Book Review: Where Chefs Eat

Ever wondered where the world’s greatest chefs head to fill up once they’ve clocked out? Phaidon Press’s updated 2015 edition of Where Chefs Eat comprehensively answers that question in a literal anthology of over 3,000 worldwide restaurants, cafes, holes-in-walls and neighbourhood joints, selected by 630 of the world’s top chefs.

Edited by Joe Warwick, the guide includes recommendations from the likes of René Redzepi, David Chang, Jason Atherton and Yotam Ottolenghi, with each chef explaining why they’ve highlighted their chosen venues. Predictably, London makes a good showing in the book, with more than 80 restaurants in the west of the capital — including Dock Kitchen, The Ledbury and Lucky Seven Diner, — making the cut. With city maps, reviews, reservation policies and key information, Where Chefs Eat is just as useful a tool for gastro-tourists as it is for those looking to rediscover the culinary scene in their own neighbourhoods. Bon appétit.


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