• Waitrose Good Food Guide: Official Press Release (Aug 2017)
    Including Top 50 Restaurants List

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Top restaurants ranked by weighted formula applied to three leading guides.

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A detailed look at four authorities of the restaurant world.

  • Waitrose Good Food Guide 2018 – Press Release (Aug 2017)

    The Good Food Guide (GFG) has revealed its top places to dine in the UK, along with its award winners. For the first time in five years, the guide, published by Waitrose*, has announced a new ‘number one restaurant’. And it’s not just grand dining-rooms across the UK being celebrated, more quirky finds include an […]

  • Daniel Ashmore Pompadour by Galvin Edinburgh 1 web Restaurant Review: Pompadour by Galvin, Edinburgh (July 2017)

    The Pompadour by Galvin is the fine dining restaurant of the prestigious Caledonian Hotel in Edinburgh, part of the Waldorf Astoria group. On my first visit two years ago I was surprised to find that this elegantly proportioned room – rather like a Parisian salon – bore few other traces of the French rococo style […]

  • Champagne_Study_Tour_2017Web Gold Service Scholarship (2017): Part 2. Champagne Tour.

    On Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 4.30am, an iPhone alarm was ringing somewhere near to the three counties roundabout in Camberley, in actual fact that familiar tune was unmissably right next to my ear.  I was kindly offered a lift to Reading railway station, where the 5.59am train to Paddington was waiting for me, my […]

  • thecrownburchettsmichelinstar Newsletter: fine dining guide October 2016

    Much to report after a busy remainder to 2015 which has continued through 2016.  The site maintained a focus on restaurant reviews supplemented with feature articles, interviews and broad guide coverage. The iTunes podcast series remains – as always the links are to the written transcripts, you may find the podcast series on iTunes by […]

  • Top Restaurants Newsletter: fine dining guide February 2015

    A news round up of 2014 and looking ahead to 2015 in the top end restaurant world

  • Michael Ellis Newsletter: fine dining guide March 2014

    Guide season update, interviews, reviews, social networking and opinion…

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