The wine guide to 41 Michelin star restaurants in UK 2023
Michelin focuses on what is on the plate and Star Wine List on what is on the glass. Sometimes the selections converge! Here are a mix of great places for food and wine in the UK.
Phone: +44 1695 572511
Address: Moor Hall, Prescot Road, Aughton, Ormskirk
By the Glass List of the Year UK 2022
Moor Hall is a luxurious grade II listed restaurant with rooms, with a history dating back to the 13th century. Since being transformed in 2015 by the present owners they’ve received rave reviews and a coveted two Michelin stars. As well as the main restaurant they have private dining and a ‘kitchen experience’. The uber talented chef is ex-L’Enclume (another two star) and El Celler de Can Roca. The cuisine is new British - delicate and produce driven, presented in exceptional and natural surroundings. It’s all tasting menus, either four or eight courses at lunch, eight only for dinner and win...
Phone: +44 161 392 7294
Address: 42 Blossom Street, Manchester
Mana opened in 2018 and received Manchester’s first Michelin star just a year later. A multi-course tasting menu is the only option for lunch and dinner with wine pairings available alongside their wine list. The interior is pared-back luxe, and the never-ending stream of small dishes are ambitious and creative using hyper seasonal ingredients and inspiration drawn from the natural world. Mana, along with a handful of other places in the city, represents an exciting new era for Manchester dining, putting the city firmly on the quality map.
Phone: 01227 710444
Address: King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury
Fordwich arms is a restaurant / pub near Canterbury in Kent. It is definitely worth a detour if you are in south east England but you won't only see people arriving in flashy cars from London - in the afternoons the locals drop in for a pint at the bar. The ambiance is friendly, the service professional and the food is extremely good, in particular the seafood on our visit. If it's the season, do try to get a table at the little terrace by the river. This is one of the best restaurants we've been to in a very long while, so don't be surprised if it gets harder and harder to get a table in the...
Phone: +44 20 3937 5086
Address: 92 Kensington Park Rd, London
Grand Prix UK 2022
Core by Clare Smyth has achieved a lot after its opening in August 2017, including being awarded two stars from the Michelin Guide. The menu offers a la carte and a short and long tasting menu with optional wine pairings of 100ml per course. One of South Africa’s (and beyond) best sommeliers, Gareth Ferreira, is behind the wine list. It has more than 400 bins covering the most important wine regions around the World and a generous number of wines by the glass, allowing the sommeliers to offer varied and exciting options with your tasting menu. If you´re seeking a top fine-dining experience in...
Phone: +44 20 7201 3833
Address: 66 Knightsbridge, London
California Wine List of the Year UK, presented by The California Wine Institute 2021
Dinner by Heston is the two Michelin starred restaurant in the luxurious Mandarin Oriental hotel in Knightsbridge. The menu is a twist on the more common ’classic fine dining with a modern edge’ by being ‘modern fine dining with a historical edge’ – each dish annotated by the decade/century from which it originated, reinventing and updating food fashions from as far back as the 1700’s. The interior is slick and professional with plenty of 5-star warmth. The overall experience marries posh with playful; it’s original yet comfortingly accessible.
Address: 70 Charlotte St, Fitzrovia, London
Kitchen Table is 20 seat fine dining experience, where guests sit a horseshoe shaped counter around an open kitchen, encouraging full interaction with the chefs and showcasing all the action throughout the evening. They prepare, cook, and serve a tasting menu of meticulously sourced and foraged British ingredients, in two overlapping sittings. They were justly awarded their second star in 2018 which they have maintained ever since.
Phone: +44 20 3297 3799
Address: Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square, 10 Trinity Square, London
La Dame de Pic is Chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s London debut located in the luxurious Four Seasons hotel. The original three-generation-year-old Maison Pic is in Valence in the Rhône Valley, the selection of wines by the glass leans gently but not exclusively in this direction. The menu is upscale, refined and inventive French cuisine from one of the worlds top chefs. The full wine list has been put together by Wine Director Jan Konetzki and reflects the quality and elegance of the food. Gaining an award as the best mid-size format wine list in 2018, the wine list offers unique fine and rare wines wi...
Address: 4 Redchurch St, London
International Medium-Sized List of the Year 2022
New and rightfully popular Basque-inspired, wood-fired grill restaurant on the first floor above Smoking Goat (an equally excellent but separate entity – and Thai). Housed in a decommissioned East end strip club, it looks more like a smart old man’s London pub with wood panels and original features. Wine is obviously a focus – empty bottles sit above the front door and line the corridor to the stairs. The specialty is of course Turbot (Brat) alongside quality cuts of meat, whole game birds and clean, superlatively sourced sides – all simply but expertly cooked.
