Michelin Guide 2014: the results

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Editor 26th September 2013
The selection of establishments in the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2014 is announced today and the guide will be available from 4 October priced at £15.99 (€16.99 in Ireland). It will also be available via an Apple App priced at £5.99. There are two restaurants promoted from one to two Michelin stars: Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, led by Head Chef Ashley Palmer-Watts, is a glorious celebration of Britain’s culinary heritage; while The Greenhouse showcases Arnaud Bignon’s technically impressive and innovative cooking. The 15 new one stars include wilks, an unpretentious neighbourhood restaurant in Bristol, and Campagne,a contemporary Kilkenny restaurant run by a dedicated couple. In London, Lima is the first Peruvian restaurant to gain a star and highlights the increasing popularity of South American cuisine. There are two seafood restaurants awarded one star (Angler and Outlaw’s at The Capital); two Chinese restaurants (HKKand Bo London); a star for another of Jason Atherton’s restaurants (Social Eating House); and stars for a young British chef (Story in Bermondsey) and an experienced French chef returning to the UK (BrasserieChavot). “We have never produced a GB & Ireland guide that provides our readers with such diversity and variety,” says Rebecca Burr, Editor. “Fantastic B&Bs, wonderful pubs, stylish hotels, world class restaurants and great value eateries – we have them all in our guide. “In the last year we’ve seen the rise of relaxed counter dining but also the opening of some big brasseries. Dining is becoming a less structured, less formal affair and opening times and menus are more flexible to reflect the way we live our lives. Single concept restaurants focusing on one or two dishes have also continued to open. “The Michelin guide has always reflected what’s out there and London in particular has never offered so much choice – there really is something for everyone and for every occasion and there appears to be no end to the number of exciting new restaurant openings. With cuisines and culinary influences from all parts of the globe, it’s no surprise that the capital is one of the most exciting cities in the world for food. “We’ve seen internationally acclaimed chefs open restaurants over here but we’re also delighted to witness the rise of the next generation of talented British chefs and the continued evolution of British cooking.” This year’s selection also sees 27 new Bib Gourmands – the award which recognises those establishments offering good food at affordable prices (the limit being £28 for three courses) and one that is hugely popular with our readers. The guide now has 143 ‘Bibs’ and this year’s newcomers stretch from Edinburgh (Galvin Brasserie de Luxe) and Belfast (Coppi and Home) to Ramsbottom (Hearth of the Ram) and Newlyn (Tolcarne Inn). Also published on the same day is the Michelin Guide London 2014, priced at £11.99 (€12.99 in Ireland). This guide provides extended text on London’s restaurants, with additional photographs and information on all starred establishments, as well as a pull-out map. It also includes a selection of London’s best hotels, across all categories of comfort. More information can be found at www.viamichelin.co.uk

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 26th September 2013

Michelin Guide 2014: the results