The Michelin Guide Great Britain 2015 has been published today.
New stars include two from the Scottish Islands, Isle of Eriska in Eriska and Three Chimneys & The House Over-By on the Isle of Skye.
Cornwall has another star with Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac.
Rebecca Burr, editor of the Michelin guide, said: “The 14 new stars in our 2015 guide highlight the enormous richness and variety of the UK’s restaurant scene. They range from country pubs to hipster hangouts, from counter-restaurants to classic dining rooms”.
There are also two new stars in Wales, namely Ynyshir Hall in Machynlleth and the Crown at Whitebrook in Monmouth.
Joan Reen, owner of Ynyshir Hall in Mchynlleth told Elite Traveler: “We are absolutely delighted; Gareth (Ward, head chef) really deserves it. He is a fantastic chef and he’s a hard worker. He is a such a great team leader, it is so important to have a chef that everybody gets along with. The kitchen should be the heart of the house and it really is the heart here.”
Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs, which was recently featured on Elite Traveler, also gained a star. It serves an innovative, no-choice set menu based in London. Spanish restaurant Barrafina and Indian restaurant Gymkhana are also mentioned, showcasing London’s variety and diversity.
Also in London, Simon Rogan has put Claridge’s back on the culinary map with Fera and The Clove Club comes from a team who cut their teeth in pop-ups.
Food critic Andy Hayler said: “Clove Club in particular is doing some innovative food and has a passionate young chef, so its nice to see him rewarded. He goes to a lot of trouble compared to many chefs – hanging his own meat and curing his own sausages – and that’s really great to see.”
The Samling in Cumbria has maintained their Michelin star. Head Chef Ian Swainson, 32, commented “I am thrilled that we have retained a Michelin Star and been included in an elite group of global restaurants. The whole team at the hotel have been fantastic throughout the whole year and this award is testament to this.”
Over the past 12 months The Samling has seen significant investment including the addition of a new growing operation run by vegetable guru Ken Holland and a new development kitchen.
General Manager Alasdair Elwick said “This year has been a superb one for the hotel. The addition of both a kitchen garden and a development kitchen should make 2015 even better. We want to continually progress our cuisine and create an even better customer experience.”
The Treby Arms, owned by a former winner of MasterChef, is one of three new pubs to gain a star.
“The public’s knowledge and interest in food gets greater every year and it won’t just be fans of cookery shows who will be planning trips to the Treby Amrs” Rebecca said.
Also published today is the Michelin Guide London 2015, which provides an extended text on London’s restaurants with additional photographs and information on all starred establishments, as well as a pull out map. It also includes a selection of London’s best hotels.