Two new restaurants receive three Michelin stars

Two London restaurants have been awarded the coveted accolade of three Michelin stars: Core by Clare Smyth and Hélène Darroze at The Connaught hotel (pictured). 

The Michelin Great Britain and Ireland Guide 2021 was launched at an online event on Monday 25 January; the latest revelations bring the total number of three-starred restaurants in Great Britain and Ireland to seven.

In addition, three restaurants in London have been promoted from one to two Michelin stars: A. Wong, Da Terra and Story. This brings the total number of two-starred restaurants in the Great Britain and Ireland 2021 selection to 20.

Seventeen restaurants have also been newly awarded a Michelin star, bringing the total number of one-starred restaurants in the 2021 guide to 158.

Despite the challenges the hospitality industry has faced over the last year, the Michelin Guide awarded 23 restaurants with a new accolade: the Michelin Green Star (outlined below).

This distinction highlights restaurants at the forefront of the industry when it comes to their sustainable practices. 

For 2021, the guide is being published in a digital format only, both online (UK and Republic of Ireland) and via the iOS app. Green stars are identified by the new green sustainability symbol – and details of their practices are outlined in their entry.

“Launching a brand new distinction dedicated to sustainable gastronomy shows that our recognition of restaurants goes beyond the search for the best cooking," says Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides.

"It enables us to also turn the spotlight on those with a great sense of responsibility towards the environment.” 

Forty-six further restaurants have also been identified as taking positive steps to work in a greener way, and their listings come with one-line descriptions of some of their initiatives.

There are 16 new Bib Gourmand restaurants in the 2021 Great Britain and Ireland selection, bringing the total to 126.

Special awards

Four special awards were announced at the unveiling of the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2021.

The winners of these awards were chosen by the Michelin Inspectors under the following categories: Chef Mentor (won by Ross Lewis of Chapter One in Dublin); Young Chef of the Year (wony by Kray Treadwell from 670 grams in Birmingham), Welcome and Service (which was supported by event sponsor Lavazza and won by Saul McConnell from Noble in Holywood); and Sommelier (won by Karine Canevet from Maison Bleue in Bury St Edmunds).

New one-starred restaurants

Behind, London Fields 
Benares, Mayfair
Casa Fofō, Dalston
Cornerstone, Hackney Wick
Davies and Brook, Mayfair 
Muse, Belgravia 
SO|LA, Soho 

Osip, Bruton 
hide and fox, Saltwood
Hjem, Wall
Outlaw’s New Road, Port Isaac 
Roots, York
Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall, Ripon 
Latymer at Pennyhill Park, Bagshot
Pea Porridge, Bury St Edmunds (promotion from a Bib Gourmand to a star)

Cail Bruich, Glasgow

Republic of Ireland
dede, Baltimore 

New Green-starred restaurants

Angela's, Margate
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons, Great Milton
Black Swan, Oldstead
Coombeshead Farm, Lewannick
Daylesford Organic Farm, Daylesford
Hypha, Chester
L'Enclume, Cartmel
New Yard, Trelowarren
Oxo Tower Brasserie, Southwark, London
Petersham Nurseries Café, Richmond, London
Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham
River Cottage Kitchen, Axminster
Silo, Hackney, London
The Dining Room - Whatley Manor, Malmesbury
The Ethicurean, Wrington
The Small Holding, Kilndown
Tredwells, Strand and Covent Garden, London
Where the Light Gets In, Stockport

Inver, Strachur

Henry Robertson - Palé Hall, Llandderfel

Republic of Ireland
Inis Meáin Restaurant and Suites, Inishmaan, Aran Islands
Kai, Galway
Loam, Galway