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Here Are London’s New Michelin-Starred Restaurants for 2019

Clare Smyth’s Core and Kitchen Table awarded two Michelin stars, while Ikoyi, Brat, and Sabor are headline new entries with one star

Clare Smyth’s restaurant Core has been awarded with two Michelin stars
| Ben McMahon/for Eater London

Core, chef Clare Smyth’s first solo restaurant, was today awarded two Michelin stars at the first time of asking, following in the footsteps of brace-grabbing Bibendum in 2017. It was announced at a live event revealing the new 2019 Michelin guide to the U.K. and Ireland today in central London.

For years, Smyth, was one of only three U.K. chefs to run a three Michelin-starred restaurant, but that heralded establishment, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, was not her own. Core’s two stars, a rare feat for a venue’s first year of eligibility, puts her quite close to the Red Guide’s top honour, held by just over 120 restaurants across the world.

On receiving the award, Smyth said, “We are delighted with the news and want to thank Michelin for recognising our hard work. I am so proud of my amazing team and all the effort they have put into this first year of Core.”

James Knappett’s counter-dining restaurant Kitchen Table — a speakeasy annexe to his and Sandia Chang’s Bubbledog’s in Fitzrovia — has been given its second Michelin star, having won its first a year after opening in the 2015 guide.

Among other notable new entries to the fabled Red Guide — which included six new one-star awards for London restaurants — are Nieves Barragan Mohacho and José Etura’s Sabor, the Spanish tapas bar, restaurant, and asador (grill) on Heddon Street. It becomes the fifth restaurant in the JKS Restaurant Group — joining Lyle’s, Gymkhana, Trishna, and Kitchen Table — to be recognised with stars by Michelin.

Other big ticket new entries included Ikoyi the thrillingly original West African-inspired fine dining restaurant owned by Iré Hassan-Odukale and Jeremy Chan. It is the only starred African restaurant in the U.K.

Ollie Dabbous’ return — 18 months after closing his own eponymous and game-changing restaurant in Fitzrovia — has evidently played a big role in gaining his new site, Hide, which is co-owned by Hedonism Wines’ Evgeny Chichvarkin and Tatiana Fokina, its first Michelin star; a stated ambition.

Another chef who has made his return to the London dining scene this year is Simon Rogan — who reopened Roganic, on Blandford Street in Marylebone, this January. Rogan is the chef-patron of two-Michelin-starred L’Enclume in Cartmel, in the Lake District, as well as the development kitchen Aulis in Soho. Roganic received one star.

But 2019 might be the year that the Michelin inspectors tried hard combat the many presuppositions about their dated tastes, as Leroy, a wine bar and restaurant in Shoreditch (by the owners of the now-closed and starred Ellory) enters the guide with a star having been open only for six months.

And as if to confirm that Shoreditch is definitely among the new dining centres of London, many people’s hottest opening of 2018, Brat, chef Tomos Parry’s northern Spanish and British seafood grill, has bee awarded with a single star, too. It takes the number of Michelin-starred restaurants in Shoreditch to four: as Brat and Leroy join Lyle’s and the Clove Club.

Michelin’s brigade of anonymous inspectors awards worthy venues with one star (“high quality cooking, worth a stop”), two stars (“excellent cooking, worth a detour”), or three stars (“exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey”).

“We will be selective and recognise high quality gastronomy; [and] we will continue to innovate,” said Pascal Couasnon, director of gastronomic and tourist activities in the Michelin Group. Based on the evidence of the guide this year, Michelin is getting better.

Here’s the full list of stars for London; new stars are denoted with an asterisk; demotions from the 2018 guide are denoted with a strike-through.

