The launch ceremony for the next edition of the MICHELIN Guide Great Britain & Ireland has been announced – and will take place at the iconic Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, on Monday 27th March. This is when all the new Michelin Stars, Bib Gourmands and Green Stars will be unveiled.
In the meantime, we are delighted to share another 24 new additions to the guide. These appear on our website (UK/Republic of Ireland) and the free MICHELIN Guide app (iOS/Android) and are highlighted with a ‘New’ symbol for easy identification.
These newly added restaurants across Great Britain and Ireland boast great variety and come in all different styles; some casual and relaxed; others more formal – but all united by one thing: great cooking.
In London’s Mayfair, The Twenty Two is a clubby restaurant housed in a stunning period house by Grosvenor Square, while Maria G’s brings a little of that Amalfi sunshine to Kensington to brighten up our lives and help us get through the winter months. Roji wouldn’t look out of place on a side street in Ginza rather than South Molton Street and is another in the new wave of Japanese counter restaurants that are flourishing in the capital.
In London Fields you’ll find Pophams, an artisanal bakery by day which morphs into an Italian restaurant by night; what could be better than that? In Shoreditch, Cycene replaces the erstwhile Mãos at the Blue Mountain School and offers an innovative and technically accomplished surprise menu.
Design is very much at the forefront of an old Victorian police station – the venue for Allium at the Vices in York. Manchester’s dumpling and pasta lovers should make haste to The Spärrows in the city’s Green Quarter, while Coarse in Durham shows what friends can achieve with ambition and hard work.
Out west, Fletcher’s in Plymouth has a local chef keeping everyone happy, while on the south coast, Tutto shows what you can do with a converted bank and an Italian menu. Head east along the coast and you get to Folkestone and The Brasserie MS, which celebrates the cuisine of the country just across the channel (update Feb 2023: now closed). Also on the coast, this time in Aldeburgh, is The Suffolk, named after the county and proudly celebrating its local seafood.
From sea to Land – this vegetarian restaurant in Birmingham uses clever touches and Asian influences to make a plant-based diet so appealing. And who doesn’t love a good restaurant name? Where there's Smoke in Masham, North Yorkshire, celebrates – yes, you’ve got it – cooking over coals.
The Castle Inn in Chippenham shows how to revitalise a 12C inn, and The Angel Inn, in Stoke-by-Nayland, is another great pub that’s benefitted from a face-lift and a rejuvenated kitchen. While in neighbouring Norfolk, The Dial House has become the very centre of Reepham village life in so many ways.
Prime Scottish produce is celebrated front and centre at two restaurants in Scotland. Amuse by Kevin Dalgleish, in a townhouse in Aberdeen, uses classical techniques to bring out the best in his ingredients, while North Port in Perth occupies a period cottage and celebrates the local larder.
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Both restaurants here are hosted by manor houses. The Bishop's Buttery in Cashel celebrates County Tipperary’s produce and is found in the cellars of a house once home to Archbishops. Meanwhile, Terre is a thoroughly grand and sophisticated affair located in the main house at the Castlemartyr Resort.
Prime ingredients are also the focus at Belfast’s Blank. In fact, as the name suggests, there is no menu – everything depends on what’s fresh and in season. Fontana in Holywood may have been around for a while but there’s a new lease of life in the kitchen, while great produce is also celebrated in Londonderry’s Craft Village area at Artis by Phelim O'Hagan.