It's not hard to remember when London was the gastronomic laughing stock of international cities. The capital of a national food culture ridiculed — reduced to fish and chips, pie and mash, toad-in-the-hole and Sunday roasts.
How times have changed: London is now one of the most exciting and diverse restaurant capitals in the world. As well as its many clusters of vibrant ethnic cuisines, in recent years it’s been the young, home-grown chefs — who have travelled to learn from the best — that have put London on the map.
Today, London as a dining city is at the front of everyone’s minds, which is why it’s so important to cover all aspects of the restaurant industry. Here, for the launch of Eater London, we look at some of the key issues affecting the food scene.
British cuisine, British ‘bistronomy’ and what happens next
Karam Sethi offers his take on the current state of the capital’s food scene
As the dining in the capital has improved dramatically, the Big Apple’s scene seems to have stagnated
What British takeaway can learn from American takeout
Gender issues in restaurant kitchens are nothing new — but it’s time for London to set a better standard
They’re eating at the hottest restaurants, but how do they get their access?