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...

Some Tried and Tasted Restaurants

Ginza Onodera
Spanish & Catalan

Food and Drink the Executive Traveller Way


Kitchen Talk: New Restaurant in Town

40 Dean Street has relaunched in London's Soho

This cosy, bistro-style and terrace family-run restaurant which has been serving Italian cuisine for nearly two decades has relaunched reviving the classic Italian dishes it serves best at affordable prices in the heart of London. Focusing on the Italian tradition of using fresh, seasonal ingredients, 40 Dean Street offers diners a selection of classic Italian pizza and pasta dishes as well a. ...

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