These Are All The British Restaurants That Were Awarded Michelin Stars For 2017

​Including London's oldest Indian and The Ritz

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The 2017 edition of the Michelin Guide has been announced, detailing all the British restaurants that have earned or retained their one, two or three Michelin star status for the coming year.

This year's big winners were Veerswarmy in Mayfair, London's oldest Indian restaurant having been open since 1926, and The Ritz, with both establishments earning their first stars in the guide.

Elsewhere there was big news for Heston Blumenthal, who regained all three of his stars for his restaurant The Fat Duck, after temporarily moving his entire operation to Melbourne. 

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In total 17 new stars were awarded during a ceremony held in London last night, including 10 outside of the capital.

There are 120 Michelin inspectors covering 23 different countries, but the actual process behind awarding a restaurant a star is a closely guarded secret, with the only real details being the following:

One star = 'Very good cooking in its category.'

Two stars = 'Excellent cooking - worth a detour.'

Three stars = 'Exceptional cuisine - worthy of a special journey.'

As reported in The Telegraph, Rebecca Burr, editor of the UK guide since the 2011 edition, explained that one star is awarded for "food quality" and "consistency of offering."

The step from one to two stars "demonstrates the flair, creativity, consistency and quality of individual signature."

Three stars "represents extraordinary skill in displaying absolute mastery of classical through to modern cooking techniques and a philosophy of excellence."

Fair enough. 

Take a look below at the list of all the one, two and three star winners from this year.

Three Stars

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

The Waterside Inn

The Fat Duck

Two Stars

The Ledbury


Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

The Araki

Le Gavroche

The Greenhouse

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

Sketch Lecture Room and Library

Midsummer House

Gidleigh Park Hotel

Le Champignon Sauvage

The Raby Hunt Restaurant


The Dining Room at Whatley Manor

The Hand and Flowers

Restaurant Sat Bains

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw

Andrew Fairlie

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

One Star


Hakkasan Hanway Place

Kitchen Table

The Ninth

Pied à Terre

City Social

Club Gascon



The Clove Club



The Harwood Arms

The River Café


La Trompette

St. John


The Five Fields

Outlaw's at The Capital

Kitchen W8

Trinity Restaurant


Restaurant Story

Galvin La Chapelle

Chez Bruce


Ametsa with Arzak Instruction



Alyn Williams at The Westbury

Benares Restaurant

Bonhams Restaurant

Fera at Claridge's

Galvin at Windows


Hakkasan Mayfair



Pollen Street Social

Tamarind Restaurant



Locanda Locatelli


Texture Restaurant


The Ritz Restaurant

Seven Park Place by William Drabble


Social Eating House

Yauatcha Soho

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