The MICHELIN Guide Inspectors are on the road all year round, assessing existing restaurants as well as uncovering new ones worthy of recommendation in the Great Britain & Ireland selection. While The MICHELIN Guide distinctions – Stars, Green Stars and Bib Gourmands – are only revealed at the annual MICHELIN Guide Ceremony, the Inspectors add restaurants to the selection year round. These new restaurants are released on a monthly basis and are highlighted by a 'New' symbol; you can find them here on the MICHELIN Guide website and on the free mobile app (iOS/Android). Bookmark this page and check back monthly for the latest live additions!
November 202315 new restaurants have been added to The MICHELIN Guide Great Britain & Ireland this month. This includes three in Cornwall, where the culinary scene is going from strength to strength. Among the variety of establishments that have impressed the Michelin Inspectors recently are a country pub, small neighbourhood restaurants and two that focus on cooking over fire – a notable trend in the restaurant world. Read on for all our latest additions to The MICHELIN Guide.
Kirkstyle Inn, BramptonBritish Contemporary
Game season is a great time to visit this rustic country pub, hidden away in a remote hamlet in the gorgeous North Pennines. Game terrine, partridge ballotine and roast mallard are among the flavoursome dishes that rely on a range of local ingredients – all of which are from within 50 miles of the kitchen, in fact. There’s a warmth to the place, with attached bedrooms and affable service helping make this even more appealing to both shooting parties and passing travellers alike.
Orrin, ElginModern British
There is something so wonderful about a neighbourhood restaurant, offering familiarity and charm alongside quality cooking; the people of Elgin can be grateful to have one such place on their doorstep. Orrin is a smart operation, with its stylish modern décor and large cocktail bar, while the flavoursome cooking is offered across a range of menus. Alongside the à la carte, they offer brunch, a good value ‘prix fixe’ and a tasting menu if you want to sample the most of the chefs’ talents.
Pêtchi, St HelierModern Cuisine
Cooking over fire is all the rage these days, and this lively restaurant is a great example of the form. Offering something new and exciting to the Jersey dining scene, prime produce from the local area is given a Basque-inspired treatment with wood and coals heavily involved in the smoke-centric cooking. Among the ingredients cooked in this style are turbot chop and whole squab pigeon, with the result being some fabulous, flavour-packed dishes. The well-organised service and an open kitchen add to the appeal.
Other November additions to The MICHELIN Guide Great Britain & Ireland include:
Barnaby’s, Saint Issey
Modern Cuisine, Middle Eastern
Lark, Bury St Edmunds
Restaurant Meudon, Mawnan Smith
Story Cellar, London
The Dory Bistro & Gallery, Pittenweem
The Flintlock, Cheddleton
Amy Austin, DublinModern Cuisine
Car parks aren’t renowned for being quality dining destinations but, frankly, nobody at Amy Austin seems to care. Tucked to one side at the entrance to the Drury Street multi-storey, this is a lively place where eclectic small plates mix with house cocktails and wine on tap. High tables add to the relaxed, bar-like feel while the chefs in the open kitchen produce dishes with a good degree of depth – try the langoustine tail and you won’t regret it. Genial service ensures the good vibes, like the wine, keep on flowing.
The phrase ‘prime location’ was practically invented for restaurants like bossa. Situated just off Oxford Street in the beating heart of London’s shopping district, it’s a great addition to the ever-expanding selection of cuisines available in the capital. Bringing the flavours of Brazil to Britain, the menu offers dishes like grilled red prawns with pirão, rump of picanha and seafood moqueca. As is the case in many modern restaurants, an open kitchen is on hand to bring a buzz to proceedings.
Fish Shop, BallaterSeafood
However you like your seafood, there’s a good chance they serve it at Fish Shop. Eschewing complicated restaurant names, this delightful restaurant does what it says on the tin. Fish is fried, poached and barbecued; shellfish is presented either undressed or livened up with spice; and there’s even a lobster taglierini for those who love their seafood Italian-style. A fishmonger’s sits next door and, as with so many good seafood spots, the specials board is not to be missed. The charming service and Cairngorms location don’t hurt either.
