UK Michelin Star Restaurant Guide

The Michelin Star Restaurant Guide for 2020 was recently released and as many of our readers have a taste for fantastic food we thought we’d provide a useful summary of these updates for you. How many of the restaurants listed have you frequented?

How Many Michelin Star Restaurants in the UK?

With the release of the 2019/2020 Michelin Star guide, there has been one new Three Star Restaurants, four new Two Star restaurants and a total of 189 Michelin Star restaurants in the UK

This is made up of the following;

  • 5 Three Michelin Star restaurants
  • 23 Two Michelin Star restaurants
  • 159 One Michelin Star restaurants

Three Michelin Star Restaurants

According to the Michelin Star Restaurant Guide, three stars mean ‘exceptional cuisine that is worth a special journey” and these are the restaurants that currently have a three star rating.

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester – Mayfair, London

Contemporary French cuisine served in the exquisite surroundings of one of London’s iconic Mayfair hotel’s, The Dorchester. Highly decorated Chef, Alan Ducasse, is known for his attention to detail and innovative dining experiences and this is exactly what guests can enjoy as Executive Chef Jean-Philippe Blondet interprets Alain Ducasse’s Michelin star cuisine with a modern and refined approach, consistently championing and enhancing current seasonal produce.

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – Chelsea, London

Established in 1998, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay has worked hard to achieve its three Michelin-stars. The flagship restaurant serves elegant modern French cuisine and dishes are meticulously crafted through a combination of both classic and contemporary techniques. The intimate ambience, unparralled service and the exquisite food are a winning combination that truly deserves its three Michelin-star accolade.

Sketch (The Lecture Room & Library) – Mayfair, London

Located in a quirky 18th century townhouse Sketch is known for its elegant French food designed for a sophisticated palate. This year it has achieved the top foodie prize being awarded its third Michelin star, which is testament to the high quality and innovative partnership between restauranteur Mourad Mazouz and super chef Pierre Gagnaire. Breakfast, comfort food, Afternoon Tea and classy cocktails can all be enjoyed here and with its arty vibe it is certainly a place for the fun and fashionable crew to visit.

The Fat Duck – Bray, Berkshire

Located in 16th-century building, Heston Blumenthal’s renowned restaurant The Fat Duck is a dining experience to stimulate all the senses. Highly innovative modern British dishes are served as diners embark upon the restaurant’s famous 14-course food journey. Many of the dishes on this journey are inspired by playful memories – many of which are from Blumenthal’s own childhood experiences and ingredient experimentation.

Waterside Inn – Bray, Berkshire

The village of Bray is bursting with 16th– century charm and is home to the wonderful Waterside Inn – a restaurant with rooms. The riverbank setting creates a relaxed yet elegant ambience where impeccable service and exquisite cuisine befitting of a three-star Michelin restaurant is offered to guests.  The restaurant is run by famed Chef, Alain Roux, and has deservedly built a formidable reputation for its inspirational French cuisine and menus that change with the seasons to reflect the freshest and best produce available.

Two Michelin Star Restaurants

According to the Michelin Star Restaurant Guide, two stars suggests “excellent cooking that is worth a detour” and these are the restaurants  that currently have a three star rating.

Aimsir – Kearneystown, Kildare
Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles – Auchterarder, Perthshire
Claude Bosi at Bibendum – South Kensington, London
CORE by Clare Smyth – Notting Hill, London
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal – Knightsbridge, London
Hélène Darroze at the Connaught – Mayfair, London
Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs – Fitzrovia, London
La Dame de Pic – Trinity Square, London
Le Gavroche – Mayfair, London
Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons – Great Milton, Oxfordshire
L’Enclume – Cartmel Nr Grange over Sands, Cumbria
Midsummer House – Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Moor Hall – Ormskirk, Lancashire
Restaurant Nathan Outlaw – Port Isaac, Cornwall
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud – Dublin, Ireland
Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms – Nottingham
The Dining Room at Whatley Manor – Malmesbury, Wiltshire
The Greenhouse – Mayfair, London
The Hand and Flowers – Marlow, Buckinghamshire
The Ledbury – Notting Hill, London
The Raby Hunt – Summerhouse, County Durham
Umu – Mayfair, London

One Star Michelin Star Restaurants

According to the Michelin Star Restaurant Guide, one star signifies “a very good restaurant”and these are the restaurants in London that currently have a three star rating.

