Fine Restaurants and Top Chefs

The Executive Traveller fine dining experience

We celebrated our first decade 2003 - 2013 with good food created by great chefs

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A year after creating Executive Traveller, we soon realized that it would be amiss on our part not to share with travellers our unique dining experiences. We therefore created the food and drink section for you discover some of the fine restaurants that we had visited; Just like everything that we write about, our fine dining experience is not just about top quality food. To us, eating out is about the experience, the ambiance, the service provided by the waiting staff and the care and attention that is put into the customer service.

Meet the creative talents behind the fine dining experience:

We accept that having the best chef does not necessarily put a restaurant ahead of the game; so we have ensured that our fine dining reviews looked beyond the plate and fancy table cloth to give you a perfect fine dining experience that means a lot more than just good food. We had to meet the excellent chefs behind the creative meals; sought to understand their concepts and even 'begged' a recipe or two off them to enable you to try some of the meals at your leisure. It has been a learning curve and I am pleased to say that at least a decade on, we have met with some excellent chefs, know about taste vs. price, realize that gourmet does not mean scanty portions, and expect excellent service to be quality. In fact, the genuineness of our reviews have been so good to service providers but sometimes not so great for our readers if you're trying to get a reservations with them. Our reviewed eateries seem to be always packed! For example, Executive Traveller discovered Rene Redzepi of Noma at a time when you could get a seat in his restaurant, today, chances of getting a table are about as likely as getting invited to the dine with the Queen! Things we do... We have now expanded our network and brought you more choices of quaint places that you can actually find a table to eat at.

How it all began....

The Maiden Edition: Celebrating 100 Years of Flight
We celebrated 100 years of flight with the Wright Brothers on 17 December 1903 through to 2003 when Air France and British Airways announced the retirement of The Concorde and Virgin Atlantic created the Upper Class Suite as Executive Traveller was born… learn about the Concorde and read our special maiden feature and the contents page

Food and Drink the Executive Traveller Way


What's Trending - Cookbook Test Drive

Nancy Singleton Hachisu’s 464-pages Japan Cookbook explores the history of food in Japan; traditions, earthenware, and that very special ingredient of how making friends with the locals and gaining the trust of traditional Japanese home cooks across the country is an important key to learning something about Japanese food.
Nancy Singleton Hachisu


  Cookbooks published by Phaidon
Japan: The Cookbook by Nancy Singleton Hachisu (£29.95 Hardback Published by Phaidon on 6 April 2018) - Tried and tested by Lyssiemay Annoh

Kitchen Talk: New Restaurant in Town

ABD EL WAHAB, Middle East’s Most Acclaimed Restaurant opened in London’s Belgravia On 2 March 2018, a brand new 120-cover restaurant opened on Pont Street, Belgravia. It serves some of the most traditional and much-loved dishes and wines from Lebanon and across the Middle East. Guests enjoy the Lebanese culture of ...

Top Lebanese restaurnt in London