Some 143 restaurants in the UK and Ireland have today (18 January) been awarded Michelin stars in the 2011 edition of the dining guide. London eateries now boast 53 Michelin stars.
Twelve UK restaurants have been newly awarded one star by Michelin, whilst Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Rock, Cornwall and Hélène Darroze at the Connaught in London, have been promoted to two-star status.
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is one of only four three-star dining venues in the UK and the chef’s Pétrus establishment has also today secured one-star status for the first time.
"This is a momentous occasion and a real honour. To be at the top of its game for a decade is testament to the hard work and professionalism of everyone who has been involved with Restaurant Gordon Ramsay," said Ramsay. "I am delighted that Pétrus has been awarded a Michelin star, the team have worked incredibly hard and I couldn’t be more proud of them."
Other three-star UK restaurants comprise Alan Ducasse at the Dorchester, Michel Roux’s Waterside Inn and Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck, both in Bray, Berkshire