Record number of stars given in latest Michelin Guide

By Emma Eversham

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Record number of stars given in latest Michelin Guide
Four restaurants gain a second star and 26 restaurants get their first star in the 2009 Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland

Claude Bosi`s Hibiscus has regained its second Michelin star in the latest issue of the guide for Great Britain and Ireland, which awarded a record number of stars to restaurants this year.

In all, there were four new two star restaurants and 26 new one star restaurants listed in the 2009 guide, which hits bookshops this Friday.

Bosi`s Mayfair restaurant lost a star last year following its move from Shropshire to London, but it was predicted to win its second star back this year. The three other two star restaurants were The Dining Room at Whatley Manor in Malmsbury, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester and L`Atelier de Joel Robuchon.

There were no new three stars, but Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is tipped for three stars next year. Tom Aikens, The Ledbury and Nathan Outlaw are all tipped for two stars.

Mature restaurant scene

Michelin Guide editor Derek Bulmer said:"We have never awarded so many stars in a single year before. We can now boast of having a truly mature, rich and exciting restaurant scene.

"There is now a better geographical spread of starred restaurants throughout the country from the Isle of Wight to Lochinver in the Scottish Highlands, and the four new stars in Scotland is particularly good news."

The results were due to be revealed on Wednesday, but they were posted on the Michelin website on Saturday after they were reportedly leaked onto the internet.

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