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Michelin Guide UK & Ireland 2013: the results are in! (a bit early)
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Michelin Guide UK & Ireland 2013

The Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2013: Hotels & Restaurants is released this Friday, but a technical glitch on the official website has already leaked this year’s winners. The results have since been removed leading to speculation as to whether or not these shenanigans were in fact a deliberate publicity stunt.

Either way, what we can report is that there are 16 English restaurants which have been awarded a Michelin star for the very first time, eight of which are in the capital. Both Scotland and Wales remain static but the Republic of Ireland also had two new entries including Locks Brasserie in Dublin and Aniar in Galway.

Three restaurants have been elevated to two-star status for the first time including Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume in Cartmel, Cumbria, Michael Wignall at the Latymer at Pennyhill Park in Surrey and Pierre Gagnaire and Mourad Mazouz’s Sketch in London. Rogan’s accomplishment follows a perfect 10 in the Good Food guide earlier this year, a score that has only previously been attained by Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck, which retains its illustrious three-star rating alongside the Waterside Inn in Bray, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea and Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester in Mayfair.

Perhaps the biggest surprise regarding the swell of new Michelin star restaurants is the timing. It is a well-documented fact that the UK remains in recession and the government persists in austerity measures. The idea of Britons tightening their belts financially whilst expanding their waistline gastronomically is an analogy I will leave alone but what the new figures do tend to suggest is that despite the financial hardship, there are enough high-rollers and cuisine fanatics to keep the restaurant culture in the UK healthy.

A comprehensive list of all Michelin star restaurants in Great Britain and Ireland appears below:

Two stars, Great Britain and Ireland

NEW Sketch (The Lecture Room & Library), Mayfair
NEW L’Enclume, Grange-over-Sands/Cartmel
NEW Michael Wignall at The Latymer (at Pennyhill Park Hotel), Bagshot
Midsummer House, Cambridge
Gidleigh Park, Chagford
Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham
Whatley Manor (The Dining Room), Malmesbury
The Hand and Flowers, Marlow
Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham
Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxford/Great Milton
Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Rock
Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Auchterarder P
atrick Guilbaud, Dublin
The Ledbury, North Kensington
Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley, Mayfair
Le Gavroche, Mayfair
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, Mayfair
Hibiscus, Mayfair Square, Mayfair
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Mayfair

One star, England

NEW The Hind’s Head, Bray
NEW The Bath Priory, Bath
NEW Burlington (Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel), Bolton Abbey
NEW Alimentum, Cambridge
NEW Red Lion Freehouse, East Chisenbury
NEW Restaurant Tristan, Horsham
NEW Paul Ainsworth at No 6, Padstow
NEW Thackeray’s, Royal Tunbridge Wells
Fischer’s at Baslow Hall, Baslow
The Park (at Lucknam Park Hotel), Bath/Colerne
The Terrace (at Montagu Arms Hotel), Beaulieu
Pipe and Glass Inn, Beverley/South Dalton
West House, Biddenden
Fraiche, Birkenhead
Purnell’s, Birmingham
Simpsons, Birmingham
Turners, Birmingham
Northcote, Blackburn/Langho
Morston Hall, Blakeney/Morston
Curlew, Bodiam
Lords of the Manor, Bourton-on-the-Water/Upper Slaughter
Royal Oak, Bray
Casamia, Bristol
Manor House H. and Golf Club, Castle Combe
Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor, Chester
Pony & Trap, Chew Magna
Sir Charles Napier, Chinnor / Sprigg’s Alley
Apicius, Cranbrook
Ockenden Manor, Cuckfield
Sienna, Dorchester
Butchers Arms, Eldersfield
36 on the Quay, Emsworth
The Pass (South Lodge Hotel), Horsham
The Neptune, Hunstanton
Box Tree, Ilkley
Bohemia (at Club Hotel and Spa), Jersey / St Helier
Tassili (at Grand Hotel), Jersey / St Helier
Ocean (at Atlantic Hotel), Jersey / St Helier
Mason’s Arms, Knowstone
Mr Underhill’s at Dinham Weir, Ludlow
Harrow at Little Bedwyn, Marlborough/Little Bedwyn
Adam Simmonds at Danesfield House, Marlow
Nut Tree, Murcott Hambleton Hall, Oakham/Hambleton
Black Swan, Oldstead Yorke Arms, Pateley Bridge/Ramsgill-in-Nidderdale
JSW, Petersfield
Driftwood, Portscatho
L’Ortolan, Reading/Shinfield
Drake’s, Ripley
Mallory Court (The Dining Room), Royal Leamington Spa
Old Vicarage, Sheffield
The Stagg Inn, Titley
Room in the Elephant, Torquay
The Sportsman, Whitstable/Seasalter Hambrough, Wight (Isle of)/Ventnor
5 North St, Winchcombe
The Black Rat, Winchester
Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere
Paris House, Woburn

