Michelin Guide 2014: Bib Gourmand Defined and Listing

Posted on: October 5th, 2013 by Simon Carter & Daniel Darwood

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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 2014 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 2014 includes 143 Bib Gourmands of which 27 are (N – New) Bib Gourmand restaurants, the full list is below:-

(Format): Town, County, EstablishmentMichelin GB&I 2014 Cover


Aldeburgh Suffolk Lighthouse

Belbroughton Worcestershire The Queens N

Bishopstone Swindon Royal Oak

Blackpool/Thornton Lancashire Twelve

Brighton and Hove West Sussex Chilli Pickle

Brighton and Hove/Hove West Sussex Ginger Pig

Bristol Bristol Flinty Red

Bristol/Long Ashton Bristol Bird in Hand N

Britwell Salome Oxfordshire Red Lion N

Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire, The Joiners

Bruton, Somerset, At The Chapel

Bury Greater Manchester Waggon

Bury St Edmunds Suffolk Pea Porridge

Cheltenham Gloucestershire The Tavern N

Chester Chester West and Chester Joseph Benjamin

Chichester West Sussex Amelie and Friends N

Christchurch Dorset Kings Arms N

Cookham Windsor and Maidenhead White Oak

Darlington/Hurworth-on-Tees Durham Bay Horse

Donhead-St- Andrew Wiltshire The Forester

Drighlington West Yorkshire Prashad N

Droxford Hampshire Bakers Arms

Durham Durham Bistro 21

East Haddon Northamptonshire Red Lion

Exeter/Rockbeare Devon Jack in the Green Inn

Faversham/Oare Kent Three Mariners

Gedney Dyke Lincolnshire Chequers

Hastings & St Leonards East Sussex St. Clements

Henley-on-Thames/Stonor Oxfordshire Quince Tree

Hitchin Hertfordshire hermitage rd

Hunsdon Hertfordshire Fox and Hounds N

Ingham Norfolk Ingham Swan

Jersey/Beaumont Channel Islands Mark Jordan at the Beach

Kelvedon Essex George and Dragon

Keyston Cambridgeshire Pheasant

Kibworth Beauchamp Leicestershire Lighthouse N

Longparish Hampshire Plough Inn

Longstock Hampshire Peat Spade Inn

Marazion/Perranuthnoe Cornwall Victoria Inn

Masham North Yorkshire Vennell’s

Moreton-in-Marsh/Bourton-on-the-Hill Gloucestershire Horse & Groom

Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear Broad Chare

Newlyn Cornwall Tolcarne Inn N

North Shields Tyne and Wear David Kennedy’s River Cafe

Nottingham Nottinghamshire Ibérico World Tapas

Oxford Oxfordshire Magdalen Arms

Oxford Oxfordshire Rickety Press N

Padstow Cornwall Rick Stein’s Café

Porthleven Cornwall Kota

Preston Candover Hampshire Purefoy Arms

Ramsbottom Lancashire Hearth of the Ram N

Ramsgate Kent Age and Sons

Ripponden West Yorkshire El Gato Negro N

Romsey Hampshire Three Tuns

St Ives Cornwall Black Rock

Stamford Lincolnshire Jim’s Yard

Stanton Suffolk Leaping Hare

Stathern Leicestershire Red Lion Inn

Tetbury Gloucestershire Gumstool Inn

Tewkesbury Gloucestershire Owens

Thorpe Market Norfolk Gunton Arms

Upper South Wraxall Wiltshire Longs Arms N

Wells Somerset Old Spot

West Hoathly West Sussex Cat Inn

West Pennard Somerset Apple Tree Inn

Woolhope Herefordshire Butchers Arms

Wootton Oxfordshire Killingworth Castle N

Wrington North Somerset The Ethicurean

Wymondham Leicestershire Berkeley Arms


Benderloch Argyll and Bute Hawthorn

Edinburgh Edinburgh Dogs

Edinburgh Edinburgh Galvin Brasserie De Luxe N

Glasgow Glasgow City Stravaigin

Kintyre/Kilberry Argyll & Bute Kilberry Inn

Peebles Borders Osso

Peebles Borders Restaurant at Kailzie Gardens


Brecon Powys Felin Fach Griffin

Northern Ireland

Ballyclare Antrim Oregano

Belfast Antrim Coppi N

Belfast Antrim Home N

Holywood North Down Fontana

Republic of Ireland

Carrickmacross Monaghan Courthouse

Clonakilty Cork Deasy’s

Clonegall Carlow Sha Roe Bistro

Dingle Kerry Chart House

Dublin Dublin Pichet

Dublin Dublin Pig’s Ear

Dublin/Clontarf Dublin Downstairs

Duncannon Wexford Aldridge Lodge

Kinsale Cork Fishy Fishy Cafe

Lisdoonvarna Clare Wild Honey Inn

Malahide Fingal Brasserie at bon appétit N


Willesden Green Brent Sushi Say

Bloomsbury Camden Barrica

Bloomsbury Camden Gail’s Kitchen N

Bloomsbury Camden Honey and Co N

Bloomsbury Camden Salt Yard

Camden Town Camden Made in Camden

Camden Town Camden Market

Holborn Camden Great Queen Street

Swiss Cottage Camden Bradley’s

Canonbury Islington Trullo

Hackney Hackney Empress

Shoreditch Hackney Princess of Shoreditch

Hammersmith Hammersmith and Fulham Azou

Archway Islington 500

Clerkenwell Islington Comptoir Gascon

Clerkenwell Islington Polpo Smithfield N

Finsbury Islington Medcalf

Finsbury Islington Morito

Islington Islington Drapers Arms

Kings Cross St Pancras Kings Cross St Pancras Grain Store N

Clapham Common Lambeth Bistro Union

Stockwell Lambeth Canton Arms

Wimbledon Merton Fox and Grapes

Wanstead Redbridge Provender

East Sheen Richmond-Upon-Thames Mango and Silk

Teddington Richmond-Upon-Thames Simply Thai

Bermondsey Southwark José

Bermondsey Southwark Zucca

Southwark Southwark Anchor and Hope

Southwark Southwark Del Mercato N

Southwark Southwark Elliot’s

Bethnal Green Tower Hamlets Brawn

Bethnal Green Tower Hamlets Corner Room

Spitalfields Tower Hamlets Galvin Café a Vin

Spitalfields Tower Hamlets St John Bread and Wine

Whitechapel Tower Hamlets Cafe Spice Namaste

Battersea Wandsworth Soif

Bayswater & Maida Vale Westminster (City of) Hereford Road

Bayswater & Maida Vale Westminster (City of) Kateh

Regent’s Park and Marylebone Westminster (City of) Picture N

Soho Westminster (City of) Barrafina

Soho Westminster (City of) Bocca di Lupo

Soho Westminster (City of) Brasserie Zédel

Soho Westminster (City of) Copita

Soho Westminster (City of) Koya

Soho Westminster (City of) Polpo Soho

Strand & Covent Garden Westminster (City of) Green Man and French Horn N

Strand & Covent Garden Westminster (City of) Polpo Covent Garden

Strand & Covent Garden Westminster (City of) Opera Tavern

Strand & Covent Garden Westminster (City of) Terroirs

Victoria Westminster (City of) A. Wong N