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Burnley secures new Michelin star as Manchester misses out again

The White Swan in Fence, Burnley, entered the guide with one star for the first time.

A restaurant in Lancashire has been awarded a second Michelin star, while another establishment in the county and a Simon Rogan eatery in Cumbria were both awarded one star. Manchester, however, was once again overlooked for a Michelin star.

The Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2019 was unveiled at a live event in London.

Moor Hall in Aughton, Lancashire, gained a second star to go with the first it secured last year. The restaurant with rooms has undergone a multimillion-pound revamp since it was acquired by Andy and Tracey Bell in 2015.

Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume in Cumbria retained its two-star status, while the chef’s Rogan & Co in Cartmel was awarded one star.

Northcote in Blackburn, Forest Side in Cumbria, Fraiche in Birkenhead and Simon Radley at Chester Grosvenor all kept their existing accolades at the same level.

However, Manchester’s long wait for recognition in the guide goes on. The French at The Midland Hotel was the last Manchester venue to have a star in 1974. It was relaunched by L’Enclume’s Simon Rogan in March 2013.

Gwendal Poullennec, international director of Michelin Guides, said the UK is “a major gastronomic destination for travellers and foodies alike”.

“With this in mind, the latest Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland perfectly reflects the strength, depth and diversity of the culinary landscape here.”

Original story:  Insider Media