Michelin has revealed that Merienda in Stockbridge, Edinburgh has been awarded the Bib Gourmand for the 2020 guide.
This year 22 new Bib Gourmands were presented bringing the total guide to 132. Merienda is one of two Edinburgh restaurants to have been awarded this accolade.
The Bib Gourmand award is presented to restaurants that combine both good quality and good value food.
A vital criterion for the award is that guests can enjoy three courses for under £28 whilst being served extremely high quality dishes.
Michelin Inspectors who judge the award felt that Merienda provided “boldly flavoured Mediterranean-style small plates” using locally sourced Scottish produce.
The inspectors of Michelin are anonymous and intend to have an authentic experience, that of a typical diner.
Co-Owner Campbell Mickel comments:
“We are extremely proud to have won such a prestigious award. It has always been vital to us at Merienda for our guests to enjoy not only good quality
and local produce but at a price which is affordable. This award has proved that our hard work and determination has paid off and we cannot wait to shout this from the roof tops!”