One star, Scotland

Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae
Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond, Balloch
Braidwoods, Dalry
Castle Terrace, Edinburgh
Number One (at Balmoral Hotel), Edinburgh
21212, Edinburgh
Kitchin, Edinbugh
Martin Wishart, Edinburgh
Sangster’s, Elie
Inverlochy Castle, Fort William
Albannach, Lochinver
Boath House, Nairn
Peat Inn, Fife
Knockinaam Lodge, Portpatrick
Kinloch Lodge, Skye (Isle of)/Sleat

One star, Wales

Walnut Tree, Abergavenny/Llanddewi Skirrid
Tyddyn Llan, Llandrillo
Crown at Whitebrook, Monmouth/Whitebrook
The Checkers, Montgomery

One star, Republic of Ireland

NEW Locks Brasserie, Dublin
NEW Aniar, Galway
House (at Cliff House Hotel), Ardmore
Chapter One, Dublin
L’Ecrivain, Dublin
Thornton’s (at The Fitzwilliam Hotel), Dublin
Bon Appétit, Malahide

One star, London

NEW Alyn Williams at the Westbury
NEW Dabbous, Fitzrovia
NEW Hedone, Chiswick
NEW Medlar, Chelsea
NEW Trishna, Marylebone
NEW St John, Soho
NEW Launceston Place, Kensington
NEW Tom Aikens, Chelsea
Chapter One, Farnborough
Hakkasan Hanway Place, Bloomsbury
Pied à Terre, Bloomsbury
Club Gascon, City of London
Rhodes Twenty Four, City of London
Harwood Arms, Fulham
River Café, Hammersmith
La Trompette, Chiswick
North Road, Clerkenwell
St John, Clerkenwell
Rasoi, Chelsea
Kitchen W8, Kensington
The Glasshouse, Kew
Petersham Nurseries Café, Richmond
Viajante, Bethnal Green
Galvin La Chapelle, Spitalfields
Chez Bruce, Wandsworth
Amaya, Belgravia
Apsleys (at Lanesborough Hotel), Belgravia
Pétrus, Belgravia
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park), Hyde Park & Knightsbridge
Benares, Mayfair
Galvin at Windows (at London Hilton Hotel), Mayfair
Greenhouse, Mayfair
Hakkasan Mayfair, Mayfair
Kai, Mayfair
Maze, Mayfair
Murano, Mayfair
Nobu (at The Metropolitan Hotel), Mayfair
Nobu Berkeley St, Mayfair
Pollen Street Social, Mayfair
Semplice, Mayfair
Tamarind, Mayfair
Umu, Mayfair
Wild Honey, Mayfair
L’Autre Pied, Regent’s Park & Marylebone
Locanda Locatelli, Regent’s Park & Marylebone
Rhodes W1 (Restaurant), Regent’s Park & Marylebone
Texture, Regent’s Park & Marylebone
Seven Park Place (at St James’s Hotel and Club), St James’s
Arbutus, Soho
Yauatcha, Soho
Quilon, Victoria

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