A. Wong – Victoria

Alyn Williams at The Westbury – Mayfair
Amaya – Belgravia
Angler – Finsbury
Aquavit – Saint James
Barrafina- Soho
Brat – Shoreditch
Celeste – Belgravia
Chez Bruce – Wandsworth
City Social – City of London
Club Gascon – City of London
Da Terra – Bethnal Green
Dining Room at The Goring – Victoria
Elystan Street – Chelsea
Endo at the Rotunda – White City
Five Fields – Chelsea
Galvin La Chapelle – Spitalfields
Gymkhana – Mayfair
Hakkasan Hanway Place – Bloomsbury
Hakkasan Mayfair – Mayfair
Harwood Arms – Fulham
Hide – Mayfair
Ikoyi – Saint James
Kai – Mayfair
Kitchn W8 – Kensington
La Dame de Pic – City of London
La Trompette – Chiswick
Leroy – Shoreditch
Locanda Locatelli – Regent’s Park and Marylebone
Lyle’s – Shoreditch
Marcus – Belgravia
Murano- Mayfair
Mãos – Shoreditch
Petrus – Belgravia
Pied a Terre – Bloomsbury
Pollen Street Social- Mayfair
Portland – Regent’s Park and Marylebone
Quilon – Victoria
Ritz Restaurant – Piccadilly
River Cafe – Hammersmith
Roganic – Marylebone
Sabor – Mayfair
Seven Park Place by William Drabble – Saint James
Social Eating House – Soho
Sorrel – Dorking
St John – Clerkenwell
Story – Bermondsey
Texture – Regent’s Park and Marylebone
The Clove Club- Shoreditch
The Dysart Petersham – Richmond
The Glasshouse – Kew
The Ninth – Bloomsbury
Trinity – Clapham Common
Trishna – Regent’s Park and Marylebone
Veeraswamy – Mayfair

You can read our full Michelin Guide to London here.

And our guide to the best restaurants in London

Rest of England

Adam’s – Birmingham
Alchemilla – Nottingham, East Midlands
Allium at Askham Hall – Askham, Cumbria
Artichoke – Buckinghamshire
Black Rat – Winchester
Black Swan – Oldstead
Blackbird – Newbury
Bohemia – St Helier
Bulrush – Bristol
Bybrook – Castle Combe
Carters of Moseley – Birmingham
Casamia – Bristol
Clock House – Ripley
Coworth Park – Ascot
Crown – Burchett’s Green
Elephant – Torquay
Fordwich Arms – Fordwich
Forest Side – Grasmere
Fraiche – Birkenhead
Gravetye Manor – East Grinstead, West Sussex
Hambleton Hall – Hambleton
House of Tides – Newcastle upon Tyne
HRiSHi – Bowness-on-Windermere
Interlude – Lower Beedham, Sussex
John’s House- Mountsorrel
Le Champignon Sauvage – Cheltenham
Lympstone Manor – Lympstone
L’Ortolan – Reading
Mana – Manchester
Masons Arms – Knowstone
Matt Worswick at The Latymer – Bagshot
Morston Hall – Morston
Northcote – Langho
Nut Tree – Murcott
Old Stamp House – Ambleside, Cumbria
Olive Tree – Bath
Opheem – Birmingham
Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen – Cornwall
Oxford Kitchen – Oxford
Paco Tapas – Bristol
Paul Ainsworth at No.6 – Padstow
Peel’s – Hampton in Arden
Pensons – Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire
Pipe and Glass – South Dalton
Pony & Trap – Chew Magna
Purnell’s – Birmingham
Red Lion Freehouse – East Chisenbury
Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park – Colerne
Restaurant Tristan – Horsham, West Sussex
Salt – Stratford-upon-Avon
Simon Radley at Chester Grosvenor – Chester
Simpsons – Birmingham
Star Inn at Harome – Harome
Stark – Broadstairs, Kent
The Angel at Hetton – Hetton, Yorkshire
The Coach – Marlow
The Cottage in the Wood – Braithwaite, Cumbria
The Cross at Kenilworth – Kenilworth
The Dining Room – Malmesbury
The Hind’s Head – Bray
The Man Behind The Curtain – Leeds
The Neptune – Hunstanton
The Royal Oak – Whatcote, Warwickshire
The Sportsman – Seasalter
Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room – Ilfracombe
Tim Allen’s Flitch of Bacon – Little Dunmow
Tudor Room – Egham
White Swan – Fence
Wilks – Bristol
Winteringham Fields – Winteringham
Woodspeen – Newbury


Braidwoods – Dalry
Condita – Edinburgh
Isle of Eriska – Oban
Loch Bay Restaurant – Stein
Number One – Edinburgh
Restaurant Martin Wishart – Edinburgh
The Cellar – Anstruther
The Kitchin – Leith
The Peat Inn – Cupar

You can read our full Michelin guide to Scotland here


Beach House – Oxwich, Glamorganshire
Restaurant James Sommerin – Penarth
Sosban & The Old Butchers – Menai Bridge
The Checkers – Montgomery
The Whitebrook – Whitebrook
Walnut Tree – Llanddewi Skirrid
Ynyshir – Machynlleth

Northern Ireland

Deanes EIPIC – Belfast
OX – Belfast
The Muddlers Club – Belfast

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