Michelin has revealed the new Bib Gourmand award winners for its 2020 guide.
Bib Gourmands recognise pubs and restaurants offering exceptionally good food at moderate prices, and hold a coveted place for many high-quality restaurants with affordable offerings.
This year has seen 22 new Bib Gourmands presented and 33 deletions, bringing the total in the guide to 132.
New Bib Gourmand recipients:
Merienda, Stockbridge, Edinburgh: “boldly flavoured Mediterranean-style small plates, made using Scottish ingredients”
Pilgrim, Liverpool: "vibrant small plates cooked over wood charcoal offer a contemporary take on classic Spanish and Iberian flavours"
Sardine Factory, Looe: "champions Cornish fish – much of it cooked on the bone"
The Wiveton Bell, Norfolk: "seasonal pub classics, carefully crafted from quality local ingredients"
Circa, Dublin: "a laid-back neighbourhood restaurant"
Berenjak, Soho, London: "Persian cooking at the small but perfectly formed Berenjak"
Balloo House, Killinchy, County Down: "so much more than just comfort food"
The Bonnie Badger, Gullane, East Lothian: "refined yet hearty pub classics"
Land to Sea, Dingle, County Kerry: "local meats and great fish and shellfish"
Box-e, Bristol: "earthy, flavour-packed dishes; served by a super-smiley team"
Arya, Ramsgate: "great value modern European small plates"
Thyme, Athlone, County Westmeath: "the staff are bright and the cooking full of flavour"
Duncombe Arms, Ellastone, Staffordshire: "generous, satisfying cooking"
Uno Mas, Dublin: "flavour-packed Spanish dishes"
Two Lights, London: “a fun, neighbourhood spot”
Hitchen’s Barn, Oakham, Rutland: “fiercely seasonal menu of modern British dishes”
Provender Melrose, Scottish Borders: “classically based dishes deliver plenty of flavour and excellent value for money”
Beckford Bottles, Bath: “creative small plates, which not only taste great but also offer fantastic value for money”
Violets Café, Newcastle upon Tyne: “good value, skilfully prepared British small plates”
Bancone, Covent Garden, London: "freshly made pasta at great prices"
The Set, Brighton: "cooking comes from the heart at quirky hotel restaurant"
Grain, Colchester: "carefully crafted, well-presented small plates inspired by its owners’ travels"
Bib Gourmand deletions
Indian Essence, Bromley, London
Barrica, Camden, London
Picture Fitzrovia (closes tomorrow), London
Copita, Soho, London
Polpetto (closed), Soho, London
Legs (closed), Hackney, London
The Frog Hoxton, Hackney, London
Comptoir Gascon, Islington, London
Bellanger (closed), Islington, London
Bistro Union, Clapham Common, London
The Barn at Moor Hall, Lancashire
Bell's Diner & Bar Rooms (closed), Bristol
Russell Arms (closed), Buckinghamshire
Made by Bob, Cirencester
White Oak, Berkshire
Tolcarne Inn, Cornwall
River Café on the Tyne, Northumberland
Brassicagrill (closed), Stockport
Berkeley Arms, Norfolk
Dogs (closed), Edinburgh
Galvin Brasserie De Luxe (closed), Edinburgh
Osso, Scottish Borders
Felin Fach Griffin, Brecon
James St, Belfast
Forest & Marcy, Dublin
Pig's Ear, Dublin
Copper Hen (closed), County Meath