Michelin Guide 2016: 2 new Two Stars, 15 new One Stars
There are 15 new One Stars and 2 new Two Stars in this year’s guide, which is published 17 September, priced at £16.99.
The new Two Stars are both Japanese restaurants: Araki and Umu. “It is a great compliment to London that when Sushi Master Mitsuhiro Araki closed his Three Star counter restaurant in Tokyo it was because he wanted to come to the UK to challenge himself in a different culture,” said Rebecca Burr, Editor of the Michelin Guide. “Umu is a very different style of Japanese restaurant – chef Yoshinori Ishii has steadily been improving the food and he has taken it to a whole newlevel.”
The new One Stars in London include Lyle’s, Bonhams, Portland and the Dining Room at the Goring, and in Leeds there’s a Star for The Man Behind the Curtain. “The next generation of chefs are really coming through to give the established chefs a run for their money. They all have theirown individual style and their ability – coupled with their confidence – looks set to lead them on to great things”, sheadded.
There’s a Star for John’s House near Loughborough – where chef John Duffin cooks at the family farm where he grew up. In Scotland, The Cellar in Anstruther receives a Star, as do Eipic and OX in Belfast, the Greenhouse in Dublin and Loam inGalway.
Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant ‘The Fat Duck’ is absent for this edition of the guide,as following a temporary move to Australia, it did not re-open in time to be re-assessed.
The Bib Gourmand award is now considered by some readers to be as important as the Stars. This award recognises establishments offering good food at affordable prices (the limit being £28 for three courses, €40 in Ireland). This year there are 25 new ‘Bibs’. Among them are the White Swan in Fence, Oli’s Thai in Oxford, Tom Kerridge’s pub The Coach in Marlow, and Nuno Mendes’ Taberna do Mercado inSpitalfields.
“Stars and Bib Gourmands are annual awards. Each year we seek out new candidates andre-assess our existing award restaurants. Consistency is a key part of our selection process and it is important for our readers that the standard of cooking is maintained”, said MsBurr.
3 Michelin Stars
- Waterside Inn – Bray
- Gordon Ramsay – Chelsea
- Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester – Mayfair
2 Michelin Stars
- Midsummer House – Cambridge
- Gidleigh Park – Chagford – Devon
- Le Champignon Sauvage – Cheltenham
- Whatley Manor (The Dining Room) – Wiltshire
- Hand and Flowers – Marlow
- Restaurant Sat Bains – Nottingham
- Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons – Oxford/Great Milton
- Restaurant Nathan Outlaw – Cornwall
- Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles – Auchterarder
- Patrick Guilbaud – Dublin
- The Ledbury – North Kensington
- Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley – Belgravia
- Le Gavroche – Mayfair
- Hélène Darroze at The Connaught – Mayfair
- Hibiscus – Mayfair
- Square – Mayfair
- L’Enclume – Grange-over-Sands/Cartmel
- Michael Wignall at The Latymer (at Pennyhill Park Hotel) – Surrey
- Sketch (The Lecture Room & Library) – Mayfair
- Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel) – Westminster
- The Greenhouse – Mayfair
- The Araki – London
- Umu – London
One Michelin Star
- Lyle’s – Shoreditch, London
- Bonhams – Mayfair, London
- Portland – London
- Dining Room at the Goring – Victoria, London
- Carters of Moseley – Birmingham
- Gravetye Manor – West Sussex
- The Man Behind The Curtain – Leeds
- John’s House – Leicestershire
- Woodspeen – West Berkshire
- House of Tides – Newcastle
- The Cellar – Fife
- Eipic – Belfast
- OX – Belfast
- Greenhouse – Dublin
- Loam – Galway
Michelin Guide London 2016
Also published 17 September is the Michelin Guide London 2016, priced at £12.99. This guide provides extended text on London’s restaurants, with additional photographs and information on all Starred establishments, as well as a pull-out map. It also includes a selection of London’s best hotels, across all categories of comfort.
Both guides can be purchased from bookshops and online here.