Burger & Lobster, a restaurant and bar in London’s Mayfair, is among 81 new entries today in Michelin’s guide to more than 550 top British and Irish pubs.
Other new entries in London include Lady Ottoline, Bloomsbury; Jugged Hare, City of London; Empress, Hackney; Hampshire Hog, Hammersmith; Albion, Islington; Crooked Well, Camberwell; Angel & Crown, Strand. The pub of the year award went to the Gunton Arms, in Thorpe Market.
“Chefs are becoming more adept at using lesser-known cuts as a means of creating cost-conscious set menus, particularly at lunch,” Rebecca Burr, editor of “The Michelin Eating Out in Pubs Guide 2013,” said today in an e-mailed release.
While pubs are chosen mainly for the quality of their food, some are recognized for their setting, character or service.
Michelin & Cie (ML), the world’s second-biggest tiremaker, produced its first guide in 1900. It was free of charge until 1920 and intended for chauffeurs. The volume contained practical information, including street maps and tips on repairing tires. The company is based in Clermont-Ferrand, France.
“Eating Out in Pubs Guide 2013” will be available in bookshops and online from tomorrow, priced at 13.99 pounds ($22.61), or 16.99 euros in Ireland.
(Richard Vines is the chief food critic for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. He is U.K. and Ireland chairman of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. Opinions expressed are his own.)
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