WIRRAL restaurateurs are celebrating the news that 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 fifth year in a row, making it the only single-chef restaurant 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 fourth 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 to be recommended for the fourth year running.”
The Richard Fox at the Leverhulme Hotel has also been included in the hotels section.
Wirral chef Paul Askew was also mentioned with the London Carriageworks praised for its “spacious, open-plan brasserie dominated by impressive glass sculpture with long bar, squashy sofas and relaxed ambience.”