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Wales now has five Michelin-starred restaurants

Wales now has five Michelin-starred restaurants

The Crown at Whitebrook

Five Welsh restaurants have been included in this year’s prestigious Michelin Guide 2015, two more than last year and the first time there have been five in more than 10 years.

 

The three in last year’s list - The Walnut Tree at Abergavenny, Tyddyn Llan, at Llandrillo in Denbighshire, and The Checkers at Montgomery - have been joined by Ynyshir Hall in Machynlleth, Powys, and the Crown at Whitebrook.

 

The last time, and only previous time, there were five starred restaurants in Wales was in 2002.

 

The Crown at Whitebrook was not included last year because it had closed and Ynyshir Hall's star is restored for the first time since 2011.

 

Whitebrook owner and head chef Chris Harrod described it as "amazing" to get the accolade just 11 months after opening.

"It has been a long, hard slog and to have achieved this in under a year is a credit to the team," he said. "We have tried to take the restaurant in a different direction and we are glad that Michelin has recognised that."

 

Bryan Webb, Tyddyn Llan, said: "I am hugely proud and relieved to have retained the Michelin star again this year for the sixth time especially when there are a lot of cooking trends such as jells, crumbs, sand and deconstructed dishes appearing on menus, which is something we don’t do.

 

* The Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2015 is priced at £15.99

 

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