Other October additions to The MICHELIN Guide Great Britain & Ireland include:
Counter 71, London
Cowley Manor, Cowley
Locanda on the Weir, Porlock
New Coast Kitchen, Croyde
Studio Frantzén, London
Swedish, Asian Influences
The Parakeet, London
Touring Club, Penarth
ANNWN, NarberthModern Cuisine
These days, many restaurants are making a welcome drive to use more seasonal and local produce, reducing their impact on the planet as they go. ANNWN takes that ethos and runs with it, making the most of the Welsh larder on the doorstep. Their tagline is ‘wild food’ and it’s easy to see why. There are pleasingly few steps between nature and the kitchen, with the chef’s local foraging knowledge on display all over the menu. Plenty of preserved ingredients – whether that be crab apple or chanterelles – can be found on the original tasting menu too, helping to reduce waste and increase flavour.
Higher Ground, ManchesterModern British
From arrival to departure, you’ll have a warm, welcoming and thoroughly enjoyable experience at Higher Ground. It’s owned and run by three friends, who lead the cheery, well-organised service themselves. They happily chat away with diners while explaining the dishes, which extract bold flavours from British produce. The people of Manchester seem to have taken to the place, with plenty of regulars among those contributing to the lively buzz in the air. A large counter is at the heart of proceedings, overlooking the open kitchen.
Homestead Cottage, DoolinModern Cuisine
There are few settings that feel as warm and wonderful to dine in as a lovely period cottage, as proven by this thoroughly charming 200-year-old property on Ireland's west coast. Located just outside Doolin, it comes complete with ocean views and a drinks terrace in prime position for watching the sunset. Irish produce – whether it be blackberries and tomatoes from the garden, or locally landed plaice – underpins the tasting menu, where these fine ingredients are used in refreshingly uncomplicated dishes that exhibit real skill and understanding from the kitchen.
Other September additions to The MICHELIN Guide Great Britain & Ireland include:
Cedar Tree by Hrishikesh Desai, Brampton
Darjeeling Express, London
The Abbey Inn, Byland
The Golden Ball, Henley-on-Thames
The Lime Tree Inn, Great Ouseburn
The Pony Chew Valley, Chew Magna
Argile, EdinburghModern Cuisine
Restaurants don’t come much more intimate than this. A counter dining experience for just eight guests in the Marchmont area of the city, Argile offers guests the chance to observe chef-owner Jack Montgomery up-close as he crafts the evening’s tasting menu. Argile shows why chef’s table experiences like this are popular, with the personal touch gained from hearing Jack explain the influences on his cooking making for an engaging experience. Dishes are modern and balanced, often showcasing technical complexity in their construction.
Tamil Prince, LondonIndian
Defining what’s a ‘typical’ London pub these days can be quite a challenge and, indeed, the clever people behind Tamil Prince have demonstrated that the possibilities are limitless. They took over what was previously The Cuckoo, gave it a lick of warm green paint inside and turned it into a hugely popular venue for their appetising menu of dishes inspired by the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. If you can’t get a seat inside, take advantage of the tail-end of summer by trying your luck with one of the outdoor tables.
The Three Horseshoes, BatcombeTraditional British
Just a few weeks after opening, The Three Horseshoes was already filling up with people who had travelled to the little village of Batcombe to try the unfussy, tasty cooking here. So appealing are its gutsy dishes, like pork chop or rabbit pie, that it’s easy to see why. There’s a nose-to-tail ethos guiding things too, as evidenced by the brawn and pickles and the crumbed pig’s head. The latter is on the bar menu and makes a great accompaniment to a pint or two at this renovated village inn that has retained its rustic feel.
Other August additions to The MICHELIN Guide Great Britain & Ireland include:
Boys Hall, Ashford
Dilsk, Brighton and Hove
Exmoor Forest Inn, Simonsbath
Halfway at Kineton, Kineton
Station Road, Fort Augustus
The Cotley Inn, Wambrook
“8” By Andrew Sheridan, Liverpool
AO, SouthamptonModern Cuisine
There is something wonderfully natural about this friendly restaurant in Southampton’s student district. The atmosphere is relaxed and unpretentious, with everyone enjoying their visit; the food is finely crafted and comes in the form of an 8 course tasting menu, but is never over-engineered. Instead, the wonderful seasonal produce of Hampshire leads the way, enhanced by the kitchen’s great craft and sound understanding of the fundamentals of cooking.
