Bib Gourmands 2022: new restaurants in Michelin Guide UK and Ireland - from Brutto, London to Ka Pao, Glasgow

Which restaurants have been awarded Michelin’s Bib Gourmands for 2022? (image: AFP/Getty Images)Which restaurants have been awarded Michelin’s Bib Gourmands for 2022? (image: AFP/Getty Images)
Which restaurants have been awarded Michelin’s Bib Gourmands for 2022? (image: AFP/Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

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It comes as the French tyre manufacturer is set to reveal which UK restaurants have been awarded coveted Michelin Stars

There is possibly no greater honour in the culinary world than the awarding of a Michelin Star.

The French tyre manufacturer’s UK and Ireland award winners and guide for 2022 are set to be revealed  next week.

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But Michelin has already revealed the eateries that will be its Bib Gourmands for this year.

So what exactly are they - and who has been awarded one?

Here’s what you need to know.

Michelin Guides have been published for more than a century and cover many countries around the world (image: AFP/Getty Images)Michelin Guides have been published for more than a century and cover many countries around the world (image: AFP/Getty Images)
Michelin Guides have been published for more than a century and cover many countries around the world (image: AFP/Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

What are Bib Gourmands?

Bib Gourmands, which translates literally as ‘Gourmet Bibs’, are awards given to restaurants that offer what Michelin deems to be good quality and good value cooking - i.e. good value for money.

While not at the same level as Michelin starred restaurants, the ‘Bibs’ are highlighted in Michelin’s annual guides to the best restaurants and gastro pubs in the UK and Ireland.

There are guides for many countries across the world, including France, the USA and Japan.

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Clare Smyth became the newest winner of three Michelin Stars in 2021 (image: AFP/Getty Images)Clare Smyth became the newest winner of three Michelin Stars in 2021 (image: AFP/Getty Images)
Clare Smyth became the newest winner of three Michelin Stars in 2021 (image: AFP/Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

They have been published by Michelin for more than 100 years.

It initially launched the concept to encourage people to go on driving trips and therefore, require car tyres.

In this year’s British guide, there are 122 Bibs in total, 16 of which are new additions.

13 of these restaurants are also entirely new to the Michelin guide.

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“Bib Gourmands are an important part of our selection and are particularly popular with our readers and users, who are always on the lookout for wonderful food at great prices,” said Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides.

“All these restaurants are to be congratulated for what they have achieved in these very challenging times.”

Michelin is set to publish the guide and reveal who has won its prestigious Stars on Wednesday next week (16 February).

Which UK restaurants have been awarded Bib Gourmands?

Here is a full list of the new Bib Gourmands for 2022 and the types of food they offer:

  • Brutto, Clerkenwell (Italian)
  • Pahli Hill, Regent’s Park and Marylebone (Indian)
  • Manteca, Shoreditch (Italian)
  • Humble Chicken, Soho (Japanese)
  • Imad’s Syrian Kitchen, Soho (Middle Eastern)

England

  • Andria, Dartmouth - Devon (seafood, European, tapas)
  • Burnt Orange, Brighton - East Sussex (Middle Eastern)
  • Kintsu, Colchester - Essex (Japanese and European fusion, tapas)
  • Sargasso, Margate - Kent (modern British)
  • Sculthorpe Mill, Sculthorpe – Norfolk (modern British)
  • The Hollist Arms, Lodsworth – West Sussex (British Mediterranean fusion)

Scotland

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  • Ka Pao, Glasgow (Asian)
  • Celentano’s, Glasgow (Italian)

Three restaurants in the Republic of Ireland have also been awarded Bibs.

These include:

  • Cush, Ballycotton (modern Irish, seafood)
  • Éan, Galway (modern Irish)
  • Everett’s, Waterford (modern Irish)

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