British and Irish Restos Step Up to Plate


LONDON — Last year was a tough one for the foodservice industry, but its clear U.K. restaurateurs didn’t skimp on quality.  

According to a recent article in the UK Guardian, restaurants throughout the U.K. and Ireland — 143 in total — recently received the highest number of Michelin stars to date. Although no restos received the coveted three-star recognition, London’s The Connaught and Cornwall’s the Rock achieved two-star status, while the Chew Magna-based Pony & Trap received one star, Reuters reports. Gordon Ramsay’s namesake London restaurant held onto its previously bestowed three-star rating.  

“There is no doubt 2010 was a difficult year, but those hotels and restaurants that represented value for money, at whatever price, were the ones best placed to weather the storm,” said Rebecca Burr, editor-and-chief of the Michelin dining guide, as reported by Reuters.


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