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The following blog was published in January 2017. For the latest Michelin stars announced 02 October 2017 please view here.

For the first time ever Michelin Guide has announced the Great Britain and Ireland 2017 awards at a much anticipated live event in London. They have also taken this occasion to introduce two new special recognition awards, the first for GB & Ireland Michelin Female Chef 2017 which was awarded to Clare Smyth, former Gordon Ramsay protégé and Chef Patron at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and the second is GB & Ireland Welcome & Service Award 2017 which was awarded to the team at Peels at Hampton Manor.

See the FULL LIST of Michelin Star Restaurants GB & Ireland 2017


London (2)

Gordon Ramsay, Chelsea

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Mayfair


Rest of England (2)

The Waterside Inn, Bray-on-Thames, Berkshire

The Fat Duck, Bray, Berkshire



London (9)

Umu, Mayfair

Araki, Mayfair

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel)

Greenhouse, Mayfair

The Ledbury, Kensington

Marcus at The Berkeley, Belgravia *

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, Mayfair *

Le Gavroche, Mayfair

Sketch, Mayfair *


Rest of England (11)

Midsummer House, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Gidleigh Park, Chagford, Devon

Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Whatley Manor, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton, Oxfordshire *

Resturant Nathan Outlaw, Rock, Cornwall 

Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

The Hand and Flowers, Marlow, Buckinghamshire

L’enclume, Cartmel, Cumbria

Raby Hunt – Darlington, Durham

Scotland (1)

Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross


Republic of Ireland (1)

Patrick Guilbaud, Dublin



London (59)

Dining Room at The Goring, Knightsbridge *

Portland, Marylebone

Bonhams, Mayfair

Lyle’s, Shoreditch

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Covent Garden

Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs, Bloomsbury

City Social

Clove Club, Shoreditch

Fera at Claridge’s, Mayfair

Gymkhana, Mayfair

Barrafina, Soho

HKK, Hackney, Shoreditch

Angler (South Place Hotel), Islington

Outlaw’s at the Capital (Capital Hotel),

Story, Bermondsey

Lima, Fitzrovia*

Social Eating House, Soho

Ametsa with Arzak Instruction, Belgravia *

Hakkasan, Bloomsbury

Club Gascon, City of London *

The Harwood Arms, Fulham

River Cafe, Hammersmith

La Trompette, Chiswick

St John, Clerkenwell

Kitchen W8, Kensington & Chelsea 

The Glasshouse, Kew, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey

Chez Bruce, Wandsworth

Amaya, Belgravia

Petrus, Belgravia

Benares, Mayfair *

Galvin at Windows (at London Hilton Hotel), Mayfair

Kai, Mayfair

Murano, Mayfair

Tamarind, Mayfair *

Locanda Locatelli, Marylebone

Texture, Marylebone

Seven Park Place, (at St James’s Hotel and Club) St James  *

Yauatcha, Soho

Quilon, Victoria *

Hakkasan, Mayfair

Pollen Street Social, Mayfair

Pied a Terre, Fitzrovia *

Dabbous, Fitzrovia 

Hedone, Chiswick 

Alyn Williams at the Westbury, Mayfair 

Trishna, Marylebone *

Galvin La Chapelle, City

Five Fields, Chelsea

Céleste (at The Lanesborough Hotel), Hyde Park*

Ellory, Hackney

Ritz Restaurant, Mayfair

Veeraswamy, Mayfair

Trinity, Clapham*

The Ninth, Fitzrovia

Rest of England (69)

