THE highly coveted Michelin stars were unveiled at a star-studded ceremony in Manchester last night (Monday) with restaurants in the region missing out on new accolades.

Some of the best chefs and restaurant owners were at the glittering event at The Midland Hotel in Manchester to discover who would be receiving a new Michelin star.

While local restaurants missed out on the new honours announced for 2024, the regional restaurants that already hold a Michelin star retained them for another 12 months.

The Ledbury in London headed by Brett Graham is now the holder of three Michelin stars and is in an elite group of restaurateurs that includes Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester in London, Clare Smyth at CORE and Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck in Bray as well as Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London and Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume in Cartmel – which is slightly closer than the venues in the capital.

Moor Hall, Aughton

Moor Hall, Aughton

Aktar Islam’s Opheem in Birmingham is now the holder of two Michelin stars joining Moor Hall in Aughton headed by Mark Birchall – this stunning venue is just a short drive from Mid Cheshire.

Restaurants newly awarded one Michelin star were mainly in London and Ireland but all the regional restaurants that had previously been honoured retained their Michelin star – mana in Manchester, The Barn and sō–lō, which are both in Aughton, and Northcote in Langho – not too far to travel for a meal that's out of this world.

mana, Manchester

mana, Manchester

It was rumoured that mana in Manchester run by chef-owner Simon Martin might receive a second Michelin at last night’s awards ceremony.

Each of the tables at mana has a view of the kitchen and British produce leads the way with plenty of seafood as well as Asian techniques on display.

s?–l?, Aughton

s?–l?, Aughton

Sō–lō in Aughton is Tim Allen’s first solo venture having worked at various well-regarded restaurants around the country.

The brightly decorated and warmly run converted pub sees contemporary, seasonally pertinent dishes come with some unique touches.

He lets each flavour-packed core ingredient shine but also carefully considers the textures of each dish.

The Barn, Aughton

The Barn, Aughton

The Barn at Moor Hall – also in Aughton – is a rustic restored barn in the grounds of neighbouring Moor Hall with much of the seasonal produce coming from the five-acre grounds.

The airy dining room comes with exposed beams and an open kitchen and the cooking is modern and imaginative.

The appealing à la carte menu offers dishes which are British at heart, with understated elegance and well-judged combinations of punchy flavours.

Northcote, Langho

Northcote, Langho

Northcote in Langho in the Ribble Valley has Lisa Goodwin-Allen as executive chef and the cooking is underpinned by superb produce, which often comes from local, biodynamic and organic suppliers or their own kitchen garden.

This is fashioned into dishes with distinct, bold flavours brought together in complementary combinations.

"World class" restaurant just short drive from Mid Cheshire

Here’s a round up of all the three-star, two-star and one-star Michelin restaurants for 2024:

Three Star Restaurants

• Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London

(Inside Michelin-recommended hotel The Dorchester)

• CORE by Clare Smyth, London

• Fat Duck, Bray

• Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, London

(Inside Michelin-recommended hotel The Connaught)

• L'Enclume, Cartmel

• Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London

• Sketch (The Lecture Room & Library), London

• The Ledbury, London – New

• Waterside Inn, Bray

Two Star Restaurants

• A.Wong, London

• Alex Dilling at Hotel Café Royal, London

(Inside the Michelin-recommended Hotel Café Royal)

• Brooklands, London – New

• Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen, Dublin

• Claude Bosi at Bibendum, London

• Da Terra, London

(Inside the Michelin-recommended Town Hall Hotel)

• dede, Baltimore

• Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London

(Inside the Michelin-recommended Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park)

• Gymkhana, London – New

• Hand and Flowers, Marlow

• Ikoyi, London

• Kitchen Table, London

• La Dame de Pic London, London

(Inside the Michelin-recommended Four Seasons Hotel London)

• Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons, Great Milton

(Inside the Michelin-recommended Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons)

• Liath, Blackrock

• Midsummer House, Cambridge

• Moor Hall, Aughton

• Opheem, Birmingham – New

• Patrick Guilbaud, Dublin

• Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Auchterarder

(Inside the Michelin-recommended Gleneagles Hotel)

• Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham

• Story, London

• Terre, Castlemartyr – New

(Inside the Michelin-recommended Castlemartyr Resort)

• The Clove Club, London

• The Glenturret Lalique, Crieff – New

• Trivet, London – New

• Ynyshir, Machynlleth

One Star Restaurants

• 1890 by Gordon Ramsay, London – New

(Inside Michelin-recommended hotel The Savoy)

• Àclèaf, Plymouth

• Adam's, Birmingham

• Akoko, London – New

• alchemilla, Nottingham

• Allium at Askham Hall, Askham

• Amaya, London

• Angler, London

(Inside the Michelin-recommended South Place Hotel)

• Aniar, Galway

• Artichoke, Amersham

• Aulis, London – New

• Bastible, Dublin

• Bastion, Kinsale

• Beach House, Oxwich

• Behind, London

• Ben Wilkinson at The Pass, Horsham

(Inside the Michelin-recommended South Lodge Hotel & Spa)

