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A guide to the world’s truly
exemplary, organic, sustainable,
and ethical restaurants.

The truly good restaurants in forty-five countries, selected by fifty-seven of the world’s most respected food writers.

Alice Waters

Editor, USA

Truth, Love & Clean Cutlery provides a roadmap to restaurants that understand the importance of operating morally and sustainably

Jill Dupleix

Editor, Australia

“Every place we list serves delicious food. That's a given. After that, our guiding principle has been the care taken by the people who run the restaurant.

Giles Coren

Editor, UK

"The spirit of Truth, Love & Clean Cutlery is something you can sense the moment you walk into a restaurant.


Today’s featured restaurants

Australia / Queensland / Hampton

A micro-region eatery focused on delivering the area’s best produce

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Brazil / Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian regional sustainable cuisine restaurant located in a 1908 building in downtown Rio

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United States / Ohio / Cincinnati

A contemporary American farm-to-table restaurant

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England / Sussex / Rye

A restaurant with coastal-inspired bedrooms & a beach hut mini spa

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Our editors

Each restaurant featured on this website was selected on merit by a team of fifty-seven editors, among them many of the world’s most respected food writers in forty-five countries.

Read about our editors here.

Geoff Blackwell & Ruth Hobday, publishers

“Of all the qualities that distinguish a truly outstanding restaurant or food experience, perhaps truth, love and care are the most important.


TL&CC Book Covers x4 Home

Truth, Love & Clean Cutlery guidebooks for the UK, USA and Australia together with a World edition, will be released in November 2018. Each edition will be designed and produced to an award-winning standard, and distributed by leading publishers’ Abrams Books and Thames & Hudson to bookshops, and design and gift stores around the world. Collectively they will feature 1,250 restaurants in forty-five countries.