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The wait is over and the results are out, with the new guide no doubt bringing with it frustration and elation in equal measure. 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 this year, 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, this year’s 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

L’Enclume

Cartmel Nr Grange over Sands, Cumbria

Simon Rogan's L’Enclume continues to evolve, and the brilliance and adventure of the food at this Lake District restaurant is now world-renowned.

The Chef: Simon Rogan READ MORE

Le Champignon Sauvage

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Le Champignon Sauvage may have become something of a culinary institution thanks to the imaginative cooking of its chef owner David Everitt-Matthias, but the atmosphere and tone of the restaurant remain refreshingly laid-back.

The Chef: David Everitt-Matthias READ MORE

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

Marcus

Knightsbridge, London

Few will require an introduction to the eponymous chef at the helm at The Berkeley. He’s one of the country’s most revered professionals, who has long stamped out a reputation for near-perfection.

The Chef: Marcus Wareing READ MORE

Midsummer House

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Situated in a smart city villa in Cambridge, with an intimate and classically decked-out dining room, Midsummer House provides a corner of seclusion among the teeming cloisters.

The Chef: Daniel Clifford READ MORE

Patrick Guilbaud - Dublin

 

Dublin, Ireland

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw

Port Isaac, Cornwall

Nathan Outlaw's flagship restaurant achieves near perfection in its bid to celebrate the fruits of the Cornish coastline.

The Chef: Nathan Outlaw READ MORE

Restaurant Sat Bains

 

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Sketch (The Lecture Room & Library)

 

Mayfair, London

The Araki

 

Mayfair, London

NEW ENTRY

The Greenhouse

 

Mayfair, London

The Latymer

 

Bagshot, Surrey

The Ledbury

 

Notting Hill, London

The Square

Mayfair, London

Proprietors Nigel Platts-Martin and Phil Howard (also the chef) could only have hoped for two decades of success when they opened The Square restaurant back in 1992.

The Chef: Phil Howard READ MORE

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

Alyn Williams at The Westbury

Mayfair, London

Alyn Williams at The Westbury is the young upstart of the thriving Mayfair restaurant scene, winning a Michelin star after less than a year of service and drawing praise for its daring cuisine.

The Chef: Alyn Williams READ MORE

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

Club Gascon

London

Still going strong since it opened in 1998, Club Gascon is a restaurant unashamedly in love with the delectable, moreish flavours of southwest France.

The Chef: Pascal Aussignac READ MORE

Crown at Whitebrook

 

Monmouth, Monmouthshire

Dabbous

 

Fitzrovia, London

Deanes Eipic

 

Belfast, County Antrim

NEW ENTRY

Drake's Restaurant

Ripley, Surrey

Steve Drake moved his business to this beautiful townhouse on Ripley’s main drag which has since been awarded a Michelin nod every year since 2005.

The Chef: Steve Drake READ MORE

Driftwood

 

Portscatho, Cornwall

Fera at Claridge's

London

With Simon Rogan's empire of wonderful restaurants continuing at a pace, why not also take on one of Britain's most revered dining rooms? Fera at Claridge's brings Simon's modern cuisine to a London institution, along with an innovative development kitchen, Aulis.

The Chef: Simon Rogan READ MORE

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

Galvin La Chapelle

London

Awe-inspiring Victorian interiors, elegant French cuisine and understated service are what earned this unique city restaurant its Michelin star, under the direction of acclaimed chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin.

The Chef: Galvin brothers READ MORE

Glenapp Castle

 

Ballantrae, South Ayrshire

Gravetye Manor

West Sussex

NEW ENTRY

Surrounded by coppiced woodland, the drive into Gravetye Manor can feel a little off-piste. But overgrowth makes way for opulence once the tyres meet gravel.

The Chef: George Blogg READ MORE
NEW ENTRY

Gymkhana

 

Mayfair, London

Hakkasan Hanway Place

 

Bloomsbury, London

Hakkasan Mayfair

London

Part of the successful Hakkasan Group, Hakkasan Mayfair has the perfect balance of night and day, with light and airing dining on the ground floor, exceptional cocktails in the Ling Ling bar, a vast wine cellar and an in-house DJ.

