Despite the latest Michelin ceremony being held right here at the Midland in Manchester, Mana’s 2018 star still remains the city’s only restaurant to make the coveted list.

Luckily, you don’t have to venture too far out of the postcode to reach several of the incredible spots recognised in the coveted accolades. Here are some of the Michelin Star restaurants currently scattered around the North…

L'Enclume | Cartmel | 3*

Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume continues to be a benchmark of excellence, retaining its three-star status, its third coming just last year during the team’s 20th anniversary year. Praised for its ever-evolving menu, much of the produce showcased throughout the menu comes from Rogan’s nearby 12-acre farm, a choice that also earned the restaurant a Michelin Green Star back in 2021.

Cavendish St, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6QA
Rogan & Co | Cartmel | 1*

Described in the guide as L’Enclume’s laid-back cousin, Simon Rogan’s second appearance in the list is praised for its ‘clean, uncomplicated approach’, one that keeps the focus on each main ingredient, ones which are also sourced from Rogan’s nearby farm or carefully sourced from trusted Lake District suppliers.

Devonshire House, Devonshire Square, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6QD
Sō–Lō | Aughton | 1*

The first solo outing from acclaimed chef Tim Allen gets its first star. A charmingly converted pub, the menu is largely shaped by Tim’s passion for nature. At £42.50 per person, the 3-course lunch menu signals decent value.

17 Town Green Ln, Aughton, Ormskirk L39 6SE
Moor Hall | Aughton | 2*

Stunning Scandic-style dining set within a gorgeously restored 16th century house, Moor Hall’s two stars, along with a Michelin Green Star are more than justified as the restaurant continues to flourish under Chef Patron Mark Birchall.

Prescot Road, Aughton L39 6RT
The Barn | Aughton | 1*

Set within the spectacular grounds of Moor Hall, this beautiful rustic restored barn unsurprisingly shares the same ethos as its informal, bigger sister, with much of the seasonal produce coming from the five-acre landscape that surrounds both venues.

Prescot Road, Aughton L39 6RT
Northcote | Langho | 1*

Sitting on the edge of the glorious Ribble Valley, Northcote has earned plaudits largely thanks to its relationships with numerous local biodynamic and organic suppliers, and Head Chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen’s unparalleled ability to transform these goods into something truly magical.

Northcote Road, Langho BB6 8BE
Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall | Ripon | 1*

Occupying what was once the music room in a 17th-century country house, Michelin praises Shaun for his ‘creative, modern cooking’, labeling it a perfect fit for the lush surroundings.

Grantley Hall, Ripon HG4 3ET
Heft | Newton in Cartmel | 1*

A 17th-century village inn that has been lovingly brought back to life by local couple Kevin and Nicola Tickle. Tasting menus are inspired by the seasons and Heft certainly represents one of the most reasonably priced inclusions in the often eye-watering list of Michelin Star spots. Read our review of Heft here.

High Newton, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6JH
Black Swan | Oldstead | 1*

Preservation techniques are utilised to perfection at the Black Swan, and sustainability shines, earning the team an additional Michelin Green Star. Tommy Banks explains: “Sustainability is at the core of our ethos. We source most of our produce from my parents’ farm, which uses sustainable farming practices (30 acres is dedicated to the restaurant), and the rest of our produce is sourced from like-minded suppliers.”

Oldstead, YO61 4BL
Roots | York | 1*

Found in the historic centre of York is Black Swan’s little sister, Roots. Large portions of the ever-changing seasonal tasting menu here also come from Tommy Banks’ parents’ farm, with everything else sourced from small regional suppliers.

68 Marygate, York YO30 7BH
Forest Side | Grasmere | 1*

Set within a dazzling lakeside mansion, views of the surrounding fells are as much a part of the experience as the food. Designed to be a ‘reflection of the landscape in which it sits’ sustainability is integral to the offering, with the team foraging many of the ingredients that don’t come from their own Victorian kitchen garden.

Keswick Road, Grasmere LA22 9RN
Old Stamp House | Ambleside | 1*

Located in the heart of the Lake District National Park the Old Stamp House occupies the sellers of an old house where William Wordsworth used to work as the Distributor of Stamps for Westmoreland. Blackburn brothers Ryan and Craig own the restaurant and their passion for the area shines through in the tasting menu, which is aptly named A Journey Around Cumbria.

Church Street, Ambleside LA22 OBU
SOURCE | Bowness-on-Windermere | 1*

Formerly HRiSHi, the Gilpin restaurant changed its name to mark the arrival of new chef Ollie Bridgewater last year. Diners can pick between a 3 or 6-course tasting menu, which the guide describes as ‘precise as they are restrained, flavours are natural and distinct and dishes deliver sophistication without recourse to over-elaboration.’

Crook Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3NE
The Samling | Ambleside | 1*

The Samling’s dining room has been built to get the most from exquisite views out onto Lake Windermere and the hearty tasting menu offers guests more substantial servings than most, while still retaining all the sublime depth of flavour you’d expect from a Michelin Star restaurant.

Ambleside Road, Ambleside LA23 1LR
Pentonbridge Inn | Penton | 1*

The guide heaps praise on Pentonrbridge Inn’s chef Chris Archer and his ability to ‘deliver depth with just a handful of ingredients’. A little further afield, the 18th century inn sits amongst winding countryside close to the Scottish border.

Penton, CA6 5QB
The White Swan | Fence | 1*

A spot steeped in tradition, The White Swan was once upon a time a favourite amongst local miners who would dip in on their way home from work. As the team explain: “For us, it’s about just doing everything as well as we can, sending out the best food, pouring the finest drinks, making people feel at home”.

300 Wheatley Lane Road, Fence BB12 9QA
The Angel | Hetton | 1*

Just up in the North Yorkshire Dales National Park, set in a 15th century stone-built inn, The Angel and Chef-owner Michael Wignall firmly relies on spectacular simplicity and world-beating local produce.

Hetton, BD23 6LT
Star Inn at Harome | Harome | 1*

A rejuvenated, quaint 14th-century inn provides a delicious dining setting at the Star up in Harome. Guests can unwind around the terrace and gardens before tucking into a local-championing menu from Head Chef Steve Smith.

High Street, Harome, YO62 5JE
mýse | Hovingham | 1*

Described as one of the year’s best openings at the most recent ceremony, the stripped-back Yorkshire pub’s tasting menu, which employs a varied range of techniques, was celebrated for its ‘originality and great depth of flavour’,

Main Street, Hovingham, YO62 4LF,
Cedar Tree by Hrishikesh Desai | Brampton | 1*

Having previously held a star for six years during his time at the now-closed HRiSHi, esteemed chef Hrishikesh Desai has another with Cedar Tree in Brampton. Based inside Farlam Hall Hotel, Michelin says ‘the refurbished country house setting adds an air of elegance to proceedings’, while Hrishikesh’s Indian heritage has shaped the exemplary food.

Farlam Hall Hotel, Hallbankgate, Brampton, CA8 2NG
Lake Road Kitchen | Ambleside | 1*

Joining the impressive catalogue of Michelin-starred Lake District spots, Lake Road Kitchen’s globally-influenced tasting menu was described as ‘flowing with ease from one skilful dish to the next, with each one demonstrating balance, restraint and harmonious flavour combinations.’

Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0AD
Tue 28 Mar
Bradley Lengden
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Sun 29 Jan 2023