The guide is notoriously secretive about their Michelin Star requirements, but what does it take to earn the culinary world’s biggest prize?
Michelin stars for excellence are handed out by French tyre company Michelin annually in the Red Guide, a reference book for restaurants and hotels.
There’s no knowing exactly how restaurants are selected to receive a star. The publication is notoriously secretive about its selection criteria.
Anonymous inspectors can turn up at any time to review a restaurant. They do not identify themselves and eat and pay as any diner would.
It is down to their judgement whether an establishment receives a star or loses one, so if there are any Michelin Star requirements set in stone, it’s to be at the top of your game consistently. One poor meal could cost you the chance to earn a Michelin Star.
While the exact Michelin Star requirements are unknown, here’s a rough guide that provides a decent idea of what it takes.