The Walnut Tree, near Abergavenny, and The Whitebrook, near Monmouth, have both retained their Michelin stars.

The two restaurants are among six in Wales to get the honour in the Michelin Great Britain & Ireland Guide 2020.

The Walnut Tree is run by chef Shaun Hill and has held its star since 2010.

The Whitebrook, which is owned by chef/patron Chris Harrod, was first awarded a star in 2015, less than a year since Mr Harrod opened. It has held a star every year since.

The two restaurants are among 187 Michelin-Starred restaurants to be featured in the 2020 guide.

Gwent-born chef James Sommerin, who runs Restaurant James Sommerin in Penarth, also retained his star which was first awarded in 2017.

Other Welsh restaurants to achieve the accolade are Sosban and The Old Butchers, Anglesey and Ynyshir in Machynleth.

And chef Hywel Griffith's Beach House at Oxwich was among one of 23 new one star restaurants in the guide.

Tyddyn Lan, in Llandrillo, north Wales, which is run by Brian Webb, who trained at the Crown at Whitebrook, near Monmouth, lost its star which it had held since 2010.

Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park, near Bath, run by Newport-born chef Hywel Jones, also retained the star it has held since 2006.

This year’s highlight from the guide is the promotion of Sketch (The Lecture Room & Library) in Mayfair, London, from two to three stars – the guide's highest accolade.