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The new UK & Ireland Michelin-Starred Restaurants to experience in 202217 Feb
The restaurants winning Michelin stars in 2022 have been announced. Every year, the highly anticipated unveiling of the Michelin Guide takes place in the capital. Luring in some of the brightest stars within the culinary world. Although the ceremony took place virtually this year, the new list of starred restaurants is certain to have us racing out the door to sample something from every menu.
Yesterday, Michelin announced the restaurants that have made it into the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2022. The virtual ceremony, taking place on the 16th of February, unveiled this year’s winners, following the anonymous judgement of restaurant inspectors. Rating them one (“high-quality cooking, worth a stop”), two (“excellent cooking, worth a detour”) or three stars (“exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey”).
Although we’re disappointed to not see our housekeeper, Pauline‘s name, included in the guide, We are excited to share with you the full list or restaurants to book a table at this year.
One of the rising stars, awarded an impressive 3-star rating, was Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume in Cartmel Cumbria. When accepting the award, Simon appeared visually lost for words, before gathering his thoughts and claiming “It’s something I’ve dreamed of all my life”. He recalled his journey to this moment. His passion for cooking ignited from the age of 13 whilst working for a restaurant serving Greek Cuisine; his father selling fruit and vegetables teaching him about the importance of fresh produce; the early days of opening L’Enclume, ordering ingredients in the pub with his team.
Rogan describes his cuisine as “natural, innovative and very tasteful. I like to have the menu read like a poem. I like it to have rhythm. These are put together in a way to take into account taste, texture, flavour. It’s all obviously important. But I want it to flow and really for people to have the most amazing experience”.
His latest dish is a reworking of their signature anvil dish, a caramel miso. “We make our own miso, [paired] with quinoa, served on caramelised apples.” The dish is presented with a personal debossed 20-year logo of L’Enclume and served at the table with an apple jus.
L’Enclume joins top restaurants The Lecture Room & Library at Sketch, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Core by Clare Smyth, Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck restaurant and Alain Roux’s Waterside Inn.
Ikoyi in St James’ and The Clove Club in Bethnal Green were both upgraded from one star to two, to the delight of Londoners. With seven other restaurants in the capital following close behind by earning their first stars. Kol in Marylebone, Jamavar in Mayfair, and Evelyn’s Table in Soho (owned by this year’s Young Chef award winners, Luke, Nathaniel and Theo Selby)
The virtual ceremony was nothing short of great news for other restaurants around the country, with 8 food havens earning their first stars. One in particular to watch is SY23 in Aberystwyth, stomping ground to Nathan Davies. A Ynyshir alumnus who is currently competing on the Great British Menu.
The SY23 dining experience is lively, colourful and intimately lit, with the open kitchen and charcoal grill taking centre stage. A seemingly simple menu perfectly executed. phenomenal textural contrasts, depth of flavour and meticulous consideration for the entire dining experience. Their 10-course menu centred around foraging, pickling, and fermenting, has also won Michelin’s Opening of the Year award.
But it’s not just the famous red-stars to look out for…
Last year the guide introduced its Green star. Recognising sustainable gastronomy and celebrating those restaurants joining the conversation and taking responsibility for their resources and biodiversity. 9 Green stars were awarded in total this year, including Moor Hall in Lancashire, which also boasts 2 Michelin stars for their food. Pensons in Worcestshire has also been highlighted as a winner of the Green star, as well as earning an additional Michelin star.
The full list of restaurants awarded with Michelin stars in 2022
New Three-Michelin-Star Winner
L’Enclume, Cartmel, Cumbria – Simon Rogan – Also holds a Michelin Green Star.
New Two-Michelin-Star Winners
Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen, Dublin – Mickael Viljanen – New addition
The Clove Club, Shoreditch, London – Isaac McHale – Promoted from One Star
Ikoyi, St James’s, London – Jeremy Chan – Promoted from One Star
Liath, Blackrock, Dublin – Damien Grey – Promoted from One Star
Ynyshir, Machynlleth, Powys – Gareth Ward – Promoted from One Star
New One-Michelin-Star Winners
The Barn, Aughton, Lancashire – Nathan Cornwell
Bastible, Dublin – Barry Fitzgerald
Bridge Arms, Bridge, Canterbury – Daniel Smith – New addition
Dog and Gun Inn, Skelton, Cumbria – Ben Queen-Fryer
Evelyn’s Table, Soho, London – Luke Selby – New addition. Also Winner of the Young Chef Award.
Frog by Adam Handling, Covent Garden, London – Adam Handling
The Glenturret Lalique, Crieff, Perthshire – Mark Donald – New addition
Glovers Alley, Dublin – Andy McFadden
Home, Penarth, Cardiff – James Sommerin – New addition
Jamavar, Mayfair, London – Surender Mohan
Kol, Marylebone, London – Santiago Lastra – New addition
Meadowsweet, Holt, Norfolk – Greg Anderson – New addition
Pine, East Wallhouses, Northumberland – Cal Byerley – New addition. Also awarded a Green Star.
Sollip, Southwark, London – Woongchul Park
SY23, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion – Nathan Davies – New addition. Also Winner of the Opening of the Year Award.
Trivet, Southwark, London – Jonny Lake – Also Winner of the Sommelier Award.
Unalome by Graeme Cheevers, Glasgow – Graeme Cheevers – New addition
Upstairs by Tom Shepherd, Lichfield, Staffordshire – Tom Shepherd – New addition
Wild Honey St James, St James’s, London – Anthony Demetre
New Michelin Green Star Winners
CHAPTERS, Hay-on-Wye, Powys (Mark McHugo) – New addition
Marle, Heckfield, Hampshire (Michael Chapman)
Moor Hall, Aughton, Lancashire Mark Birchall) – Also holds Two Michelin Stars
Oak, Bath, Somerset (Pete Ellis)
Pensons, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire (Chris Simpson) – Also holds One Michelin Star
Pine, East Wallhouses, Northumberland (Cal Byerley) – New addition. Also awarded One Michelin Star.
Terroir Tapas, Bournemouth, Dorset (Jesse Wells) – New addition
Tillingham, Peasmarsh, East Sussex (Tom Ryalls) – New addition
Wilsons, Bristol (Jan Ostle)