The wait is over - the 2022 Michelin results are out, and they make for very interesting reading. After the trials of 2020, 2021 has been another year of instability for restaurants all over the country. There’s nothing like the support of a Michelin star to maintain interest, so stars are in especially high demand at the moment, and despite the turmoil there are restaurants all over the country turning out superb food that is well-deserving of recognition.
First, the biggest news of all - Simon Rogan’s long wait for his elusive third star is over, as L’Enclume became the eighth three Michelin-starred restaurant in Great Britain and Ireland. L’Enclume opened in 2002, and Rogan’s hyper-local, seasonal cooking influenced a generation of chefs over the following two decades. The restaurant received it’s first star in 2005 and it’s second in 2013.
London continued to flex it’s culinary muscles with a number of new stars awarded. A few chefs returned to the guide, notably Jonny Lake at Trivet, Luke Selby at Evelyn’s Table and Anthony Demetre at Wild Honey St. James. Adam Handling finally won an elusive star for his cooking at The Frog in Covent Garden, and Jeremy Chan and Iré Hassan-Odukale received two stars for their innovative menus at West Africa-inspired Ikoyi.
Elsewhere, Moor Hall continued its good run in the guide too, as The Barn at Moor Hall also picked up a star. Gareth Ward received a long-awaited second star for his inventive tasting menus at Ynyshir. There were new stars for Unalome and Glenturret Lalique in Scotland, and three new Michelin stars in Dublin for Bastible, Glovers Alley and Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen.
In other special awards, legendary London chef Phil Howard was awarded the Chef Mentor award. Howard held two Michelin stars at The Square for nearly two decades before moving on to Elystan Street in Chelsea, where he currently holds one star.
Luke, Theo and Nathaniel Selby - the brotherly trio running the kitchen at Evelyn’s Table - jointly received Michelin’s Young Chef award. ‘There is a clear synergy to this team, who exude infectious enthusiasm,’ the guide reads, ‘and passion seeps from every pore as they create and then describe each dish’.
Elsewhere, sommelier Isa Bal took home the 2022 Sommelier Award for his wine expertise at Trivet - the restaurant he co-founded with chef Jonny Lake after the pair left The Fat Duck in 2018. Away from the capital, Aberystwyth restaurant SY23 scooped the Opening of the Year award, and Restaurant Andrew Fairlie General Manager Dale Dewsbury was recognised with the Welcome and Service award.
Michelin Guide 2022 results: Who won (or lost) stars?
Here’s a complete rundown of all the new Michelin stars and changes in the 2022 Michelin Guide. Want more info on the newest members of the guide? Just click the links!
New three Michelin star restaurants in Great Britain and Ireland 2022
L’Enclume, Cartmel, England
New two Michelin star restaurants in Great Britain and Ireland 2022
Ikoyi, St James's, London
The Clove Club, Shoreditch, London
Liath, Dublin, Ireland
Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen, Dublin, Ireland
Ynyshir, Powys, Wales
New one Michelin star restaurants in Great Britain and Ireland 2022
The Barn at Moor Hall, Lancashire, England
Meadowsweet, Norfolk, England
The Bridge Arms, Kent, England
Upstairs by Tom Shepherd, Lichfield, England
The Dog and Gun Inn, Cumbria, England
Pine, Northumberland, England
Trivet, Southwark, London
Evelyn’s Table, Soho, London
Wild Honey St James, St James’s, London
The Frog by Adam Handling, Covent Garden, London
Kol, Marylebone, London
Sollip, Southwark, London
Jamavar, Mayfair, London
Unalome by Graeme Cheevers, Glasgow, Scotland
Glenturret Lalique, Crieff, Scotland
Bastible, Dublin, Ireland
Glovers Alley by Andy McFadden, Dublin, Ireland
SY23 Restaurant, Aberystwyth, Wales
Home, Cardiff, Wales
New Michelin green star restaurants in Great Britain and Ireland 2022
Only introduced in 2021, the Michelin Green Star award is given to restaurants who have inspiring sustainability practices. While there is no specific criteria these restaurants are marked on, the guide states that ‘the Inspectors are simply looking for those at the top of their game when it comes to their sustainable practices.’
Marle, Hampshire, England
Moor Hall, Lancashire, England
Oak, Bath, England
Pensons, Tenbury Wells, England
Pine, Northumberland, England
Terroir Tapas, Bournemouth, England
Tillingham, East Sussex, England
Wilsons, Bristol, England
Chapters, Hay-on-Wye, Wales
New restaurants awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand in Great Britain and Ireland 2022
Andria, Devon, England
Burnt Orange, Brighton, England
The Hollist Arms, Lodsworth, England
Kintsu, Colchester, England
Sargasso, Margate, England
Sculthorpe Mill, Sculthorpe, England
Brutto, Clerkenwell, London
Humble Chicken, Soho, London
Imad's Syrian Kitchen, Soho, London
Manteca, Shoreditch, London
Pahli Hill, Regent’s Park and Marylebone, London
Celentano's, Glasgow, Scotland
Ka Pao, Glasgow, Scotland
Cush, Ballycotton, Ireland
Éan, Galway, Ireland
Everett's, Waterford, Ireland
Who lost Michelin stars in the Great Britain and Ireland awards 2022?
There was only one restaurant that lost a Michelin star this year in London, which was Céleste at the Lanesborough Hotel. Elsewhere, L'Ortolan in Shinfield, Isle of Eriska in Eriska and Number One at the Balmoral hotel in Edinburgh lost single stars that they had previously held. There was also a demotion from two stars to one star at The Dining Room at Whatley Manor following the departure of chef Niall Keating in December.
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