Some have been newly awarded, some renewed and others, increased.
17 restaurants were newly awarded One Star at the latest Great Britain & Ireland 2021 Michelin Guide Launch which took place on Monday 25th January. Those restaurants are listed here.
Under current circumstances, some may look on the award of a Michelin star as being a bit daft and possibly unnecessary. But it means SO much to the establishments that have worked so hard, despite being closed for much of 2020. Starting this year with a new award, or having a current star renewed, can be exactly the kind of boost that a chef or restaurant owner needs to keep going.
We saw this fantastic quote from a chef who won an award, which brings you back down to earth with a bump... "My fourteen year old daughter said well done Dad on the award, what are you cooking for dinner???"
All the awards and who won them are listed here. So, find out if you have one near you, because we noticed that some of them are offering a takeaway service too. That'll possibly be the poshest takeaway you can get anywhere in the UK.