In some cities, the term ‘Michelin dining’ means getting a steak so well done that it's like chewing on a car tyre.
Not in London. For this is a city which continues to set the global food agenda, mixing culinary advancement and dramatic restaurants to the tune of over 50 Michelin Stars.
There’s a whole galaxy of food options, all right, and Michelin stars aren't the only major yardstick. There is a much more maverick, more biting guide, and it's just published its latest finds.
Meanwhile, the guide didn't fail to spot East London's burgeoning dining scene, with The Typing Room at the Town Hall Hotel and Merchant’s Tavern in Shoreditch just two of the venues coming in for praise.
Less positive were the comments given to landmark sites such as Oxo Tower, heading a list of the very worst culinary offenders in the capital. Harsh? It seems the reviewers certainly haven't gone on reputation, with Heston's Dinner and Gordon Ramsey's in Chelsea also getting a proverbial panning.
Londoners, take note...