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MICHELIN Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2019 Selection

This year's guide includes three new two-star and 21 new one-star restaurants.
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Today, at a live ceremony held inside the BFI IMAX in London's South Bank district and hosted by former race car driver Amanda Stretton, the MICHELIN Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2019 was announced, including three new two-star restaurants and 21 new one-star restaurants. "Chefs and their restaurants are ambassadors of their cities or country—you chefs here in the audience are a wonderful example of this," says Pascal Couasnon, Michelin Food and Travel managing director, of the some 180 chefs in attendance. "It helps establish this global reputation and safeguard this authenticity."

"I'm very happy to be with you at this—my very first launch as the international director of the MICHELIN Guides," says Gwendal Poullennec, who was recently appointed to the position. "I'm especially happy as Great Britain and Ireland is one of the longest established MICHELIN Guides in our portfolio. With its rich history and heritage, Great Britain and Ireland is home to very exciting cuisine embracing influences from all over the world. London is also a very special place as it offers one of the most diverse range of food available anywhere."

Making headlines this year is Core by Clare Smyth, which received two stars in the 2019 guide. Core is Smyth's first solo restaurant; she left Gordon Ramsay, where she served as executive chef, last year. Chef James Knappett's Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs in Bloomsbury as well as Mark Birchall's Moor Hall in Aughton gained their second stars.

Three pubs in England have entered the guide with one star for the first time: Blackbird outside Newbury; The White Swan in Fence, Lancashire; and, near Canterbury, Fordwich Arms in Fordwich, Britain’s smallest town. In addition, Simon Rogan follows the success of two Michelin-starred L’Enclume, with a star for his Rogan & Co restaurant in the same village of Cartmel and also for his London outpost Roganic.

"The inspectors have also seen exciting things happening in the Republic of Ireland this year, and much of it in County Cork," says director of the guide, Rebecca Burr. The county plays host to three new one-starred establishments: Chestnut, Mews and Ichigo Ichie. "There’s a lot of ability in Ireland right now," continues Burr. "As everyone knows, the produce is stunning and it’s great to see chefs injecting such passion and personality into their food."

London’s gastronomic vigor is highlighted by its new one stars, which are all so different in their looks, their style and their cooking. Brat, in a room above a converted pub in Shoreditch, is all about cooking over fire, while the highly original Ikoyi in St. James’s introduces diners to the flavors of West Africa. Hide, opposite Green Park, was perhaps the most eagerly awaited unveiling of 2018 and marked the return of chef Ollie Dabbous. This bustling, three-story all-day restaurant bucked the trend for small, intimate places. The Michelin inspectors were thrilled when the team behind Ellory opened their new place, Leroy, also in Shoreditch. Meanwhile, Nieves Barragán’s Sabor shows what can be achieved when a chef puts their heart and soul into their own place.

Congratulations to all restaurants included in the MICHELIN Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2019. View the full list of starred restaurants below.

Three Stars

London
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
The Araki
Gordon Ramsay

England
Fat Duck
Waterside Inn

Two Stars

London
Claude Bosi at Bibendum
Core by Clare Smyth (NEW)
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Le Gavroche
Greenhouse
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs (NEW)
The Ledbury
Sketch (The Lecture Room and Library)
Umu

England
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
Hand and Flowers
L'Enclume
Midsummer House
Moor Hall (NEW)
Raby Hunt
Restaurant Nathan Outlaw
Restaurant Sat Bains

Scotland
Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles

Republic of Ireland
Patrick Guilbaud

One Star

London
Alyn Williams at The Westbury
Amaya
Angler
Aquavit
A.Wong
Barrafina
Benares
Bonhams
Brat (NEW)
Céleste
Chez Bruce
City Social
The Clove Club
Club Gascon
Dining Room at the Goring
Elystan Street
Fera at Claridge's
Five Fields
Galvin at Windows
Galvin La Chapelle
The Glasshouse
Gymkhana
Hakkasan Hanway Place
Hakkasan Mayfair
Harwood Arms
Hedone
Hide (NEW)
Ikoyi (NEW)
Kai
Kitchen W8
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon
La Dame de Pic
La Trompette
Leroy (NEW)
Locanda Locatelli
Lyle's
Marcus
Murano
The Ninth
Pétrus
Pied à Terre
Pollen Street Social
Portland
Quilon
Ritz Restaurant
River Café
Roganic (NEW)
Sabor (NEW)
Seven Park Place
Social Eating House
St John
Story
Texture
The Square
Trinity
Trishna
Veeraswamy
Yauatcha Soho

England
Adam's
Blackbird (NEW)
Black Rat
Black Swan
Bohemia
Bulrush (NEW)
Bybrook
Carters of Moseley
Casamia
Clock House
The Coach
Coworth Park
The Cross at Kenilworth
Crown
The Dining Room
Driftwood
Elephant
Fischer's at Baslow Hall
Fordwich Arms (NEW)
Forest Side
Fraiche
Gidleigh Park (NEW)
Gravetye Manor
Hambleton Hall
Hinds Head
House of Tides
HRiSHi
John's House
Le Champignon Sauvage
Lympstone Manor
The Man Behind The Curtain
Masons Arms
Matt Worswick at The Latymer
Morston Hall
The Neptune
Northcote
Nut Tree
Olive Tree (NEW)
L’Ortolan
Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen
Oxford Kitchen (NEW)
Paco Tapas
Paul Ainsworth at No. 6
Peel's
Pipe and Glass
Pony & Trap
Purnell's
Red Lion Freehouse
Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park
Restaurant Tristan
Rogan & Co (NEW)
Salt (NEW)
Samphire (formerly Ormer)
Simon Radley at Chester Grosvenor
Simpsons
Sorrel (NEW)
The Sportsman
Star Inn at Harome
Thomas Carr at The Olive Room
Tim Allen’s Flitch of Bacon (NEW)
Tudor Room
West House
White Swan (NEW)
wilk's
Winteringham Fields (NEW)
Woodspeen
Yorke Arms

Scotland
21212
Braidwoods
The Cellar
Kitchin
Loch Bay
Martin Wishart
Number One
The Peat Inn

Wales
The Checkers
James Sommerin
Sosban & The Old Butchers
Tyddyn Llan
Walnut Tree
The Whitebrook
Ynyshir

Northern Ireland
Eipic
OX

Ireland
Aniar
Campagne
Chapter One
Chestnut (NEW)
Greenhouse
Heron & Grey
House
Ichigo Ichie (NEW)
Lady Helen
L’Ecrivain
Loam
Mews (NEW)
Wild Honey Inn

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