The launch of the 2023 Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland took place on Monday 27 March, with the eight Michelin Star restaurants in Wales, including the two Michelin Star Ynyshir, retained their Stars.
The only restaurant in Wales with two Michelin Stars, Chef Gareth Ward's Ynyshir in Machynlleth, Powys offers a unique dining experience with a menu of around 30 servings. With ingredients from Wales and around the world, the mid Wales restaurant with rooms offers this taster menu accompanied by techno music. You can stay at Ynyshir or search for accommodation in Machynlleth on the Visit Wales website.
Sosban and the Old Butchers offers a unique dining experience with locally sourced produce. Chef-proprietor Stephen Stevens' Menai Bridge restaurant offers a tasting menu that author and broadcaster Lowri Haf Cooke described as a work of art. Why not extend your visit? Search for accommodation in Anglesey on the Visit Wales website.
SY23 in Aberystwyth has a ten course set menu with fresh local produce in a lively and friendly atmosphere. Nathan Davies' restaurant won the Opening of the Year award in 2022. Fancy visiting SY23? Search for accommodation in Aberystwyth on the Visit Wales website.
The Whitebrook restaurant with rooms in Monmouth offer original dishes with locally sourced produce, including freshly foraged herbs and plants. Stay at The Whitebrook or use the Visit Wales website search to look for accommodation elsewhere in Monmouth.
Chef Shaun Hill's Walnut Tree in Llanddewi Skirrid, near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, offers a warm welcome. There's a cosy open-fired bar and dining room hung with colourful art.
Fresh and local ingredients are key at the Beach House in Oxwich. The seasonal changing menu has local produce including Snowdonia cheese, Gower Salt Marsh lamb, Oxwich Bay lobster and bara brith soufflé. Search for accommodation in Gower on the Visit Wales website.
Home by James Sommerin in Penarth offers an immersive experience. He works alongside his daughter Georgia in an open kitchen, with a menu featuring local produce. Enjoy a break in South Wales and search for accommodation on the Visit Wales website.
Read more: If you want to find out more, Lowri Haf Cooke recently visited all the Michelin Star restaurants. Take a look and decide which restaurant you want to treat yourself to one of the Michelin star restaurants in Wales serving world-class food and drink
Bib Gourmand Award 2023
More good news for Welsh eateries was that Yr Hen Printworks, Cardigan received a Bib Gourmand in the 2023 Guide. The Michelin Bib Gourmand Award is for good quality food at a reasonable price. The restaurant, which is described as having good quality, good value cooking, is a great place to 'drink, dine, unwind’. The menu features small plates, such as organic family beef and Welsh lamb, mint and swede. Search for somewhere to stay in Cardigan on the Visit Wales website.
Chapters Green Star awards
Chapters in Hay-on-Wye and Henry Robertson on the Palé Estate, Llandderfel retained their green awards too. The Michelin Green Star highlights restaurants at the forefront of the industry when it comes to their sustainable practices.
Chapters, which gained the award in 2022, has a seasonal hyperlocal changing set menu, has its own garden and follow the ethos 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle' in all areas. Chapters' pledge is to continue to improve, to learn, to ask questions and to listen to ideas & feedback. Search for accommodation in Hay on Wye.
Henry Robertson, awarded the green award in 2021, offers fine dining in an elegant setting. There's an eight course seasonal tasting menu featuring local produce. Organic herbs, veg and fruit are growing using our own compost. There's an on-site hydro-electric plant, staff have uniforms made recycled plastic and there's an incentive scheme for innovative contributions to reduce their carbon footprint. Stay at Palé Hall Hotel.