Michelin GB&I Bib Gourmands Defined and Listing 2013

Posted on: October 16th, 2012 by Simon Carter & Daniel Darwood

Bib Gourmand

The 2014 GB&I Michelin Guide version of this page is found here

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. It indicates a restaurant offering good food at moderate prices. For the 2013 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 2013 includes 137 Bib Gourmands of which 38 are (New) Bib Gourmand restaurants, the full list is below:-

Aldeburgh, Suffolk, LighthouseMichelin GBI 2013 Cover
Bishopstone, Swindon, Royal Oak N
Blackpool/Thornton, Lancashire, Twelve
Brighton and Hove, West Sussex, Chilli Pickle
Brighton and Hove/Hove, West Sussex, Ginger Pig
Bristol, Flinty Red
Bristol, Greens’ Dining Room
Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire, The Joiners
Bruton, Somerset, At The Chapel
Bury, Greater Manchester, Waggon
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Pea Porridge
Chester, Chester West and Chester, Joseph Benjamin N
Clitheroe/Wiswell, Lancashire, Freemasons
Cookham, Windsor and Maidenhead, White Oak N
Darlington/Hurworth-on-Tees, Durham, Bay Horse
Donhead-St- Andrew, Wiltshire, The Forester N
Droxford, Hampshire, Bakers Arms
Durham, Bistro 21
East Haddon, Northamptonshire, Red Lion
Exeter/Rockbeare, Devon, Jack in the Green
Faversham/Oare, Kent, Three Mariners N
Gedney Dyke, Lincolnshire, Chequers N
Hastings & St Leonards, East Sussex, St. Clements
Henley-on-Thames/Stonor, Oxfordshire, Quince Tree N
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, hermitage rd N
Ingham, Norfolk, Ingham Swan
Jersey/Beaumont, Channel Islands, Mark Jordan at the Beach N
Kelvedon, Essex. George and Dragon
Keyston, Cambridgeshire, Pheasant N
Leeds, West Yorkshire, Create N
Leeds, West Yorkshire, Piazza by Anthony
Longparish, Hampshire, Plough Inn N
Longstock, Hampshire, Peat Spade Inn
Marazion/Perranuthnoe, Cornwall, Victoria Inn N
Masham, North Yorkshire, Vennell’s
Melton Mowbray/Stathern, Leicestershire, Red Lion Inn
Millbrook/Freathy, Cornwall, The View
Moreton-in-Marsh/Bourton-on-the-Hill, Gloucestershire, Horse & Groom N
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, Broad Chare N
North Shields, Tyne and Wear, David Kennedy’s River Cafe N
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Ibérico World Tapas N
Oxford, Oxfordshire, Anchor
Oxford, Oxfordshire, Magdalen Arms
Oxford/Toot Baldon, Oxfordshire, Mole Inn
Padstow, Cornwall, Rick Stein’s Cafe

Penzance, Cornwall, Untitled by Robert Wright
Porthleven, Cornwall, Kota N
Preston Candover, Hampshire, Purefoy Arms
Ramsgate, Kent, Age and Sons
Romsey, Hampshire, Three Tuns
St Ives, Cornwall, Black Rock
Stamford, Lincolnshire, Jim’s Yard
Stanton, Suffolk, Leaping Hare
Tetbury, Gloucestershire, Gumstool Inn
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, Owens
Thorpe Market, Norfolk, Gunton Arms N
Wells, Somerset, Old Spot
West Hoathly, West Sussex, Cat Inn
West Pennard, Somerset, Apple Tree Inn N
Wimborne St Giles, Dorset, Bull Inn
Woolhope, Herefordshire, Butchers Arms
Wrington, North Somerset, The Ethicurean N
Wymondham, Leicestershire, Berkeley Arms
York, La Langhe N


Benderloch, Argyll and Bute, Hawthorn N
Edinburgh, Dogs
Glasgow City, Stravaigin
Kintyre/Kilberry, Argyll & Bute, Kilberry Inn
Peebles, Borders, Osso
Peebles, Borders, Restaurant at Kailzie Gardens N
Sorn, East Ayrshire, Sorn Inn


Brecon, Powys, Felin Fach Griffin
Cardiff, Mint & Mustard

Northern Ireland

Ballyclare, Antrim, Oregano
Belfast, Antrim, Cayenne
Holywood, North Down, Fontana
Warrenpoint, Down, Restaurant 23

Republic of Ireland

Adare, Limerick, White Sage
Carrickmacross, Monaghan, Courthouse N
Clonakilty, Cork, Deasy’s N
Clonegall, Carlow, Sha Roe Bistro
Dingle, Kerry, Chart House
Dublin, Pichet
Dublin, Pig’s Ear
Dublin/Clontarf, Dublin, Downstairs N
Duncannon, Wexford, Aldridge Lodge
Kinsale, Cork, Fishy Fishy Cafe
Lisdoonvarna, Clare, Wild Honey Inn
Lismore, Waterford, O’Brien Chop House
Roundstone, Galway, O’Dowd’s
Stepaside, Dublin, Box Tree


Willesden Green, Brent, Sushi Say
Bloomsbury, Camden, Barrica N
Bloomsbury, Camden, Giaconda Dining Room
Bloomsbury, Camden, Salt Yard
Camden Town, Camden, Made in Camden N
Camden Town, Camden, Market
Holborn, Camden, Great Queen Street
Swiss Cottage, Camden, Bradley’s
Canonbury, Islington, Trullo
Hackney, Hackney, Empress N
Shoreditch, Hackney, Princess of Shoreditch N
Hammersmith, Hammersmith and Fulham, Azou
Archway, Islington, 500
Clerkenwell, Islington, Comptoir Gascon
Finsbury, Islington, Medcalf
Finsbury, Islington, Morito
Islington, Islington, Drapers Arms
Clapham Common, Lambeth, Bistro Union N
Stockwell, Lambeth, Canton Arms
Wimbledon, Merton, Fox and Grapes
Wanstead, Redbridge, Provender N
East Sheen, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Mango and Silk
Teddington, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Simply Thai
Bermondsey, Southwark, José
Bermondsey, Southwark, Zucca
Southwark, Anchor and Hope
Southwark, Elliot’s N
Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, Brawn
Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, Corner Room N
Spitalfields, Tower Hamlets, Galvin Café a Vin
Spitalfields, Tower Hamlets, St John Bread and Wine
Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets, Cafe Spice Namaste
Battersea, Wandsworth, Soif N
Southfields, Wandsworth, Triphal
Bayswater & Maida Vale, Westminster (City of), Hereford Road
Bayswater & Maida Vale, Westminster (City of), Kateh
Soho, Westminster (City of), Barrafina
Soho, Westminster (City of), Benja Bangkok Table
Soho, Westminster (City of), Bocca di Lupo
Soho, Westminster (City of), Brasserie Zédel N
Soho, Westminster (City of), Copita N
Soho, Westminster (City of), Koya
Soho, Westminster (City of), Polpo Soho
Strand & Covent Garden, Westminster (City of), Polpo Covent Garden
Strand & Covent Garden, Westminster (City of), Opera Tavern
Strand & Covent Garden, Westminster (City of), Terroirs