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Leeds restaurant The Man Behind The Curtain awarded Michelin star

Written by
Shaun Curnow

Leeds can once again boast a Michelin starred restaurant after chef and owner Michael O'Hare of The Man Behind The Curtain became one of just 15 new venues to be awarded a star in the 'Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2016'.

While Yorkshire has long held five stars, it has been a decade since Leeds had its own, when chef Jeff Baker and the acclaimed Pool Court held a star from 1995-2005. 

The Man Behind The Curtain on Vicar Lane now joins fellow Michelin starred Yorkshire restaurants The Box Tree at Ilkley, The Star at Harome, The Pipe and Glass near Beverley, The Yorke Arms at Pateley Bridge, and The Black Swan at Oldstead.

Diners and critics have long been predicting that The Man Behind The Curtain was destined for greatness, with O'Hares' ultra modern food, not to mention intriguingly named menu items garnering plenty of praise and attention. How could anyone not be curious to try 'Inception of a Spacecat in Black' or 'The Insecurity of Postmen in Oakley Sunglasses'? 

Rebecca Burr, editor of the Michelin Guide, said: 'The next generation of chefs are really coming through to give the established chefs a run for their money. They all have their own individual style and their ability – coupled with their confidence – looks set to lead them on to great things.' 


The Man Behind the Curtain, 68-78 Vicar Lane, Leeds, LS1 7JH.

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