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Nobu and Nobu Berkeley Street both lose long-held Michelin stars

25 September 2014 by
Nobu and Nobu Berkeley Street both lose long-held Michelin stars

Nobu and Nobu Berkeley Street were among 14 UK and Ireland restaurants to lose their stars in this year's Michelin Guide, having held them for 16 and eight years respectively.

The Nobu restaurant at the Metropolitan hotel picked up its Michelin star in 1998, while its sister restaurant, Nobu Berkeley Street, won its own star in 2006.

Scotland saw two long-term star holders in the deletions list, with both Inverlochy Castle in Fort William and Glenapp Castle in Ballantrae both losing stars.

Inverlochy Castle had long held a Michelin star, first holding from 1982 to 1990 and then 1994 to 1996, before its most recent, and longest, stretch from 1998 to 2014.

Glenapp Castle saw the departure of head chef Matt Worswick in January, a year after being appointed to the role. The restaurant held a star in 2007, 2008 and from 2012 to 2014.

Meanwhile Chapter One near Bromley has lost its star for the second time. Michelin first awarded Andrew McLeish a star in 2001, but it was lost with the launch of the 2007 Guide. However the restaurant was again recognised in the 2009 Guide, hanging on to its star until today.

Danesfield House in Marlow has lost the star it won in 2011, following the departure of head chef Adam Simmonds last October, who left to open his own restaurant before being appointed to oversee Kensington restaurant Pavilion this April. He was succeeded at Danesfield House by Billy Reid, who was previously a consultant chef for the Vineyard Group.

36 on the Quay in Emsworth, Hampshire, which held its star for 18 years having won it in 1997, lost its star in the 2015 Guide, alongside Holbeck Ghyll in Windermere, Cumbria, which had held its star since 2000.

Medlar in Chelsea, which won its Michelin star in the 2013 publication of the little red book, just two years after opening, was also among the London deletions for 2015.

The full list of deletions:

Apsleys, Belgravia (closed) - 2010-2014

Bo London, Mayfair (closed) - 2014

Chapter One, Bromley - 2001-2007 & 2009-2014

Danesfield House, Marlow - 2011-2014

Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae - 2007-2008 & 2012-2014

Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere - 2000-2014

Inverlochy Castle, Fort William - 1982-1990, 1994-1996 & 1998-2014

Medlar, Chelsea - 2013-2014

Nobu, Mayfair - 1998-2014

Nobu Berkeley Street, Mayfair - 2006-2014

One Leicester Street (formerly St John Soho), (closed), Soho - 2013-2014

Tom Aikens, Chelsea (closed) - 2004-2011 & 2013-2014

Viajante, Bethnal Green (closed) - 2011-2014

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