Top 17 local Michelin star restaurants
Top 17 Michelin star restaurants
Michelin star winners in south west London and Surrey
The results are in – check which ones of our much-loved local restaurants have won coveted stars for 2022, and which kept theirs from previous years!
Guide to Michelin star restaurants
Perfectly positioned overlooking the leafy expanse of Wandsworth Common, Chez Bruce is a high-end brasserie with a well-deserved star, offering a taste of the Continent. The interior is simple, with a minimalist colour scheme, emphasising that the most important thing here is on your plate. The menu is modern and based on classical and regional French and Mediterranean cuisine, and offers dishes such as Chateaubriand with hand-cut chips and peppercorn sauce and Cornish hake with smoked eel croquettes, apple, mustard and chives.
The Dysart Petersham
Set in a beautiful arts and crafts building near Richmond, the Dysart’s Michelin star is justly won. The menu prides itself on offering natural and intense flavours and local sourcing. The atmosphere is relaxed and it’s a romantic spot with its candlelit interiors.
The Latymer, Pennyhill Park
Under head chef Steve Smith, The Latymer takes on traditional combinations and gives them a modern twist. The setting is sumptuous and the service refined. Please note that to retain a calm atmosphere, Latymer is an adult-only environment.
Claude Bosi at Bibendum
With two Michelin stars, Claude Bosi and his brigade have yet again been recognised for their unique style of quality cooking at the iconic Michelin House with the Michelin man himself stained into the windows of this glorious building. The menu is French haute cuisine and each dish is plated to artistic perfection. There is also a quaint oyster bar to enjoy a amuse bouche prior to your meal.
Sorrel by Steve Drake
A modern take on classic British food, Steve Drake takes the kitchen in Sorrel by storm, developing traditional ideas to produce dishes with a twist. Steve Drake has an impressive resume, working with the likes of Marco Pierre White and in some seriously famous restaurants. Menus are perfectly plated and guests can expect the likes of cod with oyster tempura and salt-baked celeriac with black truffle.
Elystan Street, Chelsea
A stunning Chelsea hot spot where Phil Howard, armed with his Marco Pierre White training, has unleashed his flavours on the residents of SW3. Guests can pick from an array of seasonal dishes that put fresh ingredients first with a modern British theme, such as watermelon gazpacho with sweet pepper dressing, basil and sour cream ice cream or breast of Creedy Carver duck with a tart fine of caramelised endive, crushed turnip and English cherries
The Five Fields, Chelsea
The premise behind the wizardry that takes place in the Five Fields kitchen is that the dishes encapsulate the spirit of the capital. With a foundation built on British produce, the menu looks to the metropolis and its broad cultural outlook to influence its dishes. The menu changes constantly according to the time of the year but you can rely on the fact that it is consistent in terms of quality. The wine list is also meticulously matched to coordinate with the menu.
The Tudor Room, Egham
Praised as a restaurant bringing the finest ingredients from the local surrounds of Surrey, Tony Parkin at The Tudor Room has won over legions of fans for its dreamy dishes. Aside from the food, the venue is exquisite, with the restaurant hosted in a fine Elizabethan mansion, complete with low oak beams and dark burgundy-coloured walls.
The Glasshouse, Kew Gardens
A hop, skip and jump from the iconic London suburb gardens, the setting here feels worlds away from the Michelin-overload cluster of restaurants in Mayfair, and instead is something special and local. Alluding to the Victorian palm house, this Kew Gardens haunt is not bursting at the seams with tropical plants as you might expect, but it is simply decorated – all about the fine food. There is a serious wine list too.
Harwood Arms, Fulham
The Harwood Arms pub is nestled among the backstreets of Fulham but is worth locating for its prize-winning menu. Far from the high dining experience, this pub is classic and traditional, relaxed and casual – the food here is what is important. The pub champions the very best British produce from across the UK, with a focus on game.
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay’s flagship restaurant on Hospital Road, with an enviable postcode in the heart of Chelsea, is home to three Michelin stars, making its waiting lists one of the most coveted in the whole of the capital. Overseeing the kitchen is Matt Abe, who is in charge of retaining its reputation – a hard task the chef masters with ease. On the menu, you’ll find the likes of langoustine ravioli and roast sweetbread.
The River Cafe, Hammersmith
On the banks of the Thames, this iconic restaurant is known for some of the best Italian cooking in London – a market that is already plentiful across the capital. Cooking is seasonal and plates are precise and its kitchen nourishes young hopeful chefs – previous alumni include Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall.
Adam Byatt’s stylish dining room, set in Clapham’s quaint Old Town, Trinity is anything but style over substance, producing fantastic plates of seasonal food for lucky locals. On the menu you’ll find the likes of crispy pigs’ trotters and Dover Sole “Bonne Femme”.
La Trompette, Chiswick
Chiswick is home to a wealth of excellent restaurants, but La Trompette really put the area on the culinary map. The venue is smart and sophisticated and the dining experience is extremely polished. Dishes include the likes of roast crisp Iberico pig and spring green and ricotta agnolotti.
The Clock House, Ripley
Retaining their star in the 2022 awards, The Clock House in Ripley brings exceptional flavours to a chic and modern eatery in Ripley. The food here is simple and largely British, and the chefs work to combine sometimes unusual combination to create magical and innovative masterpieces. There is also an spectacular wine list to accompany the wealth of flavours offered by the menu.
Ikoyi Restaurant St. James’s
Promoted from one Michelin star, Ikoyi now has two! Boasting originality of concept and fabulous Cornish beef, its menu includes organic meats, biodynamic vegetables, and line-caught fish from British waters dispatched using the Ikejime method. Ikoyi’s dishes are founded on an impressive selection of spices sustainably sourced from sub-Saharan West Africa.
Wild Honey St James’s
Wild Honey is all about flavour rather than theatrical showmanship, so if a Michelin-starred restaurant without the pomp is your cup of tea, head to St James’s. The menu includes classics such as crisp chicken with hand-cut macaroni, and a wonderful custard tart.