Michelin Guide 2024: a look at every new Michelin-starred restaurant

Michelin Guide 2024: a look at every new Michelin-starred restaurant

Michelin Guide 2024: a look at every new Michelin-starred restaurant

by Lauren Fitchett7 February 2024

After all the intel on the new restaurants in the 2024 Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland? We've got you covered – here's a closer look at every new restaurant with a star. 

Michelin Guide 2024: a look at every new Michelin-starred restaurant

After all the intel on the new restaurants in the 2024 Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland? We've got you covered – here's a closer look at every new restaurant with a star. 

Lauren is a food writer at Great British Chefs. She joined the team in 2022, having previously been a food editor at regional newspapers and trade magazines.

Lauren is a food writer at Great British Chefs. She joined the team in 2022, having previously been a food editor at regional newspapers and trade magazines. She is based in Norfolk and spends most of her time trying new recipes at home or enjoying the culinary gems of the east of England.

Lauren is a food writer at Great British Chefs. She joined the team in 2022, having previously been a food editor at regional newspapers and trade magazines.

Lauren is a food writer at Great British Chefs. She joined the team in 2022, having previously been a food editor at regional newspapers and trade magazines. She is based in Norfolk and spends most of her time trying new recipes at home or enjoying the culinary gems of the east of England.

Icons of the UK restaurant scene and exciting new additions were celebrated in the 2024 Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland, with an impressive thirty-one restaurants awarded new stars during the ceremony in Manchester. Eighteen made it into the guide with one, five made the leap from one to two, and Brooklands by Claude Bosi, at The Peninsula in the capital, jumped straight to two stars. And then came the news that Brett Graham's The Ledbury in London had become the ninth restaurant in the UK to earn a third star, just twelve months after it reclaimed its two stars in the 2023 guide (they had been lost to a Covid-related closure which made it ineligible for Michelin inspection). 

Restaurants which earned their first star included Tomos Parry's Soho spot Mountain, the successor to his hugely successful Brat, Yannick Alléno's London debut Pavyllon and Dan Cox's sustainable restaurant Crocadon. Two brilliant West African restaurants also claimed their first stars – Ayo Adeyemi's Akoko and Adejoké Bakare's Chishuru, both in the capital. In total, eleven of the new starred restaurants were in London, though Cumbria added two more to its fast-growing number and three were awarded in the Republic of Ireland. Elsewhere, Michelin's continued focus on sustainability saw six new green stars announced, including for Annwn Restaurant in Pembrokeshire, where chef Matt Powell has built a reputation for hyper-seasonality, celebrating local suppliers and foraging from his surroundings.

Several restaurants lost their stars, though many were due to closure; Michel Roux's two-star Le Gavroche, for example, which shut its doors in January after fifty-six years, as well as Marcus Wareing's Marcus at The Berkeley, which had been in the hotel for twenty years before calling it a day in December 2023. Others which fell into this category were The Clock House, The Raby Hunt, Eipic, Pensons, SY23, Ichigo Ichie, The Man Behind The Curtain, Aimsir, The Cellar, Restaurant Fraiche and Carters of Moseley, which is currently moving site. Elsewhere, both Hakkasan Mayfair and Hakkasan Hanway Place lost their stars, along with salt by Paul Foster, Barrafina Dean Street, Leroy, Paco Tapas and The Cellar.

Below, we've taken a closer look at all the new additions to the Michelin guide. For the full list of 2024 results click here and for a map of the stars, head this way

New three-star restaurants for 2024

The Ledbury, London

It's an exclusive club, but The Ledbury became the latest restaurant – and only the ninth in the country – to hold three Michelin stars in the 2024 guide. It came just twelve months after the restaurant reclaimed its two stars in 2023, having lost both after a Covid-related closure from 2020 to 2022 made it ineligible for inspection. The Notting Hill restaurant has long been known as one of the capital's finest since opening in 2005 as a sister restaurant to Phil Howard’s now-closed The Square. Headed up by Australian chef-patron Brett Graham, it received its first star a year after opening, holding onto both until the 2021 guide, by which point it had closed. Alongside Brett in the kitchen is head chef Tom Spencerley and sous chefs Harry Corder and April Partridge, who won the Roux Scholarship in 2023. Brett and The Ledbury have become known for seasonal, thoughtful cooking rooted in a mastering of classic French technique, and we're not surprised that inspectors deemed it worthy of the top honour. 

