England triumphs with 14 new Michelin stars

By Becky Paskin

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Restaurants offering value rewarded with Michelin stars
Restaurants offering value rewarded with Michelin stars
Helene Darroze and Nathan Outlaw have both been awarded two Michelin stars, as the UK & Ireland guide announces 14 new awards this year.

Darroze’s eponymous restaurant at The Connaught and Outlaw’s eponymous restaurant in Rock, Cornwall, join the list of 14 British restaurants now holding two Michelin stars.

Twelve new one star additions have been announced for England, including Galvin La Chapelle, Gauthier Soho, Paris House and Viajante.

Gordon Ramsay also attained his fifth UK star for Petrus, which he wrestled back from former chief executive Chris Hutcheson at the end of last year. However he lost a Bib Gourmand for Foxtrot Oscar, the only award of that kind he held.

No new three star restaurants were announced, meaning The Fat Duck and Waterside Inn in Bray, Gordon Ramsay Royal Hospital Road and Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester in London remain the only four in the British Isles.

England only

Derek Bulmer, former editor of the guide, told BigHospitality this morning that he was surprised no new stars were given in Scotland, Wales or Ireland.

“There are more stars in the 2011 guide than there have ever been in any previous Michelin guide,” he said. “It’s a reflection of the way that the quality is rising and has been rising for years.

“In the UK, there are 12 new stars this year, and that’s a reflection of the fact that food in this country is getting better all the time.”

Several restaurants have lost a star, including the Star Inn at Harome, which this year was named the Gastropub of the Year, The New Angel in Dartmouth, which has been rebranded as Angelique by new owner Alan Murchison, and Deanes in Belfast.

Value triumphs

Rebecca Burr, Michelin UK & Ireland editor in chief, said: “There is no doubt that 2010 was a difficult year but those hotels and restaurants that represented value for money, at whatever price, were the ones who were best placed to weather the storm.

“The country embraces all kinds of restaurants and every type of cuisine and the public’s appetite shows no signs of abating.”

The new Michelin stars in the 2011 UK & Ireland Guide are:

One star:

Curlew, Bodiam, East Sussex

Pony & Trap, Bath

Adam Simmonds at Danesfield House, Marlow

The Black Rat, Winchester

Paris House, Woburn

Kitchen W8, London

Petersham Nurseries Café, London

Viajante, London

Galvin La Chapelle, London

Petrus, London

Seven Park Place (at St. James’s Hotel and Club), London

Gauthier Soho, London

Two stars:

Helene Darroze at The Connaught, London

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Rock

Michelin star deletions:

Drakes on the Pond, Surrey

The Goose, Britwell Salome (closed)

West Stoke House, Chichester (closed)

The New Angel, Dartmouht

Harry’s Place, Lincolnshire

The Star Inn, Harome

Summer Isles, Highlands

Nahm (at the Halkin Hotel), Loondon

Roussillon, London

Deanes, Belfast

Bib Gourmands:

The New Inn, Bristol

The Jolly Cricketers, Buckinghamshire

Chilli Pickle, Brighton

Carpenters Arms, Oxon

Pea Porridge, Bury St Edmunds

Freemasons Country Inn, Clitheroe, Lancashire

La Locanda, Lancashire

Crown, Maidenhead

The Magdalen Arms, Oxon

Purefoy Arms, Hampshire

Black Rock, St Ives

The Cat Inn, West Sussex

The Bull Inn, Dorset

Osso, Peebles

O’Dowds, Galway

Goldfish City, London

28-50, London

Charlotte’s Bistro, London

Trullo, London

Morito. London

Canton Arms, Stockwell

Simply Thai, Teddington

Zucca, Southwark

Galvin Café a Vin, London

Iberica, London

Polpo, London

Bib Gourmand deletions:

Terre a Terre, Brighton

The Granville, Canterbury

Royal Well Tavern, Cheltenham

Coach & Horses, East Sussex

The Green Dragon, Buckinghamshire

The Gin Trap Inn, Norfolk

Black Boys Inn, Hurley

Village Bistro, Jersey

Anthony at Flannels, Leeds

Grainger Rooms, Newcastle

1Up at the Mad Moose Arms, Norwich

Trinity, Suffolk

The Westerly, Reigate

The Lough Pool at Sellack, Herefordshire

Stone House, Rushlake Green

Warehouse Brasserie, Southport

The Café at Daylesford Organic, Stow-on-the-Wold

Viners, Cornwall

Three Crowns Inn, Herefordshire

The Swan at West Malling

The Wild Mushroom, East Sussex

The Bell Inn, Herefordshire

J. Baker’s, York

Tony’s Table, Edinburgh

The Wee Restaurant, Fife

Casino House, Cork

Sushi-Hiro, Ealing

The Havelock Tavern, Shepherds Bush

The Modern Pantry, Islington

Foxtrot Oscar, Chelsea

Upstairs, Brixton

Le Provence, Barnes

Ma Cuisine, Kew

Ma Cuisine, Twickenham

Brula, Twickenham

Via Condotti, Mayfair

Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, Marylebone

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