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The History of the Michelin Star

The term “Michelin Star” is a hallmark of fine dining quality. Restaurants around the world proudly promote their Michelin Star status, of which they are awarded between 0-3 stars on the basis of anonymous reviews.

So where did the Michelin Star come from? Well believe it or not, Michelin – the famous tyre company – first launched a guidebook in 1900 to encourage people to go road tripping around France. In 1926, the company started to send out reviewers to try out special, destination restaurants which is subsequently where the buzz around the Michelin guide came from.

So what does it take to receive a star I hear you ask?

One star:A good place to stop on your journey, indicating a very good restaurant in its category, offering cuisine prepared to a consistently high standard.

Two stars:A restaurant worth a detour, indicating excellent cuisine with skilfully and carefully crafted dishes of outstanding quality.

Three stars: A restaurant worth a special journey, indicating exceptional cuisine where diners eat extremely well, often superbly. Distinctive dishes are precisely executed, using superlative ingredients.
Within just one year after opening, in 2013, our very own Angler was awarded a Michelin star.

Angler, led by Executive Chef, Gary Foulkes is a seafood restaurant at the core which celebrates local produce with an ever-changing menu complementing each season of the year – yet hosts highlights of flavours and seasonings from all around the globe.

Last night, Michelin guide released its 2019 restaurants, announcing who has been awarded or further retained their stars. So what about Angler? Well of course for the fifth consecutive year Angler, and our Executive Chef, Gary Foulkes, are proud to announce that we have retained our  Michelin Star.

Now to celebrate…!

So to celebrate our fifth year of holding a Michelin star status, we would like to invite you to celebrate with us. From now until Friday 12th October, enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles when you quote ‘Michelin Star’ on booking.




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