New two-star restaurants for 2024

Brooklands, London

Making the leap from one to two stars is no easy task, and going straight into the guide with two is even trickier. But that's what Claude Bosi and Francesco Dibenedetto have achieved at rooftop restaurant Brooklands, which sits atop The Penninsula overlooking Hyde Park, with an interior which pays homage to British aviation and motorsport. It's a relative newcomer to the capital, but when it opened in October 2023 we knew Michelin inspectors would soon be knocking, and they certainly seem to have been impressed by its menu, which blends the best of British ingredients with classic French technique.

Gymkhana, London

Mayfair's Gymkhana has become one of just two Indian restaurants in the UK to receive two Michelin stars (the other is Opheem, which also received its second this year). Led by executive chef Siddharth Ahuja, it has long been a mainstay of the capital's dining scene, having opened in 2013 and been awarded its first star the following year. It's inspired by the elite private clubs of India, with cooking which is based on traditional Indian recipes seen through a contemporary lens.

Terre, Castlemartyr

Having been given its first award last year, Terre has made quick work of a promotion to two in the 2024 guide. It was the only new two-star restaurant announced in Ireland this year, and now sits alongside Dede as the second two-star in County Cork. At home in the beautiful Castlemartyr Resort, chef Vincent Crepel (who has the likes of Arzak in San Sebastian and the Swiss Hotel de Ville Crissier on his CV) gives diners a relaxed, leisurely experience at Terre, moving from one space to another as the menu unfolds. Dishes are often finished table side, with modern French cooking meeting bold Asian flavours.

The Glenturret Lalique, Crieff

A new two-star restaurant was also announced north of the border in the form of chef Mark Donald's The Glenturret Lalique. At home in The Glenturret Distillery (Scotland's oldest working whisky distillery), it's probably no surprise that there are some excellent aged malts on offer, as well as a whisky tasting selection. Its menu is inspired by The Glenturret and wider Scottish culinary landscape, with an emphasis on luxury – ingredients including lobster, caviar and Wagyu beef are weaved throughout its dishes.

Trivet, London

We weren't surprised to hear that Jonny Lake's Trivet had been deemed worthy of a leap to two stars by Michelin. Its unpretentious twist on fine dining first arrived in London Bridge in 2019 and quickly made waves. Inspectors gave it one star in 2022, and have now followed up with a second. A partnership between Fat Duck alumni Jonny and sommelier Isa Bal (who was a previous winner of the Michelin Sommelier Award), the restaurant has become known for robust flavours, expert precision and world class wines. 

Opheem, Birmingham

Birmingham has welcomed its first ever two-star restaurant with Opheem's promotion. Its chef-owner Aktar Islam was born and raised locally and has long been a champion for the area and its chefs (you can see his guide to Birmingham here). At Opheem, diners enjoy snacks and a drink in the bar before moving into its sleek dining room, which is backed by an impressive open kitchen. Its cuisine is progressive Indian; a journey through India with dishes which are rooted in authenticity but given an entirely modern slant (the menu tells diners which traditional recipe the course is inspired by and where it originates).

New one-star restaurants for 2024

mýse, Hovingham

mýse has been recognised with a star less than a year after opening in the North Yorkshire village of Hovingham in June 2023. It's a partnership between chef Josh Overington and his sommelier wife Victoria; the pair previously ran modern European restaurant Le Cochon Aveugle in Walmgate for nine years. With a CV that includes roles at The Waterside Inn and Pavillon Ledoyen in Paris, it's no wonder Josh's cooking has so quickly impressed inspectors. The restaurant champions small-scale producers and farmers who prioritise regenerative farming. Local meats are dry-aged and cured in-house, their charcuterie is home-made and ingredients are foraged and fermented for their creative cocktails.

