MICHELIN Guide Ceremony 3 minutes 05 February 2024

6 New Green Stars for Great Britain & Ireland 2024

Learn more about the restaurants newly awarded a Michelin Green Star for their commitment to sustainability and check out this year’s full Green Star list

We are thrilled to announce that The MICHELIN Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2024 includes 6 restaurants newly awarded a Michelin Green Star. The Green Star was introduced in 2021 to highlight restaurants at the forefront of the industry when it comes to their sustainable practices. These establishments offer dining experiences that combine culinary excellence with outstanding eco-friendly commitments. They are a source of inspiration both for keen foodies and the hospitality industry as a whole.

Every Green Star restaurant is different and works in its own unique way – but all make a difference to the world around them and act as role models to us all. Many work directly with growers, farmers and fishermen; forage in hedgerows and woodlands; grow plants and rear animals; and use regenerative methods such as no-dig vegetable gardens and successional cover crop growing. They also often go beyond environmental considerations to address issues related to ethics and wellbeing, as well as contributing to local, national or global charitable and educational projects.

There is no specific formula for awarding a Green Star, as every restaurant and its surrounding region has a unique set of conditions. The Michelin Inspectors are simply looking for those at the top of their game when it comes to their sustainable practices. They consider things such as: the provenance of the ingredients; the use of seasonal produce; the restaurant’s environmental footprint; food waste systems; general waste disposal and recycling; resource management; and the communication between the team and the guests about the restaurant’s sustainable approach.

The following restaurants have demonstrated the qualities of a Green Star in abundance, and we are pleased to welcome them to our sustainable family.


ANNWN, Narberth

Wales and its landscape play a huge part in the dining experience at ANNWN. Dishes are designed specifically to show off seasonal Welsh produce, with the restaurant’s Green Star credentials really coming across in the cooking. Not only are local producers used for many ingredients, but the team also grow vegetables themselves – without harmful pesticides of course – and foraging forms a big part of their ethos too. Many elements of the dishes have been expertly sourced from the surrounding area, and they even run occasional foraging days where guests can learn how to master the art themselves.

Discover more about ANNWN with our behind the scenes video.

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Exmoor Forest Inn, Simonsbath

It may have all the rustic charm and character you would expect of its restored Victorian inn setting, but this is far from your typical pub. Not only is the cooking of high quality, but the team have such a focus on local, seasonal and organic produce that they’re one of the most sustainable pubs in the country. They run their own farm, from which the majority of their meat is sourced, and always treat the land with great respect. Local suppliers are then used for everything else, whether it be vegetables cultivated with the no-dig approach, seafood from the Devon day boats or Wicked Wolf Gin from just up the road.


Forge, Middleton Tyas

For the chefs at Forge, one advantage of being part of the environmentally conscious Middleton Lodge Estate is that they have a 2 acre walled garden at their disposal. It’s here that the gardeners work closely with the chefs to plant produce for the overtly seasonal menus. To make the most of these fresh, home-grown vegetables, there’s a comprehensive plant-based offering in addition to the main menu. Anything that doesn’t get used in season is saved by the team’s extensive preservation programme or composted down to be used to grow more of those wonderful ingredients. Single use plastic is, of course, outlawed.


Interlude, Lower Beeding

It’s quite an achievement to hold both a Michelin Star and a Michelin Green Star, but that’s exactly what the team at Interlude have managed thanks to their continued efforts towards sustainable gastronomy. The restaurant sits within the 240 acre Leonardslee Gardens, from which a sizeable chunk of the kitchen’s produce is sourced – including honey from their seven beehives and sap from their birch trees. These ingredients are crafted into creative dishes on a singular, regularly changing menu, designed to reflect the estate and the seasons, as well as to reduce food waste. Vines have been planted too and an orchard is on the way next.

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St. Barts, London

Not a lot of Green Star restaurants are located in big cities, but St. Barts shows just what can be achieved within the confines of the capital. The guiding principle is to waste as little as possible, primarily through curing, smoking and pickling quality British produce during spring and summer, which is then used throughout the lower production months. Similarly, the chefs take a nose-to-tail approach to produce, using the whole animal in their kitchens to ensure nothing is left over. The dining room itself is sustainable too, with furniture and tableware all made in the UK, often from reclaimed materials and naturally fallen trees.

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The Whitebrook, Whitebrook

Another restaurant joining the illustrious club of those that hold both a Michelin Star and a Michelin Green Star is this charming restaurant in a rural location. Its woodland setting is perfect for the sustainable ethos, while the kitchen garden is at the core of their eco-friendly cooking. They use organic, no-dig methods to cultivate their vegetables, while adopting a companion planting system that encourages pollinating insects. Other ingredients come from like-minded local producers or are foraged from the surrounding woods, forests and estuary. The team have even planted an orchard that supports local birdlife.

Below is the full list of Green Star restaurants in The MICHELIN Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2024.




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Discover all the news from The MICHELIN Guide Ceremony Great Britain & Ireland 2024:
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New Michelin Star Restaurants

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