For the past 10 years now, Tripadvisor has been the bane of the Hospitality industry. So much so, over the weekend a hashtag started to appear in my timeline, #NoReceiptNoReview. In essence the idea is that to post a review, you must be able to prove that you’ve stayed or […]

How I beat Tripadvisor

Opinion header 2015
Oh yes, it’s that time of year again when the Michelin naysayers come out to play. I’ve written on this subject in the past, it actually feels like an annual event. But after a conversation with Irish restaurant critic Tom Doorley on Twitter, it seems we must re-visit it again. […]

Restaurant critics & Restaurant guides, the differences.

Dear Sirs, Long before I started writing this site I religiously bought & read your columns about food, be it recipes, restaurant reviews or general food articles. The Observer Food Monthly (OFM) supplement was a particular joy, filled with exquisite images and insightful text, but alas, I won’t be buying […]

An open letter to the editors of The Observer, Guardian ...