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Every day until Christmas the Londonist team will be pointing you in the direction of a Christmas present that (with a bit of luck) you won't already have on your list. Climb up onto our collective lap and we'll see what we can move from our sack to your stockings...
With all the user generated review sites, food blogs and even resto-related tweets jamming the broadband with myriad opinions on where to eat what these days, even a simple Google search for a concise and consistent review of a local eatery can overwhelm. Luckily, the Harden brothers are still going strong with their reliable guide to London restaurants.
Now entering their second decade publishing these pocket-sized guides to London and the UK, their rating system seems as tried and true as ever. The 2010 guide features 1800 listings reviewed by everyday, unpaid reviewers providing 85,000 reports on where (and where not) to chow down in the capital.
Retailing £11.99, they make handy gifts for discerning diners. Pick one up online at www.hardens.com or at better bookshops around town.