Michelin Guide 2015: Bib Gourmand Defined and Listing

Posted on: September 26th, 2014 by Simon Carter & Daniel Darwood

Bib GourmandIn 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 2015 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 2015 includes Bib Gourmands of which 26 are (N – New) Bib Gourmand restaurants, the full list is below:-

Format: Town County Establishment

EnglandMichelin Man

Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Lighthouse
Belbroughton, Worcestershire, The Queens
Blackpool/Thornton, Blackpool, Twelve
Brighton and Hove, Brighton and Hove, Chilli Pickle
Brighton and Hove, Brighton and Hove, 64° N
Bristol, Bristol, Flinty Red
Bristol/Long Ashton, Somerset, Bird in Hand
Britwell Salome, Oxfordshire, Red Lion
Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire, The Joiners
Bruton, Somerset, At The Chapel
Bury, Greater Manchester, Waggon
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Pea Porridge
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, The Tavern
Chester, Chester, Joseph Benjamin
Christchurch, Dorset, Kings Arms
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Made by Bob N
Clyst Hydon, Devon, Five Bells Inn N
Cookham, Windsor and Maidenhead, White Oak
Darlington/Hurworth on Tees, Darlington, Bay Horse
Derby, Derby, Ibérico World Tapas N
Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire, The Forester
Drighlington, West Yorkshire, Prashad
Droxford, Hampshire, Bakers Arms
Durham, Durham, Bistro 21
East Haddon, Northamptonshire, Red Lion
Exeter/Rockbeare, Devon, Jack in the Green
Gedney Dyke, Lincolnshire, Chequers
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, Three Oaks N
Hastings and St Leonards, East Sussex, St Clements
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, hermitage rd
Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, Fox and Hounds
Ingham, Norfolk, Ingham Swan
Jersey/ Beaumont, Channel Islands, Mark Jordan at the Beach
Kelvedon, Essex, George & Dragon
Keyston, Cambridgeshire, Pheasant
Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicestershire, Lighthouse
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Brent, Willesden Green, Sushi-Say
Bromley, Pett’s Wood, Indian Essence N
Camden, Bloomsbury, Gail’s Kitchen
Bloomsbury, Salt Yard
Bloomsbury, Honey & Co
Bloomsbury, Barrica
Bloomsbury, Barnyard N
Camden Town Market, Camden Town, Made Bar and Kitchen
Holborn, Great Queen Street
Swiss Cottage, Bradley’s
Hackney, Dalston, Rotorino N
South Hackney, Empress
Hammersmith & Fulham, Hammersmith, Azou
Islington, Archway, 500

Barnsbury, Roots at N1 N
Canonbury, Trullo
Clerkenwell, Comptoir Gascon
Clerkenwell, Polpo Smithfield
Finsbury, Medcalf
Finsbury, Morito
Islington, Yipin China N
Islington, Drapers Arms
Kings Cross St Pancras, Grain Store
Lambeth, Clapham Common, Bistro Union
Stockwell,  Canton Arms
Redbridge, Wanstead, Provender
Southwark, Bermondsey, Zucca
Bermondsey, José
Southwark, Del Mercato
Southwark, Elliot’s
Southwark, Anchor & Hope
Tower Hamlets, Bethnal Green, Brawn
Bethnal Green, Corner Room
Spitalfields, Galvin Café a Vin
Spitalfields, St John Bread and Wine
Whitechapel, Cafe Spice Namaste
Wandsworth, Battersea, Soif
Putney, Bibo N
Southfields, Earl Spencer N
Westminster (City of), Bayswater and Maida Vale, Hereford Road
Bayswater and Maida Vale, Kateh
Regent’s Park and Marylebone, Picture
Soho, Brasserie Zédel
Soho, Bocca di Lupo
Soho, Polpetto N
Soho, Polpo Soho
Soho, Copita
Soho, Palomar N
Soho, Koya
Strand and Covent Garden, Terroirs
Strand and Covent Garden, Opera Tavern
Strand and Covent Garden, Polpo Covent Garden
Strand and Covent Garden, Green Man & French Horn
Victoria, A. Wong
Longstock, Hampshire, Peat Spade Inn
Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead, Crown N
Marazion/Perranuthnoe, Cornwall, Victoria Inn
Masham, North Yorkshire, Vennell’s
Mells, Somerset, Talbot Inn N
Moreton-in-Marsh/Bourton-on-the-Hill, Gloucestershire, Horse & Groom
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, Broad Chare
Newlyn, Cornwall, Tolcarne Inn
North Shields, Tyne and Wear, David Kennedy’s River Cafe
Nottingham, Nottingham, Ibérico World Tapas
Oxford, Oxfordshire, Magdalen Arms
Oxford, Oxfordshire, Rickety Press
Padstow, Cornwall, Rick Stein’s Café
Porthleven, Cornwall, Kota
Preston Candover, Hampshire, Purefoy Arms
Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester, Hearth of the Ram
Ramsgate, Kent, Age & Sons
Ripponden, West Yorkshire, El Gato Negro
Romsey, Hampshire, Three Tuns
St Ives, Cornwall, Black Rock
St Ives/Halsetown, Cornwall, Halsetown Inn N
Stamford, Lincolnshire, Jim’s Yard
Stanton, Suffolk, Leaping Hare
Stathern, Leicestershire, Red Lion Inn
Tavistock, Devon, Cornish Arms N
Tetbury, Gloucestershire, Gumstool Inn
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, Owens
Thorpe Market, Norfolk, Gunton Arms
Upper South Wraxall, Wiltshire, Longs Arms
Wells, Somerset, Old Spot
West Hoathly, West Sussex, Cat Inn
Wootton, Oxfordshire, Killingworth Castle
Wrington, North Somerset, The Ethicurean
Wymondham, Leicestershire, Berkeley Arms
York, York, Le Langhe N
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Galvin Brasserie De Luxe
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Dogs
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Passorn N
Glasgow, Glasgow City, The Gannet, N
Glasgow, Glasgow City, Ox and Finch N
Glasgow, Glasgow City, Stravaigin
Kintyre (Peninsula)/Kilberry, Argyll and Bute, Kilberry Inn
Peebles, Borders, Osso
Peebles, Borders, Restaurant at Kailzie Gardens
Brecon, Powys, Felin Fach Griffin
Northern Ireland
Ballyclare, Antrim, Oregano
Belfast, Belfast, Bar + Grill at James Street South N
Belfast, Belfast, Deanes at Queens N
Belfast, Belfast, Home
Belfast, Belfast, Coppi
Holywood, Down, Fontana
Lisbane, Ards, Old Schoolhouse Inn N
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, Dublin, Etto N
Dublin/Clontarf, Dublin, Downstairs
Duncannon, Wexford, Aldridge Lodge
Kinsale, Cork, Fishy Fishy
Lisdoonvarna, Clare, Wild Honey Inn
Malahide, Co Dublin, Brasserie at bon appétit