Michelin Guide UK 2024: three stars for The Ledbury

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The Michelin Guide 2024 has announced the list of new Michelin Stars and Green Stars. 

This year celebrating 50 years of the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland, the live ceremony took place at the Midland Hotel in Manchester.

A total of 1,162 restaurants were included in the selection, with The Ledbury announced as the Guide’s ninth Three MICHELIN Star restaurant. Six restaurants have been newly awarded Two MICHELIN Stars and there are 18 new One Star establishments. 6 restaurants have been recognised with a MICHELIN Green Star for their commitment to sustainable gastronomy and 20 restaurants were announced to have received a Bib Gourmand on 29th January, one week prior to the Ceremony.

See the full list of Michelin stars for Great Britain adn Ireland 2024 here

New three stars

The Ledbury receives three stars in Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland 2024

New two stars

6 new Two MICHELIN Star restaurants, it has been a banner year for British and Irish gastronomy.

Perhaps most significantly, the Guide has its first ever Two Star Indian restaurants in Birmingham’s Opheem and Gymkhana in London. The former is described as ‘progressive Indian cuisine’ by Chef-Owner Aktar Islam and takes a creative approach, while at the latter, Siddharth Ahuja serves up exceptional versions of time-honoured classics.

Elsewhere in London, Trivet has made the jump from One Star to Two thanks to the flavour-packed, technically superb cooking of Jonny Lake and his team. Brooklands, inside the luxury Peninsula Hotel and overseen by Claude Bosi, goes straight into the Guide with two Stars, such is the excellent quality of the ingredients and the fine execution from Chef Francesco Dibenedetto.

In Crieff, The Glenturret Lalique becomes the second Two Star restaurant in Scotland. Set inside a working distillery, it boasts not just a brilliant whisky selection but precise, sophisticated cooking from a kitchen team led by Chef Mark Donald. County Cork has another Two Star restaurant to add to its collection in the form of Terre. Gaining One Star last year and now a second, Vincent Crepel and his kitchen team have made impressively quick work of crafting a bold, assuredly two Stars experience.

New one stars

A total of 18 new one stars across Great Britain and Ireland.

The Republic of Ireland’s year gets even better with the addition of 3 new One MICHELIN Star restaurants. Homestead Cottage, with its delicious cooking, makes a visit to the rural west coast all the more appealing. Further inland, The Bishop’s Buttery offers top-quality produce and great natural flavours to Cashel Palace Hotel, and D’Olier Street boosts Dublin’s dining scene with visually striking and technically accomplished dishes.

It’s been a great year for London too, with 11 new Starred restaurants adding to its already fabulous selection. Akoko and Chishuru have helped to put West African cuisine firmly in the spotlight by both gaining a MICHELIN Star. Each restaurant offers superb cooking that greatly enhances the UK’s culinary offering. London’s Japanese dining scene has also improved this year, with the classic omakase experience at Sushi Kanesaka and the more creative Humble Chicken both gaining a Star. Meanwhile, wood-fired cooking continues to be on-trend with Mountain and Humo being recognised as masters of the form. 

3 of the new Stars are under the auspices of big-name chefs, with Simon Rogan’s creative style in evidence at Aulis, Yannick Alléno’s cooking transported to Britain through Pavyllon London and 1890 by Gordon Ramsay serving up classical dishes inspired by Auguste Escoffier.

Rounding out London’s newly crowned restaurants are new Stars in two of its swishest neighbourhoods. In Notting Hill, Dorian is free from pretension but big on quality ingredients, while Ormer Mayfair has taken the leap to the next level by combining classical and modern cooking. Outside of the capital, Cumbria remains blessed with a superb restaurant scene, with 2 more One MICHELIN Star restaurants added to its roster.

Lake Road Kitchen becomes the third Starred restaurant in Ambleside alone, while Cedar Tree by Hrishikesh Desai sees the eponymous Chef awarded again, after holding a Star for 6 years at HRiSHi. On the other side of the Pennines, mýse brings MICHELIN Star dining to the tiny village of Hovingham.

Going straight into the Guide with a Star, it is one of the best openings of the year and the attached bedrooms make it a real destination restaurant. Much further south, Crocadon in St Mellion has built on its Green Star from last year by being awarded One Star for its cooking this year. The field-to-fork approach continues, with great execution in the kitchen.

Special awards

Chef Mentor Award - Michel Roux Junior recevied a standing ovation as he came on stage to collect the Michelin Chef Mentor Award for 2024.

Young Chef Award - Jake Jones from Forge, Middleton Tyas

Service Award - The team from Stage, Exeter

Sommelier Award - Valentin Mouillard from L’Enclume, Cartmel

Exceptional Cocktail Award - Ryan McHarg from The Spence, Edinburgh

Green stars

6 restaurants were singled out for their sustainable endeavours, as follows:

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Michelin Guide UK 2024: three stars for The Ledbury