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Michelin Red Guide 2013 restaurant stars revealed

The Oscars of the UK and Ireland restaurant world have just been revealed in London. The Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2013 has the power to make or break a restaurant as the 'Michelin stars' accolade is gifted or taken away.

Always the centre of controversy amid suggestions that the French-originating Michelin guide is out of step with British cuisine and the average diner, the star system used in the Michelin 'Red Guide' remains the key yardstick by which all UK restaurants are judged.

The Michelin guide is the Oscars of the foodie world, with stars being dished out to UK restaurants after extensive inspections.

Earlier there was a bit of a kerfuffle at Michelin HQ in Paris after their sister site in the US accidentally revealed the 2013 Michelin Red Guide results for the UK online.

Results weren't due to be revealed until next Thursday with the publication of the 2013 guide but were accidentally revealed online and shared through Twitter.

The leak revealed that all four of the UK's existing three-star restaurants, including Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal's restaurant The Fat Duck, have retained their elite three-star status.

Subsequently, we confirmed the complete results with Michelin. This year marks another intriguing year for the UK restaurant scene, which has shown a surprising resilience to tough economic times. The latest awards suggest that, while many of us have reined in our spending, there are still enough high-rollers to keep the British dining scene in pretty rude health.

Key highlights from the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2013

  • Heston Blumenthal's pub The Hind's Head receives a Michelin star
  • The UK's four three-star restaurants retained their stars, including Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
  • Two new one-star venues for Northern Ireland

There are 18 new one-stars, bringing the total to 138 UK-wide. There are three new two-star restaurants, bringing the total to 20 UK-wide.

Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2013 restaurant winners in full, with links to their website:

Three stars

Two stars

One star

England

  • NEW The Hind's Head, Bray
  • NEW The Bath Priory, Bath
  • NEW Burlington (Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel), Bolton Abbey
  • NEW Alimentum, Cambridge
  • NEW Red Lion Freehouse, East Chisenbury
  • NEW Restaurant Tristan, Horsham
  • NEW Paul Ainsworth at No 6, Padstow
  • NEW Thackeray's, Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Fischer's at Baslow Hall, Baslow
  • The Park (at Lucknam Park Hotel), Bath/Colerne
  • The Terrace (at Montagu Arms Hotel), Beaulieu
  • Pipe and Glass Inn, Beverley/South Dalton
  • West House, Biddenden
  • Fraiche, Birkenhead
  • Purnell's, Birmingham
  • Simpsons, Birmingham
  • Turners, Birmingham
  • Northcote, Blackburn/Langho
  • Morston Hall, Blakeney/Morston
  • Curlew, Bodiam
  • Lords of the Manor, Bourton-on-the-Water/Upper Slaughter
  • Royal Oak, Bray
  • Casamia, Bristol
  • Manor House H. and Golf Club, Castle Combe
  • Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor, Chester
  • Pony & Trap, Chew Magna
  • Sir Charles Napier, Chinnor / Sprigg's Alley
  • Apicius, Cranbrook
  • Ockenden Manor, Cuckfield
  • Sienna, Dorchester
  • Butchers Arms, Eldersfield
  • 36 on the Quay, Emsworth
  • The Pass (South Lodge Hotel), Horsham
  • The Neptune, Hunstanton
  • Box Tree, Ilkley
  • Bohemia (at Club Hotel and Spa), Jersey / St Helier
  • Tassili (at Grand Hotel), Jersey / St Helier
  • Ocean (at Atlantic Hotel), Jersey / St Helier
  • Mason's Arms, Knowstone
  • Mr Underhill's at Dinham Weir, Ludlow
  • Harrow at Little Bedwyn, Marlborough/Little Bedwyn
  • Adam Simmonds at Danesfield House, Marlow
  • Nut Tree, Murcott
  • Hambleton Hall, Oakham/Hambleton
  • Black Swan, Oldstead
  • Yorke Arms, Pateley Bridge/Ramsgill-in-Nidderdale
  • JSW, Petersfield
  • Driftwood, Portscatho
  • L'Ortolan, Reading/Shinfield
  • Drake's, Ripley
  • Mallory Court (The Dining Room), Royal Leamington Spa
  • Old Vicarage, Sheffield
  • The Stagg Inn, Titley
  • Room in the Elephant, Torquay
  • The Sportsman, Whitstable/Seasalter
  • Hambrough, Wight (Isle of)/Ventnor
  • 5 North St, Winchcombe
  • The Black Rat, Winchester
  • Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere
  • Paris House, Woburn

Scotland

  • Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae
  • Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond, Balloch
  • Braidwoods, Dalry
  • Castle Terrace, Edinburgh
  • Number One (at Balmoral Hotel), Edinburgh
  • 21212, Edinburgh
  • Kitchin, Edinbugh/Leith
  • Martin Wishart, Edinburgh/Leith
  • Sangster's, Elie
  • Inverlochy Castle, Fort William
  • Albannach, Lochinver
  • Boath House, Nairn
  • Peat Inn, Fife
  • Knockinaam Lodge, Portpatrick
  • Kinloch Lodge, Skye (Isle of)/Sleat

Wales

  • Walnut Tree, Abergavenny/Llanddewi Skirrid
  • Tyddyn Llan, Llandrillo
  • Crown at Whitebrook, Monmouth/Whitebrook
  • The Checkers, Montgomery

Republic of Ireland

London

  • NEW Alyn Williams at the Westbury
  • NEW Dabbous, Fitzrovia
  • NEW Hedone, Chiswick
  • NEW Medlar, Chelsea
  • NEW Trishna, Marylebone
  • NEW St John, Soho
  • NEW Launceston Place, Kensington
  • NEW Tom Aikens, Chelsea
  • Chapter One, Farnborough
  • Hakkasan Hanway Place, Bloomsbury
  • Pied à Terre, Bloomsbury
  • Club Gascon, City of London
  • Rhodes Twenty Four, City of London
  • Harwood Arms, Fulham
  • River Café, Hammersmith
  • La Trompette, Chiswick
  • North Road, Clerkenwell
  • St John, Clerkenwell
  • Rasoi, Chelsea
  • Kitchen W8, Kensington
  • The Glasshouse, Kew
  • Petersham Nurseries Café, Richmond
  • Viajante, Bethnal Green
  • Galvin La Chapelle, Spitalfields
  • Chez Bruce, Wandsworth
  • Amaya, Belgravia
  • Apsleys (at Lanesborough Hotel), Belgravia
  • Pétrus, Belgravia
  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal(at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park), Hyde Park & Knightsbridge
  • Benares, Mayfair
  • Galvin at Windows (at London Hilton Hotel), Mayfair
  • Greenhouse, Mayfair
  • Hakkasan Mayfair, Mayfair
  • Kai, Mayfair
  • Maze, Mayfair
  • Murano, Mayfair
  • Nobu (at The Metropolitan Hotel), Mayfair
  • Nobu Berkeley St, Mayfair
  • Pollen Street Social, Mayfair
  • Semplice, Mayfair
  • Tamarind, Mayfair
  • Umu, Mayfair
  • Wild Honey, Mayfair
  • L'Autre Pied, Regent's Park & Marylebone
  • Locanda Locatelli, Regent's Park & Marylebone
  • Rhodes W1 (Restaurant), Regent's Park & Marylebone
  • Texture, Regent's Park & Marylebone
  • Seven Park Place (at St James's Hotel and Club), St James's
  • Arbutus, Soho
  • Yauatcha, Soho
  • Quilon, Victoria

 

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