New additions to The Michelin Great Britain and Ireland Guide
The Michelin Great Britain & Ireland Stars for 2020 have been unveiled today with one hundred and eighty-seven Michelin-Starred Restaurants featured for 2020, including one new Three Star, four new Two Stars and 23 new One Stars.
This year’s highlight is the promotion of Sketch (The Lecture Room & Library) in Mayfair (Johannes Nuding) from Two to Three Michelin Stars – our highest accolade.
“Despite the obvious challenges being faced by the industry here in the UK, we are thrilled that this has been such a stellar year, and we have seen many first ventures opening and rapidly rising to success,” says Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin guides.
“With three Michelin Stars, Sketch joins four other restaurants at this prestigious level. This Pierre Gagnaire restaurant won its first star in 2005 and its second in 2013. Our inspectors judge the cooking here to be wonderfully complex and highly original, with each element of the meal excelling in terms of structure, composition and, above all, flavour,” adds Mr Poullennec.
Three restaurants have been promoted from One to Two Stars: La Dame de Pic in the City of London (Anne-Sophie Pic); The Dining Room at Whatley Manor in Malmesbury (Niall Keating); and The Greenhouse in Dublin (Mikael Viljanen).
Meanwhile, Aimsir in Celbridge – where Jordan Bailey focuses on foraged and preserved produce – enters the guide for the first time with Two Michelin Stars.
The Lake District is a big winner, with three restaurants gaining One Star: the sweet, intimate Old Stamp House at Ambleside; Allium at Askham Hall in Askham, which makes great use of produce from its gardens and estate; and hidden gem The Cottage in the Wood in Braithwaite.
One Star is awarded to Interlude in the Leonardslee Gardens in Lower Beeding and to Pensons in Tenbury Wells, which both focus on local and garden produce; meanwhile, Nottingham’s new One Michelin Star alchemilla really brings plant-based ingredients to the fore.
Scotland brings home two new Stars in the form of understated Condita in Edinburgh and Isle of Eriska, which is set within an impressive baronial mansion on the island of the same name. Wales sees the charming Beach House at Oxwich awarded a Michelin Star and the trendy Muddlers Club brings a third Star to Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Click here to see our visit)
Alongside the new Stars, the winners of the three Michelin Awards for 2020 have been announced:
Welcome & Service Award 2020 – Team Bonwick at The Crown at Burchetts Green.
Sommelier Award 2020 – Jurica Gojevic at Adare Manor in County Limerick.
Sustainability Award 2020 – Loam in Galway.
The 2020 selection at a glance:
• 1,464 restaurants in total (131 New)
• 5 Three Michelin Star restaurants (1 New)
• 23 Two Michelin Star restaurants (4 New)
• 159 One Michelin Star restaurants (23 New)
• 131 Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants (22 New) [See also the Bib Gourmand Press Release]
• 1,146 Michelin Plate restaurants (131 New)
Three Michelin Stars
Sketch (The Lecture Room & Library)
Two Michelin Stars
LONDON La Dame de Pic
Malmesbury The Dining Room
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
One Michelin Star
Hammersmith and Fulham Shepherd’s Bush Endo at The Rotunda
Richmond-upon-Thames Richmon Dysart Petersham
Tower Hamlets Bethnal Green Da Terra
Tower Hamlets Bethnal Green Mãos
Ambleside Old Stamp House
Askham Allium at Askham Hall
Braithwaite Cottage in the Wood
Hetton The Angel
Lower Beeding Interlude
Tenbury Wells Pensons
Whatcote The Royal Oak
Eriska (Isle of) Isle of Eriska
Section of the guide
Oxwich Beach House
Belfast The Muddlers Club
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Adare The Oak Room
Dublin Variety Jones
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