The Michelin Star winners for 2022 have been announced – and here’s where you should be booking a table in the next 12 months.
Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume in Cumbria was awarded three Michelin stars 20 years on from its opening. It’s also the only restaurant in the north to achieve the prestigious accolade.
Ynyshir in Powys became the first restaurant in Wales to be given two Michelin star status.
Another four restaurants in the UK and Ireland gained two Michelin stars. While 19 new one Michelin star restaurants were announced.
Did any restaurants near you make this year’s list? Here are all the new Michelin Star winners 2022 in full.
New three Michelin Star restaurants in the UK
L’Enclume, Cartmel, Cumbria
This year marks the 20th anniversary since acclaimed chef Simon Rogan launched L’Enclume in an old blacksmith workshop in Cartmel, Cumbria.
Today he is still blowing Michelin judges away with his farm-to-table cooking, sustainable ethos and use of hyper-seasonal ingredients, many of which come straight from the restaurant’s 12-acre farm.
The tasting menu starts from £195 while the lunch menu is £100pp and offers a selection of three wine pairing from £59. Tours of the farm are also available upon request when booking a table.
New two Michelin Star restaurants in the UK and Ireland
Ikoyi, St James’s, London
Having gained their first Michelin Star in 2019, Ikoyi is applauded for its inventive surprise menu that focuses on great British ingredients and West African spices.
The judges were particularly impressed with chef Jeremy Chan’s ‘meticulous sourcing and a focus on the organic and the biodynamic… that comes together to create some truly original dishes’.
Expect unusual ingredients like plantains, scotch bonnet chillies, smoky peppercorn and eucalyptus. Among the unique dishes is Octopus Fried in Wild Rise and Yeasted Béarnaise, and Sorghum Crêpe with Cuttlefish and Trompette Fondue.
The lunch menu starts from £60 while the tasting menu is £180.
The Clove Club, Shoreditch, London
At the helm of this restaurant is Chef-patron Isaac McHale, whose menu has been inspired by a lifetime of travel and cooking in restaurants across the globe.
His ‘creative, exceptionally balanced cuisine’ deserved the restaurants’ promotion from one to two Michelin Stars, say Michelin.
Set within the Grade II listed Shoreditch Town Hall and with an open-plan kitchen, dining at The Clove Club is equivalent to spending an evening in the theatre.
Watch the kitchen put together a masterpiece before sampling the likes of Middlewhite Pork Jowl with Blood Pancake, Fermented Red Cabbage and Crab-Apple. The tasting menu starts from £145pp.
Ynyshir, Powys, Mid Wales
Ynyshir has proudly become the first ever restaurant to achieve two Michelin Stars in Wales.
The first one came eight years ago. Since then chef Gareth Ward has been dazzling visitors with its impressive 30-course taster menu that requires at least four hours to devour.
According to the Michelin Guide, it is because of Ynyshir’s ‘unique, immersive dining experience’ that they were bumped up to two stars.
Their self-confessed meat-obsessed and fat fuelled menu starts from £350pp for lunch and dinner. Dinner and a night in one of their rooms starts from £495pp.
Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen, Dublin
Led by Finnish Chef Mickael Viljanen, Chapter One is one of only two restaurants in Ireland to win a second Michelin Star this year.
The restaurants’ sophisticated dishes captivated the judges for their striking natural flavours. Those dining here should expect luxury ingredients with an intensely Irish background, coupled with Mickael’s classical French cooking techniques, both of which make for a memorable experience.
Chapter One only opened in July 2021, but offers a fresh take on dining out with the Chef’s Table where diners have a close-up view of the kitchen and are in for a culinary theatrical performance.
The tasting menu starts from €150pp and includes delights like Frozen Meringue served with a Seaweed Condiment and Calamansi Sorbet.
Liath, Blackrock, Dublin
The second of the Irish restaurants to receive two Michelin Stars is Liath with Damien Grey directing the kitchen.
Each dish is centred around five tastes – sour, bitter, sweet, salty, and savoury – and among the many options is their multi-course tasting menu which takes around two hours to complete.
