It’s funny — but also fittingly British — that it’s taken a major American food media brand to come and tell London that it’s now a legitimately world-class city in which to eat. The arrival of Eater London is, by definition, proof that people are taking notice. It’s in large part because of a revival in the city, about which you can read more here. Food is en vogue and — in 2017 — it is fair to say that there has never been a better time to eat in London.
Eater London will offer a new perspective. Yes, a food media exists, but not in isolation and not always with the same ferocious independence that seems to characterise American journalism. It's London, so this site won't be a carbon copy of American Eater sites, but the site will speak honestly, while always ensuring that it treats its subjects fairly.
Eater London will be the place you can trust for news, area guides and restaurant lists — chief among them the Eater 38, our list of the city's essentials and Heatmap, the newest notable additions — as well as interviews, rumours, gossip and the important issues that continue to matter in the industry.
As a food city, London has improved immeasurably, but we must not believe the hype — even if Eater says we should. We can always be better. Please say hello, London.
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