Mountain, London

It was only a matter of time before Tomos Parry's second venture, Mountain, was awarded a star. His debut restaurant Brat has become one of the capital's most popular spots, a regular feature on best restaurant lists and itself a star holder. At Mountain, Tomos brings his signature Basque-Country-meets-Wales, wood-fired style to a bigger space in Soho, with the whole lobster caldereta having fast become its signature dish. The rest of the menu, overseen by head chef Josean Balotin, celebrates relaxed cooking, using simple techniques to get the best out of beautiful ingredients.

1890 by Gordon Ramsay, The Strand

The Gordon Ramsay Group added another Michelin star to its ranks in the 2024 guide, this time at 1890 by Gordon Ramsay at The Savoy. Named after French chef George Auguste Escoffier, who joined the famous hotel in 1890 and whose legacy includes creating the Escoffier kitchen brigade system, its menu also takes inspiration from its namesake, with executive chef James Sharp overseeing refined, beautifully executed classics such as bouillabaisse à la Marseillaise.

Cedar Tree by Hrishikesh Desai, Brampton

Cumbria was already home to the country's most Michelin stars outside of London, and it now has another one thanks to Cedar Tree by Hrishikesh Desai (who previously held a star at his now-closed HRiSHi) at the pretty Farlam Hall Hotel in the north the county. The menu is a meeting point between the chef's Indian heritage and stunning produce from the estate's kitchen garden, polytunnels and beehives, resulting in elegant dishes with clever, complex spicing.

Pavyllon London, Mayfair

With fifteen stars already to his name, it was probably a given that French chef Yannick Alléno would at some point win one for his London debut, Pavyllon and it's happened within just a year of opening. The outpost is at home in The Four Seasons Hotel and is another relative new opening, having joined the capital's culinary scene in July 2023. There, Yannick and head chef Benjamin Ferra Y Castell blend French technique with global influences and the elements that have long underpinned Yannick's style; his love of fermentation, extraction and creating perfect sauces.

The Bishop's Buttery, Cashel

One of the Republic of Ireland's three new stars announced in the 2024 guide, The Bishop's Buttery was given its first star this year after reopening in 2022 following a refit. It's at home in the cellar of Palladian beauty Cashel Palace Hotel, where culinary director Stephen Hayes and restaurant head chef Stefan McEnteer showcase the best of contemporary Irish cooking with a particular focus on Tipperary's rich larder. 

Dorian, Notting Hill

Dorian in Notting Hill might have built a reputation as a laid-back neighbourhood spot, but its cooking has been deemed worthy of its first Michelin star by inspectors. Having sharpened his impressive skills working under the likes of Bjorn Franzen, James Knappett and Jeremy Chan, head chef Max Coen leads a small plates menu where ingredients like dry-aged côte de boeuf and oysters are given the space to shine in dishes which require huge skill but avoid being overcomplicated.

Humo, Mayfair

Wood-fired cooking might be a go-to for today's chefs, but Humo in Mayfair takes it to another level. The restaurant is based around a four-metre-long grill and doesn't use electricity or gas as fuel – instead, executive chef Miller Prada has developed a deep understanding of how different kinds of wood alter taste, with some dishes using multiple types to create a complexity of flavour. Different sections on the menu – ignite, smoke, flame and embers – separate ingredients by how they are affected by fire, and there are influences from Colombia, where Miller was born, and Japan, shaped by his time with mentor Endo Kazutoshi.

Crocadon, St Mellion

In 2023, Dan Cox's Crocadon was given a Green Star in recognition of its painstaking efforts to make both the restaurant and the 120-acre farm on which it's based sustainable. This year the chef's cooking, in particular his considered, innovative approach to showing the farm's produce at the best it can be, has also been recognised. With a career spent in the kitchens of The Greenhouse in Mayfair and Simon Rogan's now-closed Fera at Claridges and L'Enclume, it's no wonder Dan is producing such sophisticated plates. A fierce proponent of regenerative farming and soil health, all his produce is organic and he preserves what can't be used immediately through the likes of fermentation and smoking.

Homestead Cottage, Doolin

Perched next to the sea on the west coast of Ireland, Homestead Cottage is nestled in a 200-year-old cottage and about as rural as Michelin-starred dining gets. Dinner often begins with drinks on the terrace, before guests head into the welcoming and incredibly homely main restaurant. The seven-course tasting menu changes daily depending on what is at its best. Robbie and Sophie McCauley sum up their ethos as buying local, using organic and regenerative produce, paying a fair price to suppliers – and understanding that sometimes things go wrong.

