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The Michelin Guide for Belgium and Luxembourg 2014 has landed with the guide containing two new two-starred establishments with Bon-Bon in Brussels and Bartholomeus in Knokke-Heist.
There were no new three star ratings in the guide but Belgium picked up 18 new one-stars, 12 of which are located in Flanders, taking the Belgium's total to an impressive 101. Luxembourg's one-star count rises from 10 to 11 with restaurant Becher Gare gaining its first Michelin star.
Brussels was the highlight of the guide. With 18-starred restaurants the capital of Belgium now boasts more Michelin starred venues than Berlin, Rome and Milan. Speaking about the strength of the gastronomic scene in this part of Europe, the director of the Michelin guides, Michael Ellis, said Brussels "has gradually earned a very high place in European gastronomy."
In total the guide for 2014 Michelin guide for Belgium and Luxembourg features 132 starred restaurants with three three-stars, 17 two-stars and 112 one-stars.
Below is a list of all the new restaurants to gain stars including the existing three-star establishments.
Existing Three-Starred Restaurants
De Karmeliet - Bruges, Belgium
Hertog Jan - Bruges, Belgium
Hof van Cleve - Kruishoutem, Belgium
New Two-Starred Restaurants
Bon-Bon - Brussels, Belgium
Bartholomeus - Knokke-Heist, Belgium
New One-Starred Restaurants
L'epicerie du Cirque - Antwerp, Belgium
The Glorious - Antwerp, Belgium
Hofke van Bazel - Bazel, Belgium
Vila Lorraine - Brussels, Belgium
WY - Brussels, Belgium
La Belle - Geel, Belgium
Chai Gourmand - Gembloux, Belgium
De Kristalijn - Genk, Belgium
Horseele - Gent, Belgium
Vrijmoed - Gent, Belgium
De Verborgen Tuin - Geraardsbergen, Belgium
Vous le Vous - Hasselt, Belgium
Ciccio - Knokke-Heist, Belgium
La Source - Lanaken, Belgium
Cuchara - Lommel, Belgium
Arabelle Meirlaen - Marchin, Belgium
Au Gre du Vent - Seneffe, Belgium
La Menuiserie - Waimes, Belgium
Bechar Gare - Bech - Luxembourg