It’s the moment that keeps chefs up and down the country awake at night: Michelin has unveiled its guide to the best restaurants in Great Britain and Ireland for 2024. The award ceremony took place at The Midland Hotel in Manchester, with a total of 1,162 outstanding dining establishments included in the selection.
Chef Brett Graham had a night of celebration as his restaurant at The Ledbury in London’s Notting Hill was awarded three Michelin stars, becoming the sixth in the capital to hold the guide’s most coveted accolade. Inspectors were impressed by Graham’s “technical mastery” and “sublime flavors using ingredients of unsurpassable quality”.
Michelin added six new two-star restaurants to its 2024 guide, including Brooklands at The Peninsula. This was an especially impressive feat given the eatery only opened in October; Claude Bosi and Francesco Dibenedetto were lauded for presenting “highly visual dishes delivered with a refined execution”.
Trivet also scooped a second star. Fat Duck alumnus Johnny Lake has gone from strength to strength at the London eatery, winning praise for his ability to “pack so much flavor into every mouthful”.
Beyond the capital, chef Mark Donald dazzled inspectors winning two stars for The Glenturret Lalique. Set within a working distillery overlooking the River Turret in Crieff, the ambitious chef commanded attention with the “utmost precision” displayed in his cooking and his dedication to showcasing Scotland’s bounty of incredible produce.
The Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland 2024 also saw 18 restaurants bestowed with one star. Among the establishments are Simon Rogan’s Aulis, Yannick Allen’s Pavyllon, Miller Prada’s Humo and Shinji Kanesaka’s eponymous eatery at 45 Park Lane.
Once again, sustainability was top of the agenda with six restaurants newly awarded Green Michelin Stars across the country from Pembrokeshire to Exmoor.
“Among all of the newly awarded stars, both the quality and variety of the dining experiences are wonderful to see,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director at the Michelin Guide. “There are enormously talented chefs turning their hands to anything from wood-fired sharing plates to finely tuned sushi.”
For a full list of all 25 restaurants to be awarded new stars in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2024, see below.
New Three-Star Restaurants
The Ledbury, London
New Two-Star Restaurants
The Glenturret Lalique, Crieff
New One-Star Restaurants
1890 by Gordon Ramsay, London
Cedar Tree by Hrishikesh Desai, Brampton
Crocadon, St Mellion
D’Olier Street, Dublin
Homestead Cottage, Doolin
Humble Chicken, London
Lake Road Kitchen, Ambleside
Ormer Mayfair, London
Pavyllon London, London
Sushi Kanesaka, London
The Bishop’s Buttery, Cashel