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Most ‘Affordable’ Michelin-Approved Restaurants in the UK & Ireland

In a bid to discover the most ‘affordable’ Michelin-approved restaurants in the UK to book for those looking to celebrate a special occassion, we analysed information from the official Michelin website.

Looking at the restaurants which either have been granted a Michelin star, or been awarded the Bib Gourmand or Green Star in the online guide, the research focused on the restaurants which were ranked either ‘on a budget’ (£) or ‘moderate spend’ (££), totalling 49 restaurants in total across the UK and Ireland.

Here’s what we found…

Most affordable Michelin (one) star restaurants in the UK

Most Affordable Michelin-Approved Restaurants

Nine restaurants featured as the ‘most affordable’ options overall, being ranked as ‘on a budget’ (£).

Ordered alphabetically, these included:

  • Beckford Bottle Shop (Bath, Somerset) – Modern British
  • Broad Chare (Newcastle, Tyne and Wear) – Traditional British
  • Chilli Pickle (Brighton, East Sussex) – Indian
  • El Gato Negro (Manchester, Greater Manchester) – Spanish
  • Haveli (Ponteland, Northumberland) – Indian
  • Home (Belfast, Northern Ireland) – Traditional British
  • Iberico World Tapas (Nottingham, East Midlands) – Mediterranean cuisine
  • Imad’s Syrian Kitchen (Soho, London) – Middle Eastern
  • Root (Bristol, South West England) – Vegetarian

*All 9 restaurants above received Michelin’s Bib Gourmand award to date, and are ranked as ‘on a budget’ (£)

Most affordable Michelin-approved restaurants in the UK

Most Affordable Michelin (One) Star Restaurants

The findings also revealed the following 13 restaurants as the ‘most affordable’ Michelin (one) star restaurants in the UK.

Ordered alphabetically, these included:

  • Barrafina (Soho, London) – Spanish
  • Bridge Arms (Bridge, Kent) – Modern British
  • Casa Fofo (Hackney, London) – Modern cuisine
  • Jamavar (Mayfair, London) – Indian
  • Le Champignon Sauvage (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire) – Modern cuisine
  • Pea Porridge (Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk) – Mediterranean cuisine
  • Pipe and Glass (South Dalton, East Riding) – Modern British
  • Sabor (Soho, London) – Spanish
  • St JOHN (Farringdon, London) – Traditional British
  • Star Inn at Harome (Harome, North Yorkshire) – Modern British
  • The Coach (Marlow, Buckinghamshire) – Modern British
  • Trishna (Marylebone, London) – Indian
  • Wild Honey St James (St James’s, London) – Modern British

*All 13 restaurants above have received one (1) Michelin star to date, and are ranked as ‘moderate spend’ (££)

Other Affordable Michelin Awarded Restaurants

Bib Gourmand Award

Michelin’s Bib Gourmand awards the best value for money restaurants – typically those offering a three-course meal at a reasonable price.

As well as the nine Bib Gourmand awarded restaurants mentioned above in the most affordable Michelin approved restaurants category, the following 21 Bib Gourmand awarded restaurants were also highlighted as the other ‘affordable’ options in the UK.

Ordered alphabetically, these included:

  • Bell Inn (Langford, Oxfordshire) – Traditional British
  • Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias (Colwyn Bay, Conwy, Wales) – Modern British
  • Dastaan (Ewell, Surrey) – Indian
  • Gunton Arms (Thorpe Market, Norwich) – Traditional British
  • Hope & Anchor (South Ferriby, Lincolnshire) – Traditional British
  • Kai (Galway, Connacht, Ireland) – Modern cuisine
  • Kentish Hare (Bidborough, Kent) – Modern cuisine
  • Leaping Hare (Stanton, Gloucestershire) – Modern British
  • Provender (Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland) – Modern British
  • Pulpo Negro (New Alresford, Hampshire) – Spanish
  • Sardine Factory (Looe, Cornwall) – Seafood
  • Skosh (York, North Yorkshire) – Modern British
  • Stag & Hounds (Burrough on the Hill, Leicestershire) – Modern British
  • Swan Wine Kitchen (Tenterden, Kent) – Modern British
  • The Anchor (Ripley, Derbyshire) – Modern British
  • The Antidote (Ilfracombe, Devon) – Modern British
  • The Inn at Welland (Welland, Worcestershire) – Modern British
  • The Royal (St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex) – Modern British
  • Three Oaks (Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire) – Modern British
  • Twelve (Thornton, Lancashire) – Modern British
  • Wiveton Bell (Wiveton, Norfolk) – Traditional British

*All 21 restaurants above received Michelin’s Bib Gourmand award to date, and are ranked as ‘moderate spend’ (££)

Green Star

Michelin’s Green Star is an annual award which highlights restaurants at the forefront of the industry when it comes to their sustainable practices.

The following six Green Star awarded restaurants also featured as other ‘affordable’ options in the UK, ideal for those who value sustainability. Ordered alphabetically, these included:

  • Angela’s (Margate, Kent) – Seafood
  • Daylesford Organic Farm (Daylesford, Gloucestershire) – Modern British
  • Inver (Strachur, Argyll and Bute, Scotland) – Modern British
  • Oak (Bath, Somerset) – Vegetarian
  • Oxo Tower Brasserie (Southbank, London) – Mediterranean cuisine
  • Tillingham (Peasmarsh, East Sussex) – Modern British

*All 6  restaurants above received Michelin’s Green Star award to date, and are ranked as ‘moderate spend’ (££)

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— *Restaurant data compiled from the official Michelin website on 06/01/2023, and is subject to change

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