SEEING STARS

We’re seeing stars and lots of them…it was the Michelin Guide 2019 awards last night for Great Britain and Ireland (1st October) and we were following along, keeping everything crossed for our Goodfellows at Home chefs!

And it turned out to be a spectacular night, with many of our chefs being awarded or retaining their stars!
Featuring in the Michelin Guide or being award a prestigious star is a pretty big deal for chefs and is normally one of the most important dates in their calendar.

The Michelin Guide can award a restaurant one to three stars. One star is for high quality cooking and worth a visit, two stars is for excellent cooking and worth a detour, while three stars is the biggie for exceptional cuisine and worth a special journey. Michelin also award Bib Gourmand for good quality and good value cooking.

A Michelin Star can put a restaurant on the map and turn it into a dining success almost overnight! But of course, it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to be awarded a Michelin Star, which is why we have put this blog together to congratulate our fellow chefs for their dedication and their talent.

PAUL AINSWORTH – PAUL AINSWORTH AT NO.6

Paul Ainsworth is celebrating his 6th year with a star for his restaurant, Paul Ainsworth at No.6. After finding out this wonderful news, Paul took straight to social media thanking his ‘soldiers’ and head chef John Walton for their hard work. What a sweetie and very well deserved! At No.6, their focus is on serving modern British foods in a warm and welcoming environment. Congrats Paul and team!
Find out more about Paul and his restaurants here.

Paul Ainsworth at No.6 – Photo credit: Chris Hewitt

JAMES MACKENZIE – PIPE AND GLASS

James and his team at the Pipe and Glass are celebrating their tenth consecutive year with a star, which is such an impressive achievement!! Although they pride themselves on serving award-winning food, the Pipe and Glass is also a ‘homely’ pub where you can go to enjoy a pint and sandwich too! Best of both – well done James and the team!
Find out more about James and his restaurant here.

James MacKenzie, The Pipe and Glass – photo credit: Tim Green

COLIN MCGURRAN – WINTERINGHAM FIELDS

Colin was awarded a Michelin Star last night and judging by the reactions on social media, it is certainly long overdue! He also shared on social media ‘drinks on me’ so we are guessing the team had a grand old time celebrating! At his restaurant, Winteringham Fields, it’s all about ‘home grown’ produce, creating the freshest and finest dishes. Well done Colin and team (hope your heads aren’t too sore this morning!)
Visit Colin’s profile to find out more.

JAMES SOMMERIN – RESTAURANT JAMES SOMMERIN

Fantastic news for James, as he retained his Michelin Star for the second year running! James is no stranger to the Michelin Guide, he was awarded his first star in 2007 and retained it for 6 years when he worked at The Crown. This is quite an achievement, as stars are not easy to get and probably harder to keep! James and his wife Louise are renowned for their friendly service, as well as award-winning food. Well done James and all the team!
Check out James’s profile to find out more!

 

KENNY ATKINSON – HOUSE OF TIDES

House of Tides was first awarded its Michelin Star in 2016, which was a big deal at the time as it well and truly put Newcastle-upon-Tyne on the dining map! Kenny is now celebrating his fourth consecutive year with a Michelin Star and he took straight to social media expressing how proud he was of his team. House of Tides is set in a beautiful historic building and continues to pride itself on offering fine dining in a comfortable, casual setting. Well done Kenny and team!
Visit Kenny’s Profile to find out more!

JASON ATHERTON – SOCIAL GROUP

Living up to his ‘King of the London Dining Scene’ status, last night proved to be a success for Jason Atherton with three of his Social Group restaurants retaining their star; Social Eating House (Head Chef Paul Hood), Pollen Street Social (Head Chef Dale Bainbridge) and City Social. There is no stopping Jason and his empire of fine dining restaurants, which can be found worldwide, not just in London. Well done Jason and team!
View Jason and Paul’s profiles to find out more.

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