As you probably know if you are in the hospitality sector, the Michelin Guide is a series of annual guide books which are the oldest and best-known European hotel and restaurant reference guide. Michelin stars are awarded for excellence, through a secret process, to just a select few establishments each year. If you want to be a Michelin Star winner – you have to work hard and prove you are top of the game. As well as gaining a star. it’s also possible to lose a star too – as standards are exceptionally high.
Why is being a Michelin star 2016 winner so important?
The acquisition or loss of a star can have dramatic effects on the success of a restaurant and each time the guide is published, it always sparks a media frenzy. Losing a star is just like losing your elite acceptance into a very prestigious club. Gaining a star is deemed to be an amazing achievement through hard work and demonstration of skill and ability in the hospitality sector. The best chefs in the UK can easily lose star, or not be given another – Heston Blumenthal has ‘lost’ his 3 stars for the Fat Duck this time, due to it’s closure for refurbishment and temporary move to Australia.
So, who has won new Michelin stars in the UK? Well there are two new 2 star winners, but there are 15 new one star winners, 7 of those being in London, who are :
Japanese restaurants Umu and Araki
Carters of Moseley, Birmingham
Dining Room at The Goring, Knightsbridge
Gravetye Manor, Sussex
House of Tides, Newcastle
John’s House, Leicestershire
The Cellar, Fife, Scotland
The Man Behind the Curtain, Leeds
The Woodspeen, Berkshire
To see a full list of the other restaurants, visit Michelin Guide 2016 http://www.travel.michelin.co.uk