Marc Veyrat holding a Michelin guide in 2018, when La Maison des Bois was awarded the maximum three stars. Photograph: Jacques Demarthon/Getty Images

Knives are being sharpened in the elite world of French gastronomy after an acclaimed chef demanded that his restaurant, which recently lost one of it(...)

Irish chef Anna Haugh who is opening Myrtle restaurant in London in April

Myrtle in London “There is no secret investor so that makes me owner, chef, interior designer, and fire marshall wrapped into one. This is by far the(...)

 French chef Sebastien Bras  in the kitchen of his three-star restaurant Le Suquet, in Laguiole,  France. Photograph: Remy Gabaldaremy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images

It’s a first. The prestigious Michelin guide has allowed a top French restaurant to drop out of its coveted guide after its chef said he didn’t want t(...)

French chefs Michel Bras (right) and son Sebastien Bras at their restaurant Capucin in Toulouse. Sebastien, chef of three-star restaurant Le Suquet, asked to be allowed to continue his work with a free spirit. Photograph: Getty Images

One of France’s most celebrated chefs, whose restaurant has been honoured with three stars in the Michelin guide for almost 20 years, has pleaded to b(...)