In the 2023 guide there are 74 Michelin Star restaurants in London: 57 with one star, 12 with two stars, and five with the ultimate three stars, although there were no new additions to the top category this year. Michelin is traditionally associated with stuffy French fine dining in hotel restaurants, it’s gone to great lengths to diversify over the past few years and the variety of Michelin Star restaurants in London has now been greatly improved.
Heading out for a Michelin starred meal in London no longer means white tablecloths. Some of our favourites are relaxed wine bars such as Leroy in Shoreditch, which turns out incredible food in totally relaxed surroundings. Nearby Lyle’s takes things a step further with a minimal design that could easily double as an art gallery.
These probably aren’t the kind of places you’re going to eat out all the time, as at dinner the prices can get scary pretty quickly. Many Michelin Star restaurants in London will have amazing set menu deals at lunchtime or even at weekends in some cases so it’s well worth having a look at the different options available on the restaurant’s website. It’s a great way to get a taste without breaking the bank.
Although a Michelin Star should be a guarantee of a certain level of quality, sometimes those anonymous inspectors do make some strange decisions. Just because a place has a star, it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily worthy of your cash, so we’ve rounded up our pick of some of the best Michelin Star restaurants in London to help you find the location for you next blow out meal.