Michelin Star

We are thrilled to announce that the Cedar Tree by Hrishikesh Desai has been awarded a much coveted Michelin star within our first year here at Farlam Hall!

Watch Hrishikesh's interview here

This prestigious award arrives at the end of a successful 10 months, following three rosettes at the prestigious AA Hospitality Awards in October 2023, the Good Food Guide's 'Exceptional' list and our addition to the Michelin Guide in late 2023 with inspectors commenting "The restaurant offers Indian-influenced cooking in the form of a generous tasting menu or an a la carte, both showcasing British produce - including vegetables and herbs from the kitchen garden - enhanced by skillful spicing. The service team is on the ball and ensures you are well looked after."

Hrishikesh, who along with fellow Director Karen Baybutt, have created a haven of hospitality together with an incredible gastronomic experience at Farlam Hall, said;

“To receive a Michelin Star within a year of our new beginnings at Farlam Hall is a testament of what can be achieved if you put your mind to it. Of course, this is not an individual effort, the entire team Farlam Hall has contributed towards this wonderful accolade. Our guests, our suppliers & our well-wishers have supported us enormously & we are thankful to them. Thank you Michelin Guide UK for honouring us with this accolade, we will ensure its continuity as well as strive hard to be good ambassadors for the Guide. This accolade is not taken for granted & we will work hard by evolving our food & service standards regularly.”

Karen Baybutt said of the award;

“I am absolutely thrilled at this news and hugely proud of Hrishikesh and the team at Cedar Tree Restaurant for being awarded a Michelin star.

The decision Hrishikesh made to embark on his journey at Farlam Hall came from the heart and was borne from a passion to deliver the very best food, wine and  hospitality.  It has been my pleasure to be part of that journey with him and to see our hard work come to fruition in being recognised at this highest level. 

This is very much a team effort so a huge thank you goes to  all the staff at Farlam Hall, who have given everything we have asked of them; to our guests, our supply partners and to Kathy and Joe, owners of Farlam Hall,  who put their faith in us from the beginning.”


Owners of Farlam Hall, Joe Walter and Kathy Mares said;

 “We wanted the Cedar Tree by Hrishikesh Desai to be one of the top restaurants in the UK.  We are thrilled that Hrishikesh Desai and his amazing team were awarded a Michelin Star recognising their innovative cooking style, use of local ingredients, including produce from our kitchen garden, and outstanding customer service.”