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No Michelin star for Manchester restaurants

Anne at Car Hire Manchester Airport is disappointed none of the top restaurants in the city have been awarded the coveted Michelin star.

The wait goes on for a Michelin star for Manchester restaurants after the latest list revealed none for the region. Many thought that after the opening of fine dining venues such as The French and Manchester House, this time it would be the year to be added to the new Michelin Guide.

But the new list, published this morning, revealed just 14 new starred restaurants – none of which were in the North West.

The restaurant had featured in BBC documentary Restaurant Wars earlier this year, following Rogan and fellow chef Aiden Byrne as he launched Manchester House on Spinningfields with a similar aim of winning back a Michelin Star to Manchester city centre after an absence of some 30 years.

The top foodie honours, ranging from one star to three were revealed by the publishers of the Michelin Guide on Thursday morning. The new list confirms that the closest Michelin Star restaurants to Manchester remain Simon Radley’s restaurant at The Grosvenor in Chester and Nigel Haworth’s Northcote Manor in Blackburn.

The foodie guide awards stars in three categories; one for “very good cooking”, two for “excellent cooking, worth a detour” and three stars for “exceptional cuisine worth a special journey”.

Only four restaurants in the UK can claim the full three stars, considered the holy grail in the restaurant world, Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck in Bray, Alain Roux’s Waterside Inn also in Bray, Gordon Ramsay’s Chelsea restaurant and Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester Hotel in London.