Michelin Guide announces new star awards for Spain

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RESTAURANTEURS were holding their breath when representatives of the renowned Michelin ‘foodie bible’ announced the 2016 guide and the stars awarded in Santiago de Compostella on the evening of November 25.

Whilst no new three star restaurants were announced, all eight retained their rating and there were two single star restaurants who gained a second star, one in Madrid and the other in Mallorca.

Fourteen new restaurants were awarded one star although nine restaurants lost their coveted stars and a further three had closed down during the year.

There are now 188 Michelin starred restaurants in Spain with the vast majority being in the major cities and with single stars.

Possibly the most unusual of the restaurants which has kept its one star rating is the tiny Skiva in Marbella which reportedly seats just 14 guests.

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