This year proved to be the greatest number of stars ever awarded, seeing 29 UK restaurants enjoy the culinary world's greatest accolade; the Michelin star.
As ever, a raft of stories are to be plucked out from the array of winners, with each establishment possessing its own unique rise to stardom. However, focus was upon the capital initially, with London gaining four new additions to its Michelin one-starred roster. Additionally, upgrades were afforded to Anne-Sophie Pic's La Dame de Pic to become two-starred, while The Lecture Room & Library at sketch saw it join the elite ranks of the three-starred establishments.
London's new additions come in the shape of Shoreditch's Mãos, Endo at the Rotunda, Richmond's Dysart Petersham, and Bethnal Green's Da Terra, each awarded at this week's launch event hosted by Raymond Blanc at the Hurlingham Club, Fulham.
Success was in abundance for Irish restaurants too, with Aimsir (Kildare) debuting in the guide after being awarded a two-starred ranking, while Galway's Restaurant Loam and Limerick's Adare Manor collected new special awards for their efforts towards both Sustainability and Sommelier equally.
With an ever increasing diversity of innovation and inspiration across the UK finding recognition within the annals of Michelin's guide, it remains a bright future of the nation's culinary profile.
Image: The Michelin Guide