The Michelin Guide celebrates a centenary

It’s a special time for the Michelin Guide this year, because the 2011 edition marks its 100th anniversary.

First published back in 2011, the guide was originally an aid to motorists, offering invaluable advice on everything from how to change a tyre, to the location of hotels, should ones motor car break down unexpectedly on a trip.

The thoroughly modern guide of 2011 continues to respond to the needs of its readers and is bursting with recommendations for a diverse selection of hotels, guesthouses, restaurants and pubs in all price categories and across every region of the UK and Ireland.  However, whereas the 1911 guide drew attention to facilities such as central heating or electric lights, the modern counterpart is more likely to pinpoint outstanding cooking and exceptional wine lists.

Commenting on the 2011 guide, Editor in Chief Rebecca Burr said: “This centenary edition underlines the UK’s greatest strength which is the rich diversity and variety of its restaurants. The country embraces all kinds of restaurants and every type of cuisine and the public’s appetite shows no signs of abating.”

Kitchen W8

The latest guide has 12 new one star establishments, including Gauthier Soho in Soho, Kitchen W8 in Kensington and Adam Simmonds at Danesfield House in Marlow.

There are also 26  new Bib Gourmands which highlight establishments that are especially popular with readers because of their moderate prices.

The Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2011

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