The Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2023 was published on Monday 27 March 2023, with a fresh constellation of Michelin Stars awarded across the land - including a first Michelin Star for Cheltenham restaurant Lumiere.
In previous years the publishing of the the world-famous gastronomic guide has seen some of Gloucestershire’s best restaurants awarded a fresh constellation of coveted Michelin Stars, but local foodies might be disappointed to see that in 2022, once again, little has changed for the county.
The new Michelin Guide includes 194 Michelin Stars and 122 Bib Gourmands, with the ’2022 vintage’ described as ‘even more momentous’ with the release of one brand-new Three Star restaurant, L’Enclume in Cartmel, Cumbria; five new Two Stars including two in Dublin, two in London and one in Wales; and 19 new One Stars joining the selection – with the closest new Michelin Star to Gloucestershire being Home in Cardiff.
Gloucestershire restaurants with Michelin Stars in 2023
One of only two Gloucestershire restaurants with a Michelin Star in the 2023 edition of the guide – Le Champignon Sauvage in Cheltenham has maintained its one Michelin Star.
Le Champignon Sauvage has remained one of Cheltenham and Gloucestershire’s finest restaurants since it was opened in 1987 by chef David Everitt-Matthias and his wife Helen.
The first brand-new Star in the county for over a decade, Cheltenham's Lumière has received One Michelin Star in the latest Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2023.
The fine dining foodie destination which is owned and run by husband-and-wife team, Helen and Jon Howe and is one of 20 restaurants in the UK to have been newly-awarded One Michelin Star in 2023.
Gloucestershire restaurants with Michelin Green Stars in 2023
Cotswolds destination Daylesford Organic has maintained it Green Michelin Star for a second year in 2023.
Introduced for the first time in 2021, there was a fresh batch of Michelin Green Stars to celebrate sustainability unveiled and while there were no new additions within the Gloucestershire borders, nearby Oak in Bath; and Wilsons in Bristol have both kept their Green Stars.
Bib Gourmand restaurants in Gloucestershire in 2023
Although Gloucestershire was formerly home to numerous affordable Bib Gourmands restaurants, there currently isn't any restaurants representing the county.
Some of the nearest Bib Gourmand restaurants for Gloucestershire foodies to visit, also include The Inn at Welland in the nearby Malverns; Beckford Bottle Shop and The Chequers in Bath; with Root, COR, Marmo, Blaise Inn and Box-E all in Bristol.
Tom Kerridge’s restaurants with Michelin Stars in 2023
While not within the county borders, famous Gloucester chef Tom Kerridge’s pub, The Hand and Flowers in Marlow, maintained its impressive two Michelin Star rating in 2023.
The Michelin Star restaurants near Gloucestershire in 2023
For Gloucestershire locals happy to drive to destination restaurants, the nearest restaurants with Two Michelin Stars includes Raymond Blanc’s legendary Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in Oxfordshire.
The nearest restaurants to Gloucestershire with one Michelin Star, include The Whitebrook in the Wye Valley, near Monmouth; The Dining Room in Malmesbury; Salt in Stratford-upon-Avon; Bybrook in Castle Combe; The Royal Oak in Whatcote near Shipston on Stour; with Bulrush and Paco Tapas in Bristol; and Adam’s, Opheem, Simpsons and Purnell’s in Birmingham.