20 UK restaurants that have just been given Michelin stars

You’ve got to be a half decent cook to bag yourself a Michelin star, they don’t just get dished out on a whim. That’s why it’s always a pretty big deal when the latest batch of awardees are announced. Ready for 20 fresh’uns?

Fat Duck, Berkshire, England – After losing its Michelin status last year when it temporarily moved to Australia, Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck has been awarded Three Michelin Stars thanks to the multi-sensory experience it offers (and for the set menu, which has been known to cost up to £255.)

Fat Duck, Berkshire, England – After losing its Michelin status last year when it temporarily moved to Australia, Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck has been awarded Three Michelin Stars thanks to the multi-sensory experience it offers (and for the set menu, which has been known to cost up to £255.)

John Carey

Raby Hunt, Summerhouse, England – Self-taught Head Chef James Close cooks simple dishes in modern British style at this 30-seat Two Michelin Star restaurant near Darlington, situated in a Grade II listed building.

 

The Ninth, London, England – Aptly named as London-based chef Jun Tanaka’s ninth restaurant, this newcomer restaurant received a Michelin Star for its French Mediterranean style dishes.

The Ninth, London, England – Aptly named as London-based chef Jun Tanaka's ninth restaurant, this newcomer restaurant received a Michelin Star for its French Mediterranean style dishes.

The Ninth

Ellory, London, England – While the menu at this East London haunt may be short, the likes of oak smoked salmon and whole roasted quail earned it a Michelin Star.

 

Pidgin, London, England – The four-course menu changes every week along with the wine and cocktail list at this modern Hackney restaurant, which has earned a Star despite the departure of chef Elizabeth Allen.

Pidgin, London, England – The four-course menu changes every week along with the wine and cocktail list at this modern Hackney restaurant, which has earned a Star despite the departure of chef Elizabeth Allen.

Liz Seabrook

Trinity, London, England – Clapham’s Old Town has seen the arrival of a number of sought-after eateries over the past few years, the latest being Trinity. Mains like Roast Rose Veal and Roasted Seaweed Gnocchi earned it a Michelin Star.

 

Five Fields, London, England – Serving up typical Chelsea elegance, the menu at The Five Fields, which now has a Michelin Star, is focused on seasonal British produce

Five Fields, London, England – Serving up typical Chelsea elegance, the menu at The Five Fields, which now has a Michelin Star, is focused on seasonal British produce

Cotswold Hen with Broccoli, Almond and PrawnsThe Five Fields

Crown, Burchett’s Green, England – This Berkshire pub, run by Simon Bonwick and his family, was awarded a Michelin Star for offering up an English-French menu comprising of ingredients from France and the UK’s best independent food and wine producers.

 

Céleste, London, England – With five Michelin Stars now between Céleste’s Chef Eric Frechon and Executive Chef Florian Favario, the exquisitely decorated restaurant offering European fine dining is in good hands.

Céleste, London, England – With five Michelin Stars now between Céleste's Chef Eric Frechon and Executive Chef Florian Favario, the exquisitely decorated restaurant offering European fine dining is in good hands.

Celeste

The Wild Rabbit, Kingham, England – A truly cosy and elegant 18th century pub with open fires and hand-crafted furniture, this Oxfordshire hotspot has earned a Michelin Star for classic British dishes and the likes of charcoal-cooked beef from Head Chef Tim Allen.

The Wild Rabbit, Kingham, England - A truly cosy and elegant 18th century pub with open fires and hand-crafted furniture, this Oxfordshire hotspot has earned a Michelin Star for classic British dishes and the likes of charcoal-cooked beef from Head Chef Tim Allen.

Wild Rabbit

Sosban & The Old Butchers, Anglesey, Wales – A favourite in North Wales since it opened in 2013, the restaurant’s website states “Forget the menu, savour the experience” – and its first Michelin Star is sure to make the three-month waiting list for that experience even longer.

 

Veeraswamy, London, England – Open since 1926, Veeraswamy is London’s oldest Indian restaurant. Overlooking Regent Street, it earned a Michelin Star for its mixture of classic dishes, comfort food and modern creations.

Veeraswamy, London, England - Open since 1926, Veeraswamy is London’s oldest Indian restaurant. Overlooking Regent Street, it earned a Michelin Star for its mixture of classic dishes, comfort food and modern creations.

Veeraswamy

Heron & Grey, Dublin – The creative menu at this Blackrock establishment, which hosts only 22 guests a night, changes bi-weekly depending on what’s in season, a strategy that has earned Front of House Manager Andrew Heron and Head Chef Damien Grey a Michelin Star.

 

Ritz Restaurant, London, England – A piece of London culture throughout history, the cooking at The Ritz is still impressive, which is clear by its first Michelin Star.

Ritz Restaurant, London, England - A piece of London culture throughout history, the cooking at The Ritz is still impressive, which is clear by its first Michelin Star.

The Ritz Restaurant

Forest Side, Grasmere, England – The gothic mansion that houses the Forest Side Restaurant dates back to the 19th century, a perfect setting for Head Chef Kevin Tickle to serve up a menu rooted in the Cumbrian landscape that has earned him a Michelin Star.

 

Tudor Room at Great Fosters Hotel, Egham, England – After opening only three years ago, The Tudor Room has received its first Michelin Star, thanks its “passion for simple cookery with intense flavours” for its success.

Tudor Room at Great Fosters Hotel, Egham, England – After opening only three years ago, The Tudor Room has received its first Michelin Star, thanks its "passion for simple cookery with intense flavours" for its success.

Great Fosters Hotel

Thomas Carr at The Olive Room, Ilfracombe, England – While it promises a relaxed and unpretentious environment, Thomas Carr’s contemporary British menu offers an attention to detail and beautiful presentation that earned it a Michelin Star.

 

Peel’s at Hampton Manor Hotel, Hampton in Arden, England – Using ingredients foraged from the kitchen garden, the now Michelin-starred restaurant at Hampton Manor, named after the Peel family, offers set or tasting menus making for “a comfortable but relaxed evening with high quality cooking.”

Peel's at Hampton Manor Hotel, Hampton in Arden, England – Using ingredients foraged from the kitchen garden, the now Michelin-starred restaurant at Hampton Manor, named after the Peel family, offers set or tasting menus making for "a comfortable but relaxed evening with high quality cooking."

Hampton Manor Hotel

James Sommerin, Penarth, Wales – Choose from à la carte or tasting menus while you take in panoramic views of the Severn Estuary at this now Michelin-starred seafront restaurant.

 

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Windermere, England – The restaurant at this stunning hotel earned its Star for putting an Asian twist on local Cumbrian specialities (think Cumberland sausage, potted shrimps, Grasmere gingerbread and sticky toffee pudding.)

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Windermere, England - The restaurant at this stunning hotel earned its Star for putting an Asian twist on local Cumbrian specialities (think Cumberland sausage, potted shrimps, Grasmere gingerbread and sticky toffee pudding.)

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

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