Outshining the competition: 16 Michelin Stars illuminating Cumbria’s culinary excellence

by | Feb 6, 2024 | News

Cumbria has further boosted its reputation as a world-class ‘culinary capital’ after scooping 15 coveted Michelin Stars plus 1 Michelin Green Star across 13 restaurants.

Cumbria already held the highest number of Michelin starred restaurants per county outside London, and again has extended that record-breaking total with newcomers Cedar Tree Restaurant, at Farlam Hall and Lake Road Kitchen, Ambleside both achieving the coveted Michelin star status in the MICHELIN Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2024.

Michelin Star restaurants lure foodies from all corners of the globe and are famed for offering the crème de la crème of eating and dining experiences.

The full list of Michelin Stars in Cumbria now includes:

  • L’Enclume, Cartmel (three stars + green star)
  • Rogan & Co, Cartmel (one star)
  • Allium at Askham Hall, Askham (one star)
  • Cottage in the Wood, Braithwaite (one star)
  • Cedar Tree Restaurant, Brampton (one star) NEW
  • Old Stamp House, Ambleside (one star)
  • SOURCE at Gilpin Hotel, Windermere (one star)
  • Pentonbridge Inn, Penton (one star)
  • The Samling, Windermere (one star)
  • The Dog & Gun Inn, Skelton (one star)
  • The Forest Side, Grasmere (one star)
  • Lake Road Kitchen, Ambleside (one star) NEW
  • HEFT, Newton in Cartmel (one star)

Hrishikesh Desai Chef Patron at Cedar Tree Restaurant comments, “To receive a Michelin Star within a year of our new beginnings at Farlam Hall is a testament of what can be achieved if you put your mind to it. Of course, this is not an individual effort, the entire team Farlam Hall has contributed towards this wonderful accolade.

“Our guests, our suppliers & our well-wishers have supported us enormously & we are thankful to them. Thank you Michelin Guide UK for honouring us with this accolade, we will ensure its continuity as well as strive hard to be good ambassadors for the Guide. This accolade is not taken for granted & we will work hard by evolving our food & service standards regularly.”

Managing Director of Cumbria Tourism, Gill Haigh, says, “This is a special moment, both for the individual businesses and our wider status as the ultimate UK destination for a foodie escape.

“The attainment of sixteen esteemed Michelin stars in Cumbria is a truly remarkable achievement, showcasing our region’s exceptional landscape and abundance of locally sourced produce.

“Running restaurants at continuously high standards is no small feat and we undoubtedly boast the best of the best. Big congratulations to everyone involved!”

She adds, “As well as fine dining restaurants, we have outstanding breweries and distilleries, cosy pubs, lakeside cafes and so much more.  A vast array of talented and hard-working businesses continue to play a vital role in helping the Lake District, Cumbria to maintain its well-earned reputation as being among the very best food and drink destinations you are ever likely to find anywhere in the world.”