Michelin today awarded a second star to Geranium restaurant in Copenhagen and again failed to award a third to Noma, which holds the title of World’s Best Restaurant.

There were first stars for Kadeau, in Copenhagen, and for Gastrologik and Ekstedt in Stockholm. There were also stars for Dom Beisl in Vienna and Hytra in Athens, Michelin said in an e- mailed release. Sjomagasinet, in Gothenburg, regained its star.

Michelin’s “Main Cities of Europe” includes capitals such as Athens, Vienna — and those of the Nordic region — where there is no separate guide for the relevant countries.

Noma, which last month suffered an outbreak of norovirus, in which 63 diners fell sick, won its second star in 2007. Geranium was awarded its first star last year.

Three stars mean exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey; two are for excellent cooking, worth a detour; one denotes a very good restaurant in its category.

Michelin & Cie, the world’s second-biggest tiremaker, produced its first guide in 1900. It was free of charge until 1920 and intended for chauffeurs. The volume contained practical information, including street maps and tips on repairing tires. The company is based in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

The full list of first-time one- and two-star awards:

New 2-Star RestaurantsCountryCity
GeraniumDenmarkCopenhagen
Tim RaueGermanyBerlin
Seven SeasGermanyHamburg
Villa MertonGermanyFrankfurt
&samhoud placesNetherlandsAmsterdam
Aan de PoelNetherlandsAmsterdam
EnotecaSpainBarcelona
MomentsSpainBarcelona
Sketch (The Lecture Room & Library)United KingdomLondon
New 1-Star RestaurantsCountryCity
Dom BeislAustriaVienna
Va Doux VentBelgiumBrussels
KadeauDenmarkCopenhagen
L’EffervescenceFranceLyon
Le Sergent RecruteurFranceParis
ItinérairesFranceParis
L’Instant d’OrFranceParis
Il CarpaccioFranceParis
La CuisineFranceParis
FaubourgFranceParis
La Dame de PicFranceParis
GavrocheFranceStrasbourg
En MargeFranceToulouse
La poêle d’orGermanyCologne
WeinsinnGermanyFrankfurt
LafleurGermanyFrankfurt
GourfleetsGermanyHamburg
SE7EN OCEANSGermanyHamburg
YOSHGermanyStuttgart
Schlossgarten Gourmetrestaurant Bernhard DiersGermanyStuttgart
5GermanyStuttgart
HytraGreeceAthens
Locks BrasserieIrelandDublin
VunItalyMilan
La TerrazzaItalyRome
Pipero al RexItalyRome
MetamorfosiItalyRome
MagorabinItalyTurin
VoItalyTurin
Bord’EauNetherlandsAmsterdam
HanTing CuisineNetherlandsThe Hague
Atelier AmaroPolandWarsaw
BelcantoPortugalLisbon
LluernaSpainBarcelona
Koy ShunkaSpainBarcelona
NectariSpainBarcelona
Dos PalillosSpainBarcelona
Ricard CamarenaSpainValencia
GastrologikSwedenStockholm
EkstedtSwedenStockholm
SjömagasinetSwedenGothenberg
Alyn Williams at the WestburyUnited KingdomLondon
St JohnUnited KingdomLondon
DabbousUnited KingdomLondon
TrishnaUnited KingdomLondon
Launceston PlaceUnited KingdomLondon
Tom AikensUnited KingdomLondon
St JohnUnited KingdomLondon
MedlarUnited KingdomLondon

Richard Vines is the chief food critic for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. He is U.K. and Ireland chairman of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. Opinions expressed are his own.

Editors: Mark Beech, Catherine Hickley. To contact the writer on the story: Richard Vines at [email protected] To contact the editor responsible for this story: Manuela Hoelterhoff at [email protected]