Michelin Star Dining Experience YOXMAN Returns to Wilderness Reserve for 2023

Unforgettable Michelin Star Dining Experience at Wilderness Reserve in Suffolk.

YOXMAN, a remarkable Michelin Star dining experience, is making its highly-anticipated return to Wilderness Reserve in Suffolk for the year 2023. This extraordinary culinary event brings together three of the United Kingdom’s top chefs, who collectively hold an impressive four Michelin stars.

From the 19th to the 22nd of May, guests will be treated to an exceptional menu, delightful beverages, and captivating entertainment, all set against the breathtaking backdrop of the English countryside. With luxurious accommodation options that include private cottages, barns, and farmhouses nestled within the expansive 8,000-acre remote estate of Wilderness Reserve, this three-day culinary festival promises an unparalleled experience. The esteemed chefs headlining this year’s event are Michel Roux, Angela Hartnett MBE, and José Pizarro.

An Extravaganza of Culinary Wizardry and Classic Entertainment

Michelin Star Dining Experience YOXMAN Returns to Wilderness Reserve for 2023

Throughout the entire weekend, attendees can look forward to a comprehensive itinerary filled with culinary wizardry and good old-fashioned fun. The YOXMAN ticket grants access to a range of extraordinary culinary experiences, live music performances, lakeside dining, invigorating wild swimming in the pristine lakes, engaging live Q&A sessions with the chefs, and opportunities to mingle with culinary legends.

To enhance the experience, complimentary fine wines and champagne will be served during the entire duration of the event. Guests will also have the chance to indulge in the award-winning handcrafted single malt Scotch whisky provided by The Balvenie, the event’s lead sponsor. For a truly holistic experience, Bamford practitioners will be conducting yoga and sound healing classes designed to relax, restore, and nurture the guests’ overall well-being throughout the weekend.

For those seeking ultimate indulgence, Bamford’s holistic spa treatments are available upon reservation for an additional cost. To ensure seamless transportation, BMW will provide stylish travel options for guests across the Wilderness Reserve. Additionally, illy, renowned for their unique and sustainable 100% Arabica blend coffee, will be serving their exceptional coffee at each meal experience and in-room, showcasing their commitment to exceptional gastronomy and sustainability within the hospitality industry.

On Saturday, illy will host three masterclasses, allowing guests to learn the art of creating the perfect espresso martini – a drink that traces its roots back to the very first London original.

Master Chefs and Unforgettable Dining Experiences

Michelin Star Dining Experience YOXMAN Returns to Wilderness Reserve for 2023

YOXMAN presents an exclusive opportunity for guests to intimately engage with a carefully selected group of master chefs, who collectively hold an impressive four Michelin stars. The headline chefs for this year’s event are as follows:

  1. Angela Hartnett MBE, Murano – Friday 19 May, 8pm
    • Indulge in a delightful dinner at Chapel Barn, accompanied by live music and entertainment.
    • Angela Hartnett MBE, one of the most beloved chefs and restaurateurs in the UK, is renowned for her sophisticated yet simple, Italy-inspired cuisine. Her passion for exceptional ingredients and honest food was nurtured by her Italian grandmother and mother. YOXMAN is privileged to have Angela and her team join the Wilderness Reserve.
  2. Michel Le Roux from Le Gavroche – Saturday 20 May, 8pm
    • Experience an exquisite dinner in the enchanting Sibton Park Orangery, complemented by live music and entertainment.
    • Michel Le Roux has been a long-awaited addition to YOXMAN since the inception of the idea to bring Michelin-starred dining to Wilderness Reserve. Renowned for his culinary expertise and exquisite dishes, Michel is set to create an unforgettable evening for guests.
  3. José Pizarro from José Pizarro Restaurants – Sunday 21 May, 12pm
    • Enjoy lakeside dining accompanied by live music and entertainment.
    • Originally hailing from the beautiful village of Talaván in Cáceres, Extremadura, José Pizarro has called London home for over 20 years and is often hailed as the Godfather of Spanish cooking in the UK.

      With his extensive training in top restaurants in Spain and experience as Head Chef at a Michelin-starred establishment, José brings a wealth of culinary knowledge to the event. Having worked at prestigious Spanish restaurants in London, including Eyre Brothers, Brindisa, and Gaudi, José’s list of accolades is extensive, but it is his outstanding cooking that truly speaks for itself. Prepare for a culinary journey like no other.

A Bespoke Experience for Discerning Guests

Michelin Star Dining Experience YOXMAN Returns to Wilderness Reserve for 2023

Guests can secure their place at YOXMAN by booking accommodation at Wilderness Reserve. The estate offers a variety of house sizes, ranging from one to eight bedrooms, for exclusive use. Alternatively, guests can choose to book individual rooms in the iconic Sibton Park and Chapel Barn properties.

In addition to the extraordinary dining experience, YOXMAN attendees can also indulge in the first-class spa and wellness facilities, partake in thrilling country pursuits, and relish the invigorating Suffolk air. Prices for the YOXMAN experience start from £2,750 for two tickets (one bedroom), and bookings can be made at https://wildernessreserve.com/yoxman/.


The return of YOXMAN to Wilderness Reserve promises a once-in-a-lifetime culinary extravaganza that blends exceptional dining, entertainment, and relaxation in the heart of the stunning Suffolk countryside. With the presence of acclaimed chefs Angela Hartnett MBE, Michel Le Roux, and José Pizarro, guests will embark on a gastronomic journey that will forever remain etched in their memories. Immerse yourself in this remarkable experience and discover the true meaning of culinary excellence, all while being enveloped by the natural beauty of Wilderness Reserve.

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