Michelin Guide UK 2021: tentative predictions

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However you feel about the Michelin guide on a normal year - whether you think it's a great entity worthy of respect or believe its inspectors take stars away flippantly, or are out of touch with the restaurant world of today - little of that matters.

This year has been different to anything we've seen before. The hospitality sector as a whole is under threat, and it feels as though nobody is safe from the effects of months of closure, repeated stops and starts and ongoing uncertainty.

But in the spirit of our own awards, trying to guess what route the guide is going to go down and how they might bestow a bit of joy in the industry that so needs it, we asked you what you thought.

While it's hard to make any guesses based on a handful of cryptic press releases, here are the restaurants whose names keep popping up - and might get an accolade or two come January 25th. 

UPDATE: The ceremony will be streamed live at 6pm on January 25th. Tune in to our social channels on the day for the link.

Core by Clare Smyth for ⭐⭐⭐

Clare Smyth 

Bibendum for ⭐⭐⭐

Claude Bosi 

Moor Hall for ⭐⭐⭐

Mark Birchall

Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms for ⭐⭐⭐

Sat Bains

Whatley Manor for ⭐⭐⭐

Niall Keating

Ynyshir Restaurant and Rooms for ⭐⭐

Gareth Ward

Paul Ainsworth @ No. 6 for ⭐⭐

Paul Ainsworth

The Ninth for ⭐⭐

Jun Tunaka

Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley for ⭐⭐

Chef patrons Mark and Shauna Froydenlund

Lympstone Manor for ⭐⭐

Michael Caines

House of Tides for ⭐⭐

Kenny Atkinson

Alchemilla for ⭐⭐

Alex Bond

Adam's Restaurant for ⭐⭐

Adam Stokes

The Kitchin for ⭐⭐

Tom Kitchin

Northcote for ⭐⭐

Lisa Goodwin-Allen

Restaurant Jöro for ⭐

Luke French

Penson's for ⭐

Chris Simpson

Cornerstone for ⭐

Tom Brown

The Frog by Adam Handling for ⭐

Adam Handling

Muse By Tom Aikens for ⭐

Tom Aikens

Restaurant 22 for ⭐

Sam Carter

Restaurant Folium for ⭐

Ben Tesh

The Small Holding for ⭐

Will Devlin

Mere Restaurant for ⭐

Monica Galetti

Restaurant Hjem for ⭐

Alex Nietosvuori

Hipping Hall for ⭐

Oli Martin

Fhior for ⭐

Scott Smith


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Editor 21st January 2021

Michelin Guide UK 2021: tentative predictions