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News & Views 2 minutes 17 October 2017

MICHELIN Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2018 Selection

London’s Araki restaurant wins the coveted three stars and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay retains top honors while Claude Bosi at Bibendum enters with two.

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Michelin has announced the entrants of the 2018 guide at a live event at The Brewery, near the Barbican, in east London. Making waves this year is The Araki, a 15-seat Japanese sushi bar in Mayfair, which jumps up from two stars to three, making it the U.K.’s first three-star Japanese restaurant. “With its nine-seater counter, The Araki has gone from strength to strength,” comments Michael Sllis, International Director in charge of the MICHELIN Guides. “When Mitsuhiro Araki moved to London from Tokyo in 2014 he set himself the challenge of using largely European fish and his sushi is now simply sublime.”

In other three-star news, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay retains its ranking despite the departure of chef Clare Smyth. Claude Bosi’s Bibendum—named after the Guide’s white mascot and situated in the Michelin House—leaps right into the red book with two stars.

French chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s first foray into London, Le Dame de Pic wins a star.
French chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s first foray into London, Le Dame de Pic wins a star.

Other notable awards saw Anne-Sophie Pic’s first foray into London, Le Dame de Pic and Andrew Wong’s modern Chinese restaurant A.Wong pick up one star each. Elystan Street by Philip Howard (formerly of two-starred The Square) also received a star.

In Scotland, Loch Bay is the only new entrant with one star while Wild Honey Inn in Ireland’s County Clare takes the honor of being the first pub to win a Michelin star.

In all, Great Britain and Ireland now have a total of five three-star restaurants, 20 two-starred and 150 one-starred restaurants. Full list below:

Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.

Our highest award is given for the superlative cooking of chefs at the peak of their profession. The ingredients are exemplary, the cooking is elevated to an art form and their dishes are often destined to become classics.

London
Gordon Ramsay
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
The Araki (New)

England
Fat Duck
Waterside Inn


Excellent cooking, worth a detour.
The personality and talent of the chef and their team is evident in the refined, expertly crafted dishes. 
London
Claude Bosi at Bibendum (New)
Ledbury
Marcus
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
La Gavroche

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Sketch (The Lecture Room & Library)
Umu
Greenhouse
England
Midsummer House
Gidleigh Park
Le Champignon Sauvage
Raby Hunt
L’Enclume
Hand and Flowers
Restaurant Sat Bains
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons
Restaurant Nathon Outlaw
Scotland
Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles
Republic of Ireland
Patrick Guilbaud

High quality cooking, worth a stop!
Within their category, these establishments use quality ingredients and serve carefully prepared dishes with distinct flavors. 

London
Hakkasan Hanway Place
Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs
The Ninth
Pied à Terre
City Social
Club Gascon
La Dame de Pic (New)
Ellory
Clove Club
HKK
Lyle’s
Harwood Arms
River Café
Hedone
La Trompette
St John
Angler
Elystan St (New)
Five Fields
Outlaw’s at the Capital
Vineet Bhatia London (New)
Kitchen W8
Trinity
The Glassshouse
Story
Galvin La Chapelle
Chez Bruce
Amaya
Ametsa
Céleste
Pétrus
Alyn Williams at The Westbury
Benares
Bonhams
Fera at Claridge’s
Galvin at Windows
Gymkhana
Hakkasan Mayfair
Jamavar (New)
Kai
Murano
Pollen Street Social
The Square
Tamarind
Verraswamy
Lima Fitzrovia
Locanda Locatelli
Portland
Texture
Trishna
Aquavit (New)
Ritz Restaurant
Seven Park Place
Barrafina
Social Eating House
Yauatcha SohoL’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
A. Wong (New)
Dining Room at the Goring
Quilon

England
Coworth Park (New)
Moor Hall (New)
Matt Worswick at The Latymer (New)
Fischer’s at Baslow Hall
Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park
Pipe and Glass Inn
West House
Fraiche
Adam’s
Carters of Moseley
Purnell’s
Simpsons
Northcote
Morston Hall
Hinds Head
Royal Oak
Casamia
Paco Tapas (New)
wilks
Crown
Bybrook (at Manor House Hotel)
Bohemia
Ormer by Shaun Rankin
Simon Radley at Chester Grosvenor
Pony & Trap
Red Lion Freehouse
Gravetye Manor
Tudor Room (at Great Fosters Hotel)
Butchers Arms
Forest Side
Peel’s
Star Inn
Restaurant Tristan
The Neptune
Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room
Box Tree
Cross at Kenilworth
Masons Arms
The Man Behind the Curtain
John’s House
Lympstone Manor (New)
The Dining Room (at Whatley Manor) (New)
Harrow at Little Bedwyn
The Coach (New)
Nut Tree
Woodspeen
House of Tides
Hambleton Hall
Black Swan
Paul Ainsworth at No. 6
Yorke Arms
JSW
Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen
Driftwood
L’Ortolan
Clock House (New)
The Elephant
The Sportsman
Black Rat
Hirishi (at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House)

Scotland
The Cellar
Martin Wilshart at Loch Lomond
Braidwoods
Number One
21212
Kitchin
Martin Wilshart
Albannach
Boath House
The Peat Inn
Loch Bay (New)

Wales
Walnut Tree
Sosban & The Old Butchers
Tyddyn Llan
Ynyshir
The Whitebrook
The Checkers
James Sommerin
Northern Ireland
Eipic
OX

Republic of Ireland
House
Chapter One
L’Ecrivain
Greenhouse
Heron & Grey
Aniar
Loam
Campagne
Wild Honey Inn (New)
Lady Helen (at Mount Juliet Hotel)

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