Michelin Guide to announce 2018 stars on 2 October

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Michelin Guide Great Britain 2018 stars announcement

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The new starred restaurants entering the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2018 are to be revealed on 2 October.

The awards will be announced from 11.30am at a live event at The Brewery in east London attended by chefs and Michael Ellis, international director of the Michelin Guides.

Last year's guide contained 18 new one-star restaurants, seven of which were in London, while The Raby Hunt in Darlington was the only new two-star site.

It has now been seven years since a new three-star restaurant was announced. Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck regained its triple rating last year​ after relocating to Australia for nine months, but the last brand new entrant to receive three stars was Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester in 2010.

The only other three-star restaurants in the UK are Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea and The Waterside Inn in Bray.

Sixteen restaurants also lost their stars in 2017,​ with many either closing or losing a big-name chef.

Last year was also the first time the awards have been announced at a live event. In 2015 Michelin was forced to tweet the new entrants after the list was apparently leaked by a bookshop ahead of its official release.

Michelin also awards Bib Gourmands, which are presented to restaurants serving three courses for under £28.

The Michelin Guide was first introduced in France in 1900. Inspectors act as anonymous customers and pay their own bills.

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