• Benares, London

• Black Swan, Oldstead

• Bohemia, Saint Helier

• Brat, London

• Bridge Arms, Bridge

• Bulrush, Bristol

• Bybrook, Castle Combe

• Cail Bruich, Glasgow

• Campagne, Kilkenny

• Casa Fofō, London

• Cedar Tree by Hrishikesh Desai – New

• Chestnut, Ballydehob

• Chez Bruce, London

• Chishuru, London – New

• City Social, London

• Club Gascon, London

• Condita, Edinburgh

• Cornerstone, London

• Cottage in the Wood, Braithwaite

• Crocadon, St Mellion – New

• Cycene, London

• Dining Room at The Goring, London

• Dog and Gun Inn, Skelton

• D'Olier Street, Dublin – New

• Dorian, London – New

• Dysart Petersham, London

• Elephant, Torquay

• Elystan Street, London

• Endo at The Rotunda, London

• Evelyn's Table, London

• Five Fields, London

• Fordwich Arms, Fordwich

• Forest Side, Grasmere

(Inside the Michelin-recommended Forest Side Hotel)

• Frog by Adam Handling, London

• Galvin La Chapelle, London

• Gidleigh Park, Chagford

(Inside the Michelin-recommended Gidleigh Park)

• Glovers Alley, Dublin

• Grace & Savour, Hampton in Arden

• Gravetye Manor, East Grinstead

• Hambleton Hall, Hambleton

• Harwood Arms, London

• heft, Newton in Cartmel

• Heron, Leith

• HIDE, London

• hide and fox, Saltwood

• Hinds Head, Bray

• Hjem, Wall

• Home, Penarth

• Homestead Cottage, Doolin – New

• House, Ardmore

(Inside the Michelin-recommended Cliff House Hotel)

• House of Tides, Newcastle upon Tyne

• Humble Chicken, London – New

• Humo, London – New

• Interlude, Lower Beeding

• Jamavar, London

• John's House, Mountsorrel

• Kai, London

• Kitchen W8, London

• KOL, London

• La Trompette, London

• Lady Helen, Thomastown

• Lake Road Kitchen, Ambleside – New

• Latymer, Bagshot

• Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham

• Locanda Locatelli, London

• Loch Bay, Isle of Skye

• Luca, London

• Lumière, Cheltenham

• Lyle's, London

• Lympstone Manor, Lympstone

(Inside the Michelin-recommended Lympstone Manor)

• mana, Manchester

• Martin Wishart, Leith

• Masons Arms, Knowstone

• Meadowsweet, Holt

• Morston Hall, Morston

• Mountain, London – New

• Murano, London

• Muse, London

• mýse, Hovingham – New

• Northcote, Langho

• Nut Tree Inn, Murcott

• Old Stamp House, Ambleside

• Olive Tree, Bath

(Inside the Michelin-recommended Queensberry Hotel)

• Ormer Mayfair, London – New

(Inside the Michelin-recommended Flemings Mayfair)

• Osip, Bruton

• Outlaw's Fish Kitchen, Port Isaac

• Outlaw's New Road, Port Isaac

• OX, Belfast

• Paul Ainsworth at No.6, Padstow

• Pavyllon London, London – New

(Inside the Michelin-recommended Four Seasons Hotel London)

• Pea Porridge, Bury St Edmunds

• Pentonbridge Inn, Penton

• Pétrus by Gordon Ramsay, London

• Pied à Terre, London

• Pine, East Wallhouses

• Pipe and Glass, South Dalton

• Pollen Street Social, London

• Portland, London

• Purnell's, Birmingham

• Quilon, London

• Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park, Colerne

(Inside the Michelin-recommended Lucknam Park)

• Restaurant Twenty-Two, Cambridge

• Ritz Restaurant, London

• River Café, London

• Rogan & Co, Cartmel

• Roots, York

• Sabor, London

• Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall, Ripon

• Simpsons, Birmingham

• SO|LA, London

• Sollip, London

• Sō–Lō, Aughton


• Sorrel, Dorking

• Sosban & The Old Butchers, Menai Bridge

• SOURCE at Gilpin Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere

• St. Barts, London

• St. JOHN, London

• Star Inn at Harome, Harome

• Stark, Broadstairs

• Store, Stoke Holy Cross

• Sushi Kanesaka, London – New

(Inside the Michelin-recommended 45 Park Lane)

• Taku, London

• The Angel, Hetton

• The Barn, Aughton

• The Bishop's Buttery, Cashel – New

(Inside the Michelin-recommended Cashel Palace)

• The Coach, Marlow

• The Cross, Kenilworth

• The Dining Room, Malmesbury

(Inside the Michelin-recommended Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa)

• The Kitchin, Leith

• The Muddlers Club, Belfast

• The Neptune, Hunstanton

• The Ninth, London

• The Oak Room, Adare

• The Peat Inn, Peat Inn

• The Royal Oak, Whatcote

• The Samling, Ambleside

(Inside the Michelin-recommended Samling Hotel)

• The Sportsman, Seasalter

• The Tudor Pass, Egham

• The Whitebrook, Whitebrook

• Timberyard, Edinburgh

• Trinity, London

• Trishna, London

• Umu, London

• Unalome by Graeme Cheevers, Glasgow

• Upstairs by Tom Shepherd, Lichfield

• Variety Jones, Dublin

• Veeraswamy, London

• Walnut Tree, Llanddewi Skirrid

• White Swan, Fence

• Wild Honey Inn, Lisdoonvarna

• Wild Honey St James, London

(Inside the Michelin-recommended Sofitel London St James)

• Winteringham Fields, Winteringham

• Woven by Adam Smith, Ascot

(Inside the Michelin-recommended Coworth Park)