The 2016 Michelin Guide - the winners

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 16th September 2015
After the Michelin Guide 2015 failed to give us any new three or two stars, all eyes were on these two categories this year to see if the 2016 guide would be bringing us some better news. Well we can now reveal that there are once again no new three stars but don't despair as there are however two new two stars. The Araki  and Umu Restaurant can now join the likes of Midsummer House, Gidleigh Park and Restaurant Sat Bains sitting in this category that contains 23 winners with this coveted title.Umu It's the guide that creates the most buzz and the one that divides opinion but the Michelin Guide 2016 is out today and with it comes a whole new host of restaurants, pubs and hotels that have gained themselves one star 15 in fact including the likes of Kenny Atkinson, The House of TidesThe Greenhouse and Portland Restaurant. The new one stars in London include Lyle's, Bonhams, Portland and the Dining Room at the Goring, and in Leeds there's a star for The Man Behind the Curtain. Rebecca Burr, Editor of the Michelin Guide said: "The next generation of chefs are really coming through to give the established chefs a run for their money. They all have their own individual style and their ability - coupled with their confidence - looks set to lead them on to great things." >>>Find out more from those chefs that gained and lost a star in last year's 2015 guide Although there may not be any new three stars, those at this top level should be celebrated for retaining their stars as Rebecca previously stated: "There aren’t as many in the UK but the ones we’ve got are very good and they work very hard to maintain that award. There are not many 3 stars in the world as that is a world class level and the business has got to right and got to be ready." Michelin guide 2016With the list of those that have won also comes the unfortunate list of deletions. This year those that have lost include Sienna in Dorchester, Maze in Mayfair and Castle Terrace amongst others. Speaking about the two new two stars Rebecca said: "It is a great compliment to London that when Sushi Master Mitsuhiro Araki closed his Three Star counter restaurant in Tokyo it was because he wanted to come to the UK to challenge himself in a different culture. "Umu is a very different style of Japanese restaurant - chef Yoshinori Ishii has steadily been improving the food and he has taken it to a whole new level."

Full list of the three, two and one star winners here

Both guides can be purchased from bookshops and at travel.michelin.co.ukThe Michelin Guide 2016 is also available as an iPhone app, which allows users to instantly find and book Michelin recommended restaurants via a reliable and easy-to-use online service. You can also follow the inspectors around the country via Twitter too! Get behind the scenes and learn more about the guide @MichelinGuideUK

>>>Find out what the stars mean to those that have retained their stars for 10, 20 and 30 years

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 16th September 2015

The 2016 Michelin Guide - the winners