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Still the star players on our culinary scene; NORTH EAST RESTAURANTS HAVE RETAINED MICHELIN STARS IN THE 2019 GUIDE. CHRIS KNIGHT HAS MORE DETAILS.

Byline: CHRIS KNIGHT

TWO of the North East's most prestigious restaurants have retained their Michelin star ratings following a glitzy London ceremony.

The Raby Hunt near Darlington, County Durham, and House of Tides on Newcastle's Quayside have both maintained their two-star and onestar ratings respectively.

The ratings for restaurants in Great Britain and Ireland were revealed in the Michelin Guide 2019 ceremony at the British Film Industry IMAX centre in Waterloo, London, on Monday afternoon.

Posting on the House of Tides' Instagram, chef Kenny Atkinson wrote: "The fourth consecutive year we have maintained our star.

Thank our supported and keep us to be each Kenny "So proud of all the team for their hard work and consistency.

"Thank you to Michelin Guide and all of our guests who have supported us and keep pushing us to be better each day."

Raby Hunt chef James Close posted on Twitter: "We will never stop pushing for perfection. Thank you Michelin Guide UK. Never take it for granted."

Michelin stars are considered as the 'Oscars' of the food industry and the latest awards were announced via a live stream on the Michelin Guide Facebook page.

Three new restaurants were bestowed with two-star ratings, while a further 21 establishments received one-star ratings.

Gwendal Poullennec, international director of Michelin Guides, said: "you to all who us pushing better day Atkinson "With so many world-renowned chefs, and London having one of the most diverse selections of cuisine types available anywhere in the world, the UK is a major gastronomic destination for travellers and foodies alike.

"With this in mind, the latest Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland perfectly reflects the strength, depth and diversity of the culinary landscape here."

Thank you to all our guests who supported us and keep pushing us to be better each day Kenny Atkinson

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James Close of the Raby Hunt near Darlington, also left

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
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Date:Oct 3, 2018
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