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Andy Hayler

Andy Hayler

Andy Hayler is an author, public speaker, occasional broadcaster and restaurant critic. He is the only person to have eaten at every three star Michelin restaurant in the world, most recently in 2016. His website www.andyhayler.com, set up in 1994, is the oldest running restaurant review website on the planet, with reviews of over 1,600 restaurants from around the world.

Andy Hayler Reviews Nuance

By Andy Hayler Nuance opened in 2008, situated in the little town of Duffel near Antwerp, noted mainly for its invention of the heavy woolen cloth that is used to make the familiar duffel coat. Just in case any visitors had missed this connection, there is a large status of a figure in a duffel coat on a roundabout as […]

Hidden Gems – Jacobs, Hamburg

It is hard to imagine the industrial setting of the port of Hamburg being the home to fine classical cuisine, yet on the banks of the Elbe not far from the docks is the haven that is Jacobs. This restaurant is set in an 18th century merchant’s house, the dining room and terrace looking directly out on to the river […]

Viva Las Vegas

The bright lights of Las Vegas are reflected in the culinary stars that have set up outposts there. Here you will find restaurants from celebrity chefs in America as well as some of the most famous cooks in Europe, all keen to cash in on the success of America’s sin city. Las Vegas is now the third busiest US destination […]

Las Vegas

Private Dining in Hyderabad

In the early 20th century, the Nizam of Hyderabad was the richest man in the world, noted for his eccentricity (he used the 184-carat Victoria Diamond as an office paperweight). He purchased Falaknuma Palace from his prime minister, who had gone bankrupt by the cost of its building. Set 2,000 feet up on a hillside with a commanding view over Hyderabad, India’s fourth largest city, the marble palace […]

Private Dining in Paris

Guy Savoy is an iconic French chef, one of a select group (others were Paul Bocuse, Pierre Troisgros, and Michel Guerard) who transformed high-end French cooking in the 1970s. These chefs rebelled against the strictures of the rich, classic French cuisine codified by Escoffier, and started cooking a lighter style of food, with natural flavors and greater emphasis on presentation. […]

Private Dining at Adaa

In the early 20th century, the Nizam of Hyderabad was the richest man in the world, noted for his eccentricity (he used the 184-carat Victoria Diamond as an office paperweight). He purchased Falaknuma Palace from his prime minister, who had gone bankrupt by the cost of its building. Set 2,000 feet up on a hillside with a commanding view over […]

101-Seat Table / Falaknuma Palace

The 7 Most Underrated Restaurants in Asia

By Andy Hayler Michelin and other guides classify restaurants, but our personal views may not always match this official view. Sometimes highly rated establishments can disappoint us, but there are few more satisfying feelings than when there is an unexpected pleasant surprise, where the food greatly exceeds your expectations. Perhaps the restaurant has been overlooked or harshly treated by the guides […]

Private Dining in Northern Spain

A hillside near Bilbao airport is an unlikely setting for one of the world’s best restaurants, but Azurmendi is set within a 40-hectare vineyard in a high-tech glass building that is designed to be at one with its environment. It uses both solar and geothermal power, and most of the vegetables and herbs used in the restaurant are grown in its greenhouse and gardens. A banqueting suite […]

The 7 Most Underrated Restaurants in Europe

Michelin and other guides and lists assess restaurants, but our personal views may not always match the official view. Sometimes highly rated establishments can disappoint us, but there are few more satisfying feelings than when there is an unexpected pleasant surprise. You sit down expecting a meal of a certain standard, and the reality is much better. Perhaps the restaurant […]

Restaurants Worthy of Even More Recognition

Michelin and other guides assess restaurants, but our personal views may not always match the official view. Sometimes we can all be disappointed by highly rated establishments, but there are few more satisfying feelings than when there is an unexpected pleasant surprise. You sit down expecting a meal of a certain standard, and the reality is much better. Perhaps the […]