Top 15 local Michelin star restaurants
Top 15 Michelin star restaurants
Michelin star winners in south west London and Surrey
The results are in and a flurry of our much-loved local restaurants have won coveted stars for 2021. And, while you may not be able to eat at them right now, several are offering their fantastic food for you to order and enjoy at home.
Plus, there is a new green star too with Petersham Nurseries picking up an award for gastronomy and sustainability! Dinner boxes for delivery will be available from Feb, including a special Valentine’s selection, with the likes of roasted duck with blood orange and a rhubarb and orange steamed pudding. Delish!
Guide to Michelin star restaurants
Perfectly positioned overlooking the leafy expanse of Wandsworth Common, Chez Bruce is a high-end French 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 classic French, and offers dishes such as foie gras and chicken liver parfait and Chateaubriand with béarnaise sauce.
The Dysart Petersham ***Order a fantastic meal box, including Valentine’s Dinner and breakfast hamper***
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 candelit 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.
Claude Bosi at Bibendum ***Click and collect currently available with seafood and fish to enjoy at home***
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 a quaint oyster bar to enjoy a amuse bouche prior to your meal, and you can opt for a six-course tasting menu.
Sorrel by Steve Drake ***Click and Collect currently available, including a 7 course Valentine menu***
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 ***Food Service to Order now available, from a simple supper to a delicious dinner menu***
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 tartare of langoustine, sea bream, salmon and scallops and short rib and fillet of dry aged beef with a puree of ceps.
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 and cheese board 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 lobster ravioli and roast sweetbread.
The River Cafe, Hammersmith ***Order a box set to enjoy at home such as osso bucco or a Valentine gift box***
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 extremely polished.Dishes include the likes of honey glazed Cornish duck and roast Berkshire deer with smoked potatoes.
The Clock House, Ripley
Retaining their star in the 2021 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.