Champagne corks have been popping in Great Milton and Murcott as the news that Le Manoir and The Nut Tree have kept their Michelin stars was greeted with great jubilation.
Raymond Blanc OBE said: “”I still remember the day I received my first Michelin Star; that incredible proud feeling never fades.”
“My team and I are truly honoured to have retained our two Michelin stars for the 38th year, along with the Green Michelin Star for a second year running. The Green Star represents our values, our culture and our passion for sustainability.”
Mike North of The Nut Tree adds: “We are so pleased, and pretty relieved as well, to retain our star again, because you never know! It’s been a really hard few years so we are really proud of ourselves.
“WHILE IT IS A PRESSURE, MICHELIN STARS ARE GREAT FOR BUSINESS”
“We never rest on our laurels and while we might not get everything right all the time, we do the best we can every day for our customers. So while it is a pressure, Michelin stars are great for business.
“I am also delighted for Le Manoir. I did a sabbatical there 25 years ago for two weeks so I knew what to aspire to, and we still have a great relationship.”
26 other Oxfordshire pubs and restaurants are also listed in 2022’s Michelin Guide. In Oxford these include Bhoomi Kitchen, Oli’s Thai, Pompette, The Magdalen Arms and Arbequina.
New entries county-wide for Oxfordshire include The Double Red Duke in Clanfield and The Lamb in Shipton-Under-Wychwood, who now join the likes of The Bell at Langford, White Hart Fyfield, The Greyhound Inn in Letcombe Regis, Killingworth Castle in Wootton, The Bell at Hampton Poyle.
Plus, The Lamb in Crawley, Harcourt Arms in Stanton Harcourt, The Swan in Swinbrook, The Swan Inn in Ascott-under-Wychwood, Chequers in Churchill, Muddy Duck in Hethe, The Wild Rabbit in Kingham.
Olivier at The Red Lion in Britwell Salome, The Sir Charles Napier in Sprigg’s Alley, The Miller of Mansfield in Goring, Crockers in Henley, Bistro at The Boathouse in Henley, The Bottle and Glass Inn in Binfield Heath and Orwells in Shiplake Row.