Three Michelin Stars

“Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey”

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

The Araki

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay


Two Michelin Stars

“Excellent cooking, worth a detour”

Core by Clare Smyth*

Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs*

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Le Gavroche

The Greenhouse

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

The Ledbury

Sketch (The Lecture Room and Library)

Umu


One Michelin Star

“High quality cooking, worth a stop”

Alyn Williams at The Westbury

Amaya

Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

Angler

Aquavit

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon

A. Wong

Barrafina (Soho)

Benares

Bonhams

Brat*

Celeste

Chez Bruce

City Social

Clove Club

Club Gascon

Le Dame de Pic

Elystan Street

Fera at Claridge’s

Five Fields

Galvin La Chapelle

Galvin at Windows

The Glasshouse

The Goring (Dining Room)

Gymkhana

Hakkasan Hanway Place

Hakkasan Mayfair

Harwood Arms

Hedone

Hide*

Ikoyi*

Jamavar

Kai

Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs

Kitchen W8

Lima Fitzrovia

Leroy*

Locanda Locatelli

Lyle’s

Marcus* (previously two-Michelin-starred)

Murano

The Ninth

Outlaw’s at The Capital

Petrus

Pied a Terre

Pollen Street Social

Portland

Quilon

Roganic*

Ritz Restaurant

River Cafe

Sabor*

St. John

Seven Park Place

Social Eating house

The Square

Story

Tamarind

Texture

Trinity

Trishna

La Trompette

Veeraswamy

Yauatcha Soho

St. John

26 Saint John Street, , England EC1M 4AY 020 7251 0848 Visit Website

Hakkasan Hanway Place

8 Hanway Place, , England W1T 1HD 020 7927 7000 Visit Website

Hakkasan Mayfair

17 Bruton Street, , England W1J 6QB 020 7907 1888 Visit Website

Story

199 Tooley Street, , England SE1 2JX 020 7183 2117 Visit Website

Alyn Williams at The Westbury

37 Conduit Street, , England W1S 2YF 020 7183 6426 Visit Website

Ritz Restaurant

340a King Street, , England W6 0RR 020 8748 7517

Portland

113 Great Portland Street, , England W1W 6QQ 020 7436 3261 Visit Website

BRAT

4 Redchurch Street, , England E1 6JL Visit Website

Bonhams

101 New Bond Street, , England W1S 1SR 020 7447 7447 Visit Website

Bubbledogs

70 Charlotte Street, , England W1T 4QG 020 7637 7770 Visit Website

Indian Accent

Lodhi Road, CGO Complex, DL 110003 098711 17968 Visit Website

The Clove Club

380 Old Street, , England EC1V 9LT 020 7729 6496 Visit Website

La Trompette

3-7 Devonshire Road, , England W4 2EU 020 8747 1836 Visit Website

Elystan Street

43 Elystan Street, , England SW3 3NT 020 7628 5005 Visit Website

Gymkhana

42 Albemarle Street, , England W1S 4JH 020 3011 5900 Visit Website

Pollen Street Social

8-10 Pollen Street, , England W1S 1NQ 020 7290 7600 Visit Website

Sabor

35-37 Heddon Street, , England W1B 4BR 020 3319 8130 Visit Website

Marcus

Wilton Place, , England SW1X 7RL 020 7235 1200 Visit Website

Texture

34 Portman Street, London, W1H 7BY Visit Website

Aquavit

St James's Market, 1 Carlton Street, London , SW1Y 4QQ Visit Website

Galvin at Windows

22 Park Lane, , England W1K 1BE 020 7208 4021 Visit Website

Barrafina

43 Drury Lane, , England WC2B 5AJ Visit Website

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

68 Royal Hospital Road, , England SW3 4HP 020 7352 4441 Visit Website

Quilon

41 Buckingham Gate, , England SW1E 6AF 020 7821 1899 Visit Website

Veeraswamy

99-101 Regent Street, , England W1B 4RS 020 7734 1401 Visit Website

José

104 Bermondsey Street, , England SE1 3UB Visit Website

Le Gavroche

43 Upper Brook Street, , England W1K 7QR 020 7408 0881 Visit Website

Trishna

15-17 Blandford Street, , England W1U 3DG 020 7935 5624 Visit Website

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

81 Fulham Road, , England SW3 6RD 020 7581 5817 Visit Website

Tamarind

20 Queen St, London W1J 5PR, London, 440207 629 3561 Visit Website

Jamavar

8 Mount Street, , England W1K 3NF 020 7499 1800 Visit Website

Seven

Brixton Station Rd., Brixton, Greater London, London, 44 0207 998 3309 Visit Website

