Joining an array of spectacular Yorkshire restaurants already proudly holding Michelin stars, Roots, York and Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall have been officially honoured in the Michelin Guide 2021 – making up two of the lucky 17 that were newly awarded tonight. The new additions bring the number of one-star restaurants in the 2021 guide to 158.
Awarded for their modern tasting menus, Roots York achieved their first star tonight, with the guide saying: “Sister to the Black Swan at Oldstead, Roots shares the same ethos of seasonality and sustainability. Modern tasting menus evolve in line with the availability of local produce, including ingredients from chef-owner Tommy Banks’ parents’ farm.”
Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall also achieved their first star, and it comes well-deserved, too, with the restaurant well-known for its spectacular, creative dishes. The guide reads: “Yorkshire-raised Shaun Rankin leads the team at this fine dining restaurant in the former music room of a smartly refurbished 17C mansion. His creative tasting menu is inspired by his childhood memories and superb knowledge of the surrounding area.”
Retaining their star for this year’s guide was The Black Swan at Oldstead, who were also awarded the honour of a green star – which is a new accolade to honour the restaurants that champion sustainable practises. The Pipe and Glass in Beverley has also announced that they have retained their Michelin Star this year.
Other Yorkshire features for this year’s Michelin Guide include:
New Michelin Stars
- Roots, York
- Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall
Green Star/Initiatives (Sustainability)
- The Black Swan at Oldstead (Green Star)
- Horto, Rudding Park, Harrogate (Initiatives)
- Roots, York (Initiatives)
Lockdown Takeaway & Delivery:
- Westwood, Beverley
- The Burlington, Bolton Abbey
- The Dining Room, Boroughbridge
- Grassington House, Grassington
- Stuzzi, Harrogate
- Pheasant, Harome
- Host, Ilkley
- Tapasya @ Marina, Hull
- HanaMatsuri, Leeds
- Tharavadu, Leeds
- Vennell’s, Masham
- The Star Inn, Sancton
- Rafters, Sheffield
- Brocco Kitchen, Sheffield
- Roots, York
- Arras, York
Speaking of this year’s awards, Michelin said: “At a time when restaurants and pubs are closed, why then would we be launching a guide and awarding Stars? The answer is simple: we want to promote the industry as much as we possibly can. 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 in the media and remind everyone of what we have, and to bring news of our great restaurants to a global audience.
Adding: “We all have memories of great meals, of favourite restaurants, of nights out with friends. Restaurants will not be closed forever and someday soon we will be able to start making plans. We will have birthdays and anniversaries to celebrate; family to meet; dates to go on – and for all these things and more we will choose restaurants. The world of hospitality is embedded in our culture and will soon be part of our everyday lives once again.”
See Yorkshire’s previous Michelin Star holders here.
[Featured image: Grantley Hall]