- Joakim Blockstrom
- The Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland 2019 was revealed at a live event in London on Monday.
- Six restaurants were given stars for the first time, while five lost their place on the list entirely.
- Scroll down to see the newcomers – and the full list of London’s Michelin-starred restaurants.
The Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland has been revealed for 2019 – and six new London restaurants have made the list for the first time.
The awards, which took place at London’s Odeon BFI Imax on Monday, also saw five eateries lose their star and be struck off the list completely.
Here are London’s six new Michelin-starred restaurants for 2019:
This Redchurch Street restaurant from Tomos Parry opened just six months ago, and is named after a colloquial term for “turbot.”
Brat draws on Parry’s Welsh heritage -and also has influence from the Basque region of Northern Spain, where they speak Welsh – with “a menu favouring seasonal British produce, cooked on an open firewood grill,” according to the restaurant.
Ikoyi, St James’s
Ikoyi, which opened in July 2017, is headed up by co-founders Jeremy Chan (head chef) and Iré Hassan-Odukale (restaurant director).
It’s a “platform on which to showcase their strong, bold menus that celebrate seasonality with a sense of drama,” according to the restaurant. Think rich spices and “a contrast of elegance and balance, married with the fearless enjoyment of the taste and flavours of the season.”
- Chris Terry
Founded by Nieves Barragan and José Etura, according to its website, Sabor (meaning flavour in Spanish), “takes you on a journey from the tapas bars of Andalucía through to the asadors of Castile and the seafood restaurants of Galicia.”
It’s made up of three areas – The Counter and bar on the ground floor, and the El Asador on the first floor.
- Joakim Blockstrom
Less than six months after opening, Mayfair’s Hide, from executive chef and co-owner Ollie Dabbous, has been awarded a Michelin star – though it’s not a first for Dabbous, who won one for his restaurant of the same name (Dabbous) in 2012.
A joint venture between Dabbous and Hedonism wines, Hide boasts “seasonal dishes created with restraint and finesse, whether for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner” as well as “the UK’s most comprehensive wine list,” according to the restaurant.
Set over three floors, it also offers some pretty amazing views over Green Park.
The team behind Ellory, which received a Michelin star in the 2017 guide before closing down in March 2018, have now received a star for this new wine bar and restaurant.
According to the website, the name is “one of our pet names from Ellory since many people were unable to pronounce the name of our restaurant.”
“We aim for simplicity and flavour. Food that is thoughtful but not showy,” it goes on. “Leroy is a place to stop in for a glass or to share several plates of food, charcuterie, cheese and crudo with a bottle or two of wine. Anything from the classics to the crazy.”
First opened as a two-year pop-up in 2011, Roganic brings “elements” of Simon Rogan’s two-Michelin-starred Lake District restaurant L’Enclume to London.
Its website calls the menu “forward-thinking and imaginative, using only the freshest and most exceptional array of produce from the best suppliers around the country, including Simon’s ‘Our Farm’ in The Lake District.”
The full list of London’s Michelin-starred restaurants for 2019:
- Joakim Blockstrom
Core by Clare Smyth* (previously one-Michelin-starred)
Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs* (previously one starred)
Claude Bosi at Bibendum
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Sketch (The Lecture Room and Library)
Alyn Williams at The Westbury
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Brat* (new to list)
Le Dame de Pic
Fera at Claridge’s
Galvin La Chapelle
Galvin at Windows
The Goring (Dining Room)
Hakkasan Hanway Place
Hide* (new to list)
Ikoyi* (new to list)
Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs
Leroy* (new to list)
Marcus* (previously two-Michelin-starred)
Pied a Terre
Pollen Street Social
Roganic* (new to list)
Sabor* (new to list)
Seven Park Place
Social Eating house
Restaurants knocked off the list:
Ametsa with Arzak Instruction
Outlaw’s at The Capital