The Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Northern Ireland is here for another year, and another round of Michelin stars have been awarded to worthy restaurants. Join us as go through all the new stars and awards from the Michelin Guide 2024.
For years London has been the epicentre of the Michelin Guide’s yearly award ceremony, but this year the guide headed north, holding a live ceremony at The Midland Hotel in Manchester.
The Michelin Guide traditionally was built around luxury and fine dining, but these days Michelin has become much more middle of the road, recognising a much broader range of food of various cuisines, styles and price points. In 2021 Michelin also established a new award - the Michelin Green Star - to celebrate the achievements of great restaurants that are committed to sustainability. Michelin also awards Bib Gourmands each year to restaurants that are seen as being excellent value propositions.
Michelin also gives out a handful of special awards each year, and 2024 was no different. To kick off the awards, Michel Roux Jr came up on stage and made a moving tribute to the recently-closed Le Gavroche and his team, receiving this year's Chef Mentor Award. Young chef Jake Jones from Middleton Lodge received Michelin's Young Chef of the Year. Later on, Kitchen Table head sommelier Sandia Chang stepped up on stage to award Michelin's Service Award 2024 to Robbie Ashby from Stage in Exeter, and the 2024 Sommelier Award to Valentin Mouillard from L'Enclume. Finally, Michelin's Exceptional Cocktails Award went to Ryan McHarg from The Spence in Edinburgh.
The majority of new stars were awarded in London, with some being perhaps more predictable than others. French chef Yannick Alleno, for example, received yet another star from the Michelin Guide for his restaurant PAVYLLON, housed inside the Four Seasons Park Lane. 'Pavyllon London is an embodiment of my lifelong dream to redefine French fine dining,' said Alleno. 'It’s an honour to receive this recognition just six months after opening and a testament to the dedication, creativity and commitment of our talented team led by Chef Benjamin. I am looking forward to what we can achieve in the next six months and beyond.'
Elsewhere in London, Bermondsey restaurant Trivet made the jump from one star to two, and the big news of the night was the addition of a new three Michelin-starred restaurant to the guide, in the form of The Ledbury in Notting Hill. 'It feels incredible to have the team’s talent, hard work and dedication recognised by the Michelin inspectors this year,' said Trivet chef Jonny Lake. 'Thank you to all our amazing guests and suppliers for continuing to believe in our dream.'
SquareMeal reflected the length and breadth of talent across the UK with our own awards earlier this year, as we named the Top 100 Restaurants in the UK and the Top 100 Restaurants in London.
New three Michelin star restaurants in Great Britain and Ireland 2024
According to the Michelin Guide, restaurants with three Michelin stars are the pinnacle of food, denoting ‘exceptional cuisine that is worth a special journey’. Three Michelin star status is rarely awarded, but 2024 saw one new three Michelin star restaurant enter the guide. Read more about all the UK’s three Michelin star restaurants - all of which have retained their three-star status this year.
New two Michelin star restaurants in Great Britain and Ireland 2024
Only a handful of restaurants in the UK have two star-status, which is seen as a considerable step up from a single star and requires a degree of consistency and quality over many years. ‘Two stars elevates your restaurant to be one of the best in the world’ - says Michelin. These restaurants received two Michelin stars in 2024.
New one Michelin star restaurants in Great Britain and Ireland 2024
Winning a Michelin star is a great achievement - the culmination of a considerable journey for many chefs and restaurateurs. New Michelin stars are often a good indication of talent on the rise, and they also offer a slightly more affordable way into this style of dining than two and three-star restaurants. These restaurants won debut Michelin stars in 2024.
- Mountain, Soho
- Restaurant 1890 by Gordon Ramsay, Covent Garden
- PAVYLLON, Mayfair
- Dorian, Notting Hill
- HUMO, Mayfair
- Akoko, Fitzrovia
- Sushi Kanesaka, Mayfair
- Humble Chicken, Soho
- Ormer, Mayfair
- Aulis, Soho
- Chishuru, Fitzrovia
- The Bishop's Buttery, Cashel
- Homestead Cottage, Doolin
- D'Olier Street, Dublin
New Michelin green star restaurants in Great Britain and Ireland 2024
Michelin introduced the Michelin Green Star in 2021, as a special award given to restaurants that demonstrate a real commitment to sustainable practice. There’s no specific criteria that restaurants are judged on - Michelin explains that ‘inspectors are simply looking for those at the top of their game when it comes to their sustainable practices.’ These restaurants won Michelin Green Stars in 2024.
Restaurants that lost Michelin stars in 2024
Michelin also quietly announced the loss of a handful of stars, though many of those were as a result of closure over the last year.
- Paco Tapas, Bristol
- Salt, Stratford-upon-Avon
- Carters of Moseley, Birmingham (closed, ahead of reopening at a new site this summer)
- The Clock House Ripley, Surrey (closed)
- Fraiche, Birkenhead (closed, new site opened in Shropshire)
- The Man Behind the Curtain, Leeds (closed, reopening as Psycho Sandbar)
- Pensons, Herefordshire (closed)
- The Raby Hunt, Darlington (closed)
- The Cellar, Anstruther (closed)
- SY23, Aberystwyth (closed)
- Ichigo Ichie, cork (closed and reopened as a bistro)
New Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants in Great Britain and Ireland 2024
- Dill, Lewes
- Higher Ground, Manchester
- Lark, Bury St Edmunds
- Palmito, Brighton and Hove
- The Bull, Charlbury
- The Clifton, Bristol
- The Loch & The Tyne, Old Windsor
- The Mulberry, Falmouth
- The Reindeer, Hoveringham
- The Three Horseshoes, Fordham
- Amy Auston, Dublin
- Ichigo Ichie Bistro & Natural Wine, Cork
- La Gordita, Dublin
- Lottie's, Dublin
- Solas, Dingle
Read more about Michelin star restaurants around the country with our guides to Michelin star restaurants in Manchester, Michelin star restaurants in Birmingham, Michelin star restaurants in Newcastle, and Michelin star restaurants in London.