Andy.Hayler

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Join the only man to have eaten at all of the world's three Michelin Star restaurants, as he explores and discusses the world's finest cuisine.

Best Restaurants In New Orleans

New Orleans is one of the few US cities with a genuinely original cuisine all of its own. Cajun cuisine is named after the “Acadian” French settlers who moved to Louisiana in the 1700s after they were displaced by the […]

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Image credit: August
Image credit: August

Best Restaurants In Osaka

Osaka has an excellent reputation for its food, with an emphasis on good value. It is famous for its simple okonomiyaki savoury pancakes, cooked in front of you on a steel grill, but it has plenty of more sophisticated restaurants […]

Best Restaurants In Kyoto

Kyoto used to be the capital of Japan and is its prettiest city, with beautiful temples and gardens, many dating back several centuries. It is also the home to kaiseki cooking, the most formal style of Japanese cuisine, involving a […]

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Best Restaurants in San Diego

by Andy Hayler San Diego is just 23 miles from Tijuana in Mexico, and the influence of its southern neighbour is evident in a city that actually only became part of the USA in 1850. This can be seen in […]

Hidden Gems – Suzhizen

Sushi evokes an almost religious zeal in some people, who will vigorously debate the various aspects that influence what makes a great sushi restaurant. It starts with the rice, which has iconic status in Japan, and indeed the very word […]

Fine Dining in Japan

In the run up to the Elite 100 Restaurants 2015, Andy Hayler looks at why Japan performs so well in the world’s leading food guides and what makes it such a superb fine dining destination. The city with the most Michelin […]

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Nihonryori Ryugin
Nihonryori Ryugin

Hidden Gems – Sonnora

In the run up to the Elite Traveler Top 100 Restaurants 2015, Andy Hayler picks out some of his favorite restaurants, including Sonnora.  It seems odd to describe a three star Michelin restaurant as hidden, and yet Sonnora seems invisible […]

Hidden Gems – Michel Bras, Toya

In the run up to the Elite 100 Restaurants 2015, Andy Hayler picks out some of his favorite hidden gems. There are a few restaurants in the world with pretty views in interesting locations, but none is more striking than […]

Hidden Gems – Made in China

In the run up to the Elite Traveler Top 100 Restaurants 2015, Andy Hayler takes a look at some of his favorite restaurants, including Made in China. It seems odd that the best food in Beijing is tucked away in […]

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