THE Crown at Whitebrook restaurant, near Monmouth, Wales, has retained its coveted Michelin star for the sixth year in succession.
The latest Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland came out today (Thursday 6/10/11) after Michelin brought forward the publishing date for the 2012 guide.
The news of the coveted recognition comes just days after the Monmouthshire restaurant was named AA Wales Restaurant of the year 2011-12 and awarded the prestigious three AA rosettes.
The Crown was recently placed 28th in influential The Good Food Guide 2011 with a cooking score of seven, the highest placed restaurant in Wales.
The Crown at Whitebrook is one of just four restaurants in Wales to hold a Michelin star.
The Crown at Whitebrook Executive Head Chef James Sommerin, said: “We’re elated, ecstatic, over the moon at retaining our Michelin star for the sixth year in a row after gaining our first in 2007.”
James, from Caerleon, near Newport, who is also executive head chef at the Three AA rosette Crown at Celtic Manor Restaurant, said: “The Michelin star is a tribute to the tremendous hard work consistently put in by all the extremely talented and dedicated staff at the Crown at Whitebrook.”
Jonathan Davies, Director of Monmouthshire-based Crown Hotels and Restaurants owners of the two Crown restaurants, said: “This is wonderful news. We’re constantly striving to improve in all areas continuing to create great food in a truly wonderful environment and aiming to keep the restaurant full.”