23 Oct 2019
JB Michelin Guide

JB awarded Bib Gourmand in Michelin Guide 2020

I can’t believe it’s a year since I last sat refreshing Twitter for the release of the Michelin Guide announcements! Woop!! We’re in. Phew!! And awarded a coveted ‘Bib Gourmand’ again this year. 8 years running!

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

“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.

Have a look at the full list of Michelin Bib Gourmands here – we’re one of 132 across GB and Ireland. It’s such a great (genuinely useful) list of restaurants doing good value, interesting things. It means such a lot to be included.

There are always newer, cooler restaurants & there are many, many better than JB. 13 years on, we often struggle with how to remain interesting/relevant, but we’ll keep trying to focus on what our customers want and offering proper cooking, great wine and service at a good price.

Joseph Benjamin celebrate Michelin Guide appearance

Thanks everyone!!

Find out more about Michelin and the Bib Gourmand award here.