Local Michelin star winners for 2021!
Hot off the presses, the winners have just been announced (and some are offering takeaway!). Take a look at the full line-up for Glos, Worcs and beyond.
It’s been a rough 12 months for our beloved cafes, restaurants and eateries, but on Monday night we popped the corks in celebration of our local foodie megastars.
Davina McCall hosted the virtual ceremony that was streamed to foodies across the UK via YouTube, and in an exclusive first, Glos’s Daylesford Farm has come out on top in a brand spanking new award category.
Read on for the lowdown …
A brand new accolade this year is the Michelin Green Star. Recognising sustainable practices, ethical and environmental standards and restaurants that work hard to engage and help local farmers and producers. Only 23 have been awarded in the UK and .. (drum roll please) … the fabulous Daylesford Farm in Kingham has gone and bagged one!
Daylesford Farm, Kingham ★
This organic farm, restaurant and shop is the place to go for breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner (erm, all day tbh!) with an incredible, seasonal, organic menu that innovates constantly. It may be closed at the moment but if like us you’re missing the green shakes and quinoa salads just search for Daylesford Organic Café on Deliveroo for a takeaway straight to your door, plus you can still click and collect too if you are local.
This acclaimed French restaurant just oozes sleekness and sophistication. A real stalwart of the Cheltenham foodie scene (David and his wife Helen have been running the restaurant since 1987), expect modern French food with quirky touches against a backdrop of bold, modern art. Find it in the fabulous and hip Suffolks area of the town.
OTHER TASTY MICHELIN STAR TRIPS CLOSE BY …
Bulrush, Bristol ★
Casamia, Bristol ★
Box-E, Bristol – Bib Gourmand
Root, Bristol – Bib Gourmand
Pensons, Worcs ★
The 1,200 acre Netherwood Estate is the grand backdrop to this super cool barn overlooking arable farmland. The place to go for rustic but design-led Michelin star slap up meals. Amazing food in a modern setting. They are offering a fortnightly takeaway service with a three course dinner AND paired wines! (pass it off totally as your own) during lockdown, see Pensons at Home to order.
Others in Worcs that get a Michelin high five ..
The Venture In, Ombersley – The Michelin Plate: Good Cooking.
The Inn at Welland – The Michelin Plate: Good Cooking.
Eckington Manor, Eckington – The Michelin Plate: Good Cooking.
Old Rectifying House, Worcester – The Michelin Plate: Good Cooking.
Meanwhile, further afield in Oxfordshire (when we can go out out again) ….
Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton ★★
No introduction needed for Raymond Blanc’s picturesque 15th-century Oxfordshire gaff which retains its two star status year on year with its offering of haute cuisine.
The Nut Tree, Murcott ★
The charming century thatched pub/restaurant, near Bicester, has retained its star status for a cool 13 years running with its refined menu that champions British produce. Respect.
Oli’s Thai, Oxford – Bib Gourmand
One of Oxford’s worst kept secrets, you’ll find Oli’s Thai about a 20 minute walk from the city centre, nestled down Magdalen Rd. A tiny space packed with big, fresh flavours, tables are like gold-dust here so book in advance.
Fancy a takeaway? There’s confit duck penang, aubergine curry and grilled hispi cabbage on the menu. Yum!
The Bell Inn, Langford – Bib Gourmand
On the Oxon/Glos border (we’re claiming this one as ours, sorry Glos), this modern country pub with rooms serves up hearty British classics and rustic wood fired dishes made locally sourced produce.
Takeaway options include pizzas, pub classics (beer batter fish and hand-cut chips for me, please) and a full Sunday roast.
AND A FEW MORE STARRY OUTINGS NOT TOO FAR AWAY …
The Dining Room – Whatley Manor, Malmesbury ★ (Green Star)
The Royal Oak, Whatcote, Warks ★
Salt, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warks ★
The Cross at Kenilworth, Warks ★
I’ll take a table for two at all of them once lockdown lifts, please!
*Featured pic from Opheem, Birmingham.