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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My 20 Best Dishes in 2023

My 20 Best Dishes in 2023

My 20 Best Dishes in 2023

Like every year since 2013, I select 20 of myfavourite dishes of the year. Here is my annual 20 best dishes list in 2023. Happy, healthy and successful 2024 to all of you! You can see my previous listshere.

32 best ingredients-focused restaurants in Spain by Matoses

32 best ingredients-focused restaurants in Spain by Matoses

32 best ingredients-focused restaurants in Spain by Matoses

32 best ingredients-focused restaurants in Spain by Borja Beneyto, author of “Templos del Producto” and one of the most influential people in food industry in Spain. *In no particular order. D´Berto, Galicia – Fish & Shellfish Río Ulla, Galicia – Fish & Shellfish O´Pazo, Galicia – Grilled selected ingredients Elkano,…

Japan’s Top Tamago Sandos & Toasts

Japan’s Top Tamago Sandos & Toasts

Japan’s Top Tamago Sandos & Toasts

byRoni Xu Mori Roni Xu Mori, a Tokyo-based diamond and pearl specialist with a deep passion for food, has been meticulously documenting her culinary experiences since the age of 10. Drawing inspiration from her Chinese and Japanese heritage, she delights in sharing the most unique and delectable dishes. Currently, she…

15 Easy-To-Book Sushi-yas in Tokyo

15 Easy-To-Book Sushi-yas in Tokyo

15 Easy-To-Book Sushi-yas in Tokyo

by Andrew Gyokudari The last time my friendAisteasked me to do this exercise was in 2019. COVID has certainly altered the global food scene during the succeeding few years but the sushi industry in Tokyo remained strong withnumerousnew openings during the pandemic. According toTabelog, there are over 5,000 sushi restaurants…

My 10 must-go pintxos bars in San Sebastian

My 10 must-go pintxos bars in San Sebastian

My 10 must-go pintxos bars in San Sebastian

In random order.

My 20 Best Dishes in 2022

My 20 Best Dishes in 2022

My 20 Best Dishes in 2022

My very belated annual 20 best dishes list in 2022. Happy, healthy and successful 23 to all of you! You can see my previous lists here.

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

My favourite classic bistros in Paris in random order because I ♥️ them equally.

Essential restaurants in Rome

Essential restaurants in Rome

Essential restaurants in Rome

My recommendations in Porto

My recommendations in Porto

My recommendations in Porto