Michelin Guide 2024: What is a Michelin star? What does it mean if you are listed in the Michelin Guide? When is the Michelin Guide 2024 released? What is a Bib Gourmand?

Being recognised by the Michelin Guide is what many chefs strive for in their career – but what is it?
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The Michelin Guide has been produced since 1920 by the French tyre company Michelin and the aim of the guide is to showcase some of the best restaurants and eateries across the country.

The Michelin Guide is updated annually with the results being announced at the beginning of each year. The 2024 guide results are due to be released on February 5 and the guide show who has been blessed with a Michelin star and how many they have received.

What does a Michelin star mean?

The Michelin Guide will be released on February 5, 2024.The Michelin Guide will be released on February 5, 2024.
The Michelin Guide will be released on February 5, 2024.
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A business can receive up to three stars based on their performance and there is a set criteria that inspectors will consider – the quality of the ingredients used, the mastery of flavour and cooking techniques, the personality of the chef in his or her cuisine, value for money and consistency between visits.

One star translates to good quality cooking that is consistently served to a high standard and is worth a visit.

If you have the talent to be awarded two Michelin stars, it means that you are serving excellent food that is being presented in a unique way and is worth making a detour to visit.

If a restaurant has three stars it means that they are worth making a special trip to visit due to their outstanding quality of food.

What is a Bib Gourmand?

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The Bib Gourmand, which is named after the Michelin man, Bibendum, was established in 1955 and it appreciates good quality food that has been served at lower prices.

The food has to fall under a maximum price point which is set by the local standards and although it is not a star, this is a brilliant accomplishment.

What does it mean if you are a Michelin guide listed restaurant but do not have a star?

If you are listed in the guide but do not have a star, it means that the chef has been working with good quality ingredients to produce a higher level of dining. It means that you are serving food that is above average but it has not quite reached the level of a star or a bib. Nonetheless it is still an admirable achievement for any eatery.

When will the Michelin Guide 2024 come out?

This year’s Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland will have a party on February 5, 2024 at the Manchester's famous Midland Hote where the restaurants that have been successful in obtaining a Michelin star will be revealed.