Michelin this morning released its 2015 guide to Great Britain Ireland and yet again failed to award its top accolade of three stars.
There were no new two stars either in the guide, which promoted 14 restaurants to one-star-status.
Among them were six restaurants in London, including much-celebrated newcomers Gymkhana, Simon Rogan’s Fera at Claridge’s, and Jason Atherton’s City Social. Other winners were Spanish restaurant Barrafina and James Knappett’s Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs in the West End, and the Clove Club in Shoreditch.
Across England, four restaurants celebrated their first stars, including two-star chef Nathan Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac, Cornwall; Bocuse d’Or contestant Adam Bennett’s Cross at Kenilworth in Warwickshire; and Treby Arms in Sparkwell, Devon, while the Star Inn in Harome, Yorkshire, regained its star after losing it in 2011.
In Scotland the Three Chimneys and the House Over-by on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, where Great British Menu winner Michael Smith dons the whites, won its first star, as well as the Isle of Eriska on Argyll and Bute.
In Wales the Crown at Whitebrook and Ynyshir Hall both regained previously lost stars. There were no new stars in Ireland.
Among the deletions of stars were both Nobu and Nobu Berkeley Street, which lost their stars after having held them for 16 and eight years respectively.
There are now a total of 167 Michelin-starred establishments in Great Britain and Ireland, including four three-; 21 two-; and 142 one-star restaurants.
Next to the stars there 26 new Bib Gourmands, including nine in London. The Bib Gourmand award recognises establishments offering good food at affordable price.
City Social, City of London
Clove Club, Shoreditch
Fera at Claridge’s, Mayfair
Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs, Bloomsbury
The Cross at Kenilworth, Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, Port Isaac, Cornwall
The Star Inn, Harome, Yorkshire
Treby Arms, Sparkwell, Devon
Isle of Eriska, Argyll and Bute
Three Chimneys and The House Over-by, Isle of Skye
Crown at Whitebrook, Monmouth/Whitebrook, Monmouthshire
Ynyshir Hall, Powys, Machynlleth
Apsleys, Belgravia (closed)
Bo London, Mayfair (closed)
Chapter One, Bromley
Nobu Berkeley Street, Mayfair
One Leicester Street (formerly St John Soho), (closed), Soho
Tom Aikens, Chelsea (closed)
Viajante, Bethnal Green (closed)
36 on the Quay, Emsworth, Hampshire
Danesfield House, Marlow
Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere
Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae
Inverlochy Castle, Fort William
View the full list of Michelin-starred restaurants in Great Britain & Ireland as well as the star history.