Michelin Guide 2016

With the results of the Michelin Guide 2016 released a day early, here are 5 things to note in this years guide:

1 - Despite no new three star restaurants in this years guide, there was two new restaurants given two Michelin stars. After opening in Mayfair last summer, the sushi restaurant "The Araki" was elevated to two star level straight away. The other restaurant was Japanese restaurant "Umu". Located in the heart of Mayfair, Michelin stated "Chef Yoshinori Ishii has taken the food to a new level".

2- London again was a big winner with four new one star restaurants. James Lowe's modern British restaurant "Lyle's" in Shoreditch was widely tipped to receive a star, so it wasn't a surprise to many when it did. The other three restaurants to be awarded a star in London were: Bonhams, Portland and the restaurant at The Goring Hotel.

3) Probably the biggest shock of this years guide was Castle Terrace losing their Michelin star. A restaurant widely tipped by many to be in contention to win a second star, this is easily one of the biggest revelations in recent times. Scotland also lost stars at The Three Chimneys and Knockinaam Lodge. Overall the 2016 Michelin Guide was a very bad one for Scottish Restaurants.

Main Course at Castle Terrace
4) On a more positive note for Scotland, Talented young chef Billy Boyter wins a star at his Anstruther restaurant "The Cellar". Before re-opening the restaurant in April 2014, Boyter had worked in some of the countries finest kitchens.

5) Again Glasgow missed out on a Michelin Star, but it wasn't all bad news for the city. The Gannet, Ox and Finch and Stravaigin all reatained their Bib Gourmand awards. All three continue to serve up some of the finest food in Glasgow and really do the City proud.
Dessert from The Gannet