Date announced for the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2021

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The UK & Ireland version of the little red guide will be launched at the Michelin Star Revelation in January 2021, reports Tina Nielsen

The Michelin Guide has announced that the latest restaurants to be awarded the coveted Michelin star will be celebrated at the Michelin Star Revelation in London on 25 January. The date will coincide with the publication of the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2021.

Restaurants in the UK have been reopening over the course of the summer after a period of lockdown and Michelin inspectors have resumed their schedule visiting pubs and restaurants across Great Britain and Ireland. It means the organising team is able to start planning for the future again.

“Our inspectors are eating out and supporting the industry. Moving the event to January and launching a digital-only guide gives us the time we need to be fair to restaurateurs and to ensure the consistent, expert advice our customers demand,” says Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides.

“Restaurants have been through challenges we previously couldn’t even have imagined – and I want to applaud chefs and owners for the passion, ingenuity and entrepreneurship they have shown this year.”

Planning for the future

Recent years have seen chefs gathering from across the country for the annual Michelin Star Revelation. Last year the celebrations took place at London’s Hurlingham Club (pictured, above) while the 2020 event was due to the held at The Roundhouse, London, in a new format, inviting members of the general public to attend. The Covid-19 pandemic put paid to these plans, but as society starts to open up again the team can plan for the future.

“The future may look different but our goal remains constant: to connect customers to the best restaurants around the country, whatever the occasion, and to celebrate this most magnificent of industries – one that brings so much joy to so many.”

Ongoing uncertainty surrounding the next steps in recovery from Covid-19 means further information about the 2021 Michelin Star Revelation will be released in due course.

Tina Nielsen