WIRRAL restaurateurs are celebrating the news they have been acknowledged in the Michelin Guide.
Michelin stars are awarded annually and the guide awards one to three stars to a small number of restaurants of outstanding quality.
This year Fraiche in Oxton retained its star for the fourth year in a row, making it one of only a handful in the north west to do so.
But, as well as the Michelin star system, other restaurants were also singled out for praise.
The small but perfectly formed Da Piero, in Irby, has its third mention in as many years.
Dawn Di Bella, who runs the 27-seat restaurant with her husband, Piero, and their son, Alan, said: “We are over the moon.
“In three years we’ve had two mentions from Michelin and three from the Which Good Food Guide. We haven’t stopped smiling yet.”
The newly named restaurant Richard Fox at the Leverhulme Hotel has also been mentioned
Richard said: “We are delighted. It’s the result of a lot of hard work, and an excellent team. We don't aim for awards or accolades, for us it’s all about the food. But when things like this do come along it’s the icing on the cake.”
Wirral chef Paul Askew was also mentioned, with the London Carriageworks praised for its “modern European brasserie dishes , which focus on local ingredients.”