Michelin 2015: The Twitter reaction

25 September 2014 by
Michelin 2015: The Twitter reaction

What better way to consider this year's new stars than via Twitter? The results themselves were announced this morning via the social networking site, on the new account @MichelinGuideUK.

Congratulations and reactions started pouring in from the moment the new names were released.

The London restaurants were immediately flooded with responses:

Fera at Claridge's
Although hardly a surprise, Simon Rogan's London outpost was thrilled with the news. Claridge's Twitter account itself congratulated the restaurant team, saying it was "proud":

@ClaridgesHotel: Congratulations @simon_rogan and wonderful team @FeraAtClaridges for their first #Michelin star #proud #perfectradish

While Fera's own account thanked everyone, before getting back to work…

@FeraAtClaridges: Thanks to every member of the Fera Team, @ClaridgesHotel and ALL who have supported us. Very, very happy and proud! Now for lunch service!

Fera's wild-inspired name even merited a lyrical tweet from Michelin itself:

@MichelinGuideUK: Wild thing, you made our heart sing. A #MichelinStar returns to Claridge's @FeraAtClaridges

City Social

Jason Atherton's Tower 42 restaurant congratulated its team:

"@CitySocial_T42: Amazing news to be awarded a Michelin star @MichelinGuideUK well done to all the team. @paulwalshchef @Andy_Downton @_JasonAtherton"

While Michelin itself suggested that Atherton's nose for recruiting serious talent had helped him win:

@MichelinGuideUK: Jason Atherton keeps recruiting serious talent. #Michelin Star for the high-rise @CitySocial_T42"

Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs

The Fitzrovia site, which is found behind the main Bubbledogs space, was proud and excited to have won:

@bubbledogsKT: We couldn't be prouder of our team and all of those who have supported us along the way. Thank you!

The Champagne and hotdog specialist has been commended on Twitter by the Michelin account itself:

@MichelinGuideUK : The second counter restaurant in London this year to get a #MichelinStar @bubbledogsKT

While chef James Knappett wrote:

@jamesknappett: We did it, so proud for the team! #michelin @ Bubbledogs Kitchen Table

Gymkhana

@GymkhanaLondon: Congrats to our team & thank you all for the well wishes. Extremely happy to have received our first star! @MichelinGuideUK #michelin2015

@TheSkinnyBib: My biggest to congrats to @bubbledogsKT @thecloveclub @GymkhanaLondon and @BarrafinaFRst for the Michelin star. #allmyfavouriteplaces

The congratulations was by no means limited to the capital, with happy restaurants across the UK getting in on the Twitter action.

The Star Inn, Yorkshire

@SewingYorkie: @TheStaratHarome @andrewpern Congratulations on the Michelin star. Well done to everyone, had a wonderful lunch last week so not surprised!

@TubbSky: North Yorkshire has a new Michelin star - at The Star Inn. Congratulations to chef @andrewpern & @TheStaratHarome

@BabaaHagway: @TheStaratHarome What fab news this morning! Well done. Really pleased for you #Michelin

Chef Andrew Pern has used his personal account to congratulate his team:

@andrewpern: I'm so so proud of our team on winning back our Michelin Star!!Well esp' to steve smith fantastic head chef + stelian cristea rest'managerxx

The Clove Club

Similarly, Isaac McHale from the chef collective Young Turks, at the Clove Club, tweeted his congratulations to other winners, and said:

@itsisaac: Massive thanks to @Tim_Spedding and everyone in the team at @thecloveclub for helping us make it what it is today.

The Cross at Kenilworth, Warwickshire

The team at the Warwickshire restaurant was up bright and early to retweet a slew of congratulations, and head chef Adam Bennett himself was quick to thank users for their support:

@chefadam_1: Big thanks for all the messages Bigger thanks to the nutters in the kitchen @TheCrossKen & the restaurant team. Bocuse d'Or next

@TheCrossKen Our Chefs are celebrating the wonderful news this morning! #MichelinStar #2015

Outlaw's Fish Kitchen, Cornwall

Chef Nathan Outlaw had a word of support for his team at the Port Isaac site:

@NathanOutlaw: Well done to all the team in port Isaac. http://instagram.com/p/tXFDM2mGnR/

Three Chimneys and the House Over-By, Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye restaurant responded with a neat, to-the-point missive, acknowledging its star and congratulating its team.

@3_Chimneys: We have been awarded a Michelin star. Congratulations deserved to @KiltKuisine and all our brilliant team.

Ynyshir Hall, Wales

@gomezadams: Two new Michelin Stars for Wales this morning. Huge congratulation to @ynyshirhall and @crownwhitebrook for attaining a star each.

@Shanechef32: Congratulations to Gareth, Mrs Reen and all @ynyshirhall on winning their star

@hmurray9: MichelinGuideUK Congratulations @garethward1 @ynyshirhall on his #MichelinStar happy for Owners Joan & Rob Reen @RelaisChateaux #celebrate

Chef Gareth Ward has also tweeted:

@garethward1: Just want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone for the kind words blown away what an amazing 14 months huge team effort from past and present

The Crown at Whitebrook, Wales

Praise for the most emphatic Twitter response must go to restaurant with rooms, the Crown at Whitebrook, which simply tweeted:

@crownwhitebrook: Yes we have done it !!!

While Chef Chris Harrod seemed happily shocked at the win, tweeting:

@ChefChrisHarrod: What a wake up call. still cannot believe its true.#amazing

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