Angler

3 South Place, , England EC2M 2AF 020 3215 1260 Visit Website

Petrus

1 Kinnerton Street, , England SW1X 8EA 020 7592 1609 Visit Website

Murano

Queen Street, , England W1J 5PP 020 7495 1127 Visit Website

Hedone

301-303 Chiswick High Road, London , W4 4HH Visit Website

Yauatcha Soho

15-17 Broadwick Street, , England W1F 0DL 020 7494 8888 Visit Website

Sketch

9 Conduit Street, , England W1S 2XG 020 7659 4500 Visit Website

Kitchen Table

70 Charlotte Street, , England W1T 4QG Visit Website

The Ledbury

127 Ledbury Road, , England W11 2AQ 020 7792 9090 Visit Website

Lima

2151 Salvio Street, , CA 94520 (925) 309-7774 Visit Website

The Ninth

22 Charlotte Street, , England W1T 2NB 020 3019 0880 Visit Website

Roganic

5-7 Blandford Street, , England W1U 3DB 020 3370 6260 Visit Website

Harwood Arms

2850 North Harwood Street, , TX 75201 (214) 273-5151 Visit Website

Locanda Locatelli

8 Seymour Street, , England W1H 7JZ 020 7935 9088 Visit Website

Le Dame de Pic

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square 10 Trinity Square, London, EC3N 4AJ, London, Visit Website

The Araki

12 New Burlington Street, , England W1S 3BF 020 7287 2481 Visit Website

HKK

88 Worship Street, , England EC2A 2BE 020 3535 1888 Visit Website

Galvin La Chapelle

35 Spital Square, , England E1 6DY 020 7299 0400 Visit Website

The Square

6-10 Bruton Street, , England W1J 6PU 020 7495 7100 Visit Website

River Cafe

1A Station Approach, , England SW6 3UH 020 7736 6296

The Greenhouse

8 Carrer de Bergara, , CT 08002 Visit Website

Kitchen W8

11-13 Abingdon Road, , England W8 6AH 020 7937 0120 Visit Website

Trinity

4 The Polygon, , England SW4 0JG 020 7622 1199 Visit Website

Leroy

18 Phipp Street, , England EC2A 4NU 020 7739 4443 Visit Website

HIDE

85 Piccadilly, , England W1J 7NB 020 3146 8666 Visit Website

A. Wong

70 Wilton Road, , England SW1V 1DE 020 7828 8931 Visit Website

Bibendum

81 Fulham Rd, London, Greater London SW3 6RD +44 20 7590 1189 Visit Website

Dabbous

39 Whitfield Street, , England W1T 2SF 020 7323 1544

Social Eating House

58 Poland Street, , England W1F 7NS 020 7993 3251 Visit Website

Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester

53 Park Lane, London , W1K 1QA Visit Website

Club Gascon

57 West Smithfield, , England EC1A 9DS 020 7600 6144 Visit Website

Umu

14-16 Bruton Place, , England W1J 6LX 020 7499 8881

City Social

25 Old Broad Street, , England EC2N 1HQ 020 7877 7703 Visit Website

The Glasshouse

14 Station Parade, , England TW9 3PZ

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

66 Knightsbridge, , England SW1X 7LA 020 7201 3833 Visit Website

Ikoyi

1 Saint James's Market, , England SW1Y 4AH 020 3583 4660 Visit Website

Chez Bruce

2 Bellevue Road, , England SW17 7EG 020 8672 0114 Visit Website

Core by Clare Smyth

92 Kensington Park Road, , England W11 2PN 020 3937 5086 Visit Website

Clipstone

5 Clipstone Street, , England W1W 6BB 020 7637 0871 Visit Website
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