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Restaurants in Kent awarded Michelin Stars and Bib Gourmand awards for 2020

A restaurant in Broadstairs has received its first Michelin Star while another has lost its star after 10 years.

Stark in Oscar Road which has the slogan 'Good food, laid bare' has been awarded the accolade for the first time.

Eateries around the county have been honoured
Eateries around the county have been honoured

The Compasses Inn in Crundale, a 1430s pub with a cosy bar and dining room, received its first Bib Gourmand last year and retains it this year.

The Fordwich Arms in the village of Fordwich near Canterbury, which received its first Michelin Star last year, has retained its coveted star.

The Sportsman in Faversham Road, Seasalter, between Faversham and Whitstable, which is run by brothers Phil and Stephen Harris, and which has held a Michelin star since 2008, retains its star for another year.

But the West House at Biddenden, which is run by Graham Garrett, and had also held a Michelin star since 2008, has lost its star.

A Bib Gourmand award is one of the highest accolades an eaterie can get
A Bib Gourmand award is one of the highest accolades an eaterie can get

Arya, which is above the Ravensgate Arms pub in King Street, Ramsgate, has received a Bib Gourmand in the 2020 Michelin Stars and Bib Gourmand awards.

The restaurant, owned by siblings Jess and Luke Crittenden, is among five establishments in the county to have been named in the awards.

More than 3,000 places to eat and sleep are recommended in The Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland, including restaurants and pubs awarded Michelin Stars for the quality of their food and Bib Gourmands, awarded to eateries offering particularly good value.

Named after Bibendum – the Michelin Man – the Bib Gourmand award highlights restaurants which offer good quality, good value cooking.

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Stephen Harris of the Sportsman, Seasalter
Stephen Harris of the Sportsman, Seasalter

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