A day of reckoning for many in the restaurant world as the Michelin Guide for 2017 is released. It reveals a host of new Michelin stars both in London, but particularly around the country. Here are the highlights…
Michelin awards 17 new stars and one new two-star as Heston Blumenthal wins back his three stars for the Fat Duck.
The 2017 Michelin Guide welcomes a host of new names and faces from across the US with 17 new one star restaurants and one new two star, The Raby Hunt in Darlington.
Chefs and restaurants teams waiting for the announcement of the new guide were finally told the good (or bad) news earlier today at a ceremony at the Institution of Engineering and Technology in London.
Top line highlights from the awards include Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck in Bray regaining its three-star rating after taking a year out o the guide as it moved to Melbourne in Australia for allow for re-building work.
Of the 17 new Michelin star restaurants, seven are in London including: The Ritz Restaurant; Five Fields, Chelsea; Celeste, Hyde Park; Ellory, Hackney; Veeraswamy; Trinity in Clapham (chef and owner Adam Byatt main picture) ; and Jun Tanaka’s The Ninth.
But demonstrating the quality of food and restaurant now available all round the country there were 10 new one-star outlets named. These included: The Crown, Burchetts Green; Tudor Room at Great Fosters, Englefield Green; Forest Side, Grasmere; Thomas Carr at The Olive Room, Ilfracombe; The Wild Rabbit, Kingham; Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Windermere; Sosban & The Old Butchers, Angelsey; James Sommerin, Penarth; Heron & Grey, Dublin; and Peel’s at Hampton Manor.
Others to have kept their one star rating include: The Samling, Cumbria; Royal Oak, Bray; Bybrook, Wiltshire; Isle of Eriska, Argyle; Pied a Terre, Bloomsbury; Outlaw’s At The Capital, Chelsea; Angler, Islington; and Gordon Ramsay’s Petrus in Belgravia.
Roger Jones of The Harrow at Little Bedwyn won his 11th consecutive Michelin star.
But it was not all good news. London’s Launceston Place in Kensington, Wild Honey and L’Autre Pied all lost their one stars, while The Square in Mayfair, which previously held two Michelin stars, no longer features on the list as it has been sold.