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Michelin star restaurants London 2019: The TK newcomers

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The Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland has been revealed for 2019 — and six new London restaurants have made the list for the first time.

The awards, which took place at London’s Odeon BFI Imax on Monday, also saw five eateries lose their star and be struck off the list completely.

Here are London’s six new Michelin-starred restaurants for 2019:

Brat, Shoreditch

This Redchurch Street restaurant from Tomos Parry opened just six months ago, and is named after a colloquial term for “turbot.”

Brat draws on Parry’s Welsh heritage —and also has influence from the Basque region of Northern Spain, where they speak Welsh — with “a menu favouring seasonal British produce, cooked on an open firewood grill,” according to the restaurant.

Ikoyi, St James’s

Ikoyi.
Ikoyi

Ikoyi, which opened in July 2017, is headed up by co-founders Jeremy Chan (head chef) and Iré Hassan-Odukale (restaurant director).




It’s a “platform on which to showcase their strong, bold menus that celebrate seasonality with a sense of drama,” according to the restaurant. Think rich spices and “a contrast of elegance and balance, married with the fearless enjoyment of the taste and flavours of the season.”

Sabor, Mayfair

Founded by Nieves Barragan and José Etura, according to its website, Sabor (meaning flavour in Spanish), “takes you on a journey from the tapas bars of Andalucía through to the asadors of Castile and the seafood restaurants of Galicia.”

It’s made up of three areas — The Counter and bar on the ground floor, and the El Asador on the first floor.

Hide, Mayfair

HIDE.
Joakim Blockstrom

Less than six months after opening, Mayfair’s Hide, from executive chef and co-owner Ollie Dabbous, has been awarded a Michelin star — though it’s not a first for Dabbous, who won one for his restaurant of the same name (Dabbous) in 2012.

A joint venture between Dabbous and Hedonism wines, Hide boasts “seasonal dishes created with restraint and finesse, whether for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner” as well as “the UK’s most comprehensive wine list,” according to the restaurant.

Set over three floors, it also offers some pretty amazing views over Green Park.

Leroy, Shoreditch

The team behind Ellory, which received a Michelin star in the 2017 guide before closing down in March 2018, have now received a star for this new wine bar and restaurant.

According to the website, the name is “one of our pet names from Ellory since many people were unable to pronounce the name of our restaurant.”

“We aim for simplicity and flavour. Food that is thoughtful but not showy,” it goes on. “Leroy is a place to stop in for a glass or to share several plates of food, charcuterie, cheese and crudo with a bottle or two of wine. Anything from the classics to the crazy.”

Roganic, Marylebone

First opened as a two-year pop-up in 2011, Roganic brings “elements” of Simon Rogan’s two-Michelin-starred Lake District restaurant L’Enclume to London.

Its website calls the menu “forward-thinking and imaginative, using only the freshest and most exceptional array of produce from the best suppliers around the country, including Simon’s ‘Our Farm’ in The Lake District.”

The full list of London’s Michelin-starred restaurants for 2019:

Two Michelin-starred The Greenhouse in Mayfair.
Joakim Blockstrom

TWO STARS

Core by Clare Smyth* (previously one-Michelin-starred)

Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs* (previously one starred)

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 STAR

Alyn Williams at The Westbury

Amaya

Angler

Aquavit

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon

A. Wong

Barrafina (Soho)

Benares

Bonhams

Brat* (new to list)

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* (new to list)

Ikoyi* (new to list)

Kai

Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs

Kitchen W8

Leroy* (new to list)

Locanda Locatelli

Lyle’s

Marcus* (previously two-Michelin-starred)

Murano

The Ninth

Petrus

Pied a Terre

Pollen Street Social

Portland

Quilon

Roganic* (new to list)

Ritz Restaurant

River Cafe

Sabor* (new to list)

St. John

Seven Park Place

Social Eating house

The Square

Story

Texture

Trinity

Trishna

La Trompette

Veeraswamy

Yauatcha Soho

Restaurants knocked off the list:

Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

Jamavar

Lima Fitzrovia

Outlaw’s at The Capital

Tamarind

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