Carters of Moseley, Birmingham

Gravetye Manor, Sussex *

The Man Behind the Curtain, Leeds

John’s House, Leicestershire

The Woodspeen, Berkshire *

House of Tides, Newcastle

The Samling, Ambleside, Cumbria *

Adams, Birmingham, West Midlands

Wilks, Bristol *

Ormer by Shaun Rankin

Fischer’s at Baslow Hall, Baslow, Derbyshire

The Park (at Lucknam Park Hotel), Colerne, Wiltshire *

The Pipe & Glass Inn, South Dalton, East Yorkshire

The West House, Biddenden, Kent

Fraiche, Birkenhead, Merseyside

Purnell’s, Birmingham, West Midlands

Simpsons, Birmingham, West Midlands

Turners, Birmingham, West Midlands

Northcote, Langho, Lancashire

Morston Hall, Morston, Norfolk

Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire*

The Royal Oak, Bray-on-Thames, Berkshire

Casamia, Bristol

Manor House Hotel & Golf Club, Castle Combe, Wiltshire*

Atlantic, Jersey

Bohemia, (at The Club Hotel & Spa), Jersey

Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor, Chester, Cheshire

Pony & Trap, Chew Magna, Somerset

The Neptune, Hunstanton, Norfolk

Box Tree, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

The Harrow at Little Bedwyn, Little Bedwyn, Wiltshire

The Nut Tree, Murcott, Oxfordshire

Hambleton Hall, Hambleton, Rutland*

The Yorke Arms, Ramsgill-in-Nidderdale, North Yorkshire

JSW, Petersfield, Hampshire*

L’Ortolan, Shinfield, Berkshire*

The Masons Arms, Knowstone, Devon

The Room in the Elephant, Torquay, Devon

The Sportsman, Whistable, Kent

5 North Street, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

The Black Rat, Winchester, Hampshire

Sir Charles Napier, Chinnor, Buckinghamshire

Butchers Arms, Eldersfield, Worcestershire

The Black Swan, Oldstead, North Yorkshire

Driftwood, Portscatho, Cornwall

The Bath Priory, Bath

Hinds Head, Bray, Berkshire

Alimentum, Cambridge

Raby Hunt, Summerhouse, Darlington

Red Lion Freehouse, East Chisenbury, Wiltshire

Restaurant Tristan, Horsham, West Sussex 

Paul Ainsworth at Number Six, Padstow, Cornwall

Cross at Kenilworth

Star Inn, Harome, Yorkshire

Treby Arms, Sparkwell, Plymouth

The Crown, Burchetts Green, Berkshire

The Tudor Room at Great Fosters, Egham, Surrey*

Forest Side, Grassmere, Cumbria

Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room, Ilfracombe, Devon

The Wild Rabbit, Kingham, Oxfordshire

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Windermere, Cumbria*

Heron & Grey, Dublin, Ireland

Peels, Solihull, West Midlands

Scotland (13)

The Cellar, Anstruther 

Braidwoods, Dairy, North Ayrshire

Number One (at The Balmoral Hotel), Edinburgh

21212, Edinburgh

The Kitchin, Edinburgh

Martin Wishart, Edinburgh *

The Albannach, Lochinver

Boath House, Nairn, Highland*

The Peat Inn, Peat Inn, Fife *

Kinloch Lodge, Isle of Skye

Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond, Balloch West, Dunbartonshire *

Isle of Eriska, Argyll and Bute



Wales (7)

The Walnut Tree, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

Tyddyn Llan, Llandrillo, Denbighshire

The Checkers, Montgomery, Monmouthshire

Ynshir Hall, Powys, Machynlleth

Crown at Whitebrook, Monmouth, Whitebrook

Sosban & The Old Butchers, Menai Bridge, Anglesey

James Sommerin, Penarth, Wales

Northern Ireland (2)

Eipic, Belfast

Ox, Belfast

Republic of Ireland (9)

Campagne, Kilkenny

Lady Helen (Mount Juliet Hotel), Kilkenny, Thomastown

House (at Cliff House Hotel), Ardmore, Waterford

Chapter One, Dublin

L’Ecrivain, Dublin

Thornton’s (at The Fitzwilliam Hotel), Dublin

Bon Appetit, Malahide, Dublin

Aniar, Galway

Heron & Grey, Dublin, Ireland

Michelin Guide have also decided this year to recognise those restaurants of excellence which have experienced a change in leadership over the year with a new category of ‘Restaurants which have retained Michelin Stars with a change of Head Chef’

Below are details of those restaurants which have successfully achieved this for 2017:

Restaurants which have retained one Michelin Star with a change of Head Chef

The Samling*

The Royal Oak

Bybrook at The Manor House*

Isle of Eriska

Pied a Terre*

Outlaws at the Capital

Angler at South Place


Restaurants which have retained two Michelin Stars with a change of Head Chef

Gidleigh Park

Restaurants which have retained three Michelin Stars with a change of Head Chef (a regaining of stars rather than retention)

The Fat Duck

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Chelsea

There were 17 new  One Michelin Star awards and 1 new Two Michelin star awards for the GB & Ireland Michelin Guide 2017 as below:



The Crown – Burchetts Green, Berkshire

The Tudor Room at Great Fosters – Egham, Surrey*

Forest Side – Grassmere, Cumbria

Thomas Carr@ The Olive Room – Ilfracombe, Devon

The Wild Rabbit – Kingham, Oxfordshire

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House – Windermere, Cumbria*

Sosban & The Old Butchers – Menai Bridge, Anglesey

James Sommerin – Penarth, Wales

Heron & Grey – Dublin, Ireland

Peels – Solihull, West Midlands


Five Fields – Chelsea

Céleste (at The Lanesborough Hotel) – Hyde Park*

Ellory – Hackney

Ritz Restaurant – Mayfair

Veeraswamy – Mayfair

Trinity – Clapham*

The Ninth – Fitzrovia

Pidgin, Hackney



Raby Hunt – Darlington, Durham


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Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2017 is now available for purchase for £16.99 at book shops and http://travel.michelin.co.uk

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