Published 19 January 2021
by Harriet Prior
Michelin pushed back the annual ceremony to announce its Star recognition from October 2020 to this January in the hope that circumstances would improve, but now the organisation decided to go ahead with the announcement anyway. The Michelin stars for Great Britain and Ireland 2021 will be revealed on 25 January at 6pm.
It will, of course, be an online event, but it will still be interesting to see who receives Stars, Bib Gourmands and Plates. The emphasis this year, Michelin says, is on supporting the industry through the very difficult last 12 months and highlighting the “resilience, quality and potential of the industry across the UK and Ireland.”
Michelin’s recent announcement acknowledged it’s a strange time to be handing out stars, but it wants to play its part in promoting the industry as much as possible. “We want to celebrate the many amazing restaurants in Great Britain & Ireland and all the hugely talented chefs and restaurateurs. We want to shine a light on our industry, to keep people talking about it and remind everyone of what we have,” shared Michelin in a statement online.
The awards will also acknowledge the wider supply chain in the hospitality industry, young talent, sustainable gastronomy and those who mentor others.
Originally planned to take place at the Camden Roundhouse, the announcement will now be streamed online from France and we will provide a shareable link with you when we have it.