef: Graham Hornigold READ MORE

Ynyshir Hall

 

Machynlleth, Powys

 

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