- A total of twenty restaurants have gained stars in the 2017 Michelin Guide, which was announced on Monday. Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck regained its Three Star rating after moving to Australia for nine months in 2015, while The Raby Hunt in Darlington became the UK's newest Two Star restaurant.
- Michelin also awarded its value-conscious Bib Gourmand to 24 restaurants, including London favourite Bao and Robin Gill's Paradise Garage. Though Manchester failed to win a star, it did gain a Bib for tapas restaurant El Gato Negro.
- Sixteen restaurants sadly lost their stars following a year of closures and the departure of several high-profile chefs. One of the most notable Two Star losses was The Square in Mayfair, which former chef-patron Philip Howard sold earlier this year.
- Ruth Hansom from The Ritz has become the first woman to take the title of Young National Chef of the Year after the final at The Restaurant Show this week. April Lily Partridge, from The Clove Club, was second while Danny Young of Northcote took third.
- In the more experienced category James Devine from Deanes Eipic in Belfast was named National Chef of the Year following a cook-off against nine other competitors. Adam Thomason, head chef at Deloitte, Restaurant Associates, came second, while Charles Smith from Alyn Williams at The Westbury was third.
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