Charlotte's Bistro Keeps Its Bib

Retains Michelin award for good food at moderate prices

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Popular Chiswick restaurant Charlotte’s Bistro has retained its Michelin Bib Gourmand. The awards are given to establishments that offer what the inspectors consider to be good food at a moderate price of £28 for three courses, excluding drinks.

Head chef Wesley Smalley commented :'We are absolutely over the moon about keeping our Bib this year. Times are tough out there and it's great that we've been recognised for all our hard work. It seems that continuing to offer great value for money whilst at the same time staying true to our passionate sourcing and creative credentials has really paid off.'

At Charlotte’s Bistro, the set lunch menu of two courses for £12.95 or three courses for £15.95 continues to be popular, while throughout October, the restaurant is featuring a red leg partridge dish, served with liver parfait, braised quince and potatoes for £ 13.50

The restaurant’s new autumn menu is now up and running, featuring wild mushrooms, quince, pumpkin, apple, duck, and ox-cheek dishes. Main courses feature slow braises and confits and desserts include an apple baba soaked in calvados.

Exciting new cocktails include the ‘ Di Vino’ martini with fresh muscat grape and pear puree, vodka, dry cherry and elderflower along with the ‘Autumn Breeze’ of red pepper syrup, ginger root, apple juice, gin, drambuie and ginger ale.

A total of 128 establishments, ranging from restaurants to pubs throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, have Bib Gourmand awards. Other restaurants near Chiswick which also retained their award this year include Azou ( Hammersmith), Mango and Silk ( East Sheen), Brown Dog ( Barnes) and Simply Thai (Teddington).

In central London, Da Polpo, the new restaurant owned by Russell Norman gained its first Bib gourmand and there were awards for Indian restaurants, Chai St in London , and Mint and Mustard in Cardiff.

Three establishments which had Bib Gourmands awarded last January had them removed. They are The Carpenter’s Arms ( Burford, Oxfordshire), the Crown ( Burchett’s Green, Maidenhead), and La Locanda ( Gisbury, Lancashire).

October 18, 2011