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Claridge’s bags Michelin star

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Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s, Locanda Locatelli and the Number One restaurant at the Balmoral hotel, Edinburgh, are among 16 restaurants celebrating today after being awarded one Michelin star.


Pied á Terre in Bloomsbury, London, has regained its two Michelin stars after losing one of them in 2000.


A spate of restaurant closures has meant that Michelin has had to remove stars from a number of high-profile restaurants, including La Tante Claire at the Berkeley hotel, London, John Burton-Race at the Landmark hotel, London, Blinis in Bath, and Cheznico in Mayfair, London.


Michelin’s 2003 edition of the Red Guide Great Britain & Ireland is published today 17 January.


Addition of stars:


Two stars:

Pied á Terre, Bloomsbury, London


One star:


Drakes on the Pond, Abinger Hammer, Surrey

The Devonshire Arms Country hotel, Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire

Edmunds, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire

Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham

Ripleys, Padstow, Cornwall

Yorke Arms, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire

The Abbey, Penzance, Cornwall

L’Ortolan, Reading, Berkshire

Mallory Court, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Thackeray’s, Tunbridge Wells, Kent



Number One (at the Balmoral hotel), Edinburgh


Republic of Ireland

L’Ecrivain, Dublin



Hakkasan, Bloomsbury

Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s, Mayfair

Greenhouse, Mayfair

Locanda Locatelli, Marylebone


Deletion of stars:


Two stars:

Blinis, Bath, Somerset

La Tante Claire (at the Berkeley hotel), Mayfair, London

John Burton-Race (at the Landmark hotel) Marylebone, London


One star:


Village Bistro, Jersey

La Terrasse (at the Sandgate hotel), Folkstone, Kent

Michael’s Nook, Grasmere, Cumbria

Croque-en-Bouche, Great Malvern, Worcestershire

Box Tree, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Guellers, Leeds

Paul Heathcote’s, Longridge, Lancashire

Chavignol at the Old Mill, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire

Sol, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Waldo’s (at the Cliveden hotel), Taplow, Buckinghamshire



Georgian Room (at the Cameron House hotel), Balloch, Strathclyde

Airds, Port Appin, Strathclyde



Old Rectory County House, Conwy, Gwynedd


Republic of Ireland

The Commons, Dublin

Peacock Alley (at the Fitzwilliam hotel), Dublin



The Connaught, Mayfair

Cheznico, Mayfair

The Oak Room Marco Pierre White, Mayfair


For more on Michelin star additions and deletions see next week’s issue of Caterer & Hotelkeeper.


For a full list of starred restaurants and Bib Gourmand awards, visit the Michelin Web site (PDF document) or click on the link above right.

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