The record breaking Michelin Guide Germany 2022 has launched with a healthy showing of new stars, including one new three-star restaurant, eight new two-star restaurants and 31 new one-star restaurants, taking the new total to an all time high of 327 starred restaurants.
Following yet another unpredictable year, in which restaurants suffered from pandemic-induced closures and re-openings, the country has demonstrated a bright future in gastronomy. "Germany continues to show impressive consistency in the quality of German gastronomy in 2022," said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides. The country's restaurants have also proved a greater commitment to the principles of sustainability, with eleven restaurants claiming the Green Star award.
In the wine town of Piesport, schanz. restaurant climbed up the list from two stars to the pinnacle of German gastronomy. Patron and chef Thomas Schanz's restaurant was awarded three stars for his modern classic dishes that also manage to have personality and expression. Germany now has nine three-Michelin-starred restaurants.
Eight restaurants were newly listed with two stars, including ES:SENZ in Grassau, etz in Nuremberg and the three Munich restaurants: Tohru in der Schreiberei, Atelier and Tantris. Restaurants 100/200 Kitchen in Hamburg, LOUIS Restaurant in Saarlouis, and Speisemeisterei in Stuttgart, rose up the ranks from one star to two stars.
With 31 new restaurants receiving a star, this year's German selection has also reached a record 272 one-star restaurants, with Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich welcoming a generous number between them.
The Michelin Guide Germany 2022 in numbers:
- 9 three-star restaurants (1 of which is new)
- 46 restaurants with two stars (including 8 new)
- 272 restaurants with one star (of which 31 are new)
- 297 restaurants with “Bib Gourmand” (of which 18 are new)
- 61 restaurants with the "MICHELIN Green Star" (11 of which are new)
Michelin Guide Germany 2022 - All the New Stars
New three-star restaurants
schanz. restaurant - Piesport
New two-star restaurants
ES:SENZ - Grassau
etz - Nuremberg
Tohru in der Schreiberei - Munich
Atelier - Munich
Tantris - Munich
100/200 Kitchen - Hamburg
LOUIS Restaurant - Saarlouis
Speisemeisterei - Stuttgart
New one-star restaurants
Alte Liebe - Augsburg
Maltes hidden kitchen - Baden-Baden BW
Bricole - Berlin
OX - Darmstadt
Schwarzer Hahn - Deidesheim
The Stage - Dortmund
Hummels Gourmetstube - Duggendorf
Mod by Sven Nöthel - Duisburg
PHOENIX - Düsseldorf
Troyka - Erkelenz
Das Grace - Flensburg
MAIN TOWER Restaurant & Lounge - Frankfurt am Main
Masa Japanese Cuisine - Frankfurt am Main
Michael’s Leitenberg - Frasdorf
Halle (Saale) - Speiseberg
Jellyfish - Hamburg
Zeik - Hamburg
Handwerk - Hannover
Votum - Hannover
TAWA YAMA FINE - Karlsruhe
Schloss Loersfeld - Kerpen
Gotthardt‘s - Koblenz
Mountain Hub Gourmet - Munich
Tantris DNA - Munich
Werneckhof Sigi Schelling - Munich
Veles - Nuremberg
Friedrich - Osnabrück
Mühle - Schluchsee
Ritzi Gourmet - Stuttgart
Alte Überfahrt - Werder (Havel)
Shiraz - Wuppertal
What are Michelin stars?
Michelin stars are awarded to restaurants that have been judged to have met particularly high standards. The highest accolade is three stars, which, according to the Michelin Guide, are awarded to restaurants offering ‘exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey’. Two stars are presented for ‘excellent cooking, worth a detour’, and one star can be won for ‘high-quality cooking, worth a stop’. Discover more: What is a Michelin Star and How Do You Get One?