The 2018 Germany guide features 300 starred restaurants, having added four new two-star restaurants and 29 new single-starred spots.
Munich-based restaurant Atelier was the only new three-star restaurant on the list, bringing the country’s triple-starred restaurant count up to 11.
Among the new single-stars, reflecting the growing trend towards plant-based living, were two vegetarian restaurants: Seven Swans in Frankfurt and Cookies Cream in Berlin. The two restaurants are the first purely vegetarian operators to be honoured in Germany’s guide.
Despite having pushed its cumulative number of stars up to 300, Germany still has fewer than half as many as France does.
Michelin often comes under fire for favouring the French and Japanese (incidentally, Dusseldorf based Japanese restaurant Yoshi by Nagaya was a new addition to the new Guide) as well as failing to recognise female-run restaurants.
None of Germany’s triple-starred restaurants are run by women.
Known as the ‘bible for gourmands’, the first Michelin Guide was published in 1900. Germany obtained its first Michelin star in 1966.