Anyone any thoughts or opinions on the result?
I can't believe L'Atelier has been handed a second star can see it only as insult to the restaurants around it. How can it possibly be in the bracket of the sqaure or pied a terre?
I had a very poor meal there in august which would have struggled for one star. Found the food was contrived, confused and lacked continuity throughout the meal.
No second star for L'Enclume in cartmel? I think Tom Aikens has a big year ahead of him if he can stabilise things andif he runs the place smoothly for the year he definitely deserves a second. Had a meal at the Ledbury recently and was very impressed but dont think that is quite hitting two star status yet so maybe am a little surprised to see it listed as rising although it a very impressive place. As for Ramsay I havent eaten there but wouldn't say no to him losing it as I just can't take him seriously anymore.
Everything the same in Dublin is fair enough, no surprises although I think Dax deserves more attention than it gets.