Top 10 most followed UK restaurant critics on Twitter 2013

So as this has become an annual event, with at least one writer mentioning in his Twitter bio that he features on this list, albeit tongue in cheek, this is the:

Top 10 most followed UK restaurant critics on Twitter 2013


Sadly this year saw the death of Micheal Winner. Loved by many for his old fashioned values & writing in The Sunday Times. His twitter account still lives on, but is now run by his wife, Geraldine Lynton-Edwards. A solider to the end, with his 20+ years for writing his column; “Winner’s Dinners”, last entry came a little over a month before his passing.

In better news; Marina O’Loughlin finally got the break many had been calling for, and was snapped up by The Guardian, after the departure of John Lanchester. This in turn left a vacancy at The Metro, where Ms O’Loughlin had been based for 6years. Step forward, Joe Warwick, one of the instigators of ‘The Worlds 50 Best Restaurants’ into void.

During the three years this list has been going, the Mr Angry of restaurant critics, Giles Coren, has blocked me on the social media site. In fact, I doubt he cares about this list at all. But he’s now been toppled by Grace Dent (new entry at 1), the relative new kid on the block when it comes to restaurant critics. Another new entry is Tom Parker Bowles, who writes for The Mail on Sunday.

NameFollowersBioLink to Twitter
Grace Dent177779New entryI am all the entertainment you need.@GraceDent
Giles Coren139104Officially the second funniest journalist in Britain - Press Awards 2013. Isn't that fucking marvellous?@GilesCoren
Jay Rayner82614Eats, writes about it. Ponces about on telly. Has big hair.@JayRayner1
Zoe Williams30237Writer, bon viveur@zoesqwilliams
Richard Vines18784Bloomberg's chief food critic; U.K. and Ireland chair of the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards.@RichardVines
Marina O'Loughlin18715Restaurants. Travel. 'Obnoxious scenester consumerist chimpanzee.' …@MarinaOLoughlin
Andy Lynes17827One of the 10 most-followed UK restaurant critics on Twitter …@AndyLynes
Tom Parker Bowles16081New entryLet's Eat-Recipes From My Kitchen Notebook. A Proper Cookbook. Paperback out now. (Pavilion)@TomParkerBowles
Kate Spicer8158journalism, documentary, mild showbiz, wine, food, torn. @Spicerlife
Amol Rajan7463Editor @indyvoices; Columnist: Evening Standard; Trustee @ProspexTweets; Reggae nut; Author #Twirlymen@amolrajan


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