The Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2021 has been unveiled. The awards were announced on Monday, 25 January at a special online-only presentation produced by LIVENow.

This has been a hugely challenging period for the hospitality industry and our thoughts remain with all those who have suffered from the pandemic and by the restrictions that have been put in place. We were heartened by the number of chefs who called us during the year to ensure we were still going ahead with the Guide and our yearly awards. The Michelin Guide is about so much more than recognising those at the top of their profession; it is about promoting the hospitality industry as a whole and we want to shine a light on the hard work, tenacity and commitment of chefs and restaurant teams.
Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides

By postponing publication for a few months and by making the Guide digital only, the inspectors were able to work on this edition for over 16 months, which meant the lockdowns could be easily absorbed into the working period. They have used the same methodology and looked for the same standards as they do in any year. There have been no shortcuts taken that would compromise the integrity of the Guide. And the results are here to see: despite the unprecedented challenges faced by the hospitality industry, the restaurant selection of the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland is as relevant and strong as ever. It features no fewer than 185 Michelin-starred restaurants including 2 new Three Star restaurants, 3 new Two Star and 17 new One Star.


This year, the Guide will be published in a digital format only, both on our website - UK and Republic of Ireland and via the iOS app:

Find the entire selection of restaurants of the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2021 on these platforms.


The Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2021 at a glance:

  • 7 restaurants awarded 1*, of which 2 are new
  • 20 restaurants awarded 2*, of which 3 are new
  • 158 restaurants awarded 3*, of which 17 are new
  • 126 restaurants awarded a Bib Gourmand, of which 16 are new
  • 23 restaurants awarded a Michelin Green Star for sustainability

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