Well, it’s certainly been an exciting couple of weeks in the restaurant world! There’s
been plenty of celebrating and it’s all thanks to the latest release of the Michelin
Every year, the release of this little red book causes a
right stir in the food industry, as chefs and restauranteurs find out whether their
blood, sweat and tears have all been worth it! We round up the star players of
this year’s Michelin Guide…
An Up and Coming
Region So, who came out top this year? We are so, so happy that Kenny Atkinson
and all the team at House
of Tides were awarded their first Michelin Star. This is fab news, as it
now holds the title of being Newcastle’s first restaurant to be awarded this
prestigious award. Well done Kenny and the team, so well deserved.
Michelin Star for House of Tides
In a League of their own...Fischers at Baslow
We will keep it in the North East and move onto The Raby Hunt – congratulations
to James Close
and the team, as this intimate, 30 seat restaurant located just outside
Darlington has managed to keep its Michelin Star for the fourth year running!
is no stopping the North East region at the moment! A region that has never
been associated with foodies, is now home to two Michelin Star restaurants! We
can’t wait to see what the coming years have in store, as we have a feeling
chefs in this region will be upping their game! Michelin Star Pubs and
More Next up, we move slightly further down the country to
Yorkshire. Here, two pubs stood out with James Mackenzie’s Pipe and Glass
retaining its star for the seventh year and Andrew Pern’s Star at Harome also reaching a milestone, keeping their star for a decade – congratulations!
It goes to show, it’s
not just prestigious restaurants that are given this award, it is open to any
establishment that can show its potential. Both James and Andrew have proved
that it is possible to produce high-quality, award-winning food, in a relaxed
and comfortable environment!
Paul Ainsworth also has something to celebrate about as he
also keeps his star at Number 6 for another year! His ethos of hearty,
uncomplicated food is certainly hitting right with critiques. Galvin at Windows
have also been celebrating too, as they have managed to hold onto their star
for another year - congratulations!
Raby Hunt's Simple Food is a Winner
Ever-changing Menu at Northcote
In a League of their
Own Now, we move onto two restaurants that impress us every
year, they are quite simply in a league of their own when it comes to Michelin
Stars. Take a bow Rupert Rowley, as Fischer at Baslow is celebrating its 22nd
year of having a Michelin Star! Imaginative cooking and love of using the best
local produce, is certainly working for Rupert and his team – keep it up guys!!
We are also so chuffed that Nigel Howarth and his team celebrate their 19th
year of holding a star. Their ever-changing menu and renowned Lancashire hospitality
still impresses critiques and customers a like!
Congratulations to all the chefs that shined in this year’s
Michelin Guide, your hard work has paid off! However, there is no rest for the
wicked as chefs are a competitive bunch and will want to keep tight hold of
their stars for as long as possible! We are so proud to feature these talents chefs on For Cooks!
You can browse their profiles
here, where you can try their recipes, shop their kit and more!