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Horsham restaurants hold on to Michelin stars

By Benjamin Coren 

The Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2015 was published last Thursday, September 25, and two restaurants in the Horsham district have retained their Michelin stars.

Restaurant Tristan on East Street, Horsham and The Pass at South Lodge in Lower Beeding have both retained Michelin stars for 2015.

Rebecca Burr, editor of the Michelin guide said: “The 14 new stars in our 2015 guide highlight the enormous richness and variety of the UK’s restaurant scene. They range from country pubs to hipster hangouts, from counter-restaurants to classic dining rooms”.

Tristan Mason, head chef at Restaurant Tristan told The District Post: “We are thrilled to have maintained our Michelin star and being featured in the guide is an honour and testament to our teams hard work.”

Matt Gillan, head chef at The Pass said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded a Michelin star in the new guide. The accolade is testament to the hard work and dedication everyone in the team has put in over the past year, ensuring standards have remained high and menus have continued to evolve. I’m proud to be amongst the best in the country for another year.”

As well as the stars, this year’s selection sees 26 new Bib Gourmands. This award recognises establishments offering good food at affordable prices (the limit being £28 for three courses).

“The Bib Gourmand awards also reflect the continuing trend for competitively priced, less structured and more flexible dining”.

You can now follow the inspectors around the country via Twitter! Get behind the scenes and learn more about the guide @MichelinGuideUK. Both guides can be purchased at book shops and – http://travel.michelin.co.uk/

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