Phone: +44 20 8672 0114
Address: 2 Bellevue Rd, London
German Wine List of the Year UK, presented by Wines of Germany 2022
A long-time favourite of Londoners, all of whom are very willing to make the journey out to leafy Wandsworth (not as far as you think) for the timeless and consistently excellent Chez Bruce. They say it best: “from the outset, it was our intention to serve the very best food and drink but within a relaxed, informal yet thoroughly professionally orchestrated environment”. Sharing a co-owner with La Trompette, The Glasshouse and The Ledbury the wine cellar is impressive. The list is extensive – classic French and Italian regions dominate but Portugal, Spain, Islands, Central Europe and the New W...
Phone: +44 20 7877 7703
Address: Tower 42, 25 Old Broad St, London
New Zealand Wine List of the Year UK, presented by New Zealand wine 2022
City Social is located on the 24th floor of Tower 42 with dramatic views over the City of London and boasts a smart decor, a buzzy, slick atmosphere and top notch cooking. City Social’s wine list has a fairly classic approach with a thorough range of producers and regions and bottles for all occasions.
Phone: +44 20 7838 1082
Address: 8-9 Blacklands Terrace, Chelsea, London
Best Medium-Sized List of the Year UK, presented by Matteo Lupi Wines 2022
The Five Fields restaurant is in the heart of Chelsea, London, with a classic and elegant decor. The menus offer prix fixe and tasting options for both lunch and dinner, and use seasonal ingredients sourced from their own kitchen gardens in East Sussex. The wine list at The Five Fields is extensive and classic, and includes large formats and back vintages from the 80’s and 90’s. Classic French regions are the main focus, but you can still find superb wines from further afield including Central Europe, the new world and even China.
Phone: +44 20 3146 8666
Address: 85 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London
New Zealand Wine List of the Year UK, presented by New Zealand wine 2022
Hide is a restaurant and bar by the awe-inspiring wine shop Hedonism and chef Ollie Dabbous. Set over three floors, flooded with natural daylight and enjoying views across Green Park, Hide serves creative, contemporary and seasonal food in a warm yet visually striking space. Open every day from breakfast through to dinner, including afternoon tea, the menu is accompanied by Hedonism’s incomparable wine list. The sommelier team has compiled a concise wine list of wines from all over the world, with a large selection of accessibly priced bottles and wines by the glass. Should you want to dig de...
Phone: +44 20 8747 1836
Address: 5 - 7 Devonshire Rd, Chiswick, London
Since 2001 La Trompette has been a restaurant of warm yet polished fine dining in the leafy west London borough of Chiswick. From the same family as Chez Bruce, The Glasshouse and The Ledbury, La Trompette has managed to stay on the culinary map for some years now with consistently high levels of food and service. The La Trompette wine list has comprehensive selections of fine wines from Italy, Spain and Rest of Europe together with exciting new world bottles. Don´t forget to have a look at their producer of the month where you can spot some iconic growers. Their wine service is happy to offer...
Phone: +44 20 7739 4443
Address: 18 Phipp St, London
Best Short List of the Year UK 2021
Leroy is a wine bar & restaurant in London's Shoreditch from Sommeliers Ed Thaw and Jack Lewens. It opened shortly after their original venture Ellory in Hackney closed in March of 2018. As well as sharing a name with two great producers (Richard in the Loire, Lalou in Burgundy) Leroy was serendipitously one of their pet names for Ellory, since many people were unable to pronounce it correctly. Inside it’s light but cosy, simply decorated with some elegant wine prints on the wall. The menu aims for simplicity and flavour – food that is thoughtful but not showy. Leroy is a place to stop in for...
Phone: +44 20 3011 5911
Address: Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High St, London
Lyle’s is a stylish ‘new British’ restaurant in Shoreditch, on the London City fringes. Housed in a converted factory that’s also home to a top ad agency, the room is a simple, clean and flooded with light toward the obviously high spec yet unshowy open kitchen. It has a functional but sleek interior (Ercol chairs, natural wood tables) with nothing unnecessary in sight, creating a calm space and puts the focus on the food and wine.
Phone: +44 20 7290 7600
Address: 8-10 Pollen St, Mayfair, London
Austrian Wine List of the Year UK, presented by Austrian wine 2022
Pollen Street Social is the flagship restaurant of the Social group in London, located in Mayfair. Pollen Street Social describes itself as a contemporary bistro with a relaxed fine dining atmosphere. The cuisine is modern and creative European and the wine list at Pollen Street Social follows suit. It’s extensive and offers an impressive by the glass selection – over 50 wines, sake, sweet, fortifies and sparkling all served in different measures between 75ml, 125ml and 175ml – so plenty to suit all budgets and taste buds.
Phone: +44 20 7436 3261
Address: 113 Great Portland Street, London