The 10 most followed UK restaurant critics
The most popular food critics on Twitter
So obviously I had a look, not a sniff of any of the UK based ones, so I thought I’d do my own list. The problem is that many of the great and good of Blighty’s eaters & writers tend not to be on the social networking sites. For example, whilst Charles Campion is a respected writer & critic he isn’t on Twitter that I’ve found. I Actually put his name into Hootsuite’s search engine only for it to return the Real Madrid player KaKa. Peter Griffin I could have seen but really, a Brazilian footballer?!?
So here you are, the 10 most followed UK based restaurant critics (following figures were current as of 10am BST today).
|Name||Followers||Bio||Link to Twitter|
|Giles Coren||54,593||Father of the more famous Kitty.||@GilesCoren|
|Jay Rayner||21,751||Eats, writes about it. Ponces about on telly. Has big hair.||@JayRayner1|
|Michael Winner||12,560||:I am a totally insane film director, writer, producer, silk shirt cleaner, bad tempered, totally ridiculous example of humanity in deep shit.||@MrMichaelWinner|
|Marina oLoughlin||5,462||Metro London restaurant critic and traveller for @olivemagazine. The Pvt. Walker of Tunnocks blueys. Dont come here expecting any sense.||@MarinaOLoughlin|
|Richard Vines||4,563||Bloombergs food critic. Personal views only.||@RichardVines|
|Kate Spicer||2,878||watching waiting prevaricating.||@Spicerlife|
|Matthew Fort||2,784||Guardian Food and Drink editor for 15 years, author of several award-winning books on food and expert judge on popular TV series, The Great British Menu.||@MatthewFort|
|Amol Rajan||1,892||I work for Evgeny Lebedev and The Independent stable; trustee, Prospex.org.uk; reggae nut; author, Twirlymen. And I tweet in a (very) personal capacity.||@amolrajan|
|Tracey Macleod||677||Agent, broadcaster, restaurant critic, model, actress, whatever||@TraceyAMacleod|
|Gaby Souter||590||The Scotsman Magazine restaurant reviewer and lifestyle writer.||@GSoutar|
Coren writes for The Times at the weekend. Widely disliked by the catering fraternity. Mainly because many believe he talks too much about himself & his surrounding banality rather than what he actually gets paid to review. Want an idea of how obnoxious Mr Coren is? Here is an email he sent to The Times sub editors after they tinkered with one of his reviews: Coren Email