Gordon Ramsay Loses A Michelin Star
Despite a food poisoning scare Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck at Bray in Berkshire held on to all three of its stars. The Waterside Inn in Bray also has three stars. The guide even awarded its first star to a London pub, The Harwood Arms.
Ramsay, who recently filmed a new cooking show set in India, is said to be disappointed to lose the star but determined to get it back. He indicated that the loss may have come because he offered simpler and less expensive meals to attract customers during the recession. Ramsay is the most high profile chef to lose his star in Great Britain and Ireland but he's not alone. Caterer Search reports that a total of 15 establishments lost stars. They include The Capital and Aubergine in London and Mint in Dublin.