Michelin-starred restaurants 2023: the winners and losers in London

It’s that time of year again when the Michelin Guide bestows its shiny stars on the great and the good of the British and Irish restaurant scene. Yep, it’s Michelin awards ceremony day when chefs across the two countries wait in anticipation to see who has received new stars (and retained them) in 2023.  

Whether you think the awards are too highbrow, too European, or dwindling in relevancy, there’s no denying the clout that the pillowy, white mascot still holds. Plus, those little stars can have a huge impact on a restaurant’s footfall, which is especially important right now after years of turbulence thanks to the pandemic, not to mention inflation and rising food and energy costs.  

As any proud London foodie knows, the capital is home to a wealth of brilliant restaurants. So it’s no surprise London’s dining rooms usually occupy a good chunk of Michelin’s list. This year, there are four new one-star restaurants in the capital and two new two-stars. No new three stars were awarded this year. Here’s the full list of new Michelin stars for London restaurants.

Which London restaurants have won a 2023 Michelin star?


Cycene, Shoreditch – Theo Clench

Luca, Clerkenwell – Robert Chambers 

Taku, Mayfair – Takuya Watanabe

St Barts, Farringdon – Johnnie Crowe


Hotel Cafe Royal, Westminster – Alex Dilling

The Ledbury, Notting Hill – Brett Graham 

NEW GREEN STARS (awarded for sustainability) 

Apricity, Mayfair – Chantelle Nicholson

In addition to the top awards, a number of London restaurants were awarded Bib Gourmands last week. The list includes Evernight in Battersea, Hām in West Hampstead, Plaza Khao Gaeng on Oxford Street and The Pelican in Notting Hill. 

Check out the full list of London’s Michelin-star restaurants (including 2022 newbies) here

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