The Michelin Great Britain & Ireland Stars for 2020 have been unveiled


One hundred and eighty-seven Michelin-Starred Restaurants are featured for 2020, including one new Three Star, four new Two Stars and 23 new One Stars.

“Despite the obvious challenges being faced by the industry here in the UK, we are thrilled that this has been such a stellar year, and we have seen many first ventures opening and rapidly rising to success,” says Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin guides.

Three restaurants have been promoted from One to Two Stars: La Dame de Pic in the City of London (Anne-Sophie Pic); The Dining Room at Whatley Manor in Malmesbury (Niall Keating); and The Greenhouse in Dublin (Mikael Viljanen).

Executive Chef Niall Keating and his team at Wiltshire based, Whatley Manor have been awarded a coveted second Michelin star, just two years after earning the first star.

“This is the dream. My team are so special to me – and I am proud that together we have achieved this second star,” exclaimed Niall Keating. “They work so hard to support me and help create a great customer experience at Whatley Manor.” The Dining Room at Whatley Manor features Niall’s modern menus which showcase many international influences. His background training took him from Sat Bains in Nottingham to Benu in San Francisco, then to Kong Hans Kaelder in Copenhagen – all prestigious Michelin- starred establishments.

Sue Williams, General Manager at Whatley Manor, followed Niall’s career progress over the years, and lured him to Whatley Manor in 2017. Her instincts and nurturing have seen Niall and the food culture at Whatley Manor evolve month-by-month into one of the country’s most compelling, popular and successful establishments. “We respect the fact that Michelin always set the bar so high – it continuously gives us something as a team to strive for. What a momentous moment this is for Niall and everyone at Whatley Manor!,” enthused Sue Williams.

Whatley Manor joins Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in Oxfordshire as being one of just 19 Two Star Michelin-Starred Restaurants in the UK.

“Running a successful restaurant is tough, and we know that. It takes long hours, dedication, teamwork and the support of those people closest to you. I congratulate all the teams and chefs who have won and retained Michelin Stars in the 2020 guide.” says Rebecca Burr, Director of the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland.

Fine-dining lovers, whether British, Irish or tourists who wish to enhance their stay with a first-rate culinary experience, will also be able to book certain tables online and enjoy exclusive offers.

The 2020 selection at a glance:

  • 1,464 restaurants in total (131 New)
  • 5 Three Michelin Star restaurants (1 New)
  • 23 Two Michelin Star restaurants (4 New)
  • 159 One Michelin Star restaurants (23 New)
  • 131 Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants (22 New) [See also the Bib Gourmand Press Release]
  • 1,146 Michelin Plate restaurants (131 New)

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