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3-star chef says no to Michelin Guide

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By Stuart William Oates
3-star chef says no to Michelin Guide

The Michelin guide allowed a top French restaurant to bow out of its listings after its chef said he no longer wanted to cook under "huge pressure".

It is the first time it has ever allowed a restaurant to withdraw from its pages.

Sebastien Bras, whose Le Suquet restaurant has held the maximum three stars for 18 years, said in September that he could no longer put himself through the ordeal of knowing that one below-par dish could cost him his reputation.

The 46-year-old caused shockwaves worldwide, as three stars are only held by an elite club of 27 French restaurants.