Hiraeth, CowbridgeModern British
Here is a wonderful example of a restaurant achieving exactly what it set out to do. Friends Andy Aston and Lewis Dwyer planned to transplant the quality of fine dining cooking into a relaxed, unfussy setting. With the help of some Kickstarter funding, their dream came true at this village pub conversion just outside Cowbridge. They offer a tasting menu of ambitious dishes, which is also offered as small plates in the bar. The two chefs deliver their dishes with pride, and a warm sense of enjoyment runs throughout.
Saltie Girl, LondonSeafood
Tinned fish is all the rage these days. The quality and variety we can now find from countries like Spain and Portugal – thanks to their long-standing culture of ‘conservas’ – is wonderful. Saltie Girl in Mayfair is one restaurant that takes advantage of this new craze. They have a vast collection, from squid to razor clams – and they serve them with great complementary accoutrements. Of course, they also offer a wide selection of fresh fish too, including delicious Brixham monkfish with the bone left in for extra flavour.
Other July additions to The MICHELIN Guide Great Britain & Ireland include:
Forge, Middleton Tyas
Furna, Brighton and Hove
Montagu’s Mews, Bath
Purnell’s Café & Bistro, Coventry
The Chandlers Arms, Epwell
The Orangery, Hurworth-on-Tees
At this intimate, quirkily shaped bistro in the centre of Lewes, they pull off the wonderful balance of cooking original, interesting food while avoiding gimmicks and pretension. The chefs draw on global influences for small plates that provide unique and striking flavours, such as a miso-glazed ox tongue accompanied by a crumpet, pickled turnips and poached cockles. The welcoming staff add to the appeal, as do the rustic interior and buzzy atmosphere.
Knipe Grill at Gilpin Lake House, Bowness-on-WindermereMeats and Grills, Modern British
A charcoal oven and picturesque setting combine to make your visit wholly enjoyable at this restaurant from the Gilpin stable, which joins Gilpin Spice and SOURCE at Gilpin Hotel in the MICHELIN Guide selection. There is a luxurious feel to the dining room, with Knipe Tarn and the neighbouring woodland on show thanks to floor to ceiling windows. A playful element is added to the array of charcoal fired Cumbrian produce; expect steaks, pork chops and whole fish on the bone, alongside well-pitched service.
Plates by Purnell’s, BirminghamSpanish
Chef and restaurateur Glynn Purnell has continued to expand his operation across Birmingham and beyond, and this wonderfully realised tapas bar is a fabulous addition to his stable of restaurants. Located just around the corner from Glynn’s Michelin Starred flagship, there is a more casual atmosphere here in the snaking, rustic dining room. Authentic, enjoyable Spanish flavours are to the fore in dishes like cassoulet of chickpeas and the ubiquitous patatas bravas.
Other June additions to the MICHELIN Guide Great Britain & Ireland include:
Palmito, Brighton and Hove
Asian, South American
The Forager, Dollar
The Three Horseshoes, Fordham
Bouchon Racine, LondonFrench
A new incarnation of an old favourite, the latest version of Racine proves why the original in Knightsbridge was so loved: it provides the kind of cooking you always enjoy on holiday in France and wish you could find at home. Chef-owner Henry Harris is once again at the helm, producing classic bistro dishes like rabbit with mustard sauce or an enticing côte de boeuf to share. The new premises is just a stone’s throw from Farringdon Station and nestled above the Three Compasses pub.
A relatively new addition to the Cheltenham dining scene, the team here aim to ‘put the fun into fine dining’. They make good on their promise with the help of colourful décor, a lively modern soundtrack and a refreshing lack of stuffiness. The cooking itself demonstrates the talent and experience of chef-owner Jeff Lewis, with well-worked combinations and plenty of modern techniques. A 12 course tasting menu is the main attraction, with a 6 course version available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The team behind The Patricia, including chef-owner Nick Grieves, have now opened this proudly French brasserie in Gosforth. It’s an enjoyably simple and unpretentious operation all round, with a smart, comfortable dining room and a roll-call of classic French dishes. Expect to find the wonderfully recognisable likes of vichyssoise and filet au poivre on the menu, cooked well by the kitchen team. Smooth and friendly service helps make this a great new spot for dining out in Newcastle.
Other May additions to the MICHELIN Guide Great Britain & Ireland include:
Art Sushi, Bournemouth
The Bear Inn, Hodnet
Dew Drop Inn, Hurley
Juke & Loe at The Milestone, Sheffield
Mount St., London
The Reindeer, Hoveringham
Sunday in Brooklyn, London
The Swan Inn, Islip
The Windmill, Little Waltham