Ahead of the launch of the much anticipated Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2020 on 7 October, Michelin has announced this year’s Bib Gourmand awards.

Named after Bibendum – the Michelin Man – the Bib Gourmand distinction highlights restaurants which offer ‘good quality, good value cooking’.

Scotland’s Bib Gourmand awards

Three restaurants join the Bib Gourmand selection for Scotland: Tom and Michaela Kitchin’s modern dining pub, the Bonnie Badger in Gullane; neighbourhood spot, Merienda in Stockbridge, Edinburgh; and family-run Provender in the Borders town of Melrose.

Five Scottish restaurants have kept their Bib Gourmand awards – Glasgow’s Ox & Finch and Monadh Kitchen; Sugar Boat in Helensburgh; Kilberry Inn in Kilberry and The Scran & Scallie in Edinburgh.

“Bib Gourmands are not just about value for money – the pricing must go hand-in-hand with quality cooking.

“In uncertain times, our readers are looking for ways to spend their money wisely and our Bib Gourmands promise a good meal at a great price,” says Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides.

“Our Michelin Bib Gourmand may be less famous than our Michelin Stars but this distinction has a big following among our readers.

“Chefs are proud to be able to offer great food at affordable prices and are striving to earn recognition for this.

“Our Michelin Inspectors are always on the look out for new Bibs and have been excited to discover many hidden gems this year.”

The full UK and Ireland list can be seen here.

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