Expect to taste exquisite ingredients from the land and sea surrounding the area. The tasting menu starts from €130pp.
New one Michelin Star restaurants in the UK and Ireland
Evelyn’s Table, Soho
Set in the cellar of a Georgian pub, Evelyn’s Table is a 12-seater counter dining experience led by Head Chef, Luke Selby, and his brothers Theo and Nat. The brothers were also the joint winners of the Michelin Young Chef Award 2022.
The restaurant boasts an ever-changing menu designed around the brothers’ experiences and British produce, incorporating their classic French training and Japanese techniques. Their culinary ethos is inspired by Luke’s time working in Tokyo.
There are only two sittings each evening and everyone is served at once, meaning it’s essential to arrive on time. The menu starts at £75pp.
The tagline for this restaurant is ‘Mexican soul, British ingredients’ and it’s because of their colourful and modern take on Mexican cuisine that KOL has won its first Michelin Star.
KOL’s menu combines Chef Patron Santiago Lastra’s Mexican heritage with culinary experiences from his travels around the world.
His restaurant in London aspires to show the true authenticity of Mexican food. Expect dishes like Crab Chilpachole with Mezcal, and Langoustine Tacos. Vegan and vegetarian menus are also available.
Below the restaurant is the Mezcaleria bar where guests can book a table before or after their meal. The tasting menu starts at £75.
Frog by Adam Handling, Covent Garden
The Frog is chef Adam Handling’s flagship restaurant and his eye-catching dishes have finally earned him a Michelin Star.
Adam, who is still only 33, began cooking at a young age and his culinary empire has grown to include the Ugly Butterfly in Cornwall and The Loch & Tyne in Windsor.
Guests can choose from Adam’s Classic five-course £150pp tasting menu serving one of his signature dishes, Wagyu Lobster.
There is also a changing five-course seasonal menu which is £125pp. Wine pairing can be added from £70pp.
The only Indian restaurant to make the new Michelin Star list this year is Jamavar in London’s Mayfair.
Spread over two floors, this is where to head for Indian fine dining. If you want the full experience go for the tasting menu, although a la carte is also on offer.
Led by Executive Chef Surender Mohan, expect a range of small plates to start, ranging from Mushroom Truffles to Kid Goat Shami Kebab. For mains, Michelin judges rated the Stone Bass Tikka. While the Gucchi Lababdar is a must – and not just for vegetarians.
Some of the dishes on the menu have been served in Royal Kitchens, and the wine list also brings a part of the grape-growing India alive.
‘Sollip’ is Korean for Pine Needle, which is known to be the best ingredient for controlling smoke and flames in traditional Korean cuisine.
It is these techniques, combined with French and English influences, that has earned this under-the-radar restaurant near London landmark The Shard its first Michelin Star.
Run by a husband and wife team from Korea, expect from the heart cooking here which isn’t showy or over complicated. Expect dishes like Highland Wagyu and Cornish Turbot with a Korean twist.
They serve a nine-course tasting menu for £97pp. Wine pairing is an extra £78pp.
Also the winner of this year’s Sommelier Award, Trivet is from chefs Jonny Lake and Isa Bal, who have both worked at The Fat Duck.
Dishes are fuss-free but expertly prepared with the finest ingredients. While the combination of flavour is perfectly balanced, according to Michelin judges.
The restaurant itself is informal and the menu a la carte, with starters from £23 and mains upwards of £32.
While you’re there, you must order wine. They have a unique wine list with 350 options to choose from, including several from lesser known regions.
Wild Honey, St James’s
Anthony Demetre has owned several prestigious restaurants in London, but it’s his European menu at Wild Honey St James which has won him its first Michelin star.
Applauded for his refreshing lack of pretentiousness, it’s all about the flavours at Wild Honey, not frippery, and he regularly brings in new dishes so there is always something new to try.
Signature dishes include Slow Cooked Crisp Chicken with Hand Cut Macaroni and the English Custard Tart.
A three-course lunch starts from a very reasonable £35pp. Pre-theatre dining is also available.
