The UK Michelin Star Restaurants for 2023 Have Been Announced
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The UK Michelin Star Restaurants for 2023 Have Been Announced

March 29, 2023 Share

Saying goodbye to London’s Mãos but hello to Apricity: all on 2023’s Michelin Star restaurants in the UK.

Here’s the thing about a good chef: a well-trained cook doesn’t just know how to grill your tenderloin stake to perfection, but is also surprisingly skilled at persuading you to spend an exorbitant sum on the very food they cook. With a Michelin-star meal price averaging at 235 euros per person, food a lucrative business – but there is no better assertion to quality than a restaurant boasting a Michelin star. This year’s coveted restaurant list has just been announced, so DDW’s here to bring you the scoop on the 2023 Michelin Star Guide for the UK.

Image courtesy of Apricity
Image courtesy of Apricity

How the Ranking Works

The Michelin star meal awards are regarded as the height of culinary excellence, the Oscars of Food, if you will – and only the world’s top restaurants are given the coveted stars. The story behind the stars is quite a peculiar one. The rating was introduced by The Michelin Guide, which was initially developed to assist drivers in finding lodging and dining choices while traveling. The stretch between helping drivers find lodging and dining choices and becoming the world’s most acclaimed restaurant ranking is a long one, but The Michelin Guide is now regarded as the world’s leading expert on fine cuisine.

Up to three Michelin stars can be awarded to a restaurant, with each star denoting a greater degree of excellence in the areas of ambiance, service, and food quality. The more stars, the heavier your pockets should be, as each star can easily add a few zeros onto your check.

The UK List

As is expected of a ranking of quality, The Michelin Guide reviews and holds the power of granting and removing stars from its coveted restaurant list, which gets reviewed yearly. 2023’s results came in barely a few days ago, welcoming the likes of London restaurant Apricity or Cornwall’s Crocadon, but also said goodbye to some previous year’s contenders.

Have a browse of the full list below.

Those That Lost a Star

  • Mãos, London. Formerly one star, now closed
  • Seven Park Place, London. Formerly one star
  • The Glasshouse, London. Formerly one star, now closed

Three Star Michelin Restaurants

  • Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London
  • CORE by Clare Smyth, London
  • Fat Duck, Bray
  • Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, London
  • L’Enclume, Cartmel
  • Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London
  • Sketch (The Lecture Room & Library), London
  • Waterside Inn, Bray

Two Star Michelin Restaurants

  • A.Wong, London
  • Aimsir, Celbridge
  • Alex Dilling at Hotel Café Royal, London (new)
  • Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Auchterarder
  • Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen, Dublin
  • Claude Bosi at Bibendum, London
  • Da Terra, London
  • Dede, Baltimore (new)
  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London
  • Hand and Flowers, Marlow
  • Ikoyi, London
  • Kitchen Table, London
  • La Dame de Pic London, London
  • Le Gavroche, London
  • Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, a Belmond Hotel, Great Milton
  • Liath, Blackrock
  • Midsummer House, Cambridge
  • Moor Hall, Aughton
  • Patrick Guilbaud, Dublin
  • Raby Hunt, Summerhouse
  • Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham
  • Story, London
  • The Clove Club, London
  • The Ledbury, London (new)
  • Ynyshir, Machynlleth
Image courtesy of Blue Mountain School

