Fourteen restaurants in the UK have been awarded their first Michelin star following the publication of the Great Britain and Ireland Michelin Guide, 2015.
Nearly half of the restaurants to pick up a coveted star are based in London and include Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs, Barrafina, City Social, Fera, The Clove Club and Gymkhana.
Outside of London, Michelin stars went to Cross at Kenilworth, Star Inn, the Treby Arms, Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, Crown at Whitebrook, Ynshir Hall, Isle of Eriska, the Three Chimneys & the House Over-By.
“The 14 new stars in our 2015 guide highlight the enormous richness and variety of the UK’s restaurant scene,” said Rebecca Burr, editor of the Michelin Guide.
“They range from country pubs to hipster hangouts, from counter-restaurants to classic dining rooms.”
Several of the London restaurants that were awarded stars have only been opened in the past year, including Jason Atherton’s City Social, Simon Rogan’s Fera at Claridge’s and Karam Sethi’s Gymkhana.
However, not everybody was happy to see the latest guide released. Leading London restaurants Nobu, Nobu Berkeley Street and Medlar were among the most high-profile restaurants to lose their Michelin stars.
Meanwhile, only four restaurants in the UK can lay claim to the full quota of three stars: Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck in Bray, Alain Roux’s Waterside Inn in Bray, Gordon Ramsay’s Chelsea restaurant and Alain Ducasse at London’s Dorchester Hotel.