Pine, East Wallhouses, Northumberland
Set in an old cow barn in a phenomenal location next to Hadrian’s Wall, guests visiting Pine won’t be disappointed.
Owned by local chef Cal Byerly and his partner Siân Buchan, the restaurant serves a multi-course tasting menu with the best Northumbrian ingredients, some of which are plucked and foraged by Cal and his team themselves.
The tasting menu is £120pp. Add a wine flight for £70pp. Afternoon tea is also available from £45pp.
Pine has become Northumberland’s second Michelin Star restaurant after Hjem – an accolade it has impressively achieved within nine months of opening.
Pine was also the recipient of a Michelin Green Star award for 2022 for its sustainable practices.
Upstairs by Tom Shepherd, Lichfield, Staffordshire
Having only been open for four months and already being awarded a Michelin Star, Upstairs by Tom Shepherd has taken the Staffordshire food scene by storm.
The judges praised the restaurant for its ‘beautifully presented, British dishes’ crafted by the multi-award-winning chef.
The restaurant is a fine dining establishment, but was once a craftsman’s workshop. It now serves a set lunch menu for £35pp or seven course dinner tasting menu for £77pp.
While some of us are only hearing about Upstairs by Tom Shepherd now, Lichfield locals have known this restaurant’s potential for some time, with bookings being hard to come by.
The Barn, Aughton, Lancashire
It’s unusual to find a Michelin Star eatery in a rustic barn, but this Lancashire restaurant is defying expectations.
Serving ‘imaginative, flavour-packed dishes’, The Barn is the informal sister to Moor Hall, which was awarded two Michelin stars last year.
Both use seasonal produce from the five-acre grounds they share, but The Barn describes itself as a neighbourhood restaurant, so is perfect for guests who want a more casual dining experience.
Chef-patron Mark Birchall has created a modern menu with British cuisine at its heart. The Sunday roasts here are epic. While a three-course lunch starts from £32pp.
Dog and Gun Inn, Skelton, Cumbria
Over the last three years this independent village pub has cherished The AA award and Michelin Bib Gourmand. Now it’s been promoted to one Michelin Star for its ‘flavour-filled dishes’.
Chef-owner Ben Queen-Fryer has ensured the restaurant does what pubs do best, serving hearty, filling meals presented in an unassuming way. It’s proper pub grub in other words, but next-level.
Dishes include suet puddings, soufflés and some of the best triple-cooked chips you’ll ever taste.
Prices are reasonable and you can wash your meal down with a great local pint.
Bridge Arms, Canterbury
Just 10 months after opening, the Bridge Arms in Canterbury has gained its first Michelin Star.
Sister pub to nearby Michelin-starred gastropub The Fordwich Arms, owners Daniel and Natasha have another hit on their hands after taking it over in 2021.
Its ‘imaginative and wholesome cooking’ inspired the Michelin judges and is in keeping with a traditional, heartening pub meal.
There is a daily menu as well as a Sunday menu, with some great sharing dishes such as Whole Roast Suckling Roast Pig, Dry-Aged Rib of Herefordshire Beef and Whole Monkfish Tail.
Meadowsweet, Holt, Norfolk
Another newbie climbing the ranks is Meadowsweet which has earned itself a Michelin Star after just nine months in business.
It was already so popular guests had to book months in advance, so imagine how hard it will be to get a table now.
Set in a Grade II listed Georgian house, which has been restored by Chef-Owner Greg Anderson and his partner Rebecca, expect a meticulously prepared tasting menu of local produce, which changes regularly, starting from £110pp. There are also three rooms upstairs for guests to stay over.
Greg was formerly Head Chef at Morston Hall, another Michelin-starred restaurant.
Chef James Sommerin has been a hero during the pandemic, providing meals to NHS workers. Now his family-run restaurant is helping put south east Wales on the culinary map.
His first solo venture, Home, serves up a ‘surprise menu of dishes showcasing the Welsh larder’.
Although the menu might be a secret, comfort is key here. As the name suggests, they want guests to feel at home.
