Michelin reveals new Bib Gourmands for 2024 guide

29 January 2024 by
Michelin reveals new Bib Gourmands for 2024 guide

Twenty restaurants have been awarded Bib Gourmands in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2024.

The list was revealed ahead of the announcement of the new starred restaurants at the Midland hotel in Manchester on 5 February.

Named after Bibendum, the Michelin Man mascot, the Bib award was created in 1997 and is given to restaurants for "good quality, good value cooking".

In 2019, this was specified as venues serving three courses for £30 or under but last year Michelin told The Caterer the award reflected a "balanced price-performance ratio" and there was no longer a "concrete price limit".

Michelin said there was a "key theme of small plates menus running throughout" the list, while five pubs were among the new additions.

The Reindeer in Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire, the Three Horseshoes in Fordham, Essex, and Adam Handling's Loch & the Tyne in Old Windsor, were among some of the gastropubs recognised.

Other notable recipients include small plates restaurant Higher Ground in Manchester, which was founded by a trio of friends, as well as Lark in Bury St Edmunds, East Anglia, which was praised for its "precisely crafted" dishes.

Although Scotland failed to receive any new Bib Gourmands in 2023, the situation was rectified in this year's list with recognition for Stuart Ralston's Tipo in Edinburgh, which impressed judges with its selection of house-made pasta.

Meanwhile in London, classic French bistro Les 2 Garçons in Crouch End and Punjab and north-west Indian restaurant Empire Empire in Notting Hill were among the new additions.

Restaurants across the south-west and south-east of England were also recognised, including the Mulberry in Falmouth, Dill in Lewes and Palmito on the Brighton-Hove border.

Wales received one new Bib Gourmand for Penarth's Touring Club, which is run by Welsh chef Bryn Williams.

There was one new addition in Northern Ireland – Home in Belfast, which Michelin said regained its Bib Gourmand "thanks to a new chef and some terrific produce".

There were five new Bib Gourmands awarded in the Republic of Ireland, with Dublin alone gaining three new additions for La Gordita, Amy Austin and Lottie's.

Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guide, said: "It is a joy to see 20 restaurants newly awarded the Bib Gourmand in the 2024 edition of the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland.

"These are establishments that deserve recognition for their continued commitment to offering affordable, delicious cooking. The generosity and value for money they offer is wonderful to see during these challenging economic times for the restaurant industry."

New Bib Gourmand recipients for 2023


Dill, Lewes

Empire Empire, London

Higher Ground, Manchester

Lark, Bury St Edmunds

Les 2 Garçons, London

Palmito, Brighton and Hove

The Bull, Charlbury

The Clifton, Bristol

The Loch & The Tyne, Old Windsor

The Mulberry, Falmouth

The Reindeer, Hoveringham

The Three Horseshoes, Fordham


Tipo, Edinburgh


Touring Club, Penarth

Northern Ireland

Home, Belfast

Republic of Ireland

Amy Auston, Dublin

Ichigo Ichie Bistro & Natural Wine, Cork

La Gordita, Dublin

Lottie's, Dublin

Solas, Dingle

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