Michelin has released its 2012 guide for Great Britain and Ireland today bringing a record number of 151 accredited establishments to the directory.
The Michelin star is an indication for restaurants with excellent cuisine and service standards. A limited number of the best restaurants achieve the status indicated by one, two or three stars. There are only 4 restaurants in the Great Britain and Ireland with three stars, 17 with two stars and 130 with one star.
Among those celebrating today as newcomers to a one Michelin star include Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in Knightsbridge, The Pass at South Lodge Hotel in Horsham and John Campbell at Coworth Park in Ascot.
Meanwhile Tom Kerridge’s Hand & Flowers restaurant in Marlow has become the first pub in the country to achieve two Michelin star status alongside the much coveted Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham.
New awards are as below and to view the full 2012 Michelin Guide list click here.
New two star restaurants:
New one star restaurants: