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Lark in Bury St Edmunds is awarded a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide

A Bury St Edmunds restaurant set to celebrate its first year in business has been announced as the only Bib Gourmand in Suffolk by the Michelin Guide.

Lark on Angel Hill, which was opened by Sophia and James Carn in February last year, has had an astronomic rise to prominence in the last 11 months including making the Good Food Guide’s Top 100 Local Restaurants in the UK and being crowned restaurant critic Jay Rayner’s best restaurant in 2023.

On a post on Lark’s Facebook page, the pair said they were ‘over the moon’ to be awarded a Bib Gourmand.

They added: “This is a such a lovely pat on the back for our wonderful team who have worked so hard.

“Lark will be one year old in two weeks and this a fantastic way to celebrate that first year.

“A massive thank you to all of our customers who have made this possible and kept our dream of this tiny little restaurant alive.”

Sophia and James Carn opened Lark in February last year. Picture: Mecha Morton
Sophia and James Carn opened Lark in February last year. Picture: Mecha Morton

A Bib Gourmand is named after Bibendum, the Michelin Man mascot for the Michelin Group, and is given to recognise ‘friendly establishments that serve good food at moderate prices’.

This may not be the only accolade the restaurant scoops this week as The Good Food Guide Award winners are set to be announced in London tomorrow, with the Lark in the running for Best New Restaurant and James is in the Chef to Watch category.