Michelin Star Awards: Everyone's saying same thing after Manchester restaurants miss out on home soil

Hopes had been high that more stars would be heading to the city at the Midland Hotel.
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Manchester restaurants were noticeably absent from the venues handed new Michelin Stars as the major annual awards were held in the city for the first time. 

Hopes had been high that the ceremony being moved to the Midland Hotel would see some of the city’s fine dining establishments join Ancoats' Mana as the only one of our eateries to have a Michelin star. But by the time the night was out, Manchester had come away empty handed. 

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Stockport’s Where the Light Gets In had been seen as a strong contender as one of 13 Greater Manchester establishments in the Michelin Guide and holder of a Michelin Green star. 

Manchester’s only holder of the Michelin Green Star, Where The Light Gets In in StockportManchester’s only holder of the Michelin Green Star, Where The Light Gets In in Stockport
Manchester’s only holder of the Michelin Green Star, Where The Light Gets In in Stockport

The new stars however went to largely London establishments - including The Ledbury being announced as the Michelin Guide’s ninth three-star restaurant. A further six restaurants were newly-awarded two stars and there are 18 new one-star establishments. 

New York Street's Higher Ground had already been named as one of 20 venues to be handed a Bib Gourmand for their higher quality food at great value. As for the absence of Michelin Stars heading to Manchester, everyone was saying the same thing. 

The Midland Hotel hosted the prestigious ceremonyThe Midland Hotel hosted the prestigious ceremony
The Midland Hotel hosted the prestigious ceremony

Jamie Hoyle posted on X: “The Michelin Guide hosting their awards ceremony in Manchester and not awarding any new stars to any Manchester restaurants is about the most Michelin Guide thing that has ever happened.” 

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Ishan Kolhatkar said similar: “Michelin holding this year's ceremony in Manchester and awarding no new stars to a restaurant in the city, but giving Opheem in Birmingham, two, is a vibe.”

New Michelin Star restaurants for 2024

Three Stars 

  • The Ledbury - London

Two Stars 

  • Brooklands - London
  • Gymkhana - London
  • Opheem - Birmingham
  • Trivet - London
  • The Glenturret Lalique - Crieff
  • Terre - Castlemartyr

One Star

  • 1890 by Gordon Ramsay - London
  • Akoko - London
  • Aulis - London
  • Cedar Tree by Hrishikesh Desai - Brampton 
  • Chishuru - London
  • Crocadon - St Mellion
  • Dorian - London
  • Humble Chicken - London
  • Humo - London 
  • Lake Road Kitchen - Ambleside
  • Mountain - London 
  • mýse - Hovingham 
  • Ormer Mayfair - London
  • Pavyllon London - London
  • Sushi Kanesaka - London
  • D’Olier Street - Dublin
  • Homestead Cottage - Doolin
  • The Bishop’s Buttery - Cashel

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