French master chef Joel Robuchon is likely feeling bruised this morning, after the latest Michelin guide deleted a star from his London restaurant, demoting it from two stars to one.
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon is a brand with a worldwide presence with locations’ rankings ranging from one to three stars. His Hong Kong and Macau outposts boast all three stars, for instance, while the flagship Parisian restaurant has two. The deletion reduces Robuchon’s star count from 28 to 27.
The big winners from the latest Michelin guide for Britain, meanwhile, include Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel in London which was promoted from one to two stars for being “a glorious celebration of Britain’s culinary heritage.”
French restaurant The Greenhouse in London was also given a second star for chef Arnaud Bignon’s “technically impressive and innovative cooking.’
The three-star category remain unchanged as an exclusive quartet made up of the Waterside Inn, The Fat Duck, Gordon Ramsay and Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester.
The full listing is available as of September 26 as an Apple app for £5.99, while the book version will hit bookshelves October 4 at £15.99 (€16.99 in Ireland).