The full list of UK restaurants awarded Michelin stars has been revealed after the Michelin Guide 2022 was published on 16 February.
Michelin awards its prestigious stars to restaurants that produce very high quality dining experiences - with the highest accolade being three Stars.
But how do restaurants get a Michelin star - and have any Bristol eateries made the cut?
What are Michelin star awards?
To gain a Michelin star, a restaurant must fit certain criteria, which involves using quality products, mastery of flavour and cooking techniques, personality of the chef in the cuisine, value for money, and consistency.
This year’s guide includes one new Three Star restaurant - Cumbria’s L’Enclume. The guide has also awarded five new Two Stars and 19 new One Stars.
Nine restaurants have also been awarded a Michelin Green Star - including one in Bristol.
The award was introduced in 2021 and highlights eateries that combine culinary excellence with eco-friendly and sustainable practices.
Have any Bristol restaurants won a Michelin star in 2022?
While none of Bristol’s eateries have won Michelin Stars this year, Wilson’s restaurant was awarded a Michelin Green Star.
Joining the list of the best environmentally friendly restaurants across Great Britain and Ireland, Wilson’s in Bristol has been awarded a Michelin Green star.
This elegant bistro offers brilliant cuisine cooked delicately and sustainably by its chef Jan Ostle.
Wilson’s is open three days a week, from 12-2.30pm for lunch and 6-9.30pm for dinner on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Address: 24 Chandos Rd, Redland, BS6 6PF
Are there any Michelin star restaurants in Bristol?
While Bristol did not win any new Michelin stars in 2022, the city does boast three restaurants with Michelin Stars. Here is the full list:
Award: One Michelin Star
This modern British eatery run by chef George Livesey was awarded a Michelin star in 2018.
With an eight-course tasting menu featuring tasty delights such as crab and middlewhite pork, prices range from £55 per person between Tuesday to Thursday evening and Thursday to Saturday lunchtime.
Whereas the nine-course tasting menu will set you back £60 per person on Friday and Saturday evenings.
The restaurant is open 6-10pm from Wednesday to Saturday, including lunchtime hours of 12-2pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Address: 21 Cotham Rd S, Cotham, BS6 5TZ
Award: One Michelin star
Winning a Michelin star within its first year in 2018, Paco Tapas is known for its buzzy yet relaxed atmosphere and is headed by chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias.
Named after the chef’s father, the restaurant offers delicious Spanish cuisine ranging from juicy Galician steak to delicately stuffed quail.
Paco Tapas will cost customers around £60 per person on average.
Doors are open 5-10pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12-3pm and 5-10.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, 12-4.30pm on Sundays and 5-10pm on Tuesdays.
Address: The General, 3a Lower Guinea Street, BS1 6FU
Award: One Michelin star
Casamia has not only been awarded a Michelin star, but was also given the honour of the best restaurant in the UK by Harden’s Best Restaurant Guide in 2019.
Known for offering a first-class fine dining experience, Casamia offers an ever-changing day-to-day seasonal menu which costs customers between £98 to £118 per person to enjoy.
Customers can enjoy delightful food at this eatery from 6pm-10pm between Wednesdays and Saturdays, as well as a lunchtime opening of 12-4pm on Saturdays.
Address: The General, Lower Guinea Street, BS1 6FU
Which restaurants have won new Michelin stars in 2022?
Several restaurants across the UK and Ireland have won new Michelin stars for 2022. This is the full list:
New three star restaurants:
- L’Enclume, Cartmel, Cumbria – Chef Simon Rogan
New two star restaurants:
- Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen, Dublin – Chef Mickael Viljanen
- The Clove Club, Shoreditch, London – Chef Isaac McHale
- Ikoyi, St James’s, London – Chef Jeremy Chan
- Liath, Blackrock, Dublin – Chef Damien Grey
- Ynyshir, Machynlleth, Powys – Chef Gareth Ward
New one star restaurants:
- The Barn, Aughton, Lancashire – chef Nathan Cornwell
- Bastible, Dublin – Barry Fitzgerald
- Bridge Arms, Bridge, Canterbury – chef Daniel Smith
- Dog and Gun Inn, Skelton, Cumbria – chef Ben Queen-Fryer
- Evelyn’s Table, Soho, London – chef Luke Selby
- Frog by Adam Handling, Covent Garden, London – chef Adam Handling
- The Glenturret Lalique, Crieff, Perthshire – chef Mark Donald
- Glovers Alley, Dublin – chef Andy McFadden
- Home, Penarth, Cardiff – chef James Sommerin
- Jamavar, Mayfair, London – chef Surender Mohan
- Kol, Marylebone, London – chef Santiago Lastra
- Meadowsweet, Holt, Norfolk – chef Greg Anderson
- Pine, East Wallhouses, Northumberland – chef Cal Byerley
- Sollip, Southwark, London – chef Woongchul Park
- SY23, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion – chef Nathan Davies
- Trivet, Southwark, London – chef Jonny Lake
- Unalome by Graeme Cheevers, Glasgow – chef Graeme Cheevers
- Upstairs by Tom Shepherd, Lichfield, Staffordshire – chef Tom Shepherd
- Wild Honey St James, St James’s, London – chef Anthony Demetre
Michelin green star restaurants
- Chapters, Hay-on-Wye, Powys - chef Mark McHugo
- Marle, Heckfield, Hampshire - chef Michael Chapman
- Moor Hall, Aughton, Lancashire - chef Mark Birchall
- Oak, Bath, Somerset - chef Pete Ellis
- Pensons, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire - chef Chris Simpson
- Pine, East Wallhouses, Northumberland - chef Cal Byerley
- Terroir Tapas, Bournemouth, Dorset - chef Jesse Wells
- Tillingham, Peasmarsh, East Sussex - chef Tom Ryalls
- Wilsons, Bristol - chef Jan Ostle