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London Michelin Stars for 2015 announced

Posted on: September 27, 2014


The 2015 Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland is out and as usual the winners and losers are making headlines. Focusing on London, let’s dive right into the results:


London’s two triple-Michelin-starred restaurants stay at the top…


…but six restaurants join the 1-Michelin-star ranks…

  • Barrafina Soho, the revered Spanish tapas bar in Soho
  • City Social, Jason Atherton’s restaurant up on Tower 42 in the City
  • Clove Club in Shoreditch, which according to many critics should

Michelin awards 2015 Bib Gourmands for New York

Posted on: September 24, 2014

Michelin New York

Michelin’s 2015 Bib Gourmand list for New York is out. Every restaurant on the list offers two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less.

For many observers the most intriguing of the Michelin lists, the “Bib” often includes up and coming restaurants to complement the more established ‘starry’ establishments. This year, newcomers include Laotian-inspired Khe-Yo, East Village Italian Bar Primi and many more.

Plan your next trip with the full 2015 Michelin list and follow FoodVerdicts on Twitter to stay up to date with the restaurant scene in London

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Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014

Posted on: February 25, 2014

Asias 50 Best Restaurants 2014

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants academy (whose view on London restaurants our Verdict takes into account) has published the 2014 list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Nahm in Bangkok takes the crown this year – and quite a few Londoners may have sampled chef David Thompson’s food when he ran a now-closed outpost of Nahm at the Halkin Hotel in Belgravia.

[Asia's 50 Best]

2014 Michelin stars for UK and London announced

Posted on: September 26, 2013

Michelin stars 2014 London

The 2014 Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland is out and as usual the winners and losers are making headlines. Focusing on London, let’s start with the cold hard facts:


London had a bumper crop of two new 2-Michelin-star restaurants…

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

The Greenhouse


…and nine new 1-Michelin-star places:

Ametsa with Arzak Instruction


Bo London

Brasserie Chavot



Outlaw’s Seafood & Grill at the Capital

Restaurant Story

Social Eating House


And that’s not all

Despite all the speculation prior to the announcement,

A table at the world's #1 restaurant (but not anytime soon)

Posted on: June 1, 2013

El Celler de Can Roca - world's best restaurant

It was never easy to get a table at El Celler de Can Roca in Girona. But since the restaurant won the title of ‘World’s Best Restaurant’ at the World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards 2013, it requires proper long term planning.

As Eater reports, the restaurant only accepts reservations 11 months in advance. The next 11 months are fully booked, but bookings for May 2014 are taken from today on +34 972 222 157.

Follow us on twitter or tumblr to keep up to date with all the restaurant awards that count (from London to Asia).

[El Celler de Can Roca / Eater]

The Daily Meal's 101 Best Restaurants in Asia

Posted on: May 18, 2013

101 best restaurants in Asia

US food website The Daily Meal follows up their list of the best restaurants in Europe and America with their selection of the 101 best restaurants in Asia.

In addition to the site’s own editorial staff, the panel consist of food critics and bloggers who are either based in Asia or have written about the region extensively.

The list’s first two spots are reserved for renditions of Chinese classics: the xiao long bao dumplings of Din Tai Fung in Taipei and the Peking Duck of Duck de Chine in Beijing.

See a slideshow of all selected restaurants here. Hungry? A table at the best Asian restaurants

Tags Asian |  Awards 

Observer Food Monthly – 20 best restaurants of the decade

Posted on: May 11, 2013

Observer Food Monthly - 20 best restaurants of the decade

To celebrate their 10 year anniversary, the Observer Food Monthly Awards (with Jay Rayner at the helm) have selected their “20 best restaurants of the decade” – half of them in London.

How were they selected?

“No big names make it in just for being so. They still have to be serving up great, interesting food. In the end, I came up with a simple test: did writing about the restaurant make me hungry? In each case, yes.”

Along with about 200 other awards and  expert reviewers, this selection is picked up by the FoodVerdicts algorithm and has lifted the Verdicts of London

Tatler Restaurant Awards 2013

Posted on: April 30, 2013

Tatler Restaurant Awards 2013

Just a day after the World’s 50 Best Restaurants were crowned, the UK restaurant scene congregated at The Langham to hear the Tatler Restaurant Awards 2013 announced.

Colbert on Sloane Square won the ‘Restaurant of the Year award and Quo Vadis won ‘Best Kitchen.

We always have an eye on the Newcomer category where an interesting group of restaurant was honoured this year. The award went to Naamyaa Cafe with Bonnie Gull, Burger & Lobster, HKK and New Street Grill as runners up.

Tatler also give out a ‘Test of Time’ award for the most consistently excellent restaurant

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2013 – New No.1

Posted on: April 29, 2013

World's 50 Best restaurants 2013

The annual gala for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants just ended and the new list is out with a new number one and a certain bald Brit in the top 10 again.

Every year Restaurant Magazine assembles a global panel of over 900 restaurant experts to determine who deserves a spot on the list. You can find the full list of 100 restaurants (not just 50) on the official website, but we have the highlights for you:

A new ‘Best restaurant in the World’

The three Roca brothers and their restaurant El Celler de Can Roca in Girona (Spain) takes the crown from Rene Redzepi’s Noma, a three-time

World's best female chef 2013 crowned

Posted on: April 10, 2013

Nadia Santini - World's best female chef

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants jury (whose annual restaurant list informs our Verdict) has crowned Nadia Santini as the 2013 World’s Best Female Chef. She succeeds the 2012 winner Elena Arzak, who currently spends a lot of time in London instructing the recently opened Ametsa restaurant at the Halkin hotel.

Nadia Santini heads up the kitchen at three-Michelin-starred Dal Pescatore in Mantova, Italy. Together with her husband Antonio she started working in his parent’s simple osteria in 1974 and the couple transformed it into the destination restaurant it is today. The jury

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