Helene Darroze and Nathan Outlaw have both been awarded two Michelin stars, as the UK & Ireland guide announces 14 new awards this year,writes Becky Paskin Restaurants offering value rewarded with Michelin stars Darroze’s eponymous restaurant at The Connaught and Outlaw’s eponymous restaurant in Rock, Cornwall, join the list of 14 British restaurants now holding two Michelin stars. Twelve new one star additions have been announced for England, including Galvin La Chapelle, Gauthier Soho, Paris House and Viajante. Gordon Ramsay also attained his fifth UK star for Petrus, which he wrestled back from former chief executive Chris Hutcheson at the end of last year. However he lost a Bib Gourmand for Foxtrot Oscar, the only award of that kind he held. No new three star restaurants were announced, meaning The Fat Duck and Waterside Inn in Bray, Gordon Ramsay Royal Hospital Road and Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester in London remain the only four in the British Isles. Derek Bulmer, former editor of the guide, told BigHospitality this morning that he was surprised no new stars were given in Scotland, Wales or Ireland. “There are more stars in the 2011 guide than there have ever been in any previous Michelin guide,” he said. “It’s a reflection of the way that the quality is rising and has been rising for years. “In the UK, there are 12 new stars this year, and that’s a reflection of the fact that food in this country is getting better all the time.” Several restaurants have lost a star, including the Star Inn at Harome, which this year was named the Gastropub of the Year, The New Angel in Dartmouth, which has been rebranded as Angelique by new owner Alan Murchison, and Deanes in Belfast. Rebecca Burr, Michelin UK & Ireland editor in chief, said: “There is no doubt that 2010 was a difficult year but those hotels and restaurants that represented value for money, at whatever price, were the ones who were best placed to weather the storm. “The country embraces all kinds of restaurants and every type of cuisine and the public’s appetite shows no signs of abating.” The new Michelin stars in the 2011 UK & Ireland Guide are: One star: Curlew, Bodiam, East Sussex Pony & Trap, Bath Adam Simmonds at Danesfield House, Marlow The Black Rat, Winchester Paris House, Woburn Kitchen W8, London Petersham Nurseries Café, London Viajante, London Galvin La Chapelle, London Petrus, London Seven Park Place (at St. James’s Hotel and Club), London Gauthier Soho, London Two stars: Helene Darroze at The Connaught, London Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Rock Michelin star deletions: Drakes on the Pond, Surrey The Goose, Britwell Salome (closed) West Stoke House, Chichester (closed) The New Angel, Dartmouth Harry’s Place, Lincolnshire The Star Inn, Harome Summer Isles, Highlands Nahm (at the Halkin Hotel), London Roussillon, London Deanes, Belfast Bib Gourmands: The New Inn, Bristol The Jolly Cricketers, Buckinghamshire Chilli Pickle, Brighton Carpenters Arms, Oxon Pea Porridge, Bury St Edmunds Freemasons Country Inn, Clitheroe, Lancashire La Locanda, Lancashire Crown, Maidenhead The Magdalen Arms, Oxon Purefoy Arms, Hampshire Black Rock, St Ives The Cat Inn, West Sussex The Bull Inn, Dorset Osso, Peebles O’Dowds, Galway Goldfish City, London 28-50, London Charlotte’s Bistro, London Trullo, London Morito. London Canton Arms, Stockwell Simply Thai, Teddington Zucca, Southwark Galvin Café a Vin, London Iberica, London Polpo, London Bib Gourmand deletions: Terre a Terre, Brighton The Granville, Canterbury Royal Well Tavern, Cheltenham Coach & Horses, East Sussex The Green Dragon, Buckinghamshire The Gin Trap Inn, Norfolk Black Boys Inn, Hurley Village Bistro, Jersey Anthony at Flannels, Leeds Grainger Rooms, Newcastle 1Up at the Mad Moose Arms, Norwich Trinity, Suffolk The Westerly, Reigate The Lough Pool at Sellack, Herefordshire Stone House, Rushlake Green Warehouse Brasserie, Southport The Café at Daylesford Organic, Stow-on-the-Wold Viners, Cornwall Three Crowns Inn, Herefordshire The Swan at West Malling The Wild Mushroom, East Sussex The Bell Inn, Herefordshire J. Baker’s, York Tony’s Table, Edinburgh The Wee Restaurant, Fife Casino House, Cork Sushi-Hiro, Ealing The Havelock Tavern, Shepherds Bush The Modern Pantry, Islington Foxtrot Oscar, Chelsea Upstairs, Brixton Le Provence, Barnes Ma Cuisine, Kew Ma Cuisine, Twickenham Brula, Twickenham Via Condotti, Mayfair Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, Marylebone

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