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New restaurants around the globe

Posted on: March 10, 2016


Bloomberg’s Tejal Rao compiled a list of noteworthy recent and upcoming restaurant opening around the world. The first entry may not be promising (Shake Shack LA), but it gets better. A handy list, whether you find yourself in Chicago (Smyth) or Hong Kong (Belon).


Read the full article here.




Where top chefs eat out in London

Posted on: October 12, 2014


Bloomberg’s chief food critic Richard Vines recently updated his survey to find out where leading UK chefs eat on a night out in London. Japanese noodle specialist Koya, Shoreditch destination Clove Club, Indian newcomer Gymkhana and newly Michelin starred Barrafina all got multiple votes, along with Notting Hill’s The Ledbury.

Check out the full list here.



2015 Good Food Guide Top 50 restaurants

Posted on: September 1, 2014

Good Food Guide 2015

The Good Food Guide announced their list of top 50 restaurants last week. The top 3 restaurants (L’Enclume, The Fat Duck and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay) all scored a perfect 10 with London restaurants featuring heavily in the top 10 list (Hibiscus, Pollen Street Social, The Square, The Ledbury).

Newcomer, Fera at Claridge’s by Simon Rogan, came in at no. 19 on the list.

Read the Telegraph article here

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Rise of neighbourhood restaurants

Posted on: September 1, 2014

Artusi Restaurant London

There has a spate of successful openings of neighbourhood restaurants this year from Artusi in Peckham to Shoe Shop in Tufnell Park, Primeur in Islington and Trattoria La Ruga in Walthamstow.

Read critics reviews about other hidden gems and head somewhere different the next time you dine!



Which are the best tables in London’s restaurants?

Posted on: March 8, 2014


Richard Vines updated his priceless 2010 survey of where to sit in some of London’s best restaurants. So if you want to see the sun set at Duck & Waffle, or book Jon Hamm’s table at Hawksmoor, check out the latest list.



Good food for less in New York

Posted on: February 15, 2014

New York restaurants

Bloomberg’s chief food critic recently shared his notes from an extended trip to New York to present his selection of good value restaurants across the five boroughs.

You can find his list here.



Covent Garden Restaurant Revival

Posted on: September 10, 2013


Whilst Covent Garden has always been a tourist favourite, restaurant-savvy Londoners often gave it a wide berth, usually landing further West between Soho, Marylebone and Mayfair. But this is no longer the case – after one high profile restaurant opening after the other, Covent Garden has become a worthy restaurant destination in its own right.

Highest rated restaurants in Covent Garden

FoodVerdicts today lists close to 60 Covent Garden restaurants (all reviewed by London’s food critics and bloggers) and the standard is high with more than a third of them reaching a Verdict

Girls Night Out – A Guide for the Ladies

Posted on: July 11, 2013

Ladies Guide

The FoodVerdicts Summer Guide – Ladies Edition

Whether it’s a first date, a celebratory dinner, or a “Girls Night Out” – ladies, here are ideas for drinking and eating around London, whatever the occasion.

Meet for a drinkNot quite on dinner terms yet with your date? Meet for a drink and test his conversational skills at the Artesian, recent winner of “World’s Best Bars” and impossibly gorgeous. For added views, try the Boundary hotel. The rooftop bar has an all-weather pergola roof, and you can snuggle up for warmth under blankets …

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Singapore Hawker Food – by Rocket & Squash

Posted on: July 11, 2013

Singapore Rocket and Squash

Food writer and FoodVerdicts contributor, Ed Smith (Rocket & Squash) recently published an excellent short guide through Singapore’s hawker food centres. Not really street food as we know it, Ed recommends being guided by a local – which, apparently, isn’t hard:

But maybe the most significant thing was the passion that every Singaporean exudes for hawker food. Ask a group of locals to recommend their favourite stall or centre and, once they’ve argued at supersonic pace amongst themselves, they’ll each insist that they drop everything and drag you around the

London's most romantic restaurants

Posted on: July 3, 2013


On a first or second date you might be quite happy with a bit of buzz and a quirky atmosphere that gives you something to laugh about. But when things get more serious and you’re planning a romantic night out then everything has to be just right.

Thankfully, when it comes to romantic restaurants, you’re spoilt for choice in London. We’ve put together a list of romantic London restaurants (and as usual we rank them according to the opinions of London’s restaurant critics and bloggers).

But to get you started we’ve picked six highly rated romantic favourites –

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