Michelin Guide UK 2020: Michelin star chef predictions

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 3rd October 2019

With Michelin right around the corner, what better way to pass the time than to guess which restaurants will feature in the guide this year, and who better to guess than chefs with accolades? 

This is who the UK's best think will get a star, or a second, or a third: 

Gareth Ward, Ynyshir 

Gareth Ward
Gareth Ward

The Tudor Room ⭐️

Alchemilla ⭐️

Jöro ⭐️

Cornerstone ⭐️

The Angel at Hetton ⭐️

- "but would be ⭐️ ⭐️ if [Michael Wignall] was in his permanent restaurant"

Matt Worswick at The Latymer ⭐️ ⭐️

The Man Behind the Curtain ⭐️ ⭐️

Casamia ⭐️ ⭐️

Claude Bosi at Bibendum ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Kenny Atkinson, House of Tides

Hjem ⭐️

Pensons ⭐️

Cornerstone ⭐️

Adam Reid at The French ⭐️

Aizle ⭐️

Roots in York ⭐️

Tom Kerridge at the Corinthian ⭐️

Jöro  ⭐️

The Angel at Hetton ⭐️

Ynyshir ⭐️⭐️

Casamia ⭐️⭐️

The Greenhouse, Dublin ⭐️⭐️

The Ritz ⭐️⭐️ 

Core by Clare Smyth ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Bibendum ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Restaurant Sat Bains ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Tommy Banks

Tommy Banks, The Black Swan at Oldstead

Le Cochon Aveugle ⭐️

Jöro ⭐️

Ynyshir ⭐️⭐️

Luke Tipping, Simpsons

Folium ⭐️

"I'd love to see L'Enclume get a third star" 

Simon Hulstone, The Elephant 

The Angel, Dartmouth ⭐️

The Angel at Hetton ⭐️

The Shore ⭐️

Cochon Aveugle ⭐️

Aimsir ⭐️

"Fingers crossed for Cornerstone as well." 

Sat Bains, Restaurant Sat Bains

Cornerstone ⭐️

Claude Bosi at Bibendum ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Core by Clare Smyth ⭐️⭐️⭐️

"Not sure about ⭐️⭐️ but rumour has it there are 3 new ⭐️⭐️." 

Daniel Clifford, Midsummer House

Daniel Clifford
Daniel Clifford

Restaurant 22 ⭐️

Cornerstone ⭐️

The Greenhouse, Dublin ⭐️⭐️

Claude Bosi at Bibendum ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Geoffrey Smeddle, The Peat Inn

"I actually believe after many drab years this will be a bumper crop. And it’s well overdue." 

The Three Chimneys ⭐️

"I think Castle Terrace should have a star restored which never deserved to be removed in the first place."

Gidleigh Park ⭐️

The Angel at Hetton ⭐️

Inver ⭐️

Fhior ⭐️

"Most significant of all, I think this will be a year marked by promotions from one to two stars for more than one chef; and from two to three stars for some others."

Whatley Manor ⭐️⭐️

Ynyshir ⭐️⭐️

The Ledbury ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Restaurant Sat Bains ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Claude Bosi at Bibendum ⭐️⭐️⭐️ "this year or the  next" 

"Most crucial to me is that Michelin ensure that Stevie Mclaughlin at restaurant Andrew Fairlie remains at two star level. This is not a sentimental wish but richly deserved recognition for the restaurant."

Ashley Palmer-Watts, Dinner by Heston

Ashley Palmer Watts
Ashley Palmer-Watts

Little Fish Market ⭐️

"[Duncan Ray] is a great cook and his food looks like it’s never been better."

Michael Deane, Deanes on The Square 

The Greenhouse, Dublin  ⭐️ ⭐️

Colin McGurran, Winteringham Fields

Whatley Manor ⭐️ ⭐️

L'Enclume ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️

Jp McMahon, Aniar

Aimsir ⭐️

The Greenhouse, Dublin ⭐️⭐️

"I hope there will be at least five new stars in Ireland this year."

Kevin Mangeolles, The Neptune

"For what it’s worth here goes, the standard of cooking is really great in this country for with and without stars."

Restaurant 22 ⭐️

Hjem ⭐️

Adam's Restaurant ⭐️⭐️

Core by Clare Smyth ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Claude Bosi at Bibendum ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Gary Foulkes
Gary Foulkes

Gary Foulkes, Angler 

 Luca ⭐️

The Greenhouse, Dublin ⭐️⭐️

Core by Clare Smyth ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Claude Bosi at Bibendum ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

The Ledbury ⭐️⭐️⭐️ "which should of had 3 stars years ago in my opinion"

Andrew Pern, The Star Inn Harome

Skosh ⭐️

Roots⭐️

Chadwicks Inn Maltby ⭐️ 

Core by Clare Smyth ⭐️⭐️⭐️

L'Enclume ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Claude Bosi at Bibendum ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Paul Foster, Salt

Beach House Oxwich Bay ⭐️

Alchemilla ⭐️

Cornerstone ⭐️

Pensons ⭐️

Mana ⭐️

Adam Reid at The French ⭐️

Jöro ⭐️

The Angel at Hetton ⭐️

Mãos ⭐️

Ynyshir ⭐️⭐️

Casamia ⭐️⭐️

"Either Core, Restaurant Sat Bains  or Bibendum for ⭐️⭐️⭐️"

