Just in! New Michelin stars
It's the accolade that all chefs want - so who's reached for the stars in Herts and beyond in this year's ratings?
Hot off the press (or should that be out of the oven?) are this year’s Michelin Guide star ratings. If you’re in search of a fancy-pants dinner (er, always), don’t book anything until you’ve had a peek at our round-up showing where the stars are rising and falling in our local counties for 2019. Sadly, Herts wasn’t in luck this year (*humph*) but don’t despair, these restaurants are worth travelling to, believe you me.
Basically it’s the Tom ‘n’ Heston show around these parts, with Kerridge’s The Hand & Flowers and The Coach in Marlow both featuring (a new star for the latter) and Blumenthal’s Bray hotspots The Fat Duck retaining its three stars and The Hinds Head keeping its one. Cambridgeshire and Norfolk are showing a bit of Michelin girth this year. Meanwhile, The Sir Charles Napier near Chinnor, The Wild Rabbit in the Cotswolds, plus Lords Of The Manor and 5 North St, both in Glos, have sadly all lost their stars. There’s always next year, chaps!
STARS IN THEIR EYES FOR…
The Fat Duck, Bray, Berks
The Waterside Inn, Bray, Berks
Midsummer House, Cambridge
The Hand & Flowers, Marlow, Bucks
Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton, Oxon
Morston Hall, Holt, Norfolk
The Neptune, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk
Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham, Glos (down from 2 stars)
The Coach, Marlow, Bucks (NEW ENTRY)
Nut Tree, Murcott, Oxon
Coworth Park, Ascot, Berks (NEW ENTRY)
L’Ortolan, Reading (see my review here)
Oxford Kitchen, Oxford (NEW ENTRY)
The Crown, Maidenhead, Berks
The Hinds Head, Bray, Berks (see my review here)
The Woodspeen, Newbury, Berks
The Blackbird, Newbury, Berks
Have a gander at the full list of Michelin stars for 2019. PS – If you’re seeking for a more low-key, laid-back or frankly less spendy dinner, don’t forget we also review a ridiculous number of brilliant pubs, cafes and restaurants on a weekly basis – look HERE!