The Michelin Guide, which was created in the early 1900s to list the restaurants on the road for drivers, has been rating international luxury eating and drinking places and their chefs for many years. And in the list published this year, 17 British restaurants found their place among 194 places. Thus, the number of starred places in the list reached 1285.
It also honoured the “sustainable commitments” of nine restaurants, awarding them with a Michelin Green Star to highlight their environmental practices.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, the Guide would have been launched at an awards ceremony to celebrate. However, this year’s launch took place in a digital format only through Instagram, Twitter and the Michelin Guide website. Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides, said that while they were “disappointed” not to host the event in person, the Guide would still be a celebration of the country’s top chefs, “who have fought hard not only to survive, but to excel in these challenging times”. Two of the restaurants on the list are located in Wales, two in Scotland and the others in England. The guide also rates the chefs and fine dining places with one, two and three stars.
The Barn, Lancashire
Bridge Arms, Canterbury
Dog and Gun Inn, Cumbria
Evelyn’s Table, London
Frog by Adam Handling, London
Upstairs by Tom Shepherd. Staffordshire
Wild Honey, London
The Glenturret Lalique, Perthshire
Unalome by Graeme Cheevers, Glasgow