There were no new two or three Michelin star restaurants in Belgium when Michelin released its new Michelin guide for 2017.
This means that Belgium’s number of three Michelin star restaurants has gone down from 3 to 2 with the closure of De Karmeliet in Bruges in the past few weeks. The two restaurants that have three stars are Gert de Mangeleer’s Hertog Jan in Zedelgem and Peter Goossens Hof van Cleve in Kruishoutem.
On the other hand, nine new restaurants have been awarded a Michelin star. The three new Michelin star restaurants in Brussels are Bozar Brasserie, La Villa Emily (owned by Serge Litvine of La Villa in the Sky and Villa Lorraine among others), and Wine in the City. (See full list of new one star restaurants below).
Pundits during the past week had been speculating that Bon Bon in Brussels and L’Air du Temps in Liernu could receive the coveted 3 stars. Brussels will have to wait at least another year to see whether it will eventually get a three star restaurant. The city has been waiting for a three Michelin star restaurant since Comme Chez Soi lost its third star when Pierre Wynants retired. Last year, Michelin awarded three restaurants two stars but this year there was no move even in this category.
The list of newly awarded 1 star restaurants is the following:
La Villa Emily
Wine in the City