Guests can choose from a four course lunch from £50pp going up to an eight-course lunch or dinner from £98pp.
Not only has SY23 won a Michelin Star in 2022, but it is simultaneously the winner of the Michelin Opening of the Year Award.
Part-owner and Chef Nathan Davies is praised by Michelin for bringing ‘a breath of fresh air to the seaside town of Aberystwyth in Wales’.
At SY23, expect locally sourced fish and meat cooked simply over charcoal, and practices like fermenting, pickling and foraging to comprise his set 10-course menu, which is £95 a head.
The Glenturret Lalique, Crieff, Perthshire
Based in the oldest whisky distillery in Scotland, The Glenturret Lalique’s multi-course tasting menu has been praised as being ‘expertly crafted’ with modern dishes.
Chef Mark Donald says the Scottish heritage and the surroundings associated with his restaurant are at the heart of everything his team does. This can be seen in the décor and dishes like Tattie Scones served with Highland Wagyu.
The £125pp evening tasting menu has a cosmopolitan edge and is designed to take diners on a journey through The Glenturret, landscape and local ingredients.
Unalome by Graeme Cheevers, Glasgow
In the lively foodie hub of Finnieston in Glasgow, Unalome is this first solo endeavour by award-winning Chef Graeme Cheevers.
When Graeme first opened the restaurant, his intention was to establish a ‘restaurant for all occasions’ and its popularity is a testament to his success.
Unalome prides itself on acquiring the finest Scottish produce and you can expect a fine selection like Roasted Orkney Scallops, Tartare of Highland Deer and a Saddle of Inverurie Lamb.
The tasting menu is £90pp, plus £70 for a wine flight.
The Michelin guide has commended Bastible for its generous cooking that ‘comes from the heart’ and it’s here you’ll find chefs personally engaging with their guests.
The restaurant boasts a modern set menu with seasonal ingredients and bold flavours for €70pp.
There’s a range of dishes to try including Lissadell Oyster, Lacquered and Smoked Sea Trout, and Treacle Tart. Vegetarians are also catered for.
The name ‘Bastible’ comes from the cast iron pot which once sat on the hearth of every family home, and they still use it here to make the fabulous bread.
Glovers Alley, Dublin
Glovers Alley is located on the second floor of Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Hotel overlooking the iconic St Stephen’s Green, and is named after the city’s glove makers who used to work in the adjacent alleyway.
The elegant restaurant has a modern 1930s vibe with pink and green hues, while the food is a celebration of the finest Irish produce.
Chef Andy McFadden has created a bold menu which includes dishes such as Sika Deer, Comeragh Mountain Lamb, and Squid Tagliatelle.
Three courses from the a la carte menu start from £90pp. The tasting menu starts from £130pp.
New Michelin Bib Gourmand Awards
These are all the new Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants in the UK and Ireland, which highlights restaurants offering good food at competitive prices.
- Brutto, Clerkenwell, London
- Pahli Hill, Regent’s Park and Marylebone, London
- Manteca, Shoreditch, London
- Humble Chicken, Soho, London
- Imad’s Syrian Kitchen, Soho, London
- Andria, Dartmouth, Devon
- Burnt Orange, Brighton
- Kintsu, Colchester
- Sargasso, Margate
- Sculthorpe Mill, Norfolk
- The Hollist Arms, Lodsworth, West Sussex
- Cush, Ballycotton, Ireland
- Éan, Galway, Ireland
- Everett’s, Waterford, Ireland
- Ka Pao, Glasgow
- Celentano’s, Glasgow
New Green Michelin Star Awards
The Green Star was introduced to the Michelin Guide in 2021 to award restaurants at the forefront of the industry when it comes to their sustainable practices.
- CHAPTERS, Hay-on-Wye, Wales
- Marle, Heckfield Place hotel, Hampshire
- Moor Hall, Aughton, Lancashire
- Oak, Bath, Somerset
- Pensons, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire
- Pine, East Wallhouses, Northumberland
- Terroir Tapas, Bournemouth, Dorset
- Tillingham, Peasmarsh, East Sussex
- Wilsons, Bristol
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