The Chef: Tong Chee Hwee READ MORE

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

Kinloch Lodge

Isle of Skye

Part of a hotel situated on a stunning stretch of coastline on the Isle of Skye, in an impressive whitewashed building which echoes with history and ancestral heritage, Kinloch Lodge is a truly majestic destination.

The Chef: Marcello Tully READ MORE

Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs

 

Fitzrovia, London

Kitchen W8

 

Kensington, London

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Covent Garden, London

The cuisine is modern French with Japanese influences at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon’s London restaurant, although further inspiration is taken from all over the world.

The Chef: Xavier Boyer READ MORE

La Trompette

 

Chiswick, London

Launceston Place

 

Kensington, London

L'Autre Pied

 

Marylebone, London

L'Ecrivain

 

Dublin, Ireland

Lima

Fitzrovia, London

The food is astonishingly well-dressed and the design slick, but there is plenty of substance to go with the style at Lima.

The Chef: Robert Ortiz READ MORE

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

Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond, Dunbartonshire

This second venture from Martin Wishart is every bit as sophisticated as his central Leith venue, with an added air of country-house glamour.

The Chef: Martin Wishart READ MORE

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

Ockenden Manor

Cuckfield, West Sussex

Chef Stephen Crane gives classic British dishes a European touch, producing luxurious food at the Michelin-starred Ockenden Manor

The Chef: Stephen Crane READ MORE

Ormer

St Helier, Jersey

Jersey’s much anticipated restaurant, Ormer, opened its doors to huge fanfare. It boasts the talented Shaun Rankin in its kitchen, beautiful furnishings and an abundance of phenomenal produce on its doorstep.

The Chef: Shaun Rankin READ MORE

Outlaw's at The Capital

Knightsbridge, London

Nathan Outlaw is one of Britain’s most regarded and rewarded chefs, so it was unsurprising that a flurry of anticipation greeted the opening of his first restaurant in London, Outlaw's at The Capital.

The Chef: Nathan Outlaw READ MORE

Outlaw's Fish Kitchen

 

Port Isaac, Cornwall

Ox Belfast

 

Belfast, County Antrim

NEW ENTRY

Paris House

Woburn, Bedfordshire

It is easy to see what Executive Chef and owner Phil Fanning means when he describes Paris House as ‘an emotionally powerful property’: the grounds are prim, the roaming deer are gargantuan, and the architecture is tethered to a bygone age.

The Chef: Phil Fanning READ MORE

Paul Ainsworth at Number 6

Padstow

With Padstow becoming another one of the UK’s most-visited destinations for food lovers, Number 6 has carved out a niche as a friendly place which makes full use of the wealth of great local ingredients.

The Chef: Paul Ainsworth READ MORE

Pétrus

 

Belgravia, London

Pied à Terre

London

Nestled in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia, multi-award-winning restaurant Pied à Terre champions discretion and sophistication at every turn, from the aesthetics to the food.

The Chef: Marcus Eaves READ MORE

Pollen Street Social

 

Mayfair, London

Portland

London

NEW ENTRY

This young, innovative restaurant gained a Michelin star just nine months after opening and serves some of the most exciting dishes in London.

The Chef: Merlin Labron-Johnson READ MORE
NEW ENTRY

Portland

 

Fitzrovia, London

NEW ENTRY

Purnell's

 

Birmingham, West Midlands

Quilon

 

Victoria, London

Restaurant Martin Wishart

Edinburgh

Having come through the ranks under Marco Pierre White, with ringing endorsements from the man himself, it’s not surprising that Martin Wishart’s name on this charming harbour-side Leith eatery brings the crowds in.

