Michelin has awarded 14 restaurants in the UK with their first star, with Fera at Claridge’s among the six winners in London.
Fera by chef Simon Rogan, which opened at Claridge’s in May, is the only hotel restaurant to have won a Michelin star this time around. To read a review of Fera, click here.
The other London eateries to receive the plaudit are City Social by Jason Atherton (opened May, City of London); Clove Club (opened March 2013, Hackney); Gymkhana (opened September 2013, Mayfair); Barrafina (opened 2007, Soho); and Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs (opened 2012, Bloomsbury).
Among the other winners are Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen in Cornwall, the Star Inn in North Yorkshire, Isle of Eriska in Scotland, and Crown at Whitebrook in Wales.
No restaurants in Great Britain or Ireland were awarded a second or third star, but the London hotel restaurants that retained stars include Alyn Williams at the Westbury, Angler at South Place, Marcus at the Berkeley (two stars), Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental (two stars), Hélène Darroze at the Connaught (two stars) and Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester (three stars).
Both the London Nobu restaurants lost their stars.
London winner: Fera by chef Simon Rogan opened at Claridge’s in May
Rebecca Burr, editor of the Michelin Guide, said: “The 14 new stars in our 2015 guide highlight the enormous richness and variety of the UK’s restaurant scene. They range from country pubs to hipster hangouts, from counter-restaurants to classic dining rooms.
“The public’s knowledge and interest in food gets greater every year.”
She added: “The Clove Club shows that there is no shortage of talented young chefs coming through. Barrafina has just got better and better over the years and even when a second branch was being planned and subsequently opened, we still experienced the same high standard of cooking.”
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