One Star Michelin Restaurants

  • Àclèaf, Plymouth (new)
  • Adam’s, Birmingham
  • Alchemilla, Nottingham
  • Allium at Askham Hall, Askham
  • Aniar, Galway
  • Amaya, London
  • Angler, London
  • Artichoke, Amersham
  • Barrafina, London
  • Bastible, Dublin
  • Bastion, Kinsale
  • Beach House, Oxwich
  • Behind, London
  • Ben Wilkinson at The Pass, Horsham (new)
  • Benares, London
  • Black Swan, Oldstead
  • Bohemia, Saint Helier
  • Brat, London
  • Bridge Arms, Bridge
  • Bulrush, Bristol
  • Bybrook, Castle Combe
  • Cail Bruich, Glasgow
  • Campagne, Kilkenny
  • Carters of Moseley, Birmingham
  • Casa Fofō, London
  • Chestnut, Ballydehob
  • Chez Bruce, London
  • City Social, London
  • Clock House, Ripley
  • Club Gascon, London
  • Condita, Edinburgh
  • Cornerstone, London
  • Cottage in the Wood, Braithwaite
  • Cycene, London (new)
  • Dining Room at The Goring, London
  • Dog and Gun Inn, Skelton
  • Dysart Petersham, London
  • Eipic, Belfast
  • Elephant, Torquay
  • Elystan Street, London
  • Endo at The Rotunda, London
  • Evelyn’s Table, London
  • Five Fields, London
  • Fordwich Arms, Fordwich
  • Forest Side, Grasmere
  • Fraiche, Birkenhead
  • Frog by Adam Handling, London
  • Galvin La Chapelle, London
  • Gidleigh Park, Chagford (new)
  • Glovers Alley, Dublin
  • Grace & Savour, Hampton in Arden (new)
  • Gravetye Manor, East Grinstead
  • Gymkhana, London
  • Hakkasan Hanway Place, London
  • Hakkasan Mayfair, London
  • Hambleton Hall, Hambleton
  • Harwood Arms, London
  • Heft, Newton in Cartmel (new)
  • Heron, Leith (new)
  • HIDE, London
  • Hide and Fox, Saltwood
  • Hinds Head, Bray
  • Hjem, Wall
  • Home, Penarth
  • House, Ardmore
  • House of Tides, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Ichigo Ichie, Cork
  • Interlude, Lower Beeding
  • Jamavar, London
  • John’s House, Mountsorrel
  • Kai, London
  • Kitchen W8, London
  • Kol, London
  • La Trompette, London
  • Lady Helen, Thomastown
  • Latymer, Bagshot
  • Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham
  • Leroy, London
  • Locanda Locatelli, London
  • Loch Bay, Isle of Skye
  • Luca, London (new)
  • Lumière, Cheltenham (new)
  • Lyle’s, London
  • Lympstone Manor, Lympstone
  • Mana, Manchester
  • Marcus, London
  • Martin Wishart, Leith
  • Masons Arms, Knowstone
  • Meadowsweet, Holt
  • Morston Hall, Morston
  • Murano, London
  • Muse, London
  • Northcote, Langho
  • Nut Tree Inn, Murcott
  • Old Stamp House, Ambleside
  • Olive Tree, Bath
  • Opheem, Birmingham
  • Osip, Bruton
  • Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, Port Isaac
  • Outlaw’s New Road, Port Isaac
  • OX, Belfast
  • Paco Tapas, Bristol
  • Paul Ainsworth at No. 6, Padstow
  • Pea Porridge, Bury St Edmunds
  • Pensons, Tenbury Wells
  • Pentonbridge Inn, Penton (new)
  • Pétrus by Gordon Ramsay, London
  • Pied à Terre, London
  • Pine, East Wallhouses
  • Pipe and Glass, South Dalton
  • Pollen Street Social, London
  • Portland, London
  • Purnell’s, Birmingham
  • Quilon, London
  • Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park, Colerne
  • Restaurant Twenty-Two, Cambridge (new)
  • Ritz Restaurant, London
  • River Café, London
  • Rogan & Co, Cartmel
  • Roots, York
  • Sabor, London
  • Salt, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall, Ripon
  • Simpsons, Birmingham
  • SO|LA, London
  • Sollip, London
  • Sō–Lō, Aughton (new)
  • Sorrel, Dorking
  • Sosban & The Old Butchers, Menai Bridge
  • SOURCE, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • St. Barts, London (new)
  • St. JOHN, London
  • Star Inn at Harome, Harome
  • Stark, Broadstairs
  • Store, Stoke Holy Cross (new)
  • SY23, Aberystwyth
  • Taku, London (new)
  • Terre, Castlemartyr (new)
  • The Angel, Hetton
  • The Barn, Aughton
  • The Cellar, Anstruther
  • The Coach, Marlow
  • The Cross, Kenilworth
  • The Dining Room, Malmesbury
  • The Glenturret Lalique, Crieff
  • The Kitchin, Leith
  • The Man Behind The Curtain, Leeds
  • The Muddlers Club, Belfast
  • The Neptune, Hunstanton
  • The Ninth, London
  • The Oak Room, Adare
  • The Peat Inn, Peat Inn
  • The Royal Oak, Whatcote
  • The Samling, Ambleside (new)
  • The Sportsman, Seasalter
  • The Tudor Pass, Egham (new)
  • The Whitebrook, Whitebrook
  • Timberyard, Edinburgh (new)
  • Trinity, London
  • Trishna, London
  • Trivet, London
  • Umu, London
  • Unalome by Graeme Cheevers, Glasgow
  • Upstairs by Tom Shepherd, Lichfield
  • Variety Jones, Dublin
  • Veeraswamy, London
  • Walnut Tree, Llanddewi Skirrid
  • White Swan, Fence
  • Wild Honey Inn, Lisdoonvarna
  • Wild Honey St James, London
  • Winteringham Fields, Winteringham
  • Woven by Adam Smith, Ascot
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