The Chef: Martin Wishart READ MORE

Restaurant Story

 

Southwark, London

Restaurant Tristan

 

Horsham, West Sussex

River Café

 

Hammersmith, London

Sangster's

 

Elie, Fife

CLOSED

Seven Park Place

London

Just away from the bustle and dripping with elegance, the St James Hotel is the perfect home for William Drabble's distinguished preparations.

The Chef: William Drabble READ MORE

Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor

 

Chester, Cheshire

Simpsons

Birmingham

Simpsons sits at the forefront of a thriving Midlands restaurant scene and in its kitchen can be found two of the region’s most distinguished chefs.

The Chef: Luke Tipping READ MORE

Sir Charles Napier

 

Chinnor, Oxfordshire

Social Eating House

 

Soho, London

St. John

 

Clerkenwell, London

St. John Hotel

 

Leicester Square, London

CLOSED

Tamarind

Mayfair

Dominating the high-end Indian cuisine market in London, Tamarind is rightfully recognised for its air of elegance, as much as the fresh and imaginative combinations of flavours produced in the kitchen.

The Chef: Peter Joseph READ MORE

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

With a renewed focus in the kitchen and a Michelin star accreditation, this eighteenth century establishment is ageing nicely.

The Chef: Ollie Moore READ MORE

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 Cross

Kenilworth

In the age of the gastropub-by-numbers, restaurateur Andreas Antona and chef Adam Bennett should be commended for their adventurous and original approach at The Cross, Kenilworth.

The Chef: Adam Bennett READ MORE

The Elephant

Devon

The Elephant restaurant, the double-header venture from Simon Hulstone, is split into two sections. The Room is upstairs from the Brasserie, offering diners unadulterated wizardry from the mercurial chef.

The Chef: Simon Hulstone READ MORE

The Glasshouse

 

Kew, London

The Goring

London

NEW ENTRY

Shay Cooper has reinvigorated the dining room of this illustrious hotel, creating an epicurean experience to complement the gravitas and history of the building.

The Chef: Shay Cooper READ MORE
NEW ENTRY

The Greenhouse

 

Dublin, County Dublin

NEW ENTRY

The Harrow at Little Bedwyn

 

Marlborough, Wiltshire

The Hind's Head

 

Bray, Berkshire

The Kitchin

Edinburgh

Tom Kitchin’s ‘From Nature to Plate’ ethos runs right through the heart of The Kitchin restaurant. Ingredients are meticulously sourced; there are views of Edinburgh’s waterfront; and the cooking is polished but undeniably earthy.

The Chef: Tom Kitchin READ MORE

The Man Behind The Curtain

 

Leeds, West Yorkshire

NEW ENTRY

The Masons Arms

Devon

It seems like a new report appears at least once a week bemoaning the decline of the English pub, but Mark Dodson’s pub restaurant The Masons Arms has defied the trend.

The Chef: Mark Dodson READ MORE

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 Peat Inn

Scotland

With Geoffrey Smeddle at the helm, diners are in for a real treat. Michelin-starred The Peat Inn restaurant offers a menu filled with seasonal dishes.

The Chef: Geoffrey Smeddle READ MORE

The Pipe and Glass Inn

Beverley

Holding the only Michelin star in East Yorkshire, this destination restaurant offers luxurious country pub décor, beautiful countryside and a modern take on traditional Yorkshire fare, showcasing the best this bountiful region has to offer.

The Chef: James Mackenzie READ MORE

The Pony and Trap

Bristol, Avon

Josh Eggleton took over the kitchen in this two-century-old pub following a stint as a Gordon Ramsay scholar.

The Chef: Josh Eggleton READ MORE

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 Terrace at the Montagu Arms

Hampshire

Situated in a plush New Forest hotel and containing a number of dining options for guests and visitors, The Montagu Arms offers luxury at every turn.

The Chef: Matthew Tomkinson READ MORE

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

The Yorke Arms

Harrogate

Located in an idyllic corner of North Yorkshire near well-heeled Harrogate, The Yorke Arms offers mesmeric food in an equally mesmeric environment.

The Chef: Frances Atkins READ MORE

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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