Gidleigh Park retains its Michelin star

Authored by Mary
Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2024 - 23:14

Gidleigh Park and Executive Head Chef Chris Eden are celebrating the news that Gidleigh Park has retained its Michelin star, following the release of the Michelin Guide 2024.

The biggest date in the UK’s culinary calendar, this year’s Michelin Guide was announced at a live event held at Manchester’s Midland Hotel on Monday 5 February, in front of an audience including many of the country’s best chefs and restauranteurs, including Chris Eden. 

First awarded a Michelin star at Gidleigh Park in 2023, this year’s award retains one Michelin star for Executive Head Chef Chris Eden and Gidleigh Park and follows a hugely successful year for the restaurant.

Executive Head Chef Chris Eden commented, “We’ve had a great year at Gidleigh Park and we are all delighted to have retained our Michelin star.  I’m continually proud to head up Gidleigh Park’s kitchen and to work with such a brilliant team.  We’re incredibly lucky that each day we get to showcase the beautiful produce we have in the west country, and I’m delighted that the great feedback we’ve received from guests this year has been followed by this news tonight”.

Simon Franks, Regional General Manager, Andrew Brownsword Hotels, commented, “Chris works pure magic in the kitchen and the delight his menus continually deliver to our guests is testament to his skill, and his leadership of such a talented team.  Congratulations to everyone at Gidleigh Park!”

Born and raised in Cornwall, and having spent most of his career in the South-West, Chris spent time cooking in London before returning to Cornwall in 2007 to lead the kitchen at Driftwood.  Awarded a Michelin star at Driftwood in 2012, Chris retained the accolade each year, until his move to Gidleigh Park in 2019.  Bringing his produce-led ethos to the Gidleigh Park kitchens, Chris first won a Michelin star at Gidleigh Park in 2023 and is a champion of local producers, handling ingredients with exceptional skill and care, with the seasonal bounty from the hotel’s kitchen garden also regularly informing Chris’ menus.

The restaurant at Gidleigh Park is open for dinner Tuesday – Saturday, and a brand new lunch menu is now also on offer on Friday and Saturday.  For further information or to book a table visit or call Gidleigh Park on 01647 432367.