The latest restaurants to get Michelin stars were announced this week.
With London already one of the top-ranked cities for fine-dining, a new host of eateries got added to the very best on offer.
Among the big winners were The Ritz and Veeraswamy, the capital’s oldest Indian restaurant, which each gained a star after a combined total of 200 years in the industry.
Six other London restaurants joined them to gain a Michelin star for the first time: The Five Fields in Chelsea, Céleste at The Lanesborough in Knightsbridge, Ellory and Pidgin both in Hackney, The Ninth in Fitzrovia and Trinity in Clapham.
It wasn’t all good news for the capital, though. Launceston Place in Kensington, Wild Honey in Mayfair and L'Autre Pied in Marylebone all lost their one stars, while The Square in Mayfair, which previously held two Michelin stars, no longer features on the list. This follows its sale by chef-owner Phil Howard and his business partner Nigel Platts-Martin more than half a year ago.