15 more British restaurants now have elite Michelin awards

The establishments were recognised for ‘good quality, good value cooking’

Amy Houghton
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Amy Houghton
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Michelin 2024 plaque
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Next Monday (February 5), foodies of the UK will have their eyes on Manchester’s Midland Hotel as a new set of restaurants are awarded coveted Michelin stars.

Before that, though, 20 restaurants have been awarded Bib Gourmands in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2024. Named after Bibendum the Michelin man, the awards were created in 1997 to celebrate places serving ‘good quality, good value cooking’.

Among the establishments recognised this year was Manchester’s Higher Ground and Lark in Bury St Edmunds, which both serve up seasonal small plates. A number of gastropubs, like The Loch and the Tyne in Old Windsor and The Reindeer in Nottinghamshire also made the cut, while two eateries in London received the award

White 12 restaurants in England received the Bib Gourmand award, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland only had one winner each. Home in Belfast regained its accreditation ‘thanks to a new chef and some terrific produce’, Tipo in Edinburgh was the only Scottish winner while Touring Club in Penarth, which only opened in summer 2023, was flying the flag for Wales. 

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.’

Here’s the full list of restaurants that received a Michelin Bib Gourmand award for 2024. 


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 and The Tyne, Old Windsor

The Mulberry, Falmouth

The Reindeer, Hoveringham

The Three Horseshoes, Fordham


Tipo, Edinburgh


Touring Club, Penarth

Northern Ireland

Home, Belfast

Awards season 

There’s been a deluge of big awards and ‘best’ lists doing the rounds this month. And many of the Bib Gourmand recipients have made regular appearances. HappyCow named this Welsh pub Europe’s best vegan restaurant, this northern spot was named the best restaurant in the UK, the Sunday Times revealed its list of the best Sunday roasts and Estrella Damm announced the country’s very best gastropubs

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