Michelin Guide 2020: The Lecture Room at Sketch wins three stars

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Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2020 Sketch wins three stars

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The Lecture Room at Sketch in London’s Mayfair has been awarded three stars in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2020.

The restaurant, run by Pierre Gagnaire and Mourad Mazouz, was upgraded from its two-star rating – which it has held since 2013 - at the launch of the latest edition of the red book this evening (7 October).

Three restaurants have been promoted from one to two stars: Anne-Sophie Pic’s La Dame de Pic in London; Niall Keating’s The Dining Room at Whatley Manor in the Cotswolds; and The Greenhouse in Dublin, which is run by Mikael Viljanen.

Aimsir at Cliff at Lyons in Kildare, Ireland, which focuses on foraged and preserved produce, entered the guide for the first time with two stars.

Manchester also received its long-awaited star for Simon Martin’s Mana, the first restaurant to win the accolade in the city centre for 40 years.

Wales gained a star for Beach House in Oxwich, while The Muddler's Club in Belfast was a new entry for Northern Ireland. 

In Scotland there were single stars for Condita in Edinburgh and the Isle of Eriska hotel restaurant.

“Despite the obvious challenges being faced by the industry here in the UK, we are thrilled that this has been such a stellar year, and we have seen many first ventures opening and rapidly rising to success,” says Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin guides.

“With three Michelin Stars, Sketch joins four other restaurants at this prestigious level. This Pierre Gagnaire restaurant won its first star in 2005 and its second in 2013. Our inspectors judge the cooking here to be wonderfully complex and highly original, with each element of the meal excelling in terms of structure, composition and, above all, flavour.”

The full list of new Michelin stars for 2020 is as follows:

NEW THREE STAR (Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey)

Sketch (The Lecture Room & Library), Mayfair

NEW TWO STAR (Excellent cooking, worth a detour)

La Dame de Pic, City of London

The Dining Room, Malmesbury

Aimsir, Celbridge, Ireland

Greenhouse, Dublin

NEW ONE STAR (high quality cooking, worth a stop)

ENGLAND

Endo at The Rotunda, London

Dysart Petersham, London

Da Terra, London

Maos, London

Old Stamp House, Ambleside

Artichoke, Amersham

Allium at Askham Hall, Askham

Opheem, Birmingham

Cottage in the Wood, Braithwaite

Stark, Broadstairs

The Angel, Hetton

Interlude, Lower Beeding

Mana, Manchester

Alchemilla, Nottingham

Pensons, Tenbury Wells

The Royal Oak, Whatcote

SCOTLAND

Condita, Edinburgh

Isle of Eriska, Eriska (Isle of)

WALES

Beach House, Oxwich

NORTHERN IRELAND

The Muddler’s Club, Belfast

IRELAND

The Oak Room, Adare

Variety Jones, Dublin

Bastion, Kinsale

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