RESTAURANTS in Hampshire have been recognised as great places to eat and drink despite not picking up any Michelin stars at this years awards.

The Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2021 winners were announced on January 25 at a special online-only presentation produced by LIVENow.

The winners have now been added to an online only guide showing the countries best places to eat and drink.

Although the counties restaurants didn't pick up any Michelin Stars at the awards, 19 of them have been included in the guide.

Eateries in Winchester, Lyndhurst, Beaulieu and Romsey all featured in the guide which Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides, said is about so much more than recognising those at the top of their profession."

He said: "It is about promoting the hospitality industry as a whole and we want to shine a light on the hard work, tenacity and commitment of chefs and restaurant teams.”

Below is the full list of the counties restaurants that feature in the guide:

Black Rat, Winchester (Modern Cuisine)

Somewhere a little different with shabby-chic bohemian style and heated huts on the terrace.

Chesil Rectory, Winchester (British Contemporary)

A double-gabled wattle and daub house that dates back to the 15th century with characterful interior that takes in heavy beams and a large inglenook fireplace.

Crown Inn, Upton (Modern British)

A welcoming whitewashed pub, nestled amidst narrow lanes and lush farmland.

East End Arms, East End (Traditional British)

A traditional country pub that is owned by John Illsley of Dire Straits and boasts a great display of photos from his personal collection in its shabby bar and pine-furnished dining room.

Elderflower, Lymington (Modern Cuisine)

A Grade II listed restaurant located on a cobbled street, a stone’s throw from the quayside.

Fat Olives, Emsworth (Classic Cuisine)

A 17th century fisherman’s cottage that sits in a characterful coastal town, in a road leading down to the harbour.

Greyhound on the Test, Stockbridge (British Contemporary)

A mustard-coloured pub with over a mile of River Test fishing rights to the rear, low beams and wood burning stoves.

Harnett Holder & Co, Lyndhurst (Italian)

A vintage-style restaurant looking out over the gardens of an impressive mansion in the heart of the New Forest.

Hoddington Arms, Upton Grey (Traditional British)

An atmospheric former barn which has plenty of rustic character and a laid-back feel.

Kyoto Kitchen, Winchester (Japanese)

A sweet little restaurant that is a hit with the locals.

Marle, Heckfield (Modern British)

A Georgian country house where you’ll find a charming orangery-style dining room looking out over a lake and parkland.

Pulpo Negro, New Alresford (Spanish)

A characterful, laid-back restaurant in an old townhouse with stylish interior features exposed brick, rough floorboards and an open kitchen.

The Pig, Brockenhurst (Regional Cuisine)

A smart manor house, which follows a philosophy of bringing nature indoors by playing host to a delightful, eclectically furnished conservatory dotted with plants.

The Purefoy, Preston Candover (Modern British)

An appealing country pub with exposed stone walls, welcoming open fires and a small garden.

The Terrace, Beaulieu (Modern British)

An elegant dining room found at the heart of an alluring 18th century inn.

Thomas Lord, West Meon (Traditional Cuisine)

An early 19th century pub named after the founder of Lord’s Cricket Ground decorated with cricketing memorabilia.

Three Tuns, Romsey (Traditional British)

A 300 year old pub with a bustling bar and a rustic dining room where original oak beams and a central wooden bar still remain.

Wellington Arms, Baughurst (British Contemporary)

A smart cream pub where they have their own herb and vegetable beds, keep sheep, pigs, chickens and bees, and source the rest of their meats from within 20 miles.

36 on the Quay, Emsworth (Modern British)

A quayside cottage that plays host to this intimate restaurant, which affords harbour views and a sheltered terrace.