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 really are top of your game. As well as gaining a star. it’s also possible to lose a star too – as standards are always exceptionally high.
Why is being a Michelin star winner 2018 so important?
The acquisition or loss of a star can have dramatic effects on the success of a restaurant, and each time the Michelin Guide is published, it always sparks a media frenzy.
Losing a star is 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 world of food and drink.
The best chefs in the UK can easily lose star, and 13 restaurants alone lost their stars this year due to closure like Dabbous in London, refurbishment like The Samling or following strict assessments from the inspectors.
So, who has won new Michelin stars in the UK?
Well there is one new three star winner, which is just one of 5 in the UK to hold the top accolade, one new 2 star winner and 16 new one star winners.
Just one of those is in the North West of England – Moor Hall, now run by former chef Mark Birchall (ex 2 starred L’Enclume, Cumbria), the majority are in London and The South.
Japanese restaurant Araki, Mayfair
Coworth Park, Berkshire
Elystan Street, London
La Dame de Pic in the Four Seasons Hotel, London
Loch Bay, Isle Of Skye, Scotland
Lympstone Manor, Devon
Paco Tapas, Bristol
The Coach, Marlow
The Clock House, Surrey
The Dining Room at Whatley Manor, Wiltshire
The Latymer, Surrey
The Square, London
The Wild Honey Inn, County Clare, Ireland
Vineet Bhatia, London
To see a full list of all restaurants with Michelin Stars and Bib Gourmands, visit Michelin Guide 2018 here : http://news.michelin.co.uk/michelin-guide-2018/