A total of 13 restaurants in the UK have lost their Michelin stars including Maze in London's Mayfair and Castle Terrace in Edinburgh.
The news emerged as Michelin was forced to announce the list a day early following a leak from a bookstore.
Full list of deletions:
- Apicius (closing)
- Old Vicarage
- Stagg Inn
- Castle Terrace
- Knockinaam Lodge
- Three Chimneys & the House Over-By
- Bon Appetit
In addition to the deletions, Heston Blumenthal's three-Michelin-starred Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire, has been classified as "absent" from this year's Michelin Guide because following a temporary relocation to Australia, the restaurant "did not reopen in time for us to assess it," Michelin said.