Michelin has unveiled its 2012 guide to the Main Cities of Europe and has again denied Copenhagen's world-famous Noma a third Michelin star.
Rene Redzepi's restaurant, which has twice been named the best restaurant in the world, remains at two-star level, while four restaurants in the Danish capital celebrate their first star: Den Røde Cottage, Geranium, Grønbech & Churchill and Relæ.
Two restaurants debuted with two stars: Silvio Nickol Gourmet Restaurant, in Vienna, Austria; and Maaemo, in Oslo, Norway.
The Czech capital city of Prague has two new one-star restaurants, with Alcron and Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise, while Funky Gourmet and Galazia Hytra celebrated their first star in Athens, Greece.
The 2012 Main Cities of Europe guide, which concludes Michelin's European coverage for this year, covers 44 cities in 20 countries. It lists a total of 2,100 restaurants, including 15 three-star establishments, 74 two-starred places, 18 of which are new, and 287 one-star restaurants, of which 44 are new.
By Kerstin Kühn
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