by Saffron Alexander, The Daily Telegraph, October 3, 2016
London's oldest Indian restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star.
The Ritz Restaurant in London was also awarded one star, with the Michelin Guide's editor, Rebecca Burr, commenting: "These establishments have long and illustrious histories, but the cooking at both has never been better than it is today."
Fresh from being awarded Chef of the Year by the Good Food Guide, James Close and the team at the Raby Hunt in Durham received two Michelin stars, thanks to their "passion and natural ability combining superbly."
The "quirky, innovative and original" Heron & Grey restaurant in Dublin, which serves international cuisine using only seasonal ingredients, was also awarded one star, while Michael Wignall's Gidleigh Park in Devon managed to retain its two Michelin stars.
(Blue = 1 star, purple = 2 stars, red = 3 stars)
Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck, where a meal could set you back £255, returns to the guide with three Michelin stars, offering "a truly memorable and visceral multi-sensory experience which is informed by a clever narrative." The restaurant fell off the list last year as it temporarily relocated to Australia .
Burr added: "Our inspectors had many meals here during the course of the year and found the restaurant invigorated, rejuvenated and unquestionably worthy of being re-awarded our highest accolade."
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, restaurant Gordon Ramsay and the Waterside Inn all retained their three-star awards this year.
London restaurants Trinity, The Ninth, Five Fields and Ellory, all received their first Michelin star.
Burr said: "There have been some excellent additions to the guide across both Great Britain and Ireland - restaurants that are producing consistently good food using excellent ingredients."The Michelin Guide was founded over a century ago by two French brothers, who decide to create a guide to roadside eateries to promote their tyre business.
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