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. Britain’s food scene has long held plenty of the prestigious stars, and the 2018 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 – including new entry Bibendum in Chelsea – 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 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 inchttp://www.greatbritishchefs.com/michelin-guide-resultslude 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

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