L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon loses second Michelin star

26 September 2013 by
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon loses second Michelin star

Some 11 unlucky restaurants lost a Michelin star in this year's guide.

The most dramatic drop was L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, which went from two Michelin stars to one, perhaps reflecting the rise in standard in restaurants around it in London.

Other demotions included the Devonshire Arms in North Yorkshire, Petersham Nurseries in Richmond and the Dining Room at Mallory Court hotel in Leamington Spa, which all lost their one star status.

Those that were removed from the Michelin Guide 2014 due to closure included Rhodes W1 in London, North Road in London and the Crown at Whitebrook in Monmouthshire.

The guide's editor Rebecca Burr said that dining was now becoming less structured and less formal.

"With cuisines and culinary influences from all parts of the globe, it's no surprise that the capital is one of the most exciting cities in the world for food."

The full list of Michelin star deletions

Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel, North Yorkshire
Dining Room at Mallory Court Hotel, Leamington Spa
Hamborough, Isle of Wight
Crown at Whitebrook, Monmouthshire (closed)
Locks Brassserie, Dublin
Rhodes Twenty Four, London (closed)
North Road, Islington (closed)
Petersham Nurseries Café, Richmond
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel), London (now 2 stars)
Rhodes W1, London (closed)
Greenhouse, London (now 2 stars)
Semplice, London (closed)
L'Atelier de JoÁ«l Robuchon, London (now 1 star)

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