The restaurant scene in London has rightly put the Big Smoke on the foodie map, thanks to a wide range of international cuisines and cutting edge chefs. My carefully curated lists are assembled to indicate what are, in my opinion, the best restaurants there today. Whether you’re looking for fine dining or a quick bite, delivery options or authentic Japanese, these are the ones not to miss.

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French food is the envy of the world, with the subtle mixture of traditions and international flavours, young chefs’ creations and fresh ingredients, the French are more than entitled to their culinary pride. My restaurant recommendations in France cover it all, from the capital’s newest restaurants by talented young chefs from all over the world, to the country’s Riviera spots as well as the longstanding institutions.

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Spain is home to some of the world’s best and most cutting-edge restaurants, it’s also a country with culinary tradition at heart. My assembled lists include specialities from the gastronomic city San Sebastian, traditional taverns and Michelin-starred spots from the country’s biggest cities, as well as quality Mediterranean holiday vibe places featuring the freshest of ingredients.

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Italy is the go-to country for food lovers around the world. Arguably the number one country where most of the world’s favourite foods originated. While mostly my lists feature authentic Italian places run by family from one generation to the next, I also share some other spots worth visiting, from fine dining to cutting edge places from all over the country.

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Luxeat readers know that Japan’s exquisite food is my first true love. The country’s diverse regional gastronomy reflects, not only the climate, nature, or terroir of that place, but also its history and social customs. My carefully curated lists contain Japan’s best places including cheap eats, modern Japanese cuisine and Michelin-starred stalwarts.

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Wine is the indisputable match for any meal, well-matched it can drastically change food’s texture and flavour. Among the huge variety of wine options, my trusted sommelier friends have listed the most outstanding ones for you to try. And my very good friend Pablo Alomar Salvioni introduces and suggests some sakes which can (and do so very nicely) as a replacement to wine.

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My annual lists of the year’s 20 best dishes started in 2013. Every year I bring you amazing gastronomic discoveries by extraordinary chefs from various locations all around the world.

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Here you will find some interesting and new suggestions for my favourite things and experiences, to help to discover and enjoy the world of gastronomy more.

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Takahashi

Takahashi

Takahashi

One of my best discoveries recently is 8 places sushi-ya in Wimbledon Takahashi, run by a husband and a wife team. Before moving to London, Nobuhisa Takahashi worked at a kaiseki restaurant in Japan as well as Nobu Tokyo, where he acquired great skills for both, sushi and Japanese fine dining.…

Finding Umami in Sake: Six of the Best

Finding Umami in Sake: Six of the Best

Last updated Apr 21

Finding Umami in Sake: Six of the Best

Last updated Apr 21

Throughout this series, we’ve delved into the world of Umami – the indescribable fifth flavour – which was discovered in Japan by Professor Ikeda in 1908. To put it simply, when something is really tasty and delicious, it’s very often the case that it’s got umami in it. Scientifically, these…

Classic Bistros in Paris

Classic Bistros in Paris

Classic Bistros in Paris

10 of my favourite classic bistros in Paris (in no particular order).

Essential restaurants in Rome

Essential restaurants in Rome

Essential restaurants in Rome

My recommendations in Porto

My recommendations in Porto

My recommendations in Porto

My 20 Best Dishes in 2021

My 20 Best Dishes in 2021

My 20 Best Dishes in 2021

Like every year since 2013, I select 20 of my favourite dishes of the year. It was challenging this year as there were so many more than 20!

An Exploration of Japanese Sake with Rebekah Wilson-Lye

An Exploration of Japanese Sake with Rebekah Wilson-Lye

Last updated Sep 28

An Exploration of Japanese Sake with Rebekah Wilson-Lye

Last updated Sep 28

Sake – a fermented alcohol, brewed from rice, kōji rice, water and yeast – is one of the world’s most misunderstood beverages. It’s not a distilled spirit, and to ensure it maintains its true quality, low temperature storage is essential at all times. We sit down with Rebekah Wilson-Lye, a…

Mediterranean Rosés for Summer

Mediterranean Rosés for Summer

Last updated Jul 17

Mediterranean Rosés for Summer

Last updated Jul 17

By Joe Czerwinski, Managing Editor RPWA The idea that rosé wines go with hot weather is certainly nothing new. There’s a natural affinity between a chilled, refreshing glass of rosé and a table of summery salads, a simple dinner of fresh-caught fish and homemade pasta, or even grilled lamb chops…

My list of London outdoor dining spots opening in April

My list of London outdoor dining spots opening in April

My list of London outdoor dining spots opening in April

We all have been waiting for bars and restaurants to open their outdoors, where we could sip wine and enjoy delicious meals. I’ve collected a list of my favourite places which are opening in April.

Endless Italy: Region by region, Top Chefs Share the Country’s Most Graceful Ingredients

Endless Italy: Region by region, Top Chefs Share the Country’s Most Graceful Ingredients

Last updated Mar 30

Endless Italy: Region by region, Top Chefs Share the Country’s Most Graceful Ingredients

Last updated Mar 30

Italy’s cuisine is as varied as the terroir: from the Alps and Apennine Mountains to the sun-baked shores of Puglia, from the volcanic soil of Etna and Vesuvius to the northern Lakes and the hills of Tuscany, produce and ingredients follow the land. Still, the country has a staggering number of high quality products, which goes some way to showing the sheer biodiversity on offer within a single nation, formed of twenty incredibly different regions.