The restaurants in Great Britain and Ireland receiving prestigious new Michelin stars have been revealed.
This year, The Araki in Mayfair has been awarded three Michelin stars and has joined Gordon Ramsay's restaurant in Chelsea .
The £300-per-head restaurant has just nine seats.
"With its nine-seater counter, The Araki has gone from strength to strength," said Michael Ellis, international director of the Michelin guides.
"When Mitsuhiro Araki moved to London from Tokyo in 2014, he set himself the challenge of using largely European fish and his sushi is now simply sublime."
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester retained three Michelin stars, as did restaurant Gordon Ramsay under its new chef Matt Abé.
What are Michelin stars?
- Michelin stars are an official hallmark of fine dining quality, with a ratings system from one to three.
- The Michelin food review idea started in 1900, when tyre manufacturers André Michelin and his brother Édouard published the first edition for French motorists.
- The guidebook showed French drivers where to find local amenities like restaurants and mechanics.
- In 1926, the guide began to award stars for fine dining establishments. Initially, there was only a single star awarded. In 1931, two and three stars were introduced. Finally, in 1936, the criteria for the starred rankings were published.
- Michelin stars themselves are an extremely prestigious accolade in the culinary industry.
- There are only eight three Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK.
- Gordon Ramsay, Chelsea
- Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Mayfair
- The Araki, Mayfair
- Claude Bosi at Bibendum, Chelsea
- Ledbury, North Kensington
- Le Gavroche, Mayfair
- Greenhouse, Mayfair
- Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, Mayfair
- Sketch (The Lecture Room and Library), Mayfair
- Umu, Mayfair
- Harwood Arms, Fulham
- Hedone, Chiswick
- La Trompette, Chiswick
- Elystan St, Chelsea
- Five Fields, Chelsea
- Outlaw's at the Capital, Chelsea
- Vineet Bhatia London, Chelsea
- Kitchen W8, Kensington
- The Glasshouse, Kew
- Amaya, Belgravia
- Ametsa, Belgravia
- Célesteõ, Belgravia
- Pétrus, Belgravia
- Alyn Williams at The Westbury, Mayfair
- Benares, Mayfair
- Bonhams, Mayfair
- Fera at Claridge’s, Mayfair
- Galvin at Windows, Mayfair
- Gymkhana, Mayfair
- Hakkasan Mayfair
- Jamavar, Mayfair
- Kai, Mayfair
- Murano, Mayfair
- Pollen Street Social, Mayfair
- The Square, Mayfair
- Tamarind, Mayfair
- Veeraswamy, Mayfair
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