Monday will see the release of the Michelin guide to UK & Eire 2019 at an IMAX cinema in Waterloo, London.
The past 12-18months has seen quite a few developments which will have surely caught the inspeactor’s eye; new openigs too late for the 2018 guide & those with pedigrees settling into their stride.
That said, and in all the years I’ve written a post like this, there are rumours of demotions from the 2* bracket. It would be unfair to name but Michelin have a right to protect their standards & brand, and let’s face it when restaurants in that bracket are charging £32 for a fillet of fish and it’s discribed as ‘average’, you can see why it might happen.
Anyway, on to the reason why you are here, the predictions:
- Core by Claire Smyth, London
- Moor Hall, Lancashire
- Casamia, Bristol
- The Flitch of Bacon, Essex
- Cornerstone (Tom Brown), London
- Sabor, London
- Hide (above), London
- The Vineyard, Berkshire
- The Blackbird, Berkshire
- Idle Rocks, Cornwall
- Old Downton Lodge, Shropshire
Adam Reid at The French, Manchester
- Sorrel, Surrey
I’m sure the usual bunch of nay sayers like Rayner & Shitwell will dribble on about the relevance of Michelin, but let’s face it MIchelin was here before them & will remain long after.
Just a reminder from Michelin themselves, it’s all about the food: