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Great Britain’s culinary delights get recognised with 28 Michelin Stars awarded to 21 restaurants

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The Ledbury in North Kensington, London joined the Three Star Family. Photos: The Ledbury.

Great Britain’s culinary delights shone once again this year at the Michelin Star awards, with a display of 28 stars awarded to a total of 21 restaurants.

These new award winners make a total of 154 One Star, 23 Two Star and 9 Three Star restaurants sprinkled throughout England, Scotland and Wales. 

The Michelin Guide 2024 for Great Britain and Ireland was unveiled with a star studded ceremony taking place earlier this month at The Midland Hotel in Manchester. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of The Michelin Guide in Great Britain & Ireland. 

A total of 1,162 restaurants were included in this year’s selection, with The Ledbury announced as the Guide’s ninth Three Michelin Star restaurant. A further 6 restaurants were newly awarded Two Michelin Stars and there were 18 new One Star establishments.

6 restaurants were recognised with a Michelin Green Star for their commitment to sustainable gastronomy and 20 restaurants were announced to have received a Bib Gourmand on 29th January, one week prior to the Ceremony. 

Being the highest distinction in gastronomy, year after year, the Michelin Star award ceremony brings the culinary arts to life.From Cornwall to Cork, the newly crowned restaurants span across Great Britain & Ireland. London has had a highly successful year, with a new Three Star, 3 new Two Star and 11 new One Star restaurants bolstering the city’s selection. Cumbria adds 2 new One Stars to its already impressive collection, and Birmingham has welcomed its first ever Two Star restaurant.

The establishments themselves range in style, from counter dining to country houses. The cuisines are varied too, and this year sees 2 new West African Stars, as well as the selection’s first ever Two Star Indian restaurants.

At this year’s awards the Michelin Guide also shone a spotlight on Britain’s sustainable gastronomic excellence. A new category introduced in 2021, Green Star trailblazers have sustainability in their DNA and already adorned with Michelin stars, beckon you to discover your next culinary obsession, knowing each bite supports a sustainable cause.

These six fresh UK Green Star winners were awarded a Green Star for the first time in 2024:

  1. The Whitebrook, Monmouthshire, Wales

Located in the charming Wye Valley, with their own Michelin Star and 4 AA Rosettes, the Whitebrook with rooms is a regular in the prestigious Top 50 restaurants in the UK. The menu changes weekly, inspired by ingredients at their best. Another strength can be found in its extensive wine list which features local wines from independent wineries, organic producers including lesser-known grape varieties. Their philosophy focuses on limiting waste, recycling or composting wherever possible and using local produce. By utilising their own vegetable garden and working closely with like-minded local producers, they curate organically grown produce, collected in reusable boxes to reduce packaging waste. All meat is reared locally, 100% of the fish is fresh and sourced from sustainable  British fisheries. 

  1. St Barts, London, England

St Barts made its debut in the Michelin Guide after receiving its first Michelin Star in 2023. A tasting menu that brings together the best of traditional British cuisine has positioned it as a great gastro option in the capital. Each dish is constructed with only the best naturally sourced local British produce. In keeping with the team’s philosophy of sustainability a local carpenter Archie Faber creates the restaurant’s handcrafted tables from the fallen wood of London Plane trees. Crafted by co-founder Luke and in partnership with ceramicists Adrian Gonzales, the exclusive tableware draws inspiration from the British coastline with an aim to elevate the beauty of each dish, adding an artistic flair to enrich your dining experience.

  1. Interlude at Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens, Horsham, England

Set in the historic gardens of  the Grade I listed Leonardslee Estate, Interlude has held a Michelin Star since 2019. Interlude draws inspiration from their wonderful surroundings. They prioritise their own orchard products while also including local farmers who champion organic principles and traditional produce. Turn the evening into a relaxing weekend getaway with an overnight stay in one of their boutique rooms, each designed by leading British interior designers.

  1. Forge at Middleton Lodge, North Yorkshire, England

Nestled in the Yorkshire countryside, Forge is a contemporary and eco-conscious restaurant dedicated to sustainability. With menus inspired by their environment, dining at Forge is a unique experience. Their menus comprise ingredients grown sustainably in the surrounding areas, in both their own estate’s orchards and local parks and woodlands. They also focus on seasonality, utilising the best in season produce. With an aim to be a self-sufficient restaurant, Forge uses traditional cooking and preservation techniques to reduce their impact on the environment.

  1. Exmoor Forest Inn, Minehead, England

Enjoy the best of the gastro pub concept in the heart of rural England. Part of an estate in Simonsbath, the Exmoor Forest Inn offers tasteful dishes curated from traditional organic farm produced grass-fed beef, incredibly fresh fish, and other locally sourced ingredients. Positioned just off the southwest coast in the heart of nature, Exmoor Forest Inn offers an exquisite dining experience, tasteful decor and a service that aims to make everyone feel welcome at Exmoor.

  1. Annwn, Narbeth, Wales

Self-proclaimed champions of the Welsh food movement, Annwn offers “Wild food experiences in the heart of Pembrokeshire”. The unique menu changes every season to showcase the quality and diversity of Welsh gastronomy while also collaborating with the best sustainable local producers. Experience the best of Welsh food surrounded by rugged cliffs and charming fishing villages.

Below is the full list of restaurants in Great Britain and Ireland which have been awarded a star in 2024:

One star:

  • mýse in Hovingham
  • Mountain in Soho
  • 1890 by Gordon Ramsay
  • At Cedar Tree by Hrishikesh Desai
  • Pavyllon London
  • The Bishop’s Buttery
  • Dorian in Notting Hill
  • Humo in Mayfair
  • Crocadon in St Mellion
  • Homestead Cottage in Doolin
  • Akoko at Fitzrovia
  • Lake Road Kitchen in Ambleside
  • Sushi Kanesaka in Mayfair
  • Humble Chicken in Soho
  • D’Olier Street in Dublin
  • Ormer Mayfair
  • Aulis in Soho
  • Chishuru in Fitzrovia

Two stars:

  • Opheem in Birmingham 
  • Gymkhana in London 
  • Trivet in London 
  • Brooklands in Peninsula Hotel in London 
  • The Glenturret Lalique in Scotland 
  • Terre in Cork 

Three stars:

  • The Ledbury in London 

Green stars 

  • ANNWN in Narberth
  • Exmoor Forest Inn, Simonsbath 
  • Forge, Middleton Tyas
  • Interlude, Lower Beeding 
  • St. Barts, London
  • The Whitebrook, Whitebrook 

On 29th January, one week prior to the Ceremony, Michelin announced 20 new Bib Gourmands for 2024. Below are the restaurants recognised for their good quality, good value cooking.

Discover more about the new Bib Gourmands.

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