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The Good Food Guide London
Don’t go all huffy because it’s “all about London” again.
There will be a review of the general Good Food Guide in September when the
latest edition is published. But consider, dear reader, that when you have that
city break to the Capital you want to eat well and in a memorable fashion.
The Good Food
Guide is the classic restaurant guide and it’s the one with arguably the best
reputation. Now it’s taking a closer look at London, and as I live in London and
have visited some of the reviewed restaurants, I can vouch for its
You don’t have to know London like the back of a cockney’s hand
to feel confident about choosing a restaurant that has all your preferred
characteristics. There are maps aplenty and pages of travel information, and
each entry has an address, phone number and tube station where applicable. The
Good Food Guide London is divided by broad geography (central, north, south,
east, west and greater London) and subdivided into areas. This is a help when
you don’t want to stray too far from home or hotel.
The Good Food Guide
London has three indexes: restaurants – alphabetic, restaurants – by cuisine
(to help you find an Afghani restaurant when you crave Boolawnee like your
grandma’s) and restaurants – by tube station, so you can find the handiest
The guide uses a points system to indicate the cooking standard
(even a restaurant scoring 1/10 is a decent place to eat), and then there are
symbols that tell you if accommodation is available, the price you would expect
to pay for 3 courses, if there are vegan options, if you will be offered a free
glass of wine (vouchers at the back of the book), if this restaurant has an
exceptional wine list. There is even a listing of award winners to help you in
the direction of a “special” meal out.
This is almost an
audience-participation guide! You are encouraged to submit your feedback and
suggest restaurants for review. Every entry will have been based on independent,
expert inspection as well as reader comment. Well, how democratic is
OK, so it doesn’t tell you how tall the waiter will be nor if the
chef is having an off day, but there’s as much information and advice here as
you could possibly expect. It’s clear, it’s easy to use and it could save you
from making an expensive mistake!
The Good Food Guide
Author: more than 1500 contributors
Published by : Which?
ISBN 978 1 84490 0527