North Wales restaurant, Sosban and the Old Butchers has retained its Michelin star.

The new list of the top restaurants across the UK and Ireland was revealed yesterday at a special ceremony. 

The Menai Bridge-based restaurant was recognised for its feeling of "exclusivity" and "well balanced" menu, among other things.

Micheline Guide’s 'point of view'

Here's what the Michelin Guide 2023 said about Sosban and the Old Butchers:

One Michelin star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!

"Covered windows add a feeling of exclusivity to this discreet, intimate restaurant; once inside, you’ll discover an appealingly rustic room with Welsh slate walls, sheepskin-covered chairs and hand-painted animal tiles pointing back to its butcher’s shop days.

"Stephen Stevens’ well-balanced surprise menu offers boldly flavoured modern dishes with original, personal touches, which demonstrate an innate understanding of cooking techniques and flavour combinations.

"You’ll find a wealth of ingredients from North Wales; the portion sizes and pacing are spot on; and you’ll feel eager anticipation for each dish to arrive."

Tripadvisor reviews

5 stars - Exceptional!

"Managed to get a table after 2 years of trying and definitely worth the wait!! Exceptional tasting menu, very cleverly put together.

"Unforgettable dining experience!"

5 stars - A real treat

"What a talent to be able to put such flavours together.

"Tasting menu isn’t a regular dining experience it is a rare treat.

"It’s clear the team are passionate about food and service. Loved everything about the evening.

"The service, the food, the decor. That wasn’t just a dinner that was an event. Amazing."

Great British Life: Sosban & The Old Butchers has retained its Michelin star.Sosban & The Old Butchers has retained its Michelin star. (Image: Tripadvisor)

Michelin Star restaurants in Wales

These are the other Michelin star restaurants in Wales:

One Michelin star

Home, Penarth

Beach House, Oxwich

Ynyshir, Machynlleth

SY23, Aberystwyth

Walnut, Llanddewi Skirrid

The Whitebrook, Whiterbook