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Despite the rise in user-generated reviews and the rise of great restaurants that don't fit into the "fancy dining" model Michelin celebrates, the brand's Red Guides still drive the discussion (and bookings) in dining whenever a new edition is published.

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 Restaurants Country City
Geranium Denmark Copenhagen
Tim Raue Germany Berlin
Seven Seas Germany Hamburg
Villa Merton Germany Frankfurt
&samhoud places Netherlands Amsterdam
Aan de Poel Netherlands Amsterdam
Enoteca Spain Barcelona
Moments Spain Barcelona
Sketch (The Lecture Room & Library) United Kingdom London
New 1-Star Restaurants Country City
Dom Beisl Austria Vienna
Va Doux Vent Belgium Brussels
Kadeau Denmark Copenhagen
L’Effervescence France Lyon
Le Sergent Recruteur France Paris
Itinéraires France Paris
L’Instant d’Or France Paris
Il Carpaccio France Paris
La Cuisine France Paris
Faubourg France Paris
La Dame de Pic France Paris
Gavroche France Strasbourg
En Marge France Toulouse
La poêle d’or Germany Cologne
Weinsinn Germany Frankfurt
Lafleur Germany Frankfurt
Gourfleets Germany Hamburg
SE7EN OCEANS Germany Hamburg
YOSH Germany Stuttgart
Schlossgarten Gourmetrestaurant Bernhard Diers Germany Stuttgart
5 Germany Stuttgart
Hytra Greece Athens
Locks Brasserie Ireland Dublin
Vun Italy Milan
La Terrazza Italy Rome
Pipero al Rex Italy Rome
Metamorfosi Italy Rome
Magorabin Italy Turin
Vo Italy Turin
Bord’Eau Netherlands Amsterdam
HanTing Cuisine Netherlands The Hague
Atelier Amaro Poland Warsaw
Belcanto Portugal Lisbon
Lluerna Spain Barcelona
Koy Shunka Spain Barcelona
Nectari Spain Barcelona
Dos Palillos Spain Barcelona
Ricard Camarena Spain Valencia
Gastrologik Sweden Stockholm
Ekstedt Sweden Stockholm
Sjömagasinet Sweden Gothenberg
Alyn Williams at the Westbury United Kingdom London
St John United Kingdom London
Dabbous United Kingdom London
Trishna United Kingdom London
Launceston Place United Kingdom London
Tom Aikens United Kingdom London
St John United Kingdom London
Medlar United Kingdom London

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] 

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