Among the winners at last night’s (February 5) ceremony in Manchester were west African restaurants Chishuru and Akoko, both of which can be found in Fitzrovia. Chishuru opened in its new location in autumn last year, after an initial run in Brixton. Founder and head chef Adejoké ‘Joké’ Bakare is the first black female Michelin-starred chef in the UK, and the second in the world.
Other newly minted Michelin star winners include Brat chef Tomos Parry’s Mountain in Soho, Yannick Alléno’s French fine dining spot Pavyllon in Mayfair and £420-a-head omakase restaurant Sushi Kanesaka in Mayfair, all of which also opened in 2023.
Brooklands by Claude Bosi at the newly opened Peninsula Hotel by Hyde Park Corner was also another 2023 opening to be honoured by Michelin, and received an impressive two stars.
A number of London restaurants were stripped off their Michelin stars, with Barrafina Dean Street in Soho, Leroy in Shoreditch, Hakkasan Hanway Place and Hakkasan Mayfair all losing their one star status. The iconic Le Gavroche, which had two stars, closed last month.
New one-star Michelin restaurants in London
- Chishuru, Fitzrovia
- Akoko, Fitzrovia
- Humble Chicken, Soho
- Mountain, Soho
- Aulis, Soho
- Pavyllon London, Mayfair
- Sushi Kanesaka, Mayfair
- Ormer, Mayfair
- Dorian, Notting Hill
- 1890 by Gordon Ramsay at the Savoy Hotel, Strand
- Humo, Mayfair
New two-star Michelin restaurants in London
- Gymkhana, Mayfair
- Brooklands at The Peninsula, Hyde Park
- Trivet, Southwark
New three-star Michelin restaurants in London
- The Ledbury, Notting Hill
Did you see that two more London restaurants now have elite Michelin Bib Gourmand awards?
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