Michelin reveals new South West stars

The South West scoops three new stars and six Michelin Green Stars in the much-anticipated 2021 Michelin Guide

2021 bucket list Osip
Osip in Bruton

Three South West restaurants were among the 17 UK and Ireland venues to earn a new Michelin star in the 2021 awards ceremony on January 25. Nathan Outlaw’s reimagined flagship restaurant Outlaw’s New Road in Port Isaac, Thomas Carr 1873 in Ilfracombe and Merlin Labron-Johnson’s Osip in Bruton were all awarded a star on their first inclusion in the guide. The Square in Porthleven was awarded a Bib Gourmand.

As well as dishing out stars and Bib Gourmands, Michelin introduced a new Michelin Green Star accolade which recognises the restaurants and chefs leading the way in sustainable dining. The South West is clearly at the forefront of ethical eating as six of the 18 new Michelin Green Stars were awarded to restaurants in the region. Congratulations to Coombeshead Farm in Lewannick, Daylesford Organic Farm in Daylesford, New Yard Restaurant near Helston, River Cottage Kitchen in Axminster, The Dining Room at Whatley Manor in Malmesbury and The Ethicurean in Wrington.

Nathan Outlaw
Nathan Outlaw of Outlaw’s New Road

Despite an unprecedented year for the industry, many hero restaurants across the South West retained their stars. See the full list of South West stars below.

Two-star restaurant:

  • The Dining Room at Whatley Manor, Malmesbury

One-star restaurants:

  • Bulrush, Bristol
  • Casamia, Bristol
  • La Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham
  • Lympstone Manor, near Exeter
  • Olive Tree, Bath
  • Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, Port Isaac
  • Paco Tapas, Bristol
  • Paul Ainsworth at Number 6, Padstow
  • Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park, Colerne
  • The Elephant, Torquay
  • The Masons Arms, Knowstone
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