James Sommerin's Barry restaurant The Shed, based at the Goodsheds, has been added to the prestigious Michelin Guide. The restaurant, opened in August 2020, has been recognised by the prestigious guide following a very successful year despite the disruption of the Covid pandemic.
James said, “Thank you so much to Michelin Guide UK and to all our customers and team. We are over the moon, such a boost for the team after what has been a really tough year for hospitality."
The Shed is one of only six restaurants in the UK to be added to the illustrious Michelin Guide which is the new way of recommending the very best restaurants in the country.
Vale MP Alun Cairns welcomed the news adding, “This is such a fantastic achievement by James and all his team at The Shed. It is credit to their hard work that despite opening during the pandemic they are still recognised as one of the very best restaurants in the country. I personally cannot wait to taste what they have to offer.”
Mr Cairns added, “The Shed is part of the Goodsheds, which has been such an impressive development that has really helped Barry secure its place on the hospitality map in South Wales. This news shows that the businesses here in Barry are only continuing to grow and move forward, I am thrilled.”
The Michelin Guide described The Shed as an “airy, contemporary restaurant’s faux-industrial style reflects the area’s industrial heritage. Reclaimed timber tables, burnished leather chairs and a copper-fronted bar set the scene and a super-friendly young team pull it all together with infectious enthusiasm.”
The Guide went on to describe the experience, commenting, "Sit back and watch the chefs in the open kitchen as they prepare appealing modern dishes which showcase good quality ingredients in original, well-thought-through combinations. Flavours are punchy, the 30-day aged steaks are a hit, and the daily changing soufflé is a must."