The yearly unveiling of the Michelin Guide’s ‘Great Britain and Ireland’ edition is always big news in the food-nerd world. For very good reason, too – London’s one of the top-ranked cities in the world for fine dining. And it’s got plenty of those coveted stars to cement that status.
While Michelin’s expertise on expensive, upmarket restaurants is well-known, the Michelin Guide has also been criticised for its lack of relevance to ordinary diners. Conspicuous by their absence are more affordable places to eat.
2021’s list sees restaurants led by Clare Smyth and Hélène Daroze awarded the full three stars – a very good thing for a line-up perenially dominated by male chefs.
The canny eater, it should be said, should consider aiming at the board’s Bib Gourmand list – a kind of ‘highly commended’ round-up that doesn’t require the formal fripperies of the starred system. Really, it’s where the most exciting stuff lies – newcomers on the list this year include Time Out faves Peckham Cellars and Flor, and plenty more places that also appear in our meticulously compiled list of the best restaurants in London.
Still, if you’re feeling flush, read on to find all London restaurants with a Michelin star.
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