Michelin GB&I 2012 PR and Star Listing

Posted on: November 17th, 2011 by Simon Carter & Daniel Darwood

(Stoke-on-Trent – 6 October 2011) – The Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2012 is launched today and will be available in bookshops from Friday 7 October, priced at £14.99 (€17.99 in Ireland).

This year’s guide sees the first British pub to be awarded two Michelin stars. The Hand and Flowers in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, was opened by Tom and Beth Kerridge in 2005 and received its first Michelin star the following year.

Editor Rebecca Burr said “This is a good news story for the British pub industry and confirms our view that pubs serving good food are the ones that continue to thrive. In the 2012 guide we are delighted to have 13 pubs with Michelin stars”.

“At the Hand and Flowers, Tom’s cooking has risen to new heights. His dishes are sophisticated yet familiar, and are a perfect match for the relaxed surroundings of his charming pub”.

The second restaurant to be promoted to two star level in the 2012 edition of the guide is Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham. Sat’s cooking has always been original and creative and now focus has been added to the flair. The restaurant gained its first star in 2003.

This year’s guide, published for the first time before Christmas, sees a wide geographical spread of new stars, stretching from the Driftwood Hotel in Portscatho, Cornwall to Glenapp Castle in Ballantrae, Scotland. There are three new stars in Scotland, one in Wales and four in London, which include ‘Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’. There are also three new pubs with one star.

The guide also highlights those restaurants that represent value for money. We are therefore delighted that this year a further 28 restaurants have been awarded a Bib Gourmand, the award given to those establishments offering good cooking but at moderate prices.

Rebecca Burr said “Our readers have told us how much they enjoy these places so we are very pleased that our inspectors have found so many new ones, particularly in London”.

Also launched today is the Michelin Guide London 2012, priced at £10.99(€12.99 in Ireland). This guide provides extended text on London’s restaurants, with additional photographs and information on all starred establishments. It also includes a selection of London’s best hotels, across all categories.

Michelin GB&I 2012 Complete Star Listing

Michelin Three Stars (Exceptional Cuisine, Worth a Special Journey)

Fat Duck, Bray, Berkshire

Waterside Inn, Bray, Berkshire

Gordon Ramsay, London

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London

Michelin Two Stars (Excellent Cooking, Worth a Detour)

Midsummer House, Cambridge

Gidleigh Park, Chagford, Devon

Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham, Glos.

Whatley Manor (The Dining Room), Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Hand and Flowers (New), Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Restaurant Sat Bains (New), Nottingham

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxford

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Rock, Cornwall

Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Auchterarder

Patrick Guilbaud, Dublin

The Ledbury, London

Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley, London

Le Gavroche, London

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, London

Hibiscus, London

Square, London

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, London

Michelin One Star (Very Good Cooking in its Category)

Coworth Park (New), Ascot Surrey

Michael Wignall at The Latymer (at Pennyhill Park Hotel), Bagshot, Surrey

Fischer’s at Baslow Hall, Baslow, Derbyshire

The Park (at Lucknam Park Hotel), Bath

The Terrace (at Montagu Arms Hotel), Beaulieu, Hampshire

Pipe and Glass Inn, Beverley

West House, Biddenden, Kent

Fraiche, Birkenhead, Merseyside

Purnell’s, Birmingham

Simpson’s, Birmingham

Turner’s, Birmingham

Northcote, Langho, Lancashire

Morston Hall, Norfolk

Curlew, Bodiam, East Sussex

Burlington (at Devonshire Arms Country House), Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire

Lords of the Manor, Bourton-on-the-Water/Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire

