After our first skim of this handily-sized guide, we reckon Campion’s take of the London restaurant scene is as good as any (and considerably better than most). The writing’s pithy yet friendly and the listings are thorough and well organized. The tag lines accompanying each review are particularly useful for finding the right place to dine. Summaries such as “Sardinia’s unofficial gastro-ambassador” for Sardo or “Gifted chef lifts Indian cooking” for Café Spice Namaste are spot-on (and with a sense of wit no less!). We can go along with Charles’s Top Picks too. Bottom line? This practical little resource is a good one to keep within reach.
Photography by Chris Osburn