The 2016 Michelin Guide for Great Britain recently announced its newest roundup of London restaurant honorees, revealed a day earlier than scheduled via Twitter due to possible news leaks. While the majority of London restaurants remained on this year’s list (with Gordon Ramsay’s Maze Grill and the Indian Rasoi being the only two deletions), the guide has brought six new restaurants into the Michelin Guide’s highly coveted fold.
London’s one Michelin-star newcomers include: Shoreditch favorite Lyle’s, controversial for its set menu-only dinners; Bonham’s Restaurant, a new extension to one’s of the world’s most prestigious auction houses; new Modern European restaurant Portland in Fitzrovia; and The Dining Room at 105 year-old Goring Hotel.
London’s newest two-star additions are both Japanese: Tokyo import The Araki held three Michelin stars in its original location before moving to London in 2014, while Kyoto-style veteran Umu received an upgrade from its consistent one Michelin star status. Three Michelin star mainstays Gordon Ramsay and Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester have retained their exclusive top status this year.