RESTAURANT James Sommerin has retained its Michelin star status for another year.

The Esplanade-based eatery was awarded the status in the Michelin Guide to the UK & Ireland 2017 and has kept it since then, retaining it again in the 2019 guide.

One star denotes very good cooking in its category, and Michelin recommends that people should try the food there if the restaurant is on their path.

Two stars denote excellent cooking worth a detour, and three stars represent exceptional cuisine “worth a journey”.

Speaking about retaining the Michelin star status, chef James Sommerin praised the staff in his restaurant and said that it is “all down to teamwork”.

“As you can imagine I am absolutely delighted - over the moon really,” he added.

“People don’t realise how much hard work goes into retaining this Michelin star.

“We are ecstatic as a team and as a family to have this status again this year.

“It’s going from strength to strength here and we can never take it for granted.

“We have to make sure we keep cruising forward and keep focussed.

“It’s not just a one man achievement, it’s down to the team.

“I am very proud of us.”

Mr Sommerin recently launched his book about his life and work.

“His restaurant also made it into the Good Food Guide 2019 and previously won the titles Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year and Chef of the Year awards at The Food Awards Wales 2018.

Michelin Guides are a series of guide books published by the French company Michelin for more than a century.

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