Michelin Guides (French: Guide Michelin) is a series of guide books published by the French tyre company Michelin for more than a century. The term normally refers to the annually published Michelin Red Guide, the oldest European hotel and restaurant reference guide, which awards up to three Michelin stars for excellence to a select few establishments. The acquisition or loss of a star can have dramatic effects on the success of a restaurant. Michelin also publishes a series of general guides to cities, regions, and countries, the Green Guides.
L’Enclume – 2 Stars **
Cartmel Nr Grange over Sands, Cumbria
The Chef: Simon Rogan
‘Ingredients that change with the seasons inspire my menu development and ensure a truly traceable dining experience reflecting my farm to table philosophy’ — Simon Rogan
L’Enclume holds two Michelin stars, five AA Rosettes and was named the number one restaurant in the UK by The Good Food Guide 2020.
Expect the best seasonal and local ingredients, handled with passion and creativity. Vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers are grown on the Farm take centre stage, along with the finest produce from the surrounding Cumbrian countryside.
L’enclume only uses the freshest seasonal ingredients, menus are subject to change.
Moor Hall – 2 Stars **
Moor Hall is an award-winning Restaurant holds two Michelin stars and five AA Rosettes and was voted ‘Restaurant of the Year’ at the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards. Set within Moor Hall’s five-acre landscape, the glass-fronted Restaurant enjoys views out to the lake.
Talented Chef Patron Mark Birchall creates delicate, produce-driven menus inspired by our exceptional surroundings.
The Raby Hunt – 2 Stars **
Summerhouse, County Durham
“The Raby Hunt, led by Chef Patron James Close, is North East England’s first and only two Michelin Star restaurant
Set in the rural hamlet of Summerhouse, near Darlington, in the heart of the County Durham countryside, it is one of twenty 2 Michelin Star restaurants in the UK.
Owned and run by one of Britain’s most exciting and innovative young chefs, James Close, he is known for his highly original, simple, yet visually stunning food. Theatre, presentation and seasonality are to the fore, with The Raby Hunt offering one tasting menu of 14 or more courses.
The Kitchen Table was launched in 2017, where up to six diners per sitting are able to take a front-row seat in the kitchen and be personally attended by James and his team.