Akoko, London

Fitzrovia's Akoko was an obvious addition to our Michelin predictions this year – its executive chef Ayo Adeyemi has worked hard to take the restaurant's menus to another level since joining at the end of 2022, bringing West African dining to a wider audience at the same time. The result is a nuanced, refined journey through the region's cuisines, with particular focuses on those of Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal and Gambia. Dishes are underpinned by umami, spice and fire (plenty is cooked over coals), and Ayo's experiences cooking across the world – including at Singapore's Tippling Club – have culminated in creative, confident takes on classics, including Nigerian street food suya and beloved jollof rice.

Lake Road Kitchen, Ambleside

Another star arrived for Cumbria thanks to Lake Road Kitchen in the charming Lake District town of Ambleside. The restaurant's chef-owner James Cross has had a remarkable career, working at the likes of Simpsons in Birmingham, La Pergola in Rome, Per Se in New York and Noma in Copenhagen – he was part of the team that saw it twice hold onto the top spot in the world's 50 best. Since 2014, he's built a name for himself at Lake Road Kitchen and particularly impressed inspectors this year by elevating his food to even greater heights, combining global influences and the best of the Lakes' produce.

Sushi Kanesaka, Mayfair

Chef Shinji Kanesaka brings his deep understanding of traditional Edomae sushi from Tokyo's Ginza district (he has held two Michelin stars at his eponymous restaurant there since 2018) to London's 45 Park Lane Hotel, where he works alongside head chef Hirotaka Wada. Having opened in July 2023, the thirteen-seater counter restaurant's omakase menu showcases the precision and delicacy that make Shinji and Hirotaka such masters in their field. It also reflects the concept of Japan's seventy-two seasons, which divides the year into twenty-four major areas and splits each into three further micro-seasons, with the most flavourful produce chosen from each.

Humble Chicken, Soho

The first iteration of Angelo Sato's Humble Chicken quickly attracted the capital's attention when it opened as a beak-to-foot yakitori joint in 2021. The chef's ambitious decision to replace the small plates concept with a set tasting menu appears to have impressed inspectors, who have rewarded him with his first star. Humble Chicken is a theatrical counter experience with a lively atmosphere, showing the skill and precision required in yakitori cooking, which Angelo – who moved from Tokyo to London at seventeen and has worked at the likes of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and Restaurant Story – has no shortage of. 

D'Olier Street, Dublin

D'Olier Street's executive chef and co-owner James Moore hails from Australia and has cooked across the world, including in London, Vancouver and New York (he was head chef at two-star Atera there). He's now in Dublin, his modern fine dining restaurant D'Olier Street set in a restored landmark building which is well-known in the city. The restaurant opened at the end of 2022 and the chef has quickly convinced inspectors that his menu, which sees a handful of core ingredients given the care they deserve, is worthy of a star. 

Ormer Mayfair, Mayfair

Ormer Mayfair has had a few iterations since it opened in the Flemings Mayfair Hotel in 2016, but executive chef Sofian Msetfi's work since he joined the kitchen in 2021, rebranding it and changing it to a tasting menu, has taken things up a notch. World class ingredients from around the British Isles (including produce grown at its sister hotel in Essex) star in modern, sophisticated cooking, for which the chef, who has spent time alongside Tom Kerridge at The Hand and Flowers and Daniel Clifford at Midsummer House, is known.

Aulis, Soho

Simon Rogan's chef's table concept in Soho, which is overseen by executive chef Oli Marlow and head chef Charlie Tayler, is known for its inventive cooking and offering something of a behind-the-scenes insight into the chef's philosophy. In 2023, it expanded into the space next door, adding a lounge for pre-dinner drinks and increasing its seats from eight to twelve. Aulis' food is reflective of Simon's signature style and farm-to-fork ethos, with fourteen creative dishes served and the chefs explaining each in detail. 

