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The capital’s culinary success continues as 48 London restaurants are awarded Michelin Stars

Press Release   •   Jan 20, 2010 15:33 GMT

London once again celebrates its culinary success as 48 restaurants are awarded Michelin Stars in the 2010 Michelin Guide – proving that the capital remains one of the World’s leading cities for gourmet cuisine.

Among the 6 London newcomers awarded one star in the prestigious list are Indian restaurant Tamarind in Mayfair, Galvin at Windows located atop Hilton Park Lane and Bingham Restaurant at Bingham Hotel in Richmond, recently awarded Best Gastronomic Experience at the 2009 Visit London Awards.

The Ledbury in Kensington moved up the list to two stars this year, while Alain Ducasse joined Gordon Ramsay in achieving the coveted three stars for his restaurant at The Dorchester.  Ramsay’s eponymous Chelsea Restaurant retained its three stars for the 9th consecutive year.

Visit London Interim CEO Sally Chatterjee said: 
‘London’s representation in the 2010 Michelin Guide illustrates the breadth and diversity of fine cuisine available in the capital.  London’s restaurant scene continues to flourish, as we have seen with the recent success of the inaugural city-wide London Restaurant Festival. With over 6000 dining options in the capital, visitors are never short for choice of menus to suit all tastes and budgets.’

Michelin have been producing guides for Britain since 1911 with a stand-alone London edition launched in 1974. Stars are awarded to establishments serving cuisine of the highest quality as a result of independent, regular and anonymous visits from inspectors.

For more information on eating out in London visit http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/eat/