The Angel at Hetton awarded a Michelin Star

We have had an incredible week for the Angel at Hetton; a week in which we were awarded with a Michelin star in the Michelin UK & Ireland Guide 2020.

Michael has been fortunate to have been awarded a Michelin star (and on occasions two Michelin stars!) many times in his career. But nothing beats receiving this prestigious award in a restaurant you can call your own, and it’s Michael’s first time in his career at the stove that he has won a star in a place where he can truly call himself chef-patron.

Only 187 restaurants in the UK and Ireland boast Michelin stars, so we feel truly grateful to be counted among the finest establishments in the country, and so quickly after taking over the reins at the Angel. It’s an exceptional property with a rich culinary history and we’re extremely proud that is considered one of the finest places to eat in the country. 

The Michelin star comes hot on the heels of the AA Hospitality Awards, which took place in London just two weeks earlier and saw the Angel receive four coveted rosettes for Michael’s cooking. The AA awards four rosettes to restaurants that “exhibit intense ambition, a passion for excellence, superb technical skills, and remarkable consistency” – something that Michael and our team, both front and back of house, strive for every day.

These two prized awards show how far we have come in the 12 months since collecting the keys for our treasured Angel, and we hope it gives our guests a taste of what’s to come in the coming months and years.