Chefs and restaurateurs eat out more than some of us and know more about food than most. I asked about 50 of the U.K.’s culinary masters where they enjoyed their best London restaurant meals of the year.
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is toppled as London’s finest for food today in the 2011 Zagat guide, after two years at the top. The winner, the Ledbury, in Westbourne Park, only managed 13th place last year.
London has a new best restaurant as the Ledbury displaces Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley as top for food, according to “Harden’s London Restaurants,” an annual guide that collates views from thousands of diners.
Where do chefs and restaurateurs like to go out for a bite to eat near their homes? I asked more than 40 members of London’s culinary elite about their favorite local eateries. Here’s what they had to say:
Michelin announces the winners and losers for its 2011 U.K. guide on Jan. 18 and the country’s chefs are betting that Koffmann’s, L’Anima and Marcus Wareing will be among the London restaurants that gain a star.