Royal Oak, Windsor & Maidenhead

Casamia, Birstol

Manor House H. and Golf Club, Castle Combe, Wiltshire

Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor, Chesire

Pony & Trap, Chew Magna, Bath & NE Somerset

Sir Charles Napier, Chinnor / Sprigg’s Alley, Buckinghamshire

The Olive Branch & Beech House, Clipsham, Rutland

Apicius, Cranbrook, Kent

Ockendon Manor, Cuckfield, West Sussex

Sienna, Dorchester, Dorset

Butcher’s Arms, Eldersfield, Worcestershire

36 on the Quay, Emsworth, Hampshire

Read’s, Faversham, Kent

L’Enclume, Grange-over-Sands/Cartmel, Cumbria

The Pass, Horsham, West Sussex

The Neptune, Hunstanton, Norfolk

Box Tree, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Atlantic, Jersey / La Pulente, Channel Islands

Bohemia (at Club Hotel & Spa), Jersey / St Helier, Channel Islands

Tassili (at Grand Hotel) N, Jersey / St Helier, Channel Islands

The Stagg Inn, Kington/Titley, Herefordshire

Mr Underhill’s at Dinham Weir, Ludlow, Shropshire

Harrow at Little Bedwyn, Wiltshire

Adam Simmonds at Danesfield House, Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Nut Tree, Murcott, Oxfordshire

Hambleton Hall, Oakham/Hambleton, Rutland

Black Swan N, Oldstead, North Yorkshire

Yorke Arms, Pateley Bridge/Ramsgill-in-Nidderdale, North Yorkshire

JSW, Petersfield, Hampshire

Driftwood, Portscatho, Cornwall

L’Ortolan, Reading, Berkshire

Drake’s, Ripley, Surrey

Mallory Court (The Dining Room), Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Old Vicarage, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Mason’s Arms, South Molton/Knowstone, Devon

Room in the Elephant, Torquay, Devon

Sharrow Bay Country House, Ullswater/Pooley Bridge, Cumbria

Auberge du Lac, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

The Sportsman, Whitstable/Seasalter, Kent

Hambrough, Wight (Isle of)/Ventnor

5 North St, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

The Black Rat, Winchester, Hampshire

Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere, Cumbria

Paris House, Woburn, Bedfordshire

Glenapp Castle (New), Ballantrae, South Ayrshire

Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond (New), Balloch, West Dunbartonshire

Braidwoods, Dalry, North Ayrshire

Castle Terrace (New), Edinburgh

Number One (at Balmoral Hotel), Edinburgh

21212, Edinburgh

Kitchin, Edinburgh

Martin Wishart, Edinburgh

Sangster’s, Elie, Fife

Inverlochy Castle, Fort William, Highland

Albannach, Lochinver, Highland

Boath House, Nairn, Highland

Peat Inn, Fife

Knockinaam Lodge, Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

Kinloch Lodge, Skye (Isle of)/Sleat, Highland

Walnut Tree, Abergavenny/Llanddewi Skirrid, Monmouthshire

Tyddyn Llan, Llandrillo, Denbighshire

Crown at Whitebrook, Monmouth/Whitebrook, Monmouthshire

The Checkers (New), Montgomery, Monmouthshire

House (at Cliff House Hotel), Ardmore, Waterford

Chapter One, Dublin

L’Ecrivain, Dublin

Thornton’s (at The Fitzwilliam Hotel), Dublin

Bon Appétit, Dublin

Michelin One Star: London

Chapter One, Hakkasan Hanway Place, Pied à Terre, Club Gascon, Rhodes Twenty Four, Harwood Arms, River Café, La Trompette, North Road N, St John, Rasoi, Kitchen W8, The Glasshouse, Petersham Nurseries Café, Viajante, Galvin La Chapelle, Chez Bruce, Amaya, Apsleys (at Lanesborough Hotel), Pétrus, Zafferano, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal(at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park) N, Benares, Galvin at Windows (at London Hilton Hotel), Greenhouse, Hakkasan Mayfair N, Kai, Maze, Murano, Nobu (at The Metropolitan Hotel), Nobu Berkeley St, Pollen Street Social N, Semplice, Sketch (The Lecture Room & Library), Tamarind, Umu, Wild Honey, L’Autre Pied, Locanda Locatelli, Rhodes W1 (Restaurant), Texture, Seven Park Place (at St James’s Hotel and Club), Arbutus, Gauthier-Soho, Yauatcha, Quilon