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Taste Britain; Total 175 Michelin restaurants

Britain’s food scene has long held plenty of the prestigious stars

LONDON: The Michelin Guide has announced its list of restaurants in Britain and Ireland awarded with prestigious Michelin stars. The accolade is widely regarded as the hallmark of fine dining, and the most sought-after honour for many chefs. Taste Britain food scene has long held plenty of the prestigious stars. The list brought the total of Michelin-starred restaurants to 175. This comprises five restaurants with three Michelin stars, 20 with two stars and a total of 150 with one star, including 17 new ones.

Here are the highlights

London has gained one new three-star restaurant, one new two-star restaurant, and six new one-star restaurantsThis brings the total number of 2018 Michelin-starred restaurants in the capital to 70. Comprising three restaurants with three stars, nine restaurants with two stars and 58 restaurants with one star.

The Araki, a sushi restaurant in London’s Mayfair with just nine seats, was the only new restaurant to gain three Michelin stars, increasing the number of Britain’s three-starred restaurants to five – the most the guide can award.

Four other British restaurants retained their three-star rating in the new list: Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck and Alain Roux’s Waterside InnAlain Ducasse at the Dorchester in London’s Park Lane, and Gordon Ramsey in Chelsea, London.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

now has 11 Michelin-starred restaurants, with one new star gained for Michael Smith’s Loch Bay in Skye, but two stars lost for Kinloch Lodge (also in Skye), and Isle of Eriska in Argyll. Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles remains the country’s only two Michelin-starred restaurant, an accolade it has retained for 11 years.

Wales didn’t pick up new Michelin stars this year, but seven of its restaurants retained their one star.

Northern Ireland has retained its two Michelin stars – for Eipic and Ox, both in Belfast.

A total of 150 restaurants have one Michelin star for 2018, including 17 new ones. These additions include Tom Kerridge’s pub, The Coach, in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, and Michael Caines’s Lympstone Manor in Devon.
Click Here for a full rundown 2018 Michelin Guide list

Gudmund Lindbaek
Gudmund Lindbaek
Journalist founded King Goya a few years back. Meeting people, local food and engaging stories are my passion. I plan for ambitious once-in-a-lifetime trips. My delight is the prospect of Future Travels: Longer, Slower, Farther! I just want a tiny slice of adventure to be alive, and then excited to return home.

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