Gidleigh Park, The Queensberry and Moor Hall were among the recipients of a Michelin Star at last night’s official launch for the 2019 guide for Great Britain and Ireland.Gidleigh Park, The Queensberry and Moor Hall were among the recipients of a Michelin Star at last night’s official launch for the 2019 guide for Great Britain and Ireland
The event was held at the BFI IMAX cinema in London, with a total of 21 new one Michelin stars handed out and three two stars, with the ceremony presented by former racing driver Amanda Stretton and chef Gordon Ramsay.
Gidleigh Park in Devon was awarded one star under its new head chef Chris Simpson, who joined in January. The restaurant at the five-star hotel was previously rated two stars until the departure of executive chef Michael Wignall last year.
The Olive Tree restaurant at The Queensberry in Bath was handed its first star, with head chef Chris Cleghorn presented with the accolade. The hotel is owned and operated by Laurence and Helen Beere, who have been at the helm since acquiring the business in 2003.
A second Michelin Star was awarded to Moor Hall in Lancashire, with chef patron Mark Birchall collecting the recognition. Moor Hall was awarded one star last year, seven months after Birchall opened the seven-bedroom Grade-II listed hotel with business partners Andy and Tracey Bell.
There are now a total of 155 one Michelin star establishments, 20 two-star and five three-star in Great Britain and Ireland.
To see the full list of Michelin Star establishments in the country, click here