Sunday, 30 October 2011

Win: Time Out London's Best Restaurants 2012

Time Out have updated their 2009 guide to eating and drinking out in the capital.


(I'm not sure why it's titled 2012, when it 's clearly been compiled from 2010/2011 data, for publication this month, but perhaps it's something to do with a commercial fear of being deemed out-dated too quickly?)

I turn less and less to the words of professional restaurant critics these days, preferring instead to get a consensus view from the posts of numerous food bloggers. That said, I do respect Time Out's decision to review anonymously and paying their own way, to replicate the normal consumer experience as much as possible. Of course, one does hear that restaurants have photo sheets in their staff areas to help them recognise "anonymous" restaurant critics… wonder if that's true?

Other pluses are that Time Out covers all cuisines, and all levels of dining. And all the places they list are marked on maps. Oh, and establishments can't pay for inclusion, either.

I have five copies of the Time Out London's Best Restaurants 2012 guide to give away to readers of Kavey Eats.

How to enter

  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me about your favourite London restaurant visit this year. Please ensure you leave your email address* in the field provided or in the body of your comment. Entries without any means of contacting the winner will not be included in the draw.
  2. Enter on twitter by tweeting the following:
    I'd love to win a Time Out London Restaurant Guide 2012 #kaveyeatstimeout


  • One blog entry per person. One twitter entry per person.
  • There are five individual prizes, each one is a copy of the is a selection of the Time Out London's Best Restaurants 2012 guide , as pictured above. The prize cannot redeemed for cash.
  • The prizes are offered and will be delivered directly by Time Out Guides.
  • The prizes can be delivered to UK mainland addresses only.
  • The deadline for entries is midnight BST Thursday 10 November 2011.
  • Five winners will be selected from all valid entries using a random number generator.
  • The winners will be notified by email or twitter asked to provide a delivery address. If no response is received by Sunday 13th November, that prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be picked and contacted.

*If you don't have a secondary email address already and are nervous about sharing your main email address on the internet, why not set up a new free email account on hotmail, gmail or yahoo, that you can use to enter competitions like this?

Time Out London's Best Restaurants 2012 is available from Amazon. RRP £11.99.


Jane Willis said...

I've had some wonderful meals out in London (and some pretty dire ones too, in places that ought to know better) but my best recently was at Forty Dean Street - inmexpensive and unassuming Italian food but excellent quality and service.
You can contact me on twitter @janesgrapevine

fiona maclean said...

my fav meal out (well I think I've been about four times this year) has been at the taiwan village, local fulham place serving hunan, szechuan and taiwanese food. I love the place, they are soooo kind to us when we visit and the food is fabulous without being horribly pricey! on twitter I am @fionamaclean

Ute@HungryinLondon said...

so, my favourite meal this year I think was at Sushi of Shiori, really blew me away. But in the end I had so much good meals that it's difficult to pick one.

Jude said...

I would have to nominate the new, larger Yalla Yalla in Winsley Street W1. Had a first class meal there this week and I don't think I can better it with anything else I've eaten out this year. Although Les Deux Salons comes pretty damn close!

Anonymous said...

I think I'd go for Bocca di Lupo, closely followed by Spuntino. I have a very long list of places to try though in the next few months!

Alex said...

I think I will go for Thai Cottage on D'Arblay Street. Great, genuine Thai food at good prices.

Stacey S said...

Don't get to eat out in London that often, but always on the lookout for somewhere to go. Last place was Wahaca in Wardour Street. Good service, good food and killer dulche de leche ice-cream.

Melanie Heavenly said...

My favourite restaurant visit in London this year was Hawksmoor in Seven Dials - I nearly wept with job when I tasted a steak which transported me back to eating "real steak" in a "real steakhouse" in South Africa. I left the land of the braaivleis 17 years ago and bemoaned the fact that a decent steak was unobtainable in London for 16.5 of those years. I'm smitten with Hawksmoor.