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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

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

Jill Dupleix

“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

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


Today’s featured restaurants

Australia / Tasmania / Battery Point

A bijou French-inspired bistro that makes local produce the star

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Germany / Auernhofen

A winery & restaurant in a former farm with self-baked bread, lamb & chicken breeding & much more

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United States / South Dakota / Sioux Falls

A community deli located in historic downtown Sioux Falls

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Australia / Queensland / Noosa Heads

A Noosa Shire Japanese restaurant with an entirely Japanese aesthetic using local, organic produce

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Neighborhood restaurant serving seasonal, sustainably sourced comfort food

Field-to-fork, nose-to-tail café, bistro, & bakery focusing on quality seasonal produce

A wine bar & restaurant that inspires a less wasteful future


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.