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The time has come...it's Michelin season. While the guide for Hong Kong is released in November each year, we get a taste of renewed excitement with the results of our pals over in Great Britain.
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The Araki, headed by chef Mitsuhiro Araki, was relocated from Tokyo a year ago. Previously owning 3 Michelin Stars back in Japan, this little eatery only seats 9 people at a time and serves pre-fixe sushi for £300 per person. You get what you pay for, with skills and expertise along with top notch ingredients from one of the world’s best sushi chefs.
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Umu, which is only a stone's throw away from the Araki in Mayfair, is much more attainable with set menus at around £115 a head. Umu offers Kyoto-inspired cuisine and has been around for over a decade.
15 other restaurants in the UK and Ireland triumphed this year earning one star:
- Lyle's (London)
- Bonhams (London)
- Portland (London)
- Dining Room at the Goring (London)
- Carters of Moseley (Birmingham)
- Gravetye Manor (Sussex)
- Woodspeen (Berkshire)
- House of Tides (New Castle)
- The Man Behind the Curtain (Leeds)
- John's House (Leicestershire)
- The Cellar (Anstruther, Scotland)
- Greenhouse (Dublin, Ireland)
- Eipic (Belfast, Ireland)
- OX (Belfast, Ireland)
- Loam (Galway, Ireland)
Here is the full list of starred restaurants.