Galton Blackiston, Morston Hall 

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Galton Blackiston

Kerridge's Bar & Grill ⭐️

Moor Hall ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Core by Clare Smyth ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Robert Potter, The Manor House Hotel

Tom Kemble at The Pass ⭐️

The Tudor Room ⭐

Alchemilla ⭐️

The Angel at Hetton ⭐️

Coombeshead Farm ⭐️

Kerridge's Bar & Grill ⭐️

Siren  ⭐️

The Oak Room (Adare Manor) ⭐️

Adam Reid at The French ⭐️

Cornerstone ⭐️

Lords of the Manor ⭐️

Hjem ⭐️

The Greenhouse, Dublin ⭐️⭐️

Ynyshir ⭐️⭐️

L'Enclume ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

Paul Hood, Social Eating House

Cornerstone ⭐️

Tom Kemble at The Pass ⭐️

Claude Bosi at Bibendum ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Claude Bosi, Bibendum

Cornerstone ⭐️

The Ritz ⭐️⭐️

Matt Worswick, Matt Worswick at The Latymer 

Matt Worswick1
Matt Worswick

Cornerstone ⭐️

The Tudor Room ⭐

Endo at The Rotunda  ⭐️

The Cottage in the Wood ⭐️

Tom Kemble at The Pass ⭐️

Jöro ⭐️

Siren ⭐️

Kerridge's Bar & Grill ⭐️

Alchemilla ⭐️

The Oak Room (Adare Manor) ⭐️

Aimsir ⭐️

Mana ⭐️ 

Freemasons at Wiswell ⭐️

Hipping Hall ⭐️

The Angel at Hetton ⭐️

The Montagu Arms ⭐️

Ynyshir ⭐️⭐️

The Ritz ⭐️⭐️

The Greenhouse, Dublin ⭐️⭐️

Claude Bosi at Bibendum ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Core by Clare Smyth ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Brad Carter, Carters of Moseley 

Brad Carter
Brad Carter

Cornerstone ⭐️

The Tudor Room ⭐️

The Royal Oak at Whatcote ⭐️

Ynyshir ⭐️⭐️

The Man Behind The Curtain ⭐️⭐️

Restaurant Story ⭐️⭐️

Billy Boyter, The Cellar

"I’ve not had a chance to eat out much this year. But from what I hear from friends in the industry Inver, Aizle and The Gannet continue to go from strength to strength. I love what Pam and her team are doing at Inver. I know you can’t judge a restaurant by their Instagram page but everything they post just looks and sounds amazing."

Paul Welburn, The Oxford Kitchen 

Jöro ⭐️

Alchemilla ⭐️

Roux at Parliament Square ⭐️

Caractère ⭐️

Kerridge's Bar & Grill ⭐️

Cornerstone ⭐️

Etch ⭐️

Adam Reid at The French ⭐️

Grove of Narberth ⭐️

Launceston Place ⭐️

The Tudor Room ⭐️

Casamia ⭐️⭐️

Ynyshir ⭐️⭐️

House of Tides ⭐️⭐️

No 6 Padstow ⭐️⭐️

Core by Clare Smyth ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Claude Bosi at Bibendum ⭐️⭐️⭐️

L'Enclume ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Paul Ainsworth, Paul Ainsworth at No6

"Something just tells me this could be Claude Bosi’s year for ⭐️⭐️⭐️. He’s on fire and the cooking is truly beautiful and so personal to him and where he is from. Just my opinion."

Mark Birchall, Moor Hall Restaurant

"One new ⭐️⭐️⭐️ in my opinion. Maybe four ⭐️⭐️." 

Tim Allen, Flitch of Bacon 

The Angel at Hetton ⭐️

Hjem ⭐️

Mana ⭐️

⭐️⭐️ "Who knows" 

Claude Bosi at Bibendum ⭐️⭐️⭐️

"Who knows!!!"

Glynn Purnell, Purnell's 

Pensons ⭐️

Cornerstone ⭐️

Benedicts ⭐️

Casamia ⭐️⭐️

Claude Bosi at Bibendum ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Kevin Tickle

Jöro ⭐️

Alchemilla ⭐️

Cornerstone ⭐️

Lake Road Kitchen ⭐️

Casamia ⭐️⭐️

Ynyshir ⭐️⭐️

Claude Bosi at Bibendum ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Alain Ducasse,  Alain Ducasse at The Dorchesteralain ducasse 1

"Michelin does its work, I dine in lots of restaurants with great pleasure but I am not the judge.

"There are those who deserve stars and don’t get them, others who have them that don’t deserve them, but I do my job as a chef and restaurateur, Michelin does its job as a guide. Because their judgement is a human judgement, of course they can’t be perfect, but it’s great to get Michelin stars – it’s not so great to lose them.

"I’ve dined at all of my former trainees, I have an opinion on the matter but I’m not going to rate them."

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 3rd October 2019

Michelin Guide UK 2020: Michelin star chef predictions