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Michelin Have Just Announced The 2022 London List… And It Has a Few Surprises

Michelin Have Just Announced The 2022 London List… And It Has a Few Surprises

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The brand-new Michelin-starred London restaurant list for 2022 has finally been released… Been waiting on tenterhooks to see which spots have made the cut (and which ones haven’t)? You’re not the only one. 

It’s safe to say that London’s culinary scene has been holding its breath in anticipation of the news and Michelin did not disappoint. 

While no new restaurants have been awarded a third star, there are plenty of new additions to the highly-awaited list, as well as a couple of spots that have earned a second shiny star.

New Two Michelin Star Additions

What’s better than one Michelin Star? Answer: Two Michelin Stars.

In 2022, two of London’s top dining spots have been awarded a much-coveted second Michelin Star: Ikoyi and The Clove Club.

Founded by two best friends and based around British micro-seasonality, Ikoyi’s West African-inspired dishes have been deemed delicious enough to earn another star (we certainly agree). 

Likewise, The Clove Club’s innovative menu – inspired by often unused ingredients and bursting with modern British flair – has also been awarded a second star.

New One Michelin Star Additions

While Michelin may have been unashamedly reserved with handing out second stars, they’ve been dishing out first Michelin Stars like hotcakes, with seven new London restaurants making it onto the list this year.

Set in a teeny-tiny beer cellar of an 18th Century pub, Evelyn’s Table’s intimate 12-seat dining experience has been deemed one of the best in the UK. This one was no surprise – critics have been buzzing with the prospect of a star for months.

Frog by Adam Handling in Covent Garden is as much a theatrical experience as it is a dreamy dinner. The dishes are connected to emotions and each chef comes directly to your table to create an immersive experience like no other.

Set inside an opulent dining room, Mayfair’s wonderful Jamavar is an Indian fine-dining experience blending cuisine from both the North and the South of the country.

KOL’s vibrant Mexican cuisine has also been awarded its first Michelin star in London. For an extra-special dinner, book a seat at the Chef’s Table, an intimate dining experience for 3-5 people in a Oaxacan-style space.

Sophisticated Korean dining is on offer at Sollip: the 9-course tasting menu combines the very best of Korean flavours and ingredients, set in a modern dining space.

With an intense focus on unique flavour combinations, the team at Trivet are pros at pairing food and drink. Founders Jonny and Isa have travelled extensively around the world, and they’ve brought their global knowledge of food to this brilliant (now) Michelin Star London restaurant.

Modern European joint Wild Honey is the final Michelin newbie on this year’s list. High-quality ingredients are the main focal point at this cool dining spot, with a range of authentic and wholesome dishes on the menu.

Has Anywhere Lost a Michelin Star?

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but yes – Céleste at The Lanesborough is the only spot in London this year to lose its Michelin Star.

That’s not to say that Céleste is a terrible place to dine – not even close. After all, it managed to retain the accolade for six years, which is quite a feat with the ever-brilliant spots popping up in London each month.

Read More: Our Guide to Michelin Star Restaurants in London (2021) 

The Michelin Lowdown 

What Does a Michelin Star Mean?

Michelin Stars are highly-coveted accolades given only to the top restaurants in each city – the more Michelin Stars, the better a restaurant is. Though plenty of excellent restaurants in London have zero.

How Many Restaurants in London Have Three Stars?

There are currently 5 restaurants in London boasting three Michelin Stars – Helene Darroze at The Connaught, Core by Clare Smyth, Sketch Lecture Room & Library, Restaurant Gordon Ramsey, and Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester.

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