In the unique “language” of the Michelin Guide, the Bib symbols indicate the inspectors’ favourite establishments, offering high-quality products and services and good value for the money.
For even though the Michelin Guide is known and recognised for its “star” system, these restaurants represent only 5% of the selection, the rest of which is comprised of good, small, affordably priced establishments.
Among these establishments are the “Bibs,” with the Bib Gourmand symbol for restaurants and the Bib Hotel symbol.
Bib is short for Bibendum, the character created in 1898 from the imagination of the Michelin brothers, André and Edouard, and the pen of cartoonist O’Galop. Over the years, Bib—the one and only Michelin Man—has become the Group’s “mascot.” In the Michelin Guide, Bibendum’s head is a familiar, widely recognised red symbol.
The Bib Gourmand symbol was created in 1997 so it is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It indicates a restaurant offering good food at moderate prices. For the 2017 Guide, the price of a full meal (excluding drinks) is under £28 (40 euros in the Republic of Ireland).
The Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2017 includes 140 Bib Gourmands of which 24 are (N – New) Bib Gourmand restaurants, the full list is found on the Michelin supplied .PDF file link below, please skip to page 15/24 and beyond:-