Michelin Bib Gourmands fall to 117 as Ramsay's Foxtrot Oscar deleted

18 January 2011 by
Michelin Bib Gourmands fall to 117 as Ramsay's Foxtrot Oscar deleted

A total of 26 establishments have won a new Bib Gourmand in England, Wales and Scotland in the Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland in 2011.

Meanwhile, 38 including Gordon Ramsay's Foxtrot Oscar, have lost their Bib Gourmand status.

That leaves a total of 117 restaurants, pubs and cafes in possession of the award, down from 131 in 2010.

Among the additions were La Locanda in Gisburn, Lancashire; Zucca in London's Bermondsey; and Galvin Cafe a Vin in Spitalfields.

Ian Huxley general manager of the Cat Inn in West Hoathly, West Sussex, which also won a Bib Gourmand for the first time said: "We are all very excited and happy that the hard work we put into running this pub has paid off. We were very surprised. We didn't do it to win awards we did it to make the best of the place we have so we are delighted.

"Our chef Max Leonard has been with us since November 2009 when we opened and he has been constant all through. I think the consistency of flavours and supply of fresh produce that he brings to the business have helped us win, along with the small touches that we do out front to make people come back."

Steven Smith, chef proprietor of the Freemasons Country Inn in Clitheroe, Lancashire, who also won his first Bib Gourmand said: "It is absolutely fantastic. We are only just over 18 months old and it is my first venture. We want to go further than a Bib Gourmand now. We are in Lancashire which isn't well-known for its food as such, so it will give us that bit of something behind us to really push us on. We are opening again tomorrow night after having a brand new kitchen installed because we used to have the old pub kitchen for the last 20 months, which was difficult. So to win a Bib Gourmand with the kitchen we have had really makes it all worthwhile."

Among the deletions were the Swan in West Malling, Kent; Galvin Bistrot de Luxe in London's Baker Street, and Ramsay's Foxtrot Oscar in Chelsea.

Bib Gourmands are awarded to establishments that represent value for money at whatever price.



The New Inn, Bristol, Backwell
The Jolly Cricketers, Beaconsfield / Seer Green, Buckinghamshire
Chilli Pickle, Brighton and Hove, West Sussex
Carpenters Arms, Burford, Oxon
Pea Porridge, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Freemasons Country Inn, Clitheroe/Wiswell, Lancashire
La Locanda, Gisburn, Lancashire
Crown, Maidenhead/ Burchett's Green, Windsor & Maidenhead
The Magdalen Arms, Oxford, Oxon
Purefoy Arms, Preston Candover, Hampshire
Black Rock, St Ives, Cornwall
The Cat Inn, West Hoathly, West Sussex
The Bull Inn, Wimborne St Giles, Dorset


Osso, Peebles, Borders

Republic of Ireland

O'Dowd's, Roundstone, Galway


Goldfish City, City of London
28°-50°, City of London
Charlotte's Bistro, Chiswick, Hounslow
Trullo, Canonbury
Morito, Finsbury, Islington
Canton Arms, Stockwell, Lambeth
Simply Thai, Teddington, Richmond-Upon-Thames
Zucca, Southwark, Bermondsey
Galvin Café a Vin, Spitalfields, Tower Hamlets
Iberica, Regent's Park & Marylebone, City of Westminster
Polpo, Soho, City of Westminster



Terre à Terre, Brighton, West Sussex
The Granville, Canterbury / Lower Hardres, Kent
Royal Well Tavern, Cheltenham, Gloucester
Pony and Trap, Chew Magna, Bath and North East Somerset
Coach & Horses, Danehill, East Sussex
The Green Dragon, Haddenham, Buckinghamshire
The Gin Trap Inn, Hunstanton / Ringstead, Norfolk
Black Boys Inn, Hurley, Windsor & Maidenhead
Village Bistro, Jersey / Gorey, Channel Islands
Anthony's at Flannels, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Grainger Rooms, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear
1Up at the Mad Moose Arms, Norwich, Norfolk
Trinity, Orford, Suffolk
The Westerly, Reigate, Surrey
The Lough Pool at Sellack, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Stone House, Rushlake Green, East Sussex
Warehouse Brasserie, Southport, Merseyside
The Café at Daylesford Organic, Stow-on-the Wold / Daylesford, Gloucestershire
Viners, Summercourt, Cornwall
Three Crowns Inn, Ullingswick Herefordshire
The Swan, West Malling, Kent
The Wild Mushroom, Westfield, East Sussex
The Bell Inn, Yarpole, Herefordshire
J. Baker's, York, North Yorkshire


Tony's Table, Edinburgh
The Wee Restaurant, North Queensferry, Fife

Republic of Ireland

Casino House, Kilbrittain, Cork


Sushi-Hiro, Ealing
The Havelock Tavern, Shepherds Bush, Hammersmith & Fulham
The Modern Pantry, Finsbury, Islington
Foxtrot Oscar, Chelsea, Kensington and Chelsea
Upstairs, Brixton, Lambeth
Le Provence, Barnes, Richmond-upon-Thames
Ma Cuisine, Kew, Richmond-Upon-Thames
Brula, Twickenham, Richmond-Upon-Thames
Ma Cuisine, Twickenham, Richmond-Upon-Thames
Via Condotti, Mayfair, City of Westminster
Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, Regent's Park & Marylebone, City of Westminster

Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland names 28 new restaurants as Bib Gourmands >>

By Neil Gerrard

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