Michelin Guide 2022: Simon Rogan's L'Enclume gains three stars with Ikoyi and Ynyshir promoted to two

By James McAllister

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Michelin Guide 2022: Simon Rogan's L'Enclume gains three stars with Ikoyi and Ynyshir promoted to two

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Simon Rogan's flagship Cartmel restaurant L'Enclume has been awarded three stars with Ikoyi in London among those promoted to two stars in the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2022.

This morning's (16 February) digital event to commemorate the launch of the latest edition of the red book saw a total of 25 restaurants receive new star ratings, with five new two-star restaurants announced and 19 new one-star restaurants recognised.

L'Enclume, which is celebrating its 20th birthday this year, earned its first Michelin star in 2005 and its second in 2013.

"You could say it’s fantastic timing that we’ve received this news 20 years since I opened the doors of L’Enclume, which feels like forever but also just like yesterday," says Rogan.

"Following the win of our second star nine years ago, achieving a third star has always been front of mind and something we’ve been striving for every day; be it through the evolution of our dishes and honing of our service-style, the meticulous work undertaken on our farm, or how we work to make every one of our guests feel, from when they enter the restaurant to the moment they leave.

"We might have grown our operation over the past two decades, but we’ve remained true to our core ethos and maintained the close-knit community feel amongst our team, whilst all this time proudly remaining as an independent restaurant group. This is an incredible week for us all and it’s going to take some time for it to truly sink in, but we will be celebrating this moment for a long time to come."

Jeremy Chan and Iré Hassan-Odukale's seminal central London restaurant Ikoyi has been promoted to two stars; as has Isaac McHale’s Shoreditch flagship The Clove Club.

“This is hugely significant recognition for Ikoyi and for everything the restaurant stands for," says Chan.

“We set out to bring something new  that had never been done before and sat outside usual gastronomic restaurant categories. To be recognised by Michelin in this way, is testament to the collective belief and effort of everyone in the restaurant and especially the farmers, fishermen, producers and loyal guests who have all been part of our journey.”

Outside of London, three further restaurants also gained two stars. In Wales, Gareth Ward's uncompromisingly edgy Powys restaurant Ynyshir was promoted to two stars, having held one since 2015. And in Dublin, Ireland, Mickael Viljanen's Chapter One achieved a rare feat to go straight into the Guide with two stars; while Australian chef-owner Damien Grey's Liath gained two stars having previously held one.

London also saw seven restaurants awarded one Michelin star, with the Selby brother's Evelyn’s Table and Santiago Lastra's Kol both entering the Guide with one star each.

“Despite countless obstacles thrown at us this award is recognition of the hard work, resilience and great attitude that my team bring to Kol every day,” says Lastra.

“I am so proud of my country. Mexico deserves to be more recognised, and I hope this can help to shine a light on the indigenous people, traditional cooks, and family that are my constant inspiration.”

A further five restaurants were also promoted to one star having previously featured in the Guide. They include Adam Handling's Covent Garden flagship, The Frog; Woongchul Park and Bomee Ki's London Bridge restaurant Sollip; Indian restaurant Jamavar, which regains its one star status having lost it in the 2019 Guide; Jonny Lake and Isa Bal's Trivet; and Anthony Demetre’s Wild Honey St James.

To the North of England, Cal Byerley and Siân Buchan's Newcastle restaurant Pine is added to the Guide with a Michelin star, with The Barn at Moor Hall and the Dog and Gun Inn both gaining a star having previously been listed in the Guide.

Meanwhile, in the Midlands, Upstairs by Tom Shepherd received its first Michelin star having opened last year; in the East, Meadowsweet Restaurant with Rooms in Holt also gained a star; and in the South, the Bridge Arms in Canterbury, which is run by Daniel and Natasha Smith, who also own the Michelin-starred The Fordwich Arms pub, secured its first star.

“I’m absolutely elated that we’ve been awarded a Michelin star, especially given we’ve only been in operation for four months,” says Shepherd.

“In addition, being the first ever Michelin Starred restaurant in Staffordshire only adds to the enormity of the achievement.”

In Wales, Home – run by James Sommerin and his family – and Nathan Davies's SY23 each gained a star, with the latter also winner of Michelin's Opening of the Year Award. While in Scotland, Glenturret Lalique, and Unalome by Graeme Cheevers both picked up a star having been newly added to the Guide.

Elsewhere, Dublin continued its strong showing with Barry Fitzgerald's Bastible, and chef Andy McFadden's Glovers Alley both receiving a star.

In total, the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2022 features 194 Michelin-starred restaurants.

“Naturally we were disappointed to be unable to host this event in person,” says Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides.

“However, we wanted to celebrate the achievements of the country’s top chefs, who have fought hard not only to survive, but to excel in these challenging times.

“To award so many new stars this year, including one new three star, is testament to the determination and resilience of those working in the hospitality industry – not just the chefs, but those involved at every level.”

The full list of new Michelin stars for 2022 is as follows:

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

L'Enclume, Cartmel, Cumbria

NEW TWO STAR (Excellent cooking, worth a detour)

Ikoyi, St James’s, London

The Clove Club, Shoreditch, London

Ynyshir, Machynlleth, Powys

Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen, Dublin

Liath, Blackrock, Dublin

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

ENGLAND

Trivet, Bermondsey, London

Evelyn's Table, Soho, London

Wild Honey, St James's, London

Jamavar, Mayfair, London

Kol, Marylebone, London

Sollip, Southwark, London

Frog by Adam Handling, Covent Garden, London

Upstairs, Lichfield, Staffordshire

The Dog and Gun Inn, Skelton, Cumbria

The Barn at Moor Hall, Aughton, Lancashire

Pine, East Wallhouses, Northumberland

Meadowsweet, Holt, Norfolk

The Bridge Arms, Canterbury, Kent

WALES

SY23, Aberystwyth

Home, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan

IRELAND

Bastible, Dublin

Glovers Alley, Dublin

SCOTLAND

Unalome by Graeme Cheevers, Glasgow

The Glenturret Lalique restaurant, Crieff

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