Michelin Guide UK 2022: special awards winners given Michelin stars in 2022 Guide for Great Britain and Ireland

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Deputy Editor

The Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland has awarded michelin stars to three Special Awards winners, as it begins the reveal of new accolades for 2022

Trivet, in Southwark, received a star, as did SY23 in Aberystwyth and the Selby brothers' restaurant, Evelyn's Table.

Stay tuned for live coverage of the new stars in the 2022 Guide for Great Britain and Ireland

Last month, the Guide announced that it would reveal new stars, green stars and special awards for Great Britain and Ireland  via a digital presentation, revealing the additions on social media and as news on the Michelin website. It announced the list of Bib Gourmands for 2022 on Friday.

The famed little red book was let go when the guide went fully digital in 2021 due to the pandemic. Having developed a proprietary iOS app, Michelin said the move would allow it to publish the global guide in one place, to be distributed free of charge, thus reaching a much wider audience.

Michelin Guide Special Award Winners

  • The Welcome & Service award was given to Dale Dewsbury the team at two Michelin-starred Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles Hotel "for their exceptional service, which anticipates guests’ every need with professionalism and warmth."
  • Next up, Isa Bal, who co-owns Southwark restaurant, Trivet, with fellow graduate from The Fat Duck, Jonny Lake, received this year's Sommelier Award, "for his fascinating wine list and his passionate approach, particularly to lesser-known regions."


  • Nathan Davies' Welsh restaurant, SY23, was named Opening of the Year, as the ex-Ynyshir chef and Great British Menu contestant's inaugural restaurant was said to have "brought a breath of fresh air to the seaside town of Aberystwyth in Wales."
  • Phil Howard received the Chef Mentor award. The highly celebrated chef and owner of Michelin-starred Elystan Street, it says, is "a real “chefs’ chef”," and "has also helped forge the careers of many other successful chefs."

Celebrating the award, Phil said: “It’s always been about the team. Building, leading, inspiring and empowering the team in a positive and happy environment has been a constant goal over the years.”

“Goodness knows, the last couple of years have weighed heavily on hospitality teams the world over, which makes it even more important to be running happy and inspiring kitchens.”

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Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Deputy Editor 16th February 2022

Michelin Guide UK 2022: special awards winners given Michelin stars in 2022 Guide for Great Britain and Ireland