Chishuru, Fitzrovia

In more welcome recognition for West African cooking, Chishuru and its chef-owner Adejoké Bakare also secured their first star. Nigerian-born Adejoké made a rapid transition from home cook to restaurateur after winning the Brixton Kitchen competition in 2019, opening the first iteration of Chishuru soon after. She's since built a reputation as one of London's most exciting chefs, putting a spotlight on West African cooking and in particular the vibrant, often contrasting, food traditions of her parents. 

Green stars for 2024

Annwn, Narberth

The Welsh landscape is at the core of chef Matt Powell and his Narberth restaurant Annwn's ethos, with dishes dictated by what will show off seasonal produce from his local suppliers the best. The Annwn team grows many of their own vegetables, while foraging is an essential part of their sourcing (they often run foraging days for guests). Unsurprisingly, the menu changes according to the seasons, with Matt, who cooked around the world before returning to his home country of Wales, working to reduce food miles wherever he can. 

The Exmoor Forest Inn, Simonsbath

The Exmoor Forest Inn says it serves some of the most sustainable food from any pub in the British Isles – it's a bold claim, but one which Michelin's inspectors appear to agree with. In a sheltered valley in the heart of Exmoor, the restaurant has all the charm of a cosy country pub, but a menu which sets it apart from its peers. The kitchen, headed up by chef Ben Ogden, runs its own farm, from which it sources most of its meat. From local day boats to regenerative farmers, their suppliers share their ethos, creating a menu which reflects the Exmoor landscape and seasons.

The Forge, Middleton Tyas

It was a particularly big night for The Forge head chef Jake Jones, who not only saw his kitchen scoop a Green Star, but also took home the Michelin Young Chef Award. At The Forge, in the eco-friendly Middleton Lodge Estate, he and his chefs benefit from the two-acre walled garden and its gardeners, who grow produce for their incredibly seasonal menus. Produce that won't be used in season is preserved for later in the year, and there's plenty of choice for those on a plant-based diet. Its goal is simple: to offer a taste of the Yorkshire landscape as it moves through the seasons.

St. Barts, London

Created by the team behind Nest in Hackey (executive chef Johnnie Crowe, Luke Wasserman and Toby Neill), St. Barts opened its doors in Smithfield at the end of 2022. Its tasting menu was rewarded with a Michelin Star in 2023, and that's now been joined by a Green Star. St. Barts takes diners on a journey through the British Isles, championing small-scale growers, farmers and conservationists, all of which is enjoyed with a view of London's oldest church, St Bartholomew the Great. Its dining room uses wood from naturally fallen trees, while nose-to-tail cooking and curing, smoking and pickling are go-tos in the kitchen. 

Interlude, Lower Beeding

Horsham restaurant Interlude's efforts around sustainable gastronomy have added a Green Star to its 2019 Michelin Star. At home in the 240-acre Leonardslee Gardens, in the heart of the Sussex countryside, its dishes put seasonal ingredients at their centre, enhanced by flecks of British, French and South African flavour (the latter of which is thanks to the South African heritage of its executive chef Jean Delport). Much of its produce is sourced from the estate, including its own vegetable gardens, beehives and even sap from the birch trees – vines and an orchard are in the works too.

The Whitebrook, Whitebrook

The Whitebrook's rural, woodland setting truly enables its sustainable ethos to flourish. The kitchen garden has a no-dig, organic approach, including a planting system which encourages insects to pollinate. Each dish on the menu (headed up by chef-patron Chris Harrod) is inspired by an ingredient at its peak, garden diary entries are posted on the website, produce is foraged and its wine list champions organic, local and biodynamic producers. All its meat, meanwhile, is rare breed and reared locally, its fish comes from day boats and all its vegetables are heritage varieties. A worthy recipient indeed.

Special Awards for 2024

Special Awards were presented to some of the UK's most talented chefs and front of house stars. The Mentor Chef Award was given to Michel Roux, who then, in turn, announced Jake Jones, of Forge in Middleton Tyas, as the Michelin Young Chef Award winner. Robbie Ashby at Stage in Exeter took home the Service Award, which recognises those with a true passion for all things front of house, while Valentin Mouillard at L'Enclume scooped the Sommelier Award. The Exceptional Cocktails Award, meanwhile, was presented to talented Ryan McHarg and the the knowledgeable bar team at The Spence in Edinburgh.