Michelin were hoping to release the news on their newest stars tomorrow morning but sadly it appears a book shop forced their hand in announcing early.
I suppose it gives the rest of us an early start in booking a table at these new stars!
The Michelin Guide 2016 for the UK and Ireland is out tomorrow:
New 2 Michelin stars;
New 1 Michelin stars;
- Portland, London
- Loam, Galway
- Johns House, Leicestershire
- Dining Room at The Goring, London
- Lyles, London
- The Cellar, Anstruther
- Gravetye Manor Sussex
- Ox, Belfast
- Deans EIPIC, Belfast
- Bonhams, London
- Man Behind the Curtain, Yorkshire
- House of Tides, Co. Durham
- The Greenhouse, Dublin
- Woodspeen, Berkshire
- Carters of Moseley, Birmingham
“There are 15 new One Stars and 2 new Two Stars in this year’s guide.
The new Two Stars are both Japanese restaurants: Araki and Umu.
“It is a great compliment to London that when Sushi Master Mitsuhiro Araki closed his Three Star counter restaurant in Tokyo it was because he wanted to come to the UK to challenge himself in a different culture”, said Rebecca Burr, Editor of the Michelin Guide.
“Umu is a very different style of Japanese restaurant – chef Yoshinori Ishii has steadily been improving the food and he has taken it to a whole new level.”
The new One Stars in London include Lyle’s, Bonhams, Portland and the Dining Room at the Goring, and in Leeds there’s a Star for The Man Behind the Curtain.
“The next generation of chefs are really coming through to give the established chefs a run for their money. They all have their own individual style and their ability – coupled with their confidence – looks set to lead them on to great things”, she added.
There’s a Star for John’s House near Loughborough – where chef John Duffin cooks at the family farm where he grew up.
In Scotland, The Cellar in Anstruther receives a Star, as do Eipic and OX in Belfast, the Greenhouse in Dublin and Loam in Galway.