|The Star Is Joined By A Bib Gourmand|
La Trompette and Charlotte's Bistro feature in Michelin Guide's 100th anniversary edition
Celebrating its 100th anniversary the Michelin guide has awarded Chiswick newcomer Charlotte’s Bistro a Bib Gourmand for serving 'good food at moderate prices'. They join Devonshire Road's La Trompette the in the special centenary guide which retains it's one star.
Commenting on the 2011 guide, Editor in Chief Rebecca Burr said: “This centenary edition underlines the UK’s greatest strength which is the rich diversity and variety of its restaurants. The country embraces all kinds of restaurants and every type of cuisine and the public’s appetite shows no signs of abating.
“There is no doubt that 2010 was a difficult year but those hotels and restaurants that represented value for money, at whatever price, were the ones who were best placed to weather the storm. We found 12 new one star establishments and awarded 26 new Bib Gourmands which readers particularly appreciate for their moderate prices.”
The first Michelin guide to the British Isles was published in 1911, with the aim of helping intrepid motorists on their travels. It was dark blue and largely instructional in nature, with information on road quality and how to change a tyre, as well as details on hotels and repair shops for the inevitable breakdowns. Five editions were initially published, with a break for the First World War, followed by from 1922 to 1930. The current Great Britain & Ireland guide was launched in 1974 and has been published every year since.