Exclusive Collection’s The Pass joins in on the star action, with Latymer and Bybrook retaining Michelin starred status
Following last night’s highly anticipated Michelin Guide announcement, UK hotel group Exclusive Collection is thrilled to announce The Pass at South Lodge has been awarded a Michelin star, less than one year after re-opening with Ben Wilkinson at the helm. In addition, Latymer at Pennyhill Park, and Bybrook at The Manor House, have both retained their coveted Michelin starred status for 2023.
Exclusive Collection boasts an array of award-winning dining experiences across the collection, with three Michelin stars adding to numerous AA Rosettes and even a top 50 gastropub. From fine dining tasting menus, to woodfired cooking, dairy-free and hyper-local, each property’s talented team shares a passion for quality food, sustainability, and provenance, showcased by ever-evolving seasonal menus and dining concepts.
The Pass at South Lodge, West Sussex – One Michelin-Star (2023)
Reopened in 2022, The Pass is an intimate 28-cover restaurant led by Head Chef Ben Wilkinson, previously known for his work at The Cottage in the Wood, a Michelin starred restaurant in the Lake District. Overlooking the kitchen, guests have the opportunity to truly experience the craft, with thoughtfully curated tasting menus coming to life before their eyes, featuring seasonal, British produce as the highlight of the plate.
Latymer at Pennyhill Park, Surrey – One Michelin-Star (2021)
Awarded its Michelin star in 2021 following the appointment of Head Chef Steve Smith, Pennyhill Park’s Latymer, offering the flavour of refinement, has retained its star for a third year running. Renowned for his modern British cooking, founded on using the finest seasonal ingredients available to drive flavour and texture, Smith is widely regarded as one of the most inventive and talented chefs of his generation. Smith has held a Michelin star for the last twenty years and five AA Rosettes.
Bybrook at The Manor House, The Cotswolds – One Michelin-Star (2017)
The fine-dining Bybrook restaurant, named after the river that runs through the grounds of The Manor House, received its coveted Michelin star in 2017 and has retained it ever since. It’s a British modern classic that never fails to delight. Executive Chef Robert Potter has helped to build the restaurant’s status by serving simple yet consistently high-quality technical dishes over the years, showcasing the best of British produce and what’s grown within The Manor House’s grounds.
Following a refurbishment this year, the restaurant now brings a more visually fresh and modern feel, whilst remaining sympathetic to the history of the property and the heritage of the Cotswolds.