Chef Sebastien Bras at his restaurant, Le Suquet restaurant in the Aveyron region of France
Chef Sebastien Bras at his restaurant, Le Suquet restaurant in the Aveyron region of France
Dinner at Sébastien Bras, restaurant Le Suquet, Laguiole
Dinner at Sébastien Bras, restaurant Le Suquet, Laguiole
The Michelin guide has allowed a top restaurant to bow out of its listings because the head chef no longer wants a three-star rating.

Le Suquet restaurant in the Aveyron region of France has held the maximum score from the gastro bible for 18 years.But Sebastien Bras wants to start ‘a new chapter' in its history – without the pressure of being judged in secret. 

It is the first time the guide has allowed a restaurant to withdraw, and Le Suquet will not feature in the 2018 edition, to be published on Monday.
Dinner at Sébastien Bras, restaurant Le Suquet, Laguiole

Bras, 46, said: ‘You're inspected two or three times a year, you never know when. Every meal that goes out could be inspected. That means that every day one of the 500 meals that leaves the kitchen could be judged. Maybe I will be less famous but I accept that.'

Describing his cuisine as ‘intuitive and precise' it is also seriously expensive with menus from £127 to £201 a head.

Daily Mail