Having only started at Gidleigh Park in January this year, this is the first year that Michelin has evaluated Michael Wignall’s Gidleigh Park menus, and with great success.
Announced today during a star studded event held at the Institution of Engineering and Technology at Savoy Place, London, the ceremony was the first time the awards had been announced at a live event since The Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland was introduced to Britain in 1911.
Michael Wignall commented, “We’re delighted to have been awarded two stars by Michelin, arguably the most revered restaurant guide amongst chefs, restaurant critics and our guests. Since arriving at Gidleigh Park in January this year, the team has worked tirelessly and it’s great to see their efforts recognised with two stars from the Michelin Guide”.
Stephanie Hocking, CEO Andrew Brownsword Hotels, comments, “Congratulations to Michael for being awarded two Michelin stars after only nine months at Gidleigh Park. Reviews from our guests have been consistently excellent since the first day team Wignall took the helm. We are absolutely thrilled to receive recognition from Michelin at this level, it is so well deserved and we are extremely proud of what has been achieved by Michael and the whole team at Gidleigh Park’
Gidleigh Park has now held two Michelin stars since 1999, first won by Michael Caines, and now awarded to Michael Wignall, with this year’